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Recently I've noticed that when Belle has been laying on my bed or sitting in the same spot for a couple of minutes or more she sometimes leaves a really small spot of what I could only describe as a type of discharge. If she was a dog I'd say she was on heat but she's only 13 weeks and the stuff she leaves is brown. She's been pooing normally and she's been eating plenty of hay. I've been trying to pick Belle up all night to have a look and see if there is anything wrong down there but she always wriggles away and if she doesn't get away then she just wriggles so much I wouldn't be able to see anyway. I managed to keep her distracted by feeding her a pellet and tried to feel if she felt damp but to me it feels like her fur is very slightly crusted around that area but in saying that I have no idea what I'm feeling for. I've noticed that since I got Belle she has shown quite a lack of interest in her cecals and she would rarely eat them but over the past week I've not seen any so I'm assuming she's started to eat them now. The marks that she's leaving are really similar to the marks that would be left had cecals been there previously and I'd scooped them away (because they have the wet coating on them) but I've not really noticed her eating anything while she's been on my bed? Belle doesn't have a vet and it's really late here so I can't phone one either. Any ideas on what it is? Could her diet be too rich or too many greens?
Recently my mum got a new type of hay which I wasn't too fond of and that Belle didn't seem to be that interested in so I was giving her more of her herbage which is like a rich more green hay that I give her for treats that she loves. We got another bag of hay now so I've been giving her that and she's been eating a lot more of it than the last stuff. I was wondering if it could be a change in hay?
I know rabbits hide when they are unwell but she genuinely seems fine. She hops around and up onto my bed all the time and she flops over at the end of my bed for a relax quite often. She's still really curious about everything and definitely hasn't lost her appetite.