Hello and thanks for researching this very important question!
Rabbits eliminate two types of stool pellets...the usual "hard, round" type that are finished being digested and are ready to be discarded, and a softer type that are re-eaten and digested a second time.
The softer stool pellet clumps can easily stick to a bunny's back side or under side, but if all your pet's stool is soft and sticky, there may be a medical situation, like intestinal parasites or inefficient digestion, taking place.
Rabbits that have become overweight (from eating too much Alfalfa hay or plain pellet food) can have a lot of trouble grooming themselves and catching the recycling stool clumps as they pass from the rectum.
To maximize his nutritional intake--and hopefully solve this problem at home--you can add a probiotic supplement to his daily routine (Benebac or Probiocin are brand names commonly available at pet stores) and review the information in this link:Rabbit Diet and Nutrition link here
.If you don't get significant improvement in his hygiene within the next few weeks, do have him examined for medical problems.
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