my rabbits poop is stuck together by long strands of hair. I heard that you can feed her natural olive oil to help brake it up, is this true? How much, and how often should i give her this?
(i do brush her everyday, sometimes twice, but it never gets rid of all that hair, lol)
There is some evidence that papaya tablets can help break up the food matter around the hair and therefore help things move better, but it also won’t break up the hair itself.
The best thing to do is encourage your rabbit to eat lots of hay, to help the hair pass through their system.
The problems that you’ve been having (runny poop, lack of poop, hair in the poop) all indicate that your rabbits have a diet that’s lacking in fibre. You need to cut down the pellets, and increase hay and fresh veggie intake.
actually, she eats lots of hay, and for the past few days, there both on an all hay diet with some veggies thrown in here and there, it seems to be helping. Thats why im wondering if theres anything else i can do because she has always eaten lots of hay, but she’s shedding really bad, and im worried that she might get a hairball.
i would continue w/the hay and add some fresh pineapple or pineapple juice. also, you might want to try petromalt. you can get it at petsmart. give your bunny a 1 inch ribbon 2-3 times a day for about 3-4 days and then use it 1-2 times weekly as a preventative.