my rabbit is not eating his cecotropes

We have taken our lop eared castrated male rabbit, mischief, to the vet for a check up, as he doesn't eat his cecotropes.
The vet says that he looks healthy, he is not overweight, his diet is excellent, plenty of hay, a measured amount of daily pellets, fresh veg and water always available.
He is eating and drinking, passing urine and plenty of pellets. But he can't be really healthy if he isn't eating the cecotropes. What can we do ?

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Mar 31, 2015
been there
by: Anonymous

my young newly neutered male didn't seem to know he was supposed to eat his special poos. I went through the expense of the vet to rat on him. When we got home, he started eating them! Vet said male bunnies can be a bit dense....same in real life!

Jul 12, 2014
Cecatropes
by: Ebunn

It's extremely possible for many folks to simply miss seeing them eating them. It happens so quickly and often very early &/or late, in private when they feel secure. If you see a few smeared on the cage floor don't worry, unless there's a huge amount. Make sure that your feed isn't too high in protein and fat.

But as the other commenter said, don't worry about it if he's fine and especially if you don't see any diarrhea or mucous on his behind. Some bunnies just don't like cecotropes as much.

Jun 30, 2014
rabbit
by: Anonymous

If the vet says he's okay, don't worry about it. Worry if the rabbit starts acting different.

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