How to Get Rid of Sticky Bottoms in Rabbits

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1-10-2016, 12:25
Does your rabbit have soft droppings stuck on it's butt? Normally, your rabbit would eat these soft droppings for the second round of digestion, but if they're stuck, they won't be able to do that. Read on to learn how to solve this problem.


  1. Look at how much food you're giving your bunny. Make sure there aren't too many pellets in your bunny's diet, so it is not overweight. Overweight bunnies can't reach their bottoms to clean off the soft droppings, also known as cecotropes, to stay healthy.
  2. Change your bunny's diet. Give your bunny more hay. Putting more hay in your bunny's diet will help it digest food easily since hay is a good source of fiber and essential nutrients for your bunny. For an older bunny timothy hay is better. For a younger bunny alfalfa based hay is the best kind. If this doesn't work, it may be necessary to eliminate pellet food altogether.
  3. Give your bunny a warm, soapy bath in the meantime.


  • This condition is also called "Sticky Bottom Syndrome." It's not serious but should be addressed.
  • Let your rabbit out everyday.


  • Only feed your rabbit two treats a day to avoid it being overweight, and not being able to clean it's butt.
  • Beware of flies near your rabbit when it has this condition. Because, flies can cause something called "Fly Strike" it is when a fly lays eggs in the feces stuck onto your rabbits bottom resulting to pain and discomfort to your rabbit.

Things You'll Need

  • Timothy or Alfalfa Hay (based on how old your bunny is)
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