Why does my rabbit put poop on his foot?
February 7, 2011 9:17 AM Subscribe
Rabbit owners: I have a rabbit with a very strange habit and I need some help figuring it out! Involves poop and a foot.
posted by Salmonberry to Pets & Animals (9 answers total)
He keeps putting poop on his back right foot. I phrase it that way as it does seem to be on purpose. His butt is clean, his other feet are clean, his poops are perfect little spheres. He seems perfectly healthy. Yet within 24 hours of me running his foot under the tap (which he DOES NOT LIKE) and drying it off, there it is. Poop. Same place. All smushed up.
Everytime I clean it a little bit of fur comes off and now some bare skin is just starting to show through. He has soft carefresh in his litter and otherwise a soft towel so I'm not too concerned about sore hocks, but I'd rather he have a thick fur pad there.
He and his 2 bunny companions - who seem to have no issues - have free run of 2 upstairs rooms. I can't have a bunny running around where I live with poop on his foot, leaving little poop paw marks.
Any ideas? Has he been secretly watching fetish porn scat sites? Is he trying to leave a trail for himself? Anyone?