In Rabbitry, Fecal Pellet is the small, round, and solid waste produced by rabbits.
Rabbits are known for their unique digestive system that allows them to efficiently extract nutrients from their fibrous diet, which mainly consists of hay, grass, and leafy greens.
Rabbits produce two types of fecal matter:
- Regular fecal pellets and
The regular fecal pellets are typically round, dry, and composed of undigested fiber. They are brownish in color and have a slightly crumbly texture.
Cecotropes, on the other hand, are nutrient-rich, soft, and moist droppings that rabbits consume directly from their anus as a way to re-ingest essential nutrients like vitamins and proteins.
In rabbitry, monitoring the fecal pellets of rabbits is crucial for maintaining their health, as changes in the appearance, consistency, or frequency of droppings can indicate underlying health issues or dietary imbalances.« Back to Rabbit Glossary