It's true. It's true. I've recently discovered one of our own is morbidly obese. Who is it? It's Acorn the Rabbit.
I should warn you, there is about to be some pretty nasty rabbit/medical talk here. If you're squeamish, you might want to just move along to checking your Facebook account for today.
Still here? Don't say I didn't warn you.
I've noticed over the last few weeks that Acorn's poop had gone from the familiar rabbit pellets to something much nastier. Something smooshy and stinky. Realizing the situation wasn't going away, I went running to my rabbit veterinarian, also known as Google. (This is your last chance to go check your Facebook page.)
I learned that this smooshy, stinky rabbit poop is perfectly normal. However, what isn't normal is that Acorn ISN'T EATING IT. Didn't I warn you all? Apparently rabbits make two kinds of poop. One is, well, poop. The other is called cecotropes. Bunny is supposed to eat the nutrient rich cecotropes. So, why isn't Acorn eating her cecotropes? The most common reason seems to be because the rabbit is too fat to reach her butt.
So, I've been mulling over this fact for a few days now. The rabbit is fat. The rabbit is obese. The rabbit needs exercise. Like my schedule isn't full enough with all my bon bon eating- now I have to exercise a rabbit? Really?
Then it occurred to me. The easiest way to exercise this rabbit is to let her become a free range bunny in the house. Surely running for her life while being chased by one dog, two cats and two kids should just melt the pounds away.
Anybody have any good hassenpfeffer recipes if this plan doesn't quite work out?