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  • From: Lucky Pittman <>
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  • Subject: Re: [nafex] rabbit manure
  • Date: Wed, 31 May 2000 10:30:33 -0500

At 12:03 AM 05/26/2000 -0400, Doc L. wrote:

>Hope you are aware that rabbit manure is only partially digested and is
>commonly eaten again. I remember how shocked I was when my Easter bunny
>rabbit sat on his/her haunches and pigged out on a freshly excreted
>batch of pills.

Rabbits produce two types of fecal pellets - the 'regular' ones that fall
through the wire mesh of the cages(or that you find in your lawn/garden),
and moister 'night pellets', which are 'recycled'. Rabbits are
hindgut(large intestine) fermenters, and these specialized 'night pellets'
contain large amounts of B-vitamins, produced by the bacterial/protozoal
microflora of the cecum and colon. Those little ol' 'smart pills'?

Lucky Pittman
USDA Zone 6
Hopkinsville, KY

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