Bad diet

Sporting Gun - - Letters -

A friend once told me that rab­bits eat their own fae­ces. Is this true? If so, why do they do this?

Ed says: I used to keep rab­bits as pets and can con­firm that it is true. I be­lieve they eat around a third of the drop­pings, to take in nu­tri­ents that they didn’t ab­sorb the first time. They do the same in the wild, but with ac­cess to much more nat­u­ral food they eat fewer drop­pings — un­less food is scarce.

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