Are Cecal Pellets?
It's a special food made by bunny, just for bunny. They
are partially digested foods that are passed from the
bunny and then reingested. You may not see bunny do this,
but when she appears to be bathing her belly and she comes
up chewing, she's probably just taken up a cecal pellet.
extracted from House
Rabbit Society website
It is from these cecal pellets that a rabbit gets the
majority of her nutrition, not from the first passage
of food through the gut.
Cecals are usually soft, stink like the dickens, and
are stuck together in clumps with a mucous coating.
Cecals are sometimes called "night droppings"
or "night pellets," possibly because you may
see your rabbit reach for the cecals at night, a few
hours after her evening meal.
||A clump of cecals with some
regular droppings stuck to it. Notice the difference
between the dark small soft shiny cecals and the
fibrous, round pellet?