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Poo questions
« on: 07/03/2006 09:50:57 »
1) Intestines are all curled up and twisty. Some poo is quite big & solid. How does it get round the bends?

2) Why is rabbit poo how it is? Every piece seems to come out the same, as if there's some little machine inside the rabbit turning out the same item over & over again.

3) Do insects poo?


 

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Re: Poo questions
« Reply #1 on: 07/03/2006 10:31:16 »
In common with members of the Royal Family I do not actually defecate, so these comments are based upon observation, rather than personal experience. (Especially in relation to rabbits.)

1. Dehydration of fecal matter, rendering it comparatively rigid, only occurs in the last section of the gut, which is reasonably straight.
2. You haven't looked closely enough. (Not that I am blaming you.)
3. Of course they do. (Though Google only turns up 764 hits for 'insect feces'.)

Penultimately, some gratuituous information: human feces are long and narrow, else your rectum would close with a bang.

Finally, were you serious?

 

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Re: Poo questions
« Reply #2 on: 07/03/2006 10:44:31 »
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Penultimately, some gratuituous information: human feces are long and narrow, else your rectum would close with a bang.


And tapered at the ends [xx(]
 

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Re: Poo questions
« Reply #3 on: 07/03/2006 18:36:11 »
As a firm believer in empirical study I suggest that we all photograph our ' motions' over the course of a week, create a collage and paste them here !!..of course..when I say paste I don't mean smear them on your monitor I mean post the piccy.

In fact I hate to say this but one of my most proudest ' stools' is on the 'ratemypoo' website !

Honestly..it does exist and I would warn you that if your are of a weakened constitution then I would suggest you do NOT google that site...and if you do...make sure it's on an empty stomach..You have been warned !
 

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Re: Poo questions
« Reply #4 on: 08/03/2006 18:06:01 »
Here are disgusting facts about rabbit droppings for the edification of DoctorBeaver:-

"Q: Do rabbits really eat their own droppings?

A: Usually a rabbit will eat the pellets straight from their anus, and as such,
 many people do not know of this aspect of a rabbit's diet.
 They are often referred to as "night pellets" or "night droppings",
 since the rabbits tend to eat them a few hours after their evening meal.


Q: Why do rabbits eat their own droppings?

A: Caecal pellets are soft, smelly, clumpy feces, and are a rabbit's
only supply of Vitamin B12. Due to the design of the rabbit's
digestive system, they cannot extract some vitamins and minerals
directly from their food. At the end of their digestive system is
an area called the caecum where cellulose and other plant fibers
are broken down and ferment. After they have been broken down and
passed, a rabbit's digestive system can finally extract the
vitamins from them.""

http://petcaretips.net/caecal-pellets.html

« Last Edit: 08/03/2006 18:07:42 by ROBERT »
 

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Re: Poo questions
« Reply #5 on: 08/03/2006 18:12:12 »
"They are often referred to as "night pellets" or "night droppings",
since the rabbits tend to eat them a few hours after their evening meal."

Personally I prefer an "after eight" mint  :)
 

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Re: Poo questions
« Reply #6 on: 08/03/2006 18:46:26 »
quote:
Originally posted by ROBERT

Q: Why do rabbits eat their own droppings?

A: Caecal pellets are soft, smelly, clumpy feces, and are a rabbit's
only supply of Vitamin B12. Due to the design of the rabbit's
digestive system, they cannot extract some vitamins and minerals
directly from their food. At the end of their digestive system is
an area called the caecum where cellulose and other plant fibers
are broken down and ferment. After they have been broken down and
passed, a rabbit's digestive system can finally extract the
vitamins from them.""

http://petcaretips.net/caecal-pellets.html




Sounds like the rabbits equivalent to the multiple stomachs that cows have (i.e. a cow regurgitates at one end, and re-consumes; while a rabbit re-consumes from the other end; but both seem to be trying to provide a two pass digestive process).



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Re: Poo questions
« Reply #7 on: 10/03/2006 19:43:55 »
At my house, there's also a two-pass digestive process.  First, my cat craps in the litter box.  Then, my dog comes and eats the crap.  I'm not sure what vitamins are extracted through this process.
 

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Re: Poo questions
« Reply #8 on: 10/03/2006 20:12:23 »
quote:
Originally posted by MooseHole

At my house, there's also a two-pass digestive process.  First, my cat craps in the litter box.  Then, my dog comes and eats the crap.  I'm not sure what vitamins are extracted through this process.



Cat Craps
Dog eats cat Crap
Dog Craps dog-cat crap !...........


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« Last Edit: 10/03/2006 20:31:59 by neilep »
 

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Re: Poo questions
« Reply #9 on: 10/03/2006 20:51:57 »
quote:
Originally posted by neilep

Quote
Originally posted by MooseHole

At my house, there's also a two-pass digestive process.  First, my cat craps in the litter box.  Then, my dog comes and eats the crap.  I'm not sure what vitamins are extracted through this process.




this behaviour my be nest cleaning behaviour. I had a lot of dog (willing I might add) and it seem that it is females do this for their pups. I have a bitch (and she doesn't mind me calling that as long as i ask) who seems to relish cat poo too!

What you do speaks so loudly that I cannot hear what you say.
 

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Re: Poo questions
« Reply #10 on: 10/03/2006 23:38:41 »
my nephew came in one day eating "chocolate" he found in the cat tray!!!!! [xx(]

its the drugs,y-know.
 

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Re: Poo questions
« Reply #11 on: 11/03/2006 04:12:29 »
quote:
Originally posted by Ray hinton

my nephew came in one day eating "chocolate" he found in the cat tray!!!!! [xx(]

its the drugs,y-know.



For heavens sake Ray !!...put the chocolate in the fridge !!...storing it in cat litter is bad and wrong !!...please don't tell me you let your cat crap in the fridge !!! :D

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