Do Rabbits Fart?  Is That OK?

Farting is a normal part of being a rabbit caused by a high fiber diet and a digestive system that relies on microorganisms to process food before the rabbit’s body can digest it

Foods that are starchy and high in sugar will cause more gas in rabbits because of how the microorganisms respond to these foods.

A rabbit farting is generally not seen as problematic unless your bun is showing signs of stress or discomfort.  However, it can sometimes be a sign that something is wrong.

GI Stasis, also known as ileus, is when a rabbit stops moving food through its digestive system or slows down the movement drastically.

A rabbit that cannot release the excess gas that naturally builds up in their intestines needs to be taken to a veterinarian as soon as possible.