Rabbit Scat and Cocoa Puffs

Nature sure puts on a show, sometimes it brings some comedy into our lives – take for example this image that has been circulating through various social media posts.

Your inquiring mind may be thinking, “Why does the cereal have a rabbit as the mascot and it appears very similar in shape and color to the rabbit scat?” Some Blandford School students that are part of the Wildlife Mentorship Track put their rabbit-cage-cleaning- scat knowledge to use.

Contributed By: Frances Soper and Matea Deters

The Rabbit Poop and Cocoa puffs, Just a coincidence?

“You’ve got to be kidding me, it’s just not possible.”, “Oh but it is true, I wouldn’t lie.” “Well if it is true I guess you should tell them what we’re talking about.” “See I was telling my friend here that baby bunnies eat there own poop.”

You don’t appreciate what you’ve got until it’s gone, especially if it’s                        toilet paper (unless you’re a bunny).

11 facts about Rabbit Poop

  • Bunnies eat their poop because it has the organic matter that they won’t produce until an adult.
  • Bunny’s (Bunnies)  produce two types of droppings, fecal and cecal pellets.
  • Fecal pellets are the standard small, circular, brown droppings.
  • Cecal Pellets are mushy pellets that are stuck together.
  • Baby rabbits eat mama rabbit’s poop.
  • Mama rabbits also eat their poop
  • Rabbit poop can be made into tea!
  • It is bad if your rabbit’s poop is small.
  • Bunny poop has the same shape as cocoa puffs
  • The mascot of nestle is a rabbit.
  • Bunny and deer poop look alike , but here is a way to tell them apart deer poop is more ovalur.
deer scat and rabbit scat

Photo Source: BioKids

This experience gave the students an opportunity to collaborate in another way with Blandford staff. This will make for a fun Facebook story. In the process the students gained experience through email communication, learning through edit suggestions and following through with a real-world project need. This is another example of how students are capable of doing authentic work that adds to ways that can make the world a better, richer place. You now know more than you probably wanted to know about rabbit scat and may never look at this cereal the same again.

Blandford Nature Center offers a host of opportunities to give our community’s students authentic work that adds to the abundance of ways that they can make the world a better, richer place starting right now.

If you know of any other neat facts about rabbits, add them to the comments below.  I am sure the students would appreciate adding more to their Top 11 Rabbit Scat list.

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