Different animals process nutrients differently, which makes other animals poop (and for some puppies, even their own) delicious. Even thought the act is gross to us, its completely normal for dogs. A mother dog even cleans up the poop from her babies to keep the area clean. This shouldn't be harmful necessarily, unless he ingests something else while he is pigging out on bunny poop (EX: bunny poops near a plant with poisonous seeds that drop to the ground and puppy eats the seeds with the poop.) There is also the chance that he can catch a parasite or worms from the poop, but I'm assuming these are rabbits you own and they should be UTD on shots and dewormings as well. If it is wild poop, it needs to be avoided.
To get him to stop, you will need to keep him on a tight leash when he goes outside to do his business, and then loosen the leash but keep it on to let him play. He should not be outside alone anyway just yet because of all the trouble he can get into. You can also try going outside before him and cleaning up the area so there is no poop to eat, or put up a puppy playpen that he will go into (and that will keep the bunnies out) at potty time.
· 1 decade ago