People have this notion that rabbits are hard to maintain and they dirty all the places quickly. In reality, taking care of bunnies is just similar to that of the cats. Coming to the Litter removal, you can also Train your Bunny to Litter properly, just as you train your Cats.
How To Litter Box Train a Bunny
Bunnies always urinate or poop only in places which make them feel safe and comfortable. This is natural. Most of the training work involves the owner to understand their pet. Yes, you read it right. Understand your pet, and win the trust initially. Make a note of their habits, analyze them, and then take action.
Get your Bunny on the Litter Box
Buy 2 to 3 litter boxes, place one box in the cage, and rest of them outside the box at different locations. These places should be those where your bunny runs around frequently. If the bunny urinates in the corner of the cage where the box is not kept, then place the box in the corner. This will give an idea to the bunny that they must litter inside the box only.
If the rabbit wraps around inside the litter itself, then don’t get mad! This is entirely normal for a bunny. Now if you find the rabbit littering within the box for a long time, then slowly get your pet outside the box. Let them run and move around freely. Wait for some time, and check the location where the bunny is littering. If they litter outside the box, then lift them up gently and placed them back in the cage.
Well, this must not look like a punishment for your rabbit. Therefore on a single use of the litter box, you can convey your happiness and praise them by feeding their favorite food. If you are planning to increase the space, then make sure you add up more litter boxes for your bunny.
For example, if one floored room is converted into a two floored building then place multiple litter box for your rabbit.
Some Tips for all those “out-of-the-box” rabbits
There is no one bunny or rabbit which litters perfectly inside the box. Following are the tips which will help you deal with your bunny more swiftly in litter matters.
Tip 1- In case your bunny litters outside the box, then mop all the urine and poop and place it inside the litter box. This will give the understanding of doing the ‘business’ inside the box only.
Tip 2- The bunny is not suiting well with the littering so they may drop some outside the box or just near to the box. In such case, you can place a plastic mat or just put the box on a tile floor so that you can quickly clean the litter.
Tip 3- Make them feel free, and not as if you have created some territory for your pet.
These were the tips that you can try out while dealing with your bunny. Now time for some Dos and Don’ts.
- For the animal bedding, make use of a recycled papers like the Crown Bedding.
- The usual litter pellets can be replaced with the Wood Stove Pellets.
- Check the label of the litter. Avoid the ones which contain zinc, cedar oils, or anything related to cedar!
- Some litter includes clay content too. Say no to them.
And the Don’ts:
- Just repeating the point, say no to clay litters. Some of the shopkeepers may convince you with the benefits; you just have to avoid them.
- Some issues related to zinc poisoning have been reported. So choose the safe and right litter type for your bunny.
- Say No to Pine and Cedar containing litters.
There you go! Read all the tips carefully, and try it out by yourself. For worst cases, where your bunny is littering all the rooms and making the cleaning tough, get in touch with a vet and find a solution. Last but not the least, everything takes time. So take some time, and watch out for the results!
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