Did you know you can litter box train a rabbit? Well you can! And it’s not super difficult to do. Here’s how to do it!
It’s Easy To Litter Box Train A Rabbit
Rabbits can be pretty clean creatures, and they will likely pick one corner of their cage, colony, or home as their toilet. Once you figure out where your rabbit prefers to go, the easiest way to litter box train a rabbit is to simply place a litter box in that place. A no brainer, I know.
Setting up a rabbit’s litter box is a little different than setting up a cat’s litter box though. Cats like to bury their waste, but rabbits don’t. Rabbits do however tend to defecate while they eat. So putting a hay rack above the litter box and some hay inside the box will encourage your rabbit to do his or her business in the right place. And just in case your rabbit nibbles on the litter, only use a paper or sawdust based litter on the bottom of the box.
If you have rabbits who aren’t used to using a litter box, you may want to start them out in a smaller area, get them used to the using the box, and then expand their “territory.” They should keep returning to their litter box.
What If Rabbits Don’t Use the Litter Box?
Young rabbits can take a while to figure it out, so don’t give up if you have little ones that just don’t get it.
If you have a house rabbit that leaves urine and droppings around the house, getting them spayed will most likely fix that issue. If you have a house rabbit that is also breeding stock and you’re having that issue, you may want to adjust his or space to be something more confined and easily cleaned. And make sure to add litter boxes into the areas they prefer to use!
Litter box training a rabbit is so easy, and it really makes it easier to provide humane housing for them and let them get more running time.
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