Litter Box Training Pet Rabbits

Let's talk about litter box training pet rabbits.

If you plan on getting a pet rabbit, you might want to consider litter box training your rabbit. Didn't know that was possible? Well, it is. Litter box training rabbits is a great way to prevent a bad odor and also to prevent having to clean up accidents around the house. After reading this article you will have a better understanding of how you can litter box train a pet rabbit.

Rabbits are a type of animal that usually only goes to the bathroom in one or two spots in their cage. However, this can be smelly if you don't clean out the bedding in these spots every day. Also, if you let your rabbit roam around your house sometimes, they are likely to have accidents on your carpet. Since rabbits like to only use a few bathroom areas, they can be litter box trained easier than many other pets.

Have a litter box in their cage and some around your house for when they are allowed to hop around freely. You may need to confine your rabbit or have a lot of litter boxes because they won't go far to get to one. You can simply purchase a cat litter box for your rabbit, a normal one or a covered one. If your rabbit is a baby or a small breed you can improvise and use something like a cake pan as a litter box. For the litter, the best choices are paper-based pellet litter or organic litters. Rabbits will sometimes eat the litter so you want something safe. You will also want something that absorbs odor and is easy to clean.

When you start training you may need to place your rabbit in a litter box every 5 to 10 minutes to make sure they don't have an accident. If you notice your rabbit keeps going to the bathroom in a certain spot, place the litter box there. If your rabbit keeps having accidents place their feces in the litter box to help them understand the point of the litter box. Anything you find your rabbit going to the bathroom somewhere besides their litter box, pick them up and put them in their litter box.

Litter box training takes time so be patient and understanding.

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