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Litter-training your Bunny
Dear Happy Bunny Owner!
Perhaps you are a newbie in bunny holding, or you’re having some problems with your present pet, I have to tell you, that litter-training your bunny is very easy! You only have to know about the behavior of these wonderful pets and you’ll understand how they think of certain things.
First you have to understand, that bunnies like to use the same spot, every time, when they go to the toilet. So your first step will be to pay attention to your bunny, where he/she likes to go the most.
While keeping your bunny in the cage, you have to check his/her favorite toilet spot inside the cage. Bunnies always pick one of the corners, so if you have a regular cage, than you’ll have 4 opportunities. So the first step is not that hard.
Go to a pet shop, and buy a litter box, especially designed for rabbits, or ferrets. These are always designed to fit in the corner, with little hooks on them, so you can fix them on the side of your pet’s cage. They have a triangle base, and two higher sides, so the litter won’t land on your floor from the cage, and your bunny will feel safer. They’re usually made of plastic.
After you have taken the litter box home, wash it thoroughly, because rabbits are sensitive for dust. Now that it’s clean, put it in that corner, which your bunny used most of the time, most frequently. Put some fresh, new litter in it, and mix it with a portion from the used one. This way, your bunny will feel its smell in the new furniture in his/her world, and won’t be afraid of using it.
Pay attention to your bunny, if he/she uses its new litter box. I bet he/she will! This way, it’s much easier for you to keep the cage clean, because you only have to change the bedding in the litter box on a daily basis. With the help of this box, you can keep your bunny much healthier. Of course you have to change the whole cage’s bedding after a couple days.
If you came to the decision, that you would like to let your bunny run free in your apartment, use another litter-box in one of the rooms, if you wish. My personal experience is that my bunny simply jumps back in the cage and in its litter box, if she has to go to the toilet, so I never had to use another, outsider one. It depends on your experiences and on your bunny’s personality, how you see him/her behave, but a litter box in the apartment can be a good idea too. You only have to choose a corner in the room, which your pet will favor. Remember, corner is the keyword here!:)
I’m sure that your favorite bunny will accept the litter box quickly, so you will see how smart and well-trained he/she is! I hope I could help you, but if you have any further questions about this theme, please feel free to ask or leave a comment! Good luck and have a lot of fun with your pet!