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CavyM
08-10-04, 08:06 am
HI Guys
I was wandering how to you train your bunny to use a litter box?
Thanks

cinn&sprinslave
08-10-04, 05:23 pm
I used to have rabbits and I would buy the litter box put some poops and soiled bedding in and in about a week my netherland dwarf Copper a male was litter box trained. Pretty simple.

CavyM
08-10-04, 05:30 pm
ok so you can do that even if the new bunny is used to bedding?
I used to have rabbits and I would buy the litter box put some poops and soiled bedding in and in about a week my netherland dwarf Copper a male was litter box trained. Pretty simple.

cinn&sprinslave
08-10-04, 05:41 pm
[QUOTE=CavyM]ok so you can do that even if the new bunny is used to bedding?[/QUOTE

Ya it should work my netherland dwarf was about a year when I got him and he was kept in a cage filled with carefresh and he still was able to be litter box trained.

CavyM
08-10-04, 05:56 pm
ok cool!!
I can not wait ot get started!!!:)

bunnyluv17
08-11-04, 07:34 am
HI Guys
I was wandering how to you train your bunny to use a litter box?
Thanks
First your rabbit must be spayed/neutered. This not only makes litter training 100% easier, it will prolong your rabbit's life and can eliminate or reduce any hormonal/territorial behavior. Start with a small area and you may need multiple litterboxes, gradually increase the area. Do not use any type of pine bedding as it can cause liver damage and liver disease in rabbits. Go to www.rabbit.org (http://www.rabbit.org) for a lot more info on litter training.

cinn&sprinslave
08-11-04, 11:00 am
[QUOTE=bunnyluv17]First your rabbit must be spayed/neutered. This not only makes litter training 100% easier, it will prolong your rabbit's life and can eliminate or reduce any hormonal/territorial behavior. Start with a small area and you may need multiple litterboxes, gradually increase the area. Do not use any type of pine bedding as it can cause liver damage and liver disease in rabbits. Go to www.rabbit.org (http://www.rabbit.org/) for a lot more info on litter training.[/QUOTE

My rabbit was not nuetered when I trained him. I just kept him in a small cage for a week with a litter box and he used it. Floor time training is harder I had to have multiple litter boxes around the room and place him in the when I flet he was goin to go. It took longer than litter box training in his cage but it payed off. Because then he was house trained.

bunnyluv17
08-11-04, 02:30 pm
Rabbits should always be neutered and spayed, especially females. Female rabbits have an 80% chance of developing uterine cancer. Fixed rabbits live longer, healthier lives and make better pets. Neutered males hardly ever spray or hump. Fixing also reduces aggression and territorial issues, and helps make litter training easier.

cinn&sprinslave
08-11-04, 02:34 pm
[QUOTE=bunnyluv17]Rabbits should always be neutered and spayed, especially females. Female rabbits have an 80% chance of developing uterine cancer. Fixed rabbits live longer, healthier lives and make better pets. Neutered males hardly ever spray or hump. Fixing also reduces aggression and territorial issues, and helps make litter training easier.[/QUOTE


Yes I agree they should be spayed and nuetered simply because you don't want babies and males will become mean if not nuetered as they get older. I did nueter my bunny, just after he was litter box trained.

CavyM
08-11-04, 08:51 pm
Thanks guys . I will make sure the rabbnit is s/n and also thanks for all the advice!!:)

Eminem2004
11-06-04, 03:29 pm
1st if bunny is neauterd, do it now! then it will be 100 % eaiser, i speak from experience!
if done that then place some soiled bedding in the tray and if your rabbit litter tray is in the run, is it in touch with carpet, i foud that my rabbit wont use a litter tray when their is carpet a\round, now his litter tray is in his run (its a wooden run) and after that he was trained in a day!!!