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    Litter box for babies

    I'll be getting a baby bunny is about a week or two. I'm currently looking for a litter tray to use but am worried that what I was planning on using (cat litter box) may be too high on the sides for it to get into. Does anyone have any suggestions / advice?

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    Re: Litter box for babies

    Not sure what kind of bunny you're getting, but the young ones I have were perfectly capable of getting in and out of a litter pan. So long as it doesn't have super high sides.

    If you're worried about it being too high, maybe you could try what I did for a nest box and get one of those hospital pans and cut the sides down. (Of course, mama bun got annoyed and flipped the whole thing over after a while and dumped the babies out on the floor of the pen. >_<)

    Then once they get bigger you can swap out to a regular pan.

    That being said, I've never had much luck at getting them litter trained. XD

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    Re: Litter box for babies

    I'm not sure about the litter box but I can say that you will want to adopt two bunnies since they need each others company There are a lot of good rabbit forums out there with lots of information.

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    Re: Litter box for babies

    My cavies use a litter pan and when I first got them at ages 4 wks and 6 wks, I first used a log bridge as a ramp for the box. Within two weeks I saw them hopping into the box and removed the ramp. If very small cavies can get into/out of the box, I'm sure that rabbits who jump much better can do so as well.

    I buy kitten litter pans that have fairly low sides, but if you are concerned, you can buy pressed board pans with a doorway cut into them. Just be sure to line them with a puppy pad to preserve their longevity.

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    Re: Litter box for babies

    Quote Originally Posted by Fay View Post
    I'm not sure about the litter box but I can say that you will want to adopt two bunnies since they need each others company There are a lot of good rabbit forums out there with lots of information.
    If she's getting baby rabbits, getting two is not a good idea. What often happens is that once hormones activate, they can begin fighting. Sometimes the fight is enough to keep them from bonding for real once they are fixed.

    For two rabbits to bond well they must both be fixed (regardless of gender). If one begins with a baby rabbit, then it is best to wait until that baby has grown old enough to be fixed. Once fixed (actually 8 weeks after surgery for a male) then that rabbit can be introduced to other fixed rabbits to pre-screen for potential compatibility.

    Some rabbit bondings can be a nightmare. Others can be very difficult. They don't always go smoothly and sometimes two rabbits just won't get along.

    The risk with getting two baby bunnies at one time is that it is very possible that they won't get along once they've grown (or even after they've been fixed). Then one would be stuck having to house both separately.

    But if one waits to get the second rabbit until after the first has been fixed, then the rescue will work with the owner to ensure they wind up with a compatible match.

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