Can Your Pet Rabbit be Litter Trained?

[vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text]Yes you can. However it is virtually impossible to litter train an unsprayed or unneutered rabbit, so this will need to be taken care of first. Secondly you will need patience and perseverance the same as with cats and dogs. Rabbits like to stretch out in the litter boxes so don’t get them too small. The litter boss themselves, shouldn’t be too deep or the covered type.

They can be recycled newspaper pellets, paper pulp, wood stove pellets or ground corncob litter varieties. You cannot use litters that contain pine, cedar, cedar oils, clumping clay or zinc. These can cause serious health problems for your rabbit. When you are litter training, your bunny will need to be kept in an enclosed area, so he/she will get used to using the litter only. Add some encouragement for your bunny, by putting some of it’s faeces and urine soaked hay in the litter. If your bunny soils the floor and not the litter, place your bunny and the poop or urine if possible, straight into the litter and praise your bunny. If you keep this action consistent he/she will soon use the litter as their preference. Your bunny won’t be perfect, and will make mistakes.

You should never physically discipline any animal in your care. Rabbits are a prey animals so designed to be easily frightened, to assist a quick exit from a predator. Your bunny could end up terrified of you instead of a loving companion. Set yourself up for success, with these few easy steps and have a long and happy relationship with your much love bunny friend.[/vc_column_text][us_separator type=”invisible” size=”small”][us_single_image image=”8767″ size=”full” align=”center” onclick=”lightbox”][/vc_column][/vc_row]

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