BINKYBUNNY FORUMS > BEHAVIOR > Eating her litter pan
Last Post by DaisyBinks at 7/30/2012 1:25 PM (4 Replies)
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User is Offline DaisyBinks
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7/29/2012 8:30 AM

My Bunny uses a plastic corner litter pan which she has had since I got her 2 months ago. The problem is that she has been chewing it for a couple of weeks now, and I am almost certain that she is eating the plastic which has me very concerned. She has plenty of toys and things to chew and play with and is out of her cage at least a few hours a day, so I don't feel like this is boredom. I put some hay in her pan, and she tends to pull more in with her, but she still chews at the pan. I was wondering if anybody knows of any non-plastic and preferably non-cardboard solutions. (She has a bit of a cardboard obsession also, and I don't want her eating too much of that either.)

I found one metal corner pan available on another website but shipping made it almost 100$ and I feel there must be a cheaper more immediate solution that I just can't think of. 

 

She has not chewed a ton more than this photo shows, but I would like to stop it before it becomes worse or she has hurt her stomach.

Thank you



User is Offline Esarv
Pennsylvania
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7/29/2012 8:39 AM
My bun chews on his litter box sometimes to...but first off i would like to suggest getting a brand new litter box the ones that they sell for cats is a good size. That is how big mine is along with many of the other BB members. They work great and wont make your bunny feel confined in its litter box. Soon enough the corner litter box is going to be to small for your bun to use and then he prob wont go in it and will go where he feels like so i would suggest getting a cat litter box now and use that instead. I hope this helps =]
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User is Offline RabbitPam
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7/29/2012 10:10 AM
I agree that it is a good time to try a larger, rectangular cat litter pan. A corner pan just seems to confine them at an early age, and the small cat pans come with a thick lip that your bunny may find tougher to chew. I agree that it's bad for her, so a different material may be necessary. However, if you get a larger pan with room to move around, add a bit of hay, and wipe the sides with a water/white vinegar solution, she may find it just doesn't taste good and not bother any more if there's hay to chew instead.
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User is Offline TH004
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7/29/2012 2:01 PM
My first rabbit did that, so I got a corner litterbox that came with a thick edge. It is made to have this grate over it, to keep rabbits from tossing the litter. The thick edge keeps the grate on it. I took the grate off, and just snap on the edge piece. That would likely work for you, since it is too big of an edge to chew (for my rabbit at least!), if you don't have room for the large, cat versions.

User is Offline DaisyBinks
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7/30/2012 1:25 PM

I went out yesterday to get her a rectangular litter box. So far she hasn't chewed it much except for a couple of curious nibbles when I first gave it to her. She seems to be taking to it well and is laying in it as we speak. I hope it continues to work for her Thank you everyone!


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