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BINKYBUNNY FORUMS > HABITATS AND TOYS > Litter Box & Hay Rack References
Last Post by koseckk at 6/22/2014 8:02 PM (73 Replies)
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User is Offline Huckleberry
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5/22/2012 4:15 PM
This is a great idea!
My college has free newspapers during the fall and spring so I pick up 2 every day, rip it up and use that as litter. It works pretty well. Now that its summer though, I don't get those papers. I need to find the wood pellets but none of the stores here seem to sell them. I can't find any online either (mostly because I am not 100% sure what I am looking for). Where do you all find yours?

User is Offline Monkeybun
Hillsboro, Oregon
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5/22/2012 4:30 PM
standard cat boxes work great for my bunnies. But when the largest of the 4 is just shy of 4lbs, they don't need anything bigger And I think 10 of Monkey could fit in one comfortably lol.

User is Offline mocha200
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5/22/2012 4:45 PM

Here is pictures of my litter box setup. I have two litter boxes side by side with a hay rack connected behind it. It is a hay rack on a stand and I zip-tied the legs to the NIC grids. Here is a post I made about my new hay rack so you can see more pictures/info here: http://www.binkybunny.com/FORUM/tab...fault.aspx

it keeps the hay from getting all over as well.

Front view

 

Back view

 

If you have a free range rabbit and can't attach the legs to anything, this hay rack would work great against a wall and wouldn't be able to move around! (sorry it is blurry)


I want to buy a Binkybunny litter screen So that I can start using the poop in my garden, but don't have the money at the moment. I had bought two a while ago but bought the wrong size and it is to small.

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User is Offline FrankieFlash
Michigan
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5/23/2012 4:05 AM
Mocha that is a very cool hay rack. Although my bunjamin would need a shorter, smaller version Can I borrow your dad for a couple days?

User is Offline mocha200
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5/23/2012 4:14 AM
Haha.
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User is Offline Mr.Buck
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5/23/2012 4:51 AM
Mocha - Oh my gosh! I LOVE THAT! I hope the boyfriend takes me seriously when I tell him to build me one.

Huckleberry - look up a local Tractor Supply store, they sell wood stove pellets and Equine Fresh which is the same. I LOVE the wood stove pellets and doubt I'll ever use anything else! They're like 5 bucks for a 40lb bag and last over a month!

User is Offline BunnyLover666
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6/09/2012 5:37 AM
Hi! I think it's a great idea you're using for the litter box. Lots of people are doing the same concept today with the hay rack in the litter box so they can eat while going to the bathroom.I have one rabbit Buster and he loves newspaper litter the best, you seem like an expert, so hopefully you can answer my question. Buster loves chewing on everything...including his newspaper, he rips it up and drags it all over the cage so by the end of the say it looks the paper boy crashed into the cage spilling all his newspapers, but if I change the litter he won't go in the box! please help! WHAT DO I DO?! Can't clean the cage everyday, its too frustrating! Please respond! Thank you!!

User is Offline FrankieFlash
Michigan
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6/09/2012 6:11 AM
I use newspaper in my litter box and bunjamin likes to rip it too but when I make my box, I line it with newspaper and then use recycled newspaper pellets (Yesterdays news- unscented, sold at pet supplies and meijer, etc) and I fill it up about an 1 inch- 1.5 inches thick. This weighs down the paper making it impossible for him to pull the whole sheet out. If I Was in your position I would try this and sprinkle some shredded newspaper on top to trick him and then eventually ween him off needing the extra newspaper. You could also try adding a phonebook (with covers taken off) as a toy to his cage. It'll make a mess but it won't have poo and pee on it and it might distract him from the paper in his litterbox.

User is Offline bwild
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6/09/2012 8:55 AM

I love that my litter boxes are made from metal. Had plastic ones before and these are SO much better!

 


User is Offline Les huit scaroles
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6/09/2012 1:14 PM
BunnyLover > Anyway you should be very careful with newspaper : you can use it if the bunny isn't touching it only, because the ink is toxic ... If he has some on his feet, as he will lick them, it's dangerous. So I guess you should protect it better because if he's able to eat it, he's probably able to touch it as well. :/

For my rabbits I'm using a simple, but very big, plastic litterbox with pellets.

User is Offline FrankieFlash
Michigan
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6/09/2012 6:40 PM
les huit- that's a good point. Some newspapers ink is toxic. Some is not.

BunnyLover-You can call or research online if the paper you use is soy-based or not. Soy-based ink is NOT toxic to buns.

User is Offline Stickerbunny
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6/09/2012 6:59 PM
One big flag about it not being soy ink is soy ink rubs off the page REALLY easily, the toxic inks do not. Typically most big companies use the toxic inks for colored/glossy pages and soy for the rest. You do have to research though as some inks contain arsenic.

I need to get a picture of my litter box setup... it's quite weird. lol Stickers has to have a litter box on TOP of a jumping platform, so she can get her privacy away from Powder while she goes potty (he doesn't jump much). So I have two on the floor and one up a few feet in the air.

User is Offline lwayne
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6/12/2012 9:45 AM

Here's Arduina and Leo's litterbox set up in use!

The outer bin is one of those roll-under-the-bed containers (see the blue wheel, back left).  It helps contain hay and some of the flying poopies.  The litterbox is a covered cat box with the top removed (they didn't like the one entrance).  The hay rack is made out of a small litterbox with a wire paper tray ziptied on the bottom then a bungie cord to hold it up.  It seems to work well for them.  


User is Offline LittleDoll
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7/15/2012 6:13 PM
What brand is this litterbox and where can I find it?

User is Offline Cyrus Bunny
Michigan
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7/29/2012 12:58 PM
our bunny is using this she used it right away and no problem with this product, easy to clean.
Cyrus- Dwarf Bunny DOB- 5-24-12 Gottcha Day- 7-3-12

User is Offline OskarAnnie
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7/30/2012 6:30 AM
My rabbits are really clean with their litter box, they just tend to push it ALL around their condo. Any suggestions on how to keep the litter box in place?

User is Offline FrankieFlash
Michigan
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7/30/2012 7:09 AM
OskarAnnie, have you tried putting some holes in the box (if there isn't some already) and using those twist ties to attach it. Although my bun does not like anything tied down and it's usually more of a mess to try that with him

Oh or get a bigger litter box so it's harder for them to move.

User is Offline OskarAnnie
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7/30/2012 12:30 PM
That's a great idea! I'll be sure to try it out and see how it works!

User is Offline FrankieFlash
Michigan
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7/30/2012 3:21 PM
I don't know which Idea you like but glad I could help!

User is Offline Piper
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8/04/2012 6:20 PM

Thought I'd share my litter box as well.I've looked through this thread the past few days trying to get ideas to help keep my bun, Piper's, poops in the litter box.

 

After a large cat little box with poops being left near the bowls, to the litter box in a coroplast box with the bowls also in the coroplast box(with poops in between the litter box and the bowls), to this!

 

I think I solved my poop problem haha.  He has done extremely well with this, he does all his business in it, but he does leave a stray one or two poops during free-range time in my room.Unlike with the other two setups I tried before which resulted in poops in the pan and poops near the bowls.I figured a way I could have them all in one place.

 

 

I did refill his hay after the picture. c:
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