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BINKYBUNNY FORUMS > BEHAVIOR > outside of cage litter training
Last Post by Aylnine at 9/21/2012 9:41 AM (4 Replies)
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User is Offline zoologist
Orlando, Fl
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9/21/2012 6:37 AM

In the cage Tofu is a perfect gentleman when it comes to using his litter box for peeing. He poops in there, but still poops all over the cage (territorial poop?)

Out of the cage Tofu doesn't know what to do. I have a pen set up around his cage since I can't free range him yet without him pooping everywhere (1 week until the month mark for his neuter!)

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I've started putting his litter box inside the pen because otherwise he will just pee on the carpet. I don't know why though, since he will hop in and out of his cage all day but he won't use the litter box when he's allowed out in the pen. I even put the litterbox over the spot he seemed to pick for the bathroom, but he just pees somewhere else or around it. very frustrating.

Sometimes he won't territory poop all day. Then i'll look over and there will be a dozen little pills all over the place. He still sprays on the porch. hmph.

-Jessy

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User is Offline tanlover14
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9/21/2012 7:03 AM
How old is he??? My litter rascals were REALLY good with litter training until they hit about 4 months and then it all went right out the window. After he's neutered it should all go away but until then you may just have to deal! You could always buy a rubber mat or cheap carpet to put under his play area until his neuter!

Have you tried the cleaning the pee up with a paper towel trick and sticking that in his litter box? That worked really well for one of my buns and gave him that extra little shove he needed to use it the right way.
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User is Offline zoologist
Orlando, Fl
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9/21/2012 8:23 AM
He is over a year and he was neutered 3 weeks ago.

He uses his pan in the cage, and I bring that pan out of the cage into the pen (still dirty, but not dirty dirty ya know?) and he pees around it.
-Jessy

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User is Offline Elrohwen
Hudson Valley, NY
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9/21/2012 8:55 AM
It sounds like he's being territorial. He knows how to use a litter box, but when he's out on a new surface the urge to mark his territory is strong. I would make sure to clean up all accidents very well (with vinegar+water) and hope that he gets better post-neuter.
- Elrohwen

User is Offline Aylnine
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9/21/2012 9:41 AM

Rupert used to do the same thing too, I think it's just that when they're in cages they figure that's the only place they can go and not foul up their other space so they use it, but once outside it's fair game. What I did was brace myself for accidents and let him out into the pen anyway, put one box down in a corner with hay and litter, and cleaned up any accidents outside of the box. Once I figured that he liked to use that whole corner I put down another box and left it like that for about 2 weeks -- I never had any accidents after I put the second box down. I have since removed one of the boxes and he's been very good about going more or less only in the box (peeing anyway) and not where the other box used to be. Good luck!

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