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So... I just recently bought a lion head rabbit, she is just now turning on nine weeks. I have owned her for maybe... three weeks now. I absolutely adore her although we do have a few problems here and their. She lives in my bedroom, in a XL dog kennel with a second story added. She gets 5+ hours of running time around my room everyday. I have a cat box in one corner of her cage, which I have filled with Timothy hay and some alfalfa on the top. She will pee in the cat box, and only the cat box IF she is locked up. But, she poos everywhere in her cage. If she so happens to be in the cat box, she will poo in their, if not, then screw it, she will poo wherever. When I let her out, she poos wherever too, like... wherever. But I haven't found any urine stains. But, who knows if the floor rug is hiding a whole fountain of them. So, I hadn't found any urine stains UNTIL she found out how to hop on my bed (my bed isn't awfully high up) then... the nastiness happened. At first I didn't mind her being on my bed, I just threw a towel over it and shook out the poo when I went to bed at night, but then I found some urine stains... So nasty! And I don't know how to stop her from getting on my bed... Anyway... can you actually teach rabbits to poo IN their box? And not on every other surface they have access to? And what about pee? I supposedly heard that rabbits go in one corner of their cage, but I have not once seen her only poo in one spot... Is it because she is still rather young? Will she outgrow this? Also, she hasn't been neutered. I really have no idea on how to even begin litter training her...I'm sorry, I know their is a ton of litter training questions on here already.
Do you know what she looks like when she's about to pee? Harry kind of crouches with his tail raised, and I know a pee is coming. When you see that, quickly shoo her into the litterbox. If you don't get there in time, pat the stain with tissue and put the urine-soaked tissue in the box. It might take days or weeks but she will eventually understand that you want her to go in the litterbox (Harry had accidents for two days then he got it). If she seems intent on going in one place, it's easier to put another box there.
I would start by reading this:
AD; I still havent got her fixed. I cant find anyone to fix her... I am looking into another rabbit as soon as she is potty trained, and before I get another rabbit I must have her fixed.