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Ok, my 3-year old rabbit used to use his litterbox, then this past spring he stopped. I had him neutered about 2-3 months ago hoping that would help, but it hasn't. He doesn't stick to one spot, will pee anywhere and everywhere and then lay in it too, which is causing skin issues. Luckily he doesn't mind baths. When I had him neutered we ruled out all health issues. I've confined him to a dog-kennel sized area (he's a Flemish Giant, so this is tiny for him especially since he used to have free roam of a room) lined with compressed wood pellets for litter. This helps absorb the pee so he doesn't soak himself in it at least and is keeping him cleaner. I was hoping this would become his 'litterbox' if I confined him to it and after a while. Then experiment with letting him out for a couple hours exercise. But, when I let him out he will just pee wherever he happens to be, not in his kennel. I'm looking to make his area bigger because I feel bad for him in a small kennel most of the time, but cannot let him free-roam his room like he used to. I'm thinking an x-pen with some sort of flooring that won't absorb pee that I can keep lined with the wood pellets. He's not a chewer, fairly lazy (if you can't tell) so I'm not worried about him chewing something potentially toxic. I'm not sure what to use that he won't slip on? I'm hoping I can make his area 3'x5' or somewhere around there. It has to be something I can easily clean, even take outside and hose off because he is so messy. And it has to have around 3" sides to keep the wood pellets inside and the pee from leaking out onto the floor. i have a 3x4 rubber mat, but can't think of how to incorporate the edges and make it leak-proof when he pees in the corners. Ideas?
When I had him neutered we ruled out all health issues.