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BINKYBUNNY FORUMS > HABITATS AND TOYS > Litter Box & Hay Rack References
Last Post by beebun at 10/19/2014 3:06 AM (76 Replies)
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User is Offline Baxter n Boo
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5/18/2013 6:13 PM
I wish I could line the box with newspaper - but if my boys realize there's paper, they dig and dig till they can pull it completely up, and tear it apart. What a mess! I've been using a garbage bag to wrap the entire litter box. Makes cleanup real easy.

User is Offline RabbitPam
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6/05/2013 7:17 AM
My only concern, Baxter n Boo, is that a bunny may decide to chew on the garbage bag and ingest some plastic - which is very bad for them. I have found that if I take a large garbage bag and put the litter pan in it about half way, tip out everything and tap the bottom, nearly all of it dumps in cleanly before I even have to wash or wipe it down. BB's new scooper she's selling in the store works very well for scraping out the final bits, then a rinse, a water/vinegar rinse, and a rinse again gets it super clean.
SPIKE, my snuggle bunny (aka Spikey Marbles)

User is Offline Mr. Hankers
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9/06/2013 3:46 PM

Just got this new litter box from Amazon. The wire mesh I made is 20 x 13.75 inches. Should fit nicely once there's litter in it. This is to make it easier for them to get in and out. The box is Agree RG155 Table-Top Gardener Portable Potting Tray. Nice quality, rounded edges.

User is Offline LopLove
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11/29/2013 4:18 AM
I used to have a corner litter-box, and while she'd use it consistently, her butt would hang off the edge and make a mess in the rest of the cage. I recently just switched to another litter-box; I bought it about a year ago, but realized it was a bit big for her cage. However, I'm switching her cage out for a condo this month, and wanted to start the transition slowly. So the first aspect of her habitat to change is her litter-box. (As well as the relocation of her hay racks, so that they're next to the box.)

I bought a litter-box for ferrets, because the cat litter-boxes seemed really bulky, and they just looked enormous on her (she's 4 pounds). Also, ferrets apparently have peeing habits that require them to have high walls, which I wanted for eliminating any opportunity for her butt to hang off the edge. This box also features an easy-to-access entry, wide and low. I'm surprised no one's mentioned ferret litter-boxes here yet! Though this one may be a bit small for a medium-sized rabbit.



Sorry for the bad photo quality. DX Misplaced my camera, so I used my laptop's built in one.

User is Offline AndHenry
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11/29/2013 4:42 AM
I bought a pet carrier, at the time thinking he would use it as his private/hidey space, and I could use it to take him to the vet (neutering). So I added it to his house that we built, and guess what? Yes, it is now his toilet! Dam extravagant toilet!
I love your ferret litter tray - but we don't have ferrets here (or not that I know of?), ha ha hah! Isn't it amazing that once something is labelled - as much as it may be perfect for another use, it is not suggested, & passed on. Such a shame - I'm sure that was way cheaper than a $70 carrier???

User is Offline LopLove
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11/29/2013 4:50 AM
lol, a carrier would make for a very fancy and expensive litter box. XD My litter box was a bit cheaper than a litter box for cats, but was more expensive than the corner litter box I was using before. I don't quite remember the exact cost anymore, but it was something like $12 - $20.

And yes, it's odd! It's also funny that a lot of products that are labeled as "for rabbits" aren't always the best you could get for them. For litter, I actually use a cat litter called Yesterday's News. I believe someone who posted earlier on this thread mentioned that they also use it.

User is Offline AndHenry
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11/29/2013 5:02 AM
Yes, I've heard that too - maybe we are both thinking of the same forum? Me... I still use the newspaper, catalogues and the best part - my mail 'shredded'! Some people have a sign up saying 'no junk mail' - not me! Ha ha hah! When I get low, I have considered pinching the neighbours??? Tooo funny!

User is Offline marshmallowwhisper
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12/27/2013 6:47 PM
Do your rabbits not dig up the newspaper? I would really like to line the litter box with newspaper to help protect the tub, but mine dig it all up

User is Offline marshmallowwhisper
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12/27/2013 6:49 PM
I adore this. Do your rabbits ever have accidents outside their litter box? If so, how often?

User is Offline AndHenry
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12/27/2013 10:02 PM
No, my boy doesn't dig up the newspaper, but I have heard that some do???? Henry literally uses it as a toilet! does his business and he's out. And no, he doesn't have any accidents outside - he had to get one thing right for ME! ha ha ha... He's a naughty, cheeky bunny!
I can't help but wonder with my set up, its easily accessible from inside and outside his cage and it offer's him privacy, why he's so good with it?

User is Offline hrmom26
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6/22/2014 6:21 AM
i have a couple questions in reference to the litter box at first loki seemed to have issues litterbox training i bought one of the corner ones they sell and he would either ignore it or sleep in it but never poop. i then tried a cardboard box shaped like a cat litter that he just ate, in the end when i moved him into his own room i found he would just go back to his cage to poop so when i created his new encloser i just took the top off his cage and used the bottom as a litter he is doing very well but i noticed he uses just a small corner of the bottom of the old cage as a litter so i would like to transfer him to a smaller box maybe a large catlitter box or something but i am afraid to mess with success he is very good about using what he has now for his litter am i crazy to want to change? i just figure a smaller litter box would give him more room in his encloser.

my other question is what do you all use in the litter? shavings? or other things? and if shavings are there good and bad kinds? like i noticed ( i think i could be wrong) pine , ceder, etc etc

one last question i noticed a lot of you have hay and some even their food in the litterbox or right next to it ... why? its seems kind of gross to have him eating hay he could have pee'd on lol sorry if thats a stupid question as i mentioned in other places on this board i am a very new rabbit mommy and learning as i go thanks so much in advance---heather

User is Offline Pipje
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6/22/2014 7:16 AM
Rabbits really like to eat as they poop, it's not gross and they won't eat what they pee on. Their digestive systems are just always going so most prefer to have something to chew on as they go!

You may have more success by giving him some hay in the litter box, that's how I trained mine to go in there. I always feel it is really important to give the rabbits access to hay in their litter box. But then I have seen some rabbits who have no interest in eating as they poop, every rabbit is different but I know mine love it

You are best to avoid wood shavings because they can be dusty and some are bad for rabbits, not sure what as I've never considered using them so haven't researched. A favourite of everyone seems to be recycled paper pulp. But someone with more knowledge on wood shavings/pellets can chip in here.

If he is going in the cage base but you want to change that then you can try removing the cage entirely and putting the new litter tray exactly over the spot where he would pee, and fill it with litter and some hay above it or on half of it. You could put some of his poops/pee soaked litter in the box so he can smell it. I know with mine once they got the idea of the box then I was able to easily swap different boxes in and out and they would just hop in because it was in the same place. Now I can even move the boxes around and they go wherever the box is!

Hope that helps!

User is Offline hrmom26
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6/22/2014 7:31 AM
thank you!

User is Offline koseckk
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6/22/2014 9:02 PM
When i got Revy i never 2nd guessed it, but looking at these pages, his litter pan is tiny n ive never seen him miss, i keep hay next to it n only a small handful inside the actual box, i normally put the pellets in the pan in a dish, with his new cage ill invest in a larger box..
Ty for ideas, hopefully he likes the new box

User is Offline Casper and Louie
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9/29/2014 8:19 PM
Do those screens hurt their feet? I have a digger! So I am looking for a way to stop him from doing it.

User is Offline BonLapin
New Hampshire
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10/16/2014 9:52 PM

I thought I'd share this for anyone who has a big bun -- this is what we chose for our Flemish Giant, Bumble. There are two compartments on the end, meant for litter scoops, but we stuffed them each with a different kind of hay, and it worked out brilliantly! It's a bit more of a hop to get in and out, so probably not great for smaller buns, but for Bumble it was perfect. He wasn't a particularly huge Flemish-- only about 10lbs at his biggest. 

He usually kept it very tidy.. this photo was taken mid-dig, during his "Breakfast now! Breakfast now or I dig!" phase, right around when we changed the clocks in the Spring. Bunny does not conform to silly human time changes!

Anyhow, I definitely love this box for bigger buns, and it was less than $20 on Amazon! Litter box and hay rack, alll in one!

User is Offline beebun
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10/19/2014 3:06 AM
Hello, good people of Bunnyland! I'm just starting on litter-training Chito and there's some questions I'd like to ask about litter brands? I don't know whether I'm supposed to put this here or not, Mod, if I'm wrong please scoop my butt and carry me where I belong :3

Rabbits isnt the most common pet in my country and we're so far down here, so it's kinda hard to get the recommended brands such as Carefresh or Yesterday's News, and even if there is, it would be terribly expensive. So, yeah, my question is whether anyone had an experience with Marukan brand of wood shavings and are they safe or not, and Vitakraft Vegetal Clean Blue, too. I also found Oxbow Eco Straw but it's almost twice the price. Can anyone help? Thank you so much!
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