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BINKYBUNNY FORUMS > BEHAVIOR > my bun is confusing litter box and bed
Last Post by Elrohwen at 7/18/2012 10:03 AM (4 Replies)
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User is Offline debdiego
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7/17/2012 1:55 PM
I have had my bun for 2 weeks. He's around 6 months. He was rescued from a shelter by a loving family that discovered mom has allergies to bunnies. I got him from them and he's A-droable! I am extremely grateful he has never done anything on the carpet and he doesnt' chew anything! However, I would like to have him out of the cage whenever I'm home, but his bathroom habits are still in question. If I move the litter box to where he is pooping, he changes where he poops. I bought a new one, with a grate, and filled it with hay so he can poop and graze. I discovered he'd eats there and then runs out of the cage to poop/pee behind it on the cement floor. I pick up his poop and put it in the litter box, I even make sure he watches me do it. It's not that he doesn't like the litter box, he just doesn't seem to want to use it for it's intended purpose. I have a 2nd one in the bathroom. As I said, he never goes on carpet, but he will go anywhere on the linoleum in the human bathroom. That's why a put a 2nd box in there, but he'd rather use the floor. I've tried all the tricks, but he still goes where he wants. I let him run around the house, he's so loveable. After 30 minutes, or so, I put him back in hopes that he will go to the bathroom. I also only give him treats outside of the cage, no need to give him a need to go. Any suggestions on how to get him to use the box? We have his 2 story cage in a dog play pen so he has his own front yard. Unforunately, I have had to take that privelage away from him because of him peeing on the cement. What to do???

User is Offline Pandorachik
Cleveland, OH
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7/17/2012 3:18 PM
First off, WELCOMETO BB!
And is your bun altered? That would definatly do the trick.
Is it the bed he pees on too? What litter are you using?
If you are using bedding as his bed then he is getting confused.
More about litter training here-
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User is Offline ezza
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7/18/2012 1:24 AM
first off hello
now firstly move the litter box to the place you have the bed and put the bed in the old spot where the litter box was
(swap the litter box and the beds place to the other)

secondly put get some of your rabbits poo and put it in the litter box so she sees that all her poo needs to go over there (put poos in the litter box)

hope i helped good luck

User is Offline tanlover14
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7/18/2012 9:55 AM
My buns used to have TERRIBLE litter habits -- we have so many random litter boxes because we'd put new ones around whereveer they started peeing. It worked after a few litter boxes filled with hay they started going in the right spot.
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User is Offline Elrohwen
Hudson Valley, NY
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7/18/2012 10:03 AM
How old is he? Getting him fixed will absolutely help.

What type of litter boxes do you use? Rabbits tend to like big litter boxes, so if they're the small corner types it might be causing some of the problem.
- Elrohwen
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