World Animal Day2
And we’ll be there!! Come & meet us(Karen & Nimal) at our Radical Rabbitanimal friendly merchant stall..Edgar’s Mission is a really great day out!!Come & meet all the lovely animals andcome & say hello to us too!
Litter training problems
by Karenwww.boingonline.com I talk to a lot of people about their bunnies & behaviourproblems. One of the most common behaviour problems Ihear is that a bunny doesn’t use the litter tray as well asthe person would like.I tend to find (once we delve a bit further) is that the littertray is usually filled with the wrong contents.Most of the problems are usually associated with peopleproviding a litter tray to the bunny with the contents thatare more suitable for a cat.When I ask about the contents, the person usuallydescribes a plastic cat litter tray filled with cat litter andthat’s all (or a plastic grill).I realise that most people expect their bunny to hop into alitter tray, do their business and then jump out again.However, rabbits are different to cats and their needs arealso different.When a rabbit uses a litter tray, it’s not only a place to goto the toilet, but it also doubles as a play station. They dohop in & do their business in there, however, they alsoneed something to attract them to staying in the tray andenjoying the experience so they go back there repeatedly.
So, how do you make a litter trayattractive & fun?
Get a nice BIG tray! I love underbed storagecontainers. You can buy them very cheap from $2shops and choose the trays that have tiny wheelsso the inside remains flat.
Next, line the tray with thick, flat newspaper.
Then top with extra thick good quality oaten hay.
Place the tray in a spot against a wall or a cornerof the room.
Introduce the bunny to the litter tray and watchthem enjoy and play.
Now, the last thing to do…. CHANGE the litter trayEVERY DAY so it stays nice & clean & dry. If yourbunny doesn’t have a clean litter tray every day,they will not return and you’ll end up with poo &wee all overthe place!Left: a nice BIGunderbed storagecontainer where twobig bunnies can play