How To Litter Train A Rabbit

One should have in mind before going through our tips on what is the best way to potty train a rabbit, that rabbits poo so constantly that getting everything inside is impossible.

A rabbit is considered 100% litter trained once they pee all the time in the litter box and poo most of the time in it as well.

However, 100% of the time poo inside is pretty hard for them to do.

What Is A Litter Box?

Lets understand what a litter box represents before moving on how to litter train a rabbit. A litter box sometimes called a litter tray or litter pan is an indoor feces and urine collection box for rabbits that instinctively or through training will make use of such a repository.

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Litter trained rabbit

How To Litter Train A Rabbit

You can train a rabbit to use litter box even though they are not neutered or spayed. It will just be a lot more work.

  • The most important thing in rabbits potty training is to make a difference between bedding and a litter on the floor of the cage. If you want to potty train a rabbit it can be confusing for them if you are using the same materials. Litter should only be in the litter box.
  • Let the bunny be in a controlled space, where you can easily clean up after their accidents. Then you only need to keep on cleaning after them, placing their droppings in the box. Do not forget: bunnies instinctively, will often go where it smell like litter box for them.
  • The litter box should have bedding/hay in it and water bowl + food bowl nearby.  

Try this: Use a bit of paper then wipe up their pee and place it in the litter box, so it will get the smell. Bunnies instinctively will go there.

Sometimes you can also catch them before they start to pee, they will often lift their tail. If you manage to see some of their behaviors before peeing, you can pick them up and place them in the litter box. But this is really hard to see and notice. 

Around 4 months and up they will start marking and lose their litter training (at least outside their cage). So you will have to restate the training again.

You can make your own litter box for rabbits, or you can check our list of Best Cheap Rabbit Litter Boxes, and find one suitable for you on Amazon.

DIY – How To Make Litter Box For Rabbits

You can make your own litter box for rabbits. 

In a plastic box with low entrance,  put newspaper on the bottom, a layer of wood pellets, and then Bedding on top.

Then, as said earlier,  you only need to keep on placing their droppings in the box. Do not forget: bunnies instinctively, will often go where it smell like litter box for them.

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