How to stop the rabbit cage from smelling

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The smell from the rabbit cage can be a big problem especially if you are keeping the rabbit in an apartment.

There are a couple of things you can do in order to get rid from the smell that comes from the rabbit cage. Because, the rabbit have no body odor, unlike dogs, for example the smell from the rabbit cage does not come from the rabbit itself. 

The only thing for a bunny that would make he/she smell would be their urine.  Their urine is the problem but it is easy to manage with the correct litter and with cleaning often enough.

In order to stop your pet rabbit cage from smelling, the cage need to be kept in a clean and sanitary condition.

This will also promote a healthy living environment. You may have to clean the cage more than once per week, at least until the rabbit is litter trained . The rabbit cage needs to be washed and sanitized with an appropriate sanitizing agent on a regular basis. 

stop the rabbit cage smell

Cleaning the rabbit cage area regularly and keeping all surfaces dry will prevent smelly bacteria from growing.

This will definitely reduce the smell from the rabbit cage. Sometimes the rabbit droppings can have a bad smell. Smelly rabbit poop(assuming they are healthy) are usually the territorial poop, which is coated in kind of a sheen, oil. Non-territorial poop looks identical, but it’s completely dry and doesn’t smell.

How I stop the smell from the rabbit cage

I use Feline Pine litter, it smells great and absorbs very well leaving no stink.

It is a pelleted wood litter that is kiln-dried so any harmful oils from the pine are no longer a problem. Other pelleted wood litters work well, too, or even wood stove pellets.

I really do not recommend wood shavings, on the other hand. Cedar shavings are harmful to the rabbits health, and wood shavings of any kind do not work very well at absorbing and preventing smell, in my experience. I also had less than great experiences with paper-based litters like Carefresh or Yesterday’s News.