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Do not yell at your bunny while he is in his litter box. Doing so may scare him and prevent him from wanting to go into the box again.

Keep the litter boxes clean. Rabbits will actually use the boxes for purposes other than going to the bathroom. They will eat, sleep, groom or just hang out in there, too!

Above all, give your rabbit encouragement and spend lots of time with him while you are in the litter box training phase. Doing so will show your pet that you are pleased with his behavior and that you care about him. Trust me, it makes all the difference!


From the Mouth of a Rabbit Owner

As the previous owner of a very rebellious Labrador, I have to admit that I was very happy and somewhat shocked by how easy it was to potty train the latest addition to the family, a young English lop.

I got him from a local breeder who is a friend of mine, and the first thing I did was set up some appointments at the vet. When the time came, I took my little fuzzy friend in to get fixed. The vet told me I had made a good decision, especially because unneutered rabbits tend to go to the bathroom wherever they want to mark their territory!

I then picked up a few litter boxes and set them up with organic rabbit litter. My breeder friend gave me a great piece of advice that worked like magic: take some rabbit droppings and put them in the litter boxes. Well, it was like magic. My English lop got the message loud and clear. He figured out what those boxes were for, and pretty soon he did not even need me to nudge him in the right direction. He would head for the litter box himself whenever he got the urge.

I swear, I think my little buddy is the smartest rabbit ever! I am so proud of him! He certainly made my job a whole lot easier by adapting to litter boxes so quickly.


Key Points Summary

Whether or not your rabbit learns quick or slow, the key to litter box training is a calm demeanor and patience. Its the same as with training any other animal. You have got to provide encouragement, and you have got to be persistent. Only repeated actions will get the message across to your pet.

So do not make litter box training a haphazard effort. Once you decide its time, get all the materials ready and then give yourself the necessary time to help out your pet. Remember, you may need to stand around and observe for at least the initial stages, so that if you bunny starts to go to the bathroom where hes not supposed to, you can intervene and show him what to do.

By putting in a little extra time now, you can save yourself a lot of headaches later on. Cleaning up the litter box is, in my opinion, a hundred times better than having to shampoo the rug or scrub the floor! Even better, you can actually use the soiled litter for compost.


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