Lop Training

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Even though most people don’t even think about it, it is possible to litter train your pet rabbit. In this article, I will show you how to train your lop rabbit to use a litter box properly.

Fist of all, you have to train your rabbit to use the litter in his cage first. If you start too big too soon, you’ll never be able to litter train your bunny successfully. The great thing about rabbits is that they develop habits over time, so if you keep the litter box in the same area and they use it regularly, they will keep going to the same spot every time they need to.

If you want your rabbit to know where his designated spot his, you should place some of his droppings in the bottom of the litter. This way, he’ll know that this is where he should go. You can also take the sheet of paper or towel you use to clean his urine and place it in the bottom of the pan. This way, he’ll be able to find his spot by smell.

Once your bunny is used to going in the litter you’ve placed in his cage, it’s time to move up to larger rooms. But before you let your bunny roam free, you should place a couple of litter boxes all around the room so he doesn’t randomly pick his spot.  Observe your bunny to see if he’s able to find his way to the litter boxes. If he can’t, that means that he’s not ready yet.

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You have to choose the right kind of litter if you want to get the best results possible. Just make sure that the kind you use is bio degradable and that it stays dry so that your bunny’s feet don’t get wet. You should also use different types of litter to see which ones absorb odors better.

You should cover the bottom of the litter with at least an inch of litter for optimal results. You should also make sure that you get the right type of litter box for your bunny. If your bunny is old or handicapped, you should go with a low entry box so he’ll be able to climb in it. If you have many bunnies, you should get a larger box in case they want to go in the same litter at the same time.

If your house is carpeted, make sure that you place some kind of protection under the litter box to protect the carpet underneath. If you don’t want everyone to see your bunnies litter, you can also go for a hooded litter box.

Potty training your lop eared rabbit is possible if you know how to go about it. Just make sure that you start small and move gradually to bigger rooms when he’s ready. This way, he’ll form an habit of going in the same spot every time he needs to and you’ll be able to let him roam more freely.


 
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