Rabbit Training

house rabbit training litter guide

🐇💕House rabbit training guide

Having trouble training your house rabbit? Does your bunny seem to only listen when food is on the table? Perhaps they can't refrain themselves from doing their business in all the wrong spots? Read our quick guide on house rabbit training.

 

We have been getting a lot of questions asking us, how do you litter train your house rabbit?

 

Litter training should be done as soon as you get your rabbit. This is because the rabbit will find it easier to learn. It is possible to train any rabbit, however rabbits that have been spayed or neutered have a much higher success rate.

 

Now the first step is to buy a good litter box suitable for rabbits. Usually we recommend buying boxes designed for rabbits but these tend to be too small for rabbits to comfortably use. It should fit into their cage easily, putting the tray or box into the corner of their cage or play area is a smart strategy.

 

At first it might seem as though your house rabbit training is failing, your bunny has no regard for where they do their business but this will change over time if you follow these simple steps. When your bunny misses the tray or box, you can simply use a paper towel to soak up wee and pick up their poops and place them back into the litter tray. Spray down the place where they went outside of their litter box with a water and vinegar solution. This masks their scent and they should prefer to go to the toilet in their litter box after some time if you are persistent.

 

This works for most house rabbit litter training, but not in all cases will this method succeed. Usually this is caused by them preferring a different spot. If all else fails you can give in and try moving the box to somewhere they prefer.

 

Another strategy that works well is to put their hay next to the litter tray so they are accessible to your rabbit. Rabbits have a tendency to enjoy eating while they are on the toilet. Yes really. Try it, it might work for you and your rabbit will kick their naughty habits.

 

Here is a great hay feeder you can use in combination with the large litter trays.

House rabbit litter trays

This larger house rabbit litter tray allows your rabbit to easily access their restroom. Pair it up with the hay feeder and they should be one happy bunny!

 

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6 comments

  • I have a Flemish Giant Rabbit and find it rather hard to find things for him, any suggestions would be helpful. Thanks

    Rebecca Depotty
  • My rabbit is litter box trained and has a beautiful two story hutch. She is spayed and 7 month old now. We are having a problem with her chewing the metal bars of her cage at all hours of the day. She had plenty of hay and toys to play with and chew on. She just wants the door open. She can’t always have access to her extended play area. How do I break her of this behavior?

    Jen
  • I found it ease to train my bunny , using eard ( gardening eard for plants) I put it on the bottom of the box , and drie grass over it( it is right that they love eating and pooping ) … it worked very good , my bunny stayed on a place whiteout litter box and come back very confused , so I begun again and in two days it was normal , trie the gardening eard , plus a little sand , All kind of drie grass or hey and it will work .

    Regina
  • Hello Brandy-

    I always find with rabbits they are very stubborn with toileting and they always go in the most annoying places…

    This is probably because your rabbit has “been” there before so it has unfortunately designated that area as their bathroom.

    Have you tried spraying a vinegar/water mix in a bottle around the area? It shouldn’t upset your rabbit but should keep them away from your kitchen sink/stove area. Scent is key to rabbits so they try to always return to that toilet spot as they would in the wild. If there is anyway that if your bunny poops to pick it up and return it to their actual toilet area, it should help her get into a better routine.

    I know how you feel because my rabbit constantly poops on my bed! It’s very frustrating but over time with this technique it has improved and almost stopped. Almost…

    Let me know how you get on! Always great to hear from other bunny owners.


    Please contact me at any time if you have questions. :)

    Kate
  • I love your blog and it’s humor! I’m hoping you can help me with the another problem. My rabbit has full range to the kitchen and has a huge kennel. Unfortunately she keeps pooping between the kitchen sink and stove. Regardless if there is a litter box there or not. How can I train her to go poop in the litter pan inside her cage? She is an incredibly spoiled and we don’t lock her up. Instead I sweep and mop the kitchen floor about once to three times a day. She’s not particularly messy other than that one corner. HELP! 😁🐇

    BRANDY DONECKER

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