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O>C>D>pets December 31st, 2010 01:01 AM

Litter Training Isis Pleeeeeease Help
 
I've had Isis almost a week now and for the last two days I have been in the process of litter training her. I know it is still early it may take sometime.....what I'm noticing is that she will literally poo and pee in her water and food dish even-though she has a litter pan in her confined area?????:shrug::shrug: WTF IS GOIN ON....I thought rabbits were relatively clean animals or so I read anyways....I searched this forum for threads related to litter trainin a bunny and found nothin of any help....So nevertheless, if anyone out there can give me a hand or ideas on how to be successful in this journey please PM or msg me down below.....Thanx in advance....Happy Almost New Year's Eve everyone....All the best to all you and your furry, scaly one's tooooo

Chris21711 December 31st, 2010 08:40 AM

What are you putting in the litter pan?.....I have always used pine shavings....if you go this route, remember not to use CEDAR shavings for Rabbits.

cpietra16 December 31st, 2010 09:25 AM

[url]http://secourslapinsquebec.org/Resources/litter.aspx[/url]

this sight has helpful hints. I fostered for them in the past. Good Luck. Rabbits are generally clean, but like most people some are cleaner than others...they all have their own character:rolleyes::lovestruck:
Out of the 4 I've fostered two were super clean but the others were very laid back and pooped in their food...:shrug:

O>C>D>pets December 31st, 2010 12:32 PM

[QUOTE=Chris21711;973588]What are you putting in the litter pan?.....I have always used pine shavings....if you go this route, remember not to use CEDAR shavings for Rabbits.[/QUOTE]

I'm using wood pellets perhaps I will change to pine shavings...why not cedar???

O>C>D>pets December 31st, 2010 12:34 PM

[QUOTE=cpietra16;973595][url]http://secourslapinsquebec.org/Resources/litter.aspx[/url]

this sight has helpful hints. I fostered for them in the past. Good Luck. Rabbits are generally clean, but like most people some are cleaner than others...they all have their own character:rolleyes::lovestruck:
Out of the 4 I've fostered two were super clean but the others were very laid back and pooped in their food...:shrug:[/QUOTE]

I will check it out....thank you....what's with eating poop.....oh well I hope for her sake she will take otherwise she won't be allowed to roam free without close supervision

fleolicious January 9th, 2011 07:34 PM

[QUOTE=O>C>D>pets;973674]why not cedar???[/QUOTE]
Cedar shavings are very irritating for small animals' respiratory systems and can cause all kinds of problems, including respiratory distress. Pine is better, but still can contain certain toxic resins and oils that can irritate the animal. I've always used aspen shavings with both my bunnies and rats and there were never any problems.

As for litter training - it's mostly a matter of patience, patience and more patience. If your bunny is pooping in her food and avoiding the litter box entirely, try switching the two to see if she perhaps simply favours a specific corner of her area. (Most bunnies will, and once they've decided where "restroom" is it's hard to convince them otherwise.) Add some hay to the litter box to make it more appealing, and don't forget to reward your bunny when she makes an effort to go do her business in a proper place. Also, it's very important to clean the box at least every other day, but if the bunny finds this confusing or upsetting and stops using the box you can leave some of the dirty litter inside, to keep their smell.

But once again: patience, patience, patience. And good luck! :)

Burkie January 10th, 2011 11:33 AM

Wish I had some magical tip for you. But we would just put any dropping into the the litter pan and they eventually figure it out. Worked for both our rabbit and hedgehog, although my hedgie will start off in the litter pan but will walk out before he's finished. We use the yesterday's news litter for all our litter trained pets because it's very low in dust. Good luck and as others have said, it just takes patience.

Rainy January 11th, 2011 07:27 AM

I remember someone saying you don't train them, rather you catch on to thier routines.Put the litter where the rabbit seems to like to pee and poop the most.:thumbs up


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