A guide to buying Rabbit Litter Trays
As rabbits are naturally clean animals, they tend to choose a specific place to use as a toilet. You can take advantage of this behaviour and teach your pet to use a litter tray. A rabbit litter tray will help you to keep the hutch clean and so will save you time and effort. Neutered rabbits are far easier to train as they don’t feel the need to use urine to mark their territory.
How to litter train your rabbit
To train your rabbit, first identify the place he favours as a toilet. Place a litter tray in that area and put any accidents which occur elsewhere into the tray. Your pet should soon get the hang of what to do. The rabbit litter tray that you choose should be big enough to enable your rabbit to sit at one end and to accommodate a pile of hay at the other. Rabbits like to nibble as the poo! You may find that your rabbit likes to dig in the litter. You can discourage them from spraying litter everywhere by providing digging material in a box elsewhere in the hutch or enclosure.
What litter should you choose?
Paper or wood-based litter is the most suitable for rabbits. Very similar products are available for cats, but the cat vaieties tend to be sold in bigger bags and can be cheaper. Whichever litter you settle on, it should be non-clumping as it won’t then present the threat of digestive blockages if your rabbit decides to nibble at it.