Rabbits make wonderful pets and can be easily trained to use a litter tray. Teaching your rabbit to use a litter tray is simple and makes cleaning up after them much easier.
How to Train Your Rabbit to Use a Litter Tray
Rabbits are intelligent and naturally clean animals and this makes training them to use a litter tray quite easy. Rabbits, like most animals, have a natural inclination to toilet away from the area where they sleep and eat so it’s important to place the litter tray in a suitable location. Litter training is most successful in rabbits that have been de-sexed.
Your rabbit may have already chosen a toilet location, usually in a corner, and if that’s the case you should place the litter tray there. Place some of your rabbit’s droppings in the litter tray as this will encourage your rabbit to use the new litter tray. Don’t worry if you find accidents outside the litter tray, just pick them up and place them in the tray.
Avoid choosing a litter tray with high walls as you want your rabbit to be able to jump into the tray easily. Fill the tray will recycled paper litter as this is very absorbent. Avoid clumping litter types are these can be dangerous if swallowed by your rabbit.
Ensuring Your Rabbit Continues to Use the Litter Tray
To ensure your rabbit continues to use the litter tray it’s important that you clean the litter tray regularly. Most animals will discontinue using a litter tray if it is heavily soiled. Use hot soapy water or vinegar to thoroughly clean the tray every so often.
Topic: Training, Rabbits