Are you looking for a litter box for your rabbit?
We have reviewed the most popular types of Corner and Covered litter boxes as well as Litter boxes with hay feeders and grids and tell you their good and bad points.
We tested them with our rabbits to share their reactions as well as rating them for Value for money and Mess.
We explain how they can help maintain good litter training habits and control unwanted behavior like peeing on your couch or bed.
Don't waste money on a litter box that may end up being rejected, take a look at our round up below so you can choose the best litter box for you or your rabbit.
If you only give your bunny the best then they should not be without a. Combining a hay feeder and a litter box so your bunny can enjoy two of its favorite things at the same time! It is a terrific way of making sure your bunny gets lots of hay and makes it easy to keep the hay feeder topped up. You may need to search the internet for one but there is usually someone running a craft business that will be selling them.
Don't be surprised if this also turns into a giant wooden chew toy as your bunny may also enjoy munching the soft wooden edges.
High sided litter boxes like theare a great adaptation that can help stop the litter being kicked out and spread around your home. It will also help can catch hay falling from a feeder placed above it, saving a lot of waste. They would work best place next to a wall or edge of an enclosure to stop them being knocked over. They don't cost much more than a regular litter box so are ideal for messy bunnies or for larger bunnies that can often pee over the side of a lower tray.
We find high sided litter boxes are great for stopping the mess that can build up behind them if they are placed in the corner of an enclosure. They are also heavier which can help keep them in place.
A bunny will usually do fine with a regular litter pan like the. It needs to be big enough for your bunny to turn around on and for it to be tucked under a hay feeder. Make sure it's quite sturdy as you bunny maybe spending some time there.
You can't beat a simple litter pan. They are easier to clean and are cheap enough so can be chucked out when they start looking tatty.
are offer a solution if you are worried about the smell from the litter box or would like it out in an open area like a kitchen where you would prefer it covered over. It can also be helpful to contain any mass that may spread around your house. These types of litter boxes are often a bit of a compromise. More frequent cleaning and finding somewhere less on show to put the litter box is often a better solution. This type of enclosed box also means you miss the opportunity to put hay in the litter box which can encourage better litter habits. You may also find you will need to remove the door to make this work.
I think out bunny prefers his open litter pan with a hay feeder as he spends a lot of time there observing his surroundings. We use paper-based litter and clean it out twice a day, we find this does not leave any odor.
Corner litter boxes are a great space saver inside a pen or enclosure as they don't take up much room, they can however be a bit on the small side so you may not find one big enough for bunny to be comfortable in if they are a larger bread. Make sure you check the size, and we recommend getting something simple like the. They are best placed in the corner of a pen and the high sides will be useful in stopping mess being kicked out.
We used this when we were litter training our bunny as he started a habit of peeing over the edge of the regular litter pan. He soon grew out of it, and we found it got tossed over quite a bit as it's quite light.
We know how important it is to your pet rabbit's health and happiness to have lots of toys to play with, we also know how expensive keeping your rabbit in toys can be. This is why cardboard toys are so good as they are cheap and, in most cases, free! Cardboard boxes and castles make great shelters. Your rabbit will love customizing to suit their own needs. Chewing cardboard can also offer a source of fiber and help wear down their teeth. They also can act as a great distraction from unwanted behavior such as chewing carpet, baseboards and wallpaper and wooden furniture.
When it comes to choosing the right cardboard toys for your furry friend you really are spoiled for choice however, there are some old favorites that every bunny patient keeps to hand as they have proven to be invaluable to keep your rabbit's teeth in good condition and stop them getting bored.
Toilet roll tubes can be lots of fun to nibble on and toss about and nearly always to hand. Cardboard boxes and Castles can become a much-loved hideout for your rabbit that will enjoy customizing into the perfect hideout.
In this guide we review the most popular types of cardboard toys, many of which are free and try to give you an idea of what to expect from the toy and your bunnies reaction to it. We discuss their pros and cons to help you choose the best toy for your rabbit.
Our reviews put the benefits to your bunnies wellbeing first. We think the best litter tray is the best litter tray for your rabbit, which should allow them to be as comfortable as possible and help them with the many activities surrounding this complex behavior.
We know that every rabbit is different so we also try to match the different needs rabbits have with different types of litter boxes so you can make sure you are getting the best one for you.
We do not focus on how convenient litter boxes are for bunny owners to use, for instance products designed to reduce the effort of cleaning routines using grids or hoods. We would not review any litter boxes that we think would be bad for your rabbit. We would not review toys that are glued together or constructed from materials we consider harmful.
We have been house rabbit owners for over 20 years and have tested out many of these litter boxes here at Bunny proof HQ with our own bunnies. We share how our rabbits behaved around them and tell you how they performed over time.
We know every rabbit is different, so we have gathered lots of advice from our rabbit proofing Facebook group which has over 50K members at the time this article was written. This has helped us to discover what litter boxes seem to be a success and which ones have caused unexpected problems.
To help you compare each litter box we have given them a rating on three criteria, Value for money, fun and mess.
Value for money - How expensive they are compared to how long they will last
Fun - How much time your rabbit will spend with the toy compared to its other toys
Mess - How much mess may spread about and how hard it is to clean up
We created these reviews to help other likeminded rabbit owners with help and advice. We are not affiliated with any other companies or organizations. We would not promote a product for any reason other than we feel it is a suitable choice based on our own experience and the experience of the members of our bunny proofing Facebook group.