It can be tricky moving your bunnies litter tray from its regular spot to a new place in your home as this can disturb you bunnies litter training habits.
If your bunny can't easily find their way to their litter tray or doesn't like where it's been moved too they may continue to use the area where it was before or even try and establish a new toilet area of their own choosing.
If you are planning this follow these simple steps from people that have done this and discovered all the pitfalls to this delicate process.
The easy steps to moving your bunnies litter tray to a new place
- Move your bunnies food with their litter tray to encourage its use.
- Leave some litter still in the tray when you clean it out so it retains a familiar smell.
- Clean up all traces of mess and smells from the old place using fabric spray.
- Bunnies can be very strong willed. You may end up moving the litter tray back in the end or to a spot they choose.
Follow these steps
When you first move the litter tray make sure you do everything you can to encourage its use.
An easy way to do this is to move your bunnies food next to it. If you have a hay feeder, place this above the litter tray so your bunny spends more time there.
Leave some litter still in the tray when you clean it out so it retains a familiar smell and your bunny can find it easily again.
This will help stop them starting a new spot as they will favor the one already used.
If they do try and establish their own toilet area in a different place, always quickly clean up any mess and smells so a habit does not form around it. If it was on a carpet it is best to use an odor control spray.
If your bunny does not take to using the litter tray in the new place and instead repeatedly goes to a different spot in the room it may be easier to move the litter tray there if it's not inconvenient.
Bunnies can be very stubborn. If your bunny keeps going back to the original spot you may need to move the litter tray back there or keep both of them.