Saturday, April 30, 2011

Bunny Care - The Litter Box

I have mentioned previously that bunnies may be chewers or diggers. Lucky us, we got both.

As the girls approached their first birthday, their increased personal control significantly reduced the number of free-range poops and they all use the litter box "regularly". However, "digging" tendencies exercised in their litter box can disrupt their otherwise reasonably clean pen.

If you have a similar experience, let me share another of the many helpful hints from my local HRS chapter.

After you clean the litter box (I buy so much vinegar at Costco, I am sure they think I run a salad bar), lay in a couple of thin wire baking racks (like you put your cookies on to cool - except not these racks, anymore)...

Baking racks in the bottom
of the litter box

Pour in your litter of choice
(illustrated: Yesterday's News)

Cover the bottom to just above the racks

Cover with a selection of well-tossed hay

Add bunnies - and you're done!
Actually, as soon as the box hits the floor, the bunnies add themselves.
See some advice for about "chewers" at
Bunny care - Chew-Chew (not a train)
Bunny care - The Cardboard Jungle
Bunny care - The Cardboard Jungle, Part 2

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