Posted By JK on 10/18/2012 07:11 AM
Well I am having the same problem with Edson but Edson I think is making a statement. He is about 5 and has always used the litter box perfectly. He used to have free range of the house until he started chewing baseboards and legs of furniture so now he is confined to the office. Now he has started peeing and pooping tons by the gate to the office. He only does this in the morning when we are there. I really think he is protesting to get outta of that room! I often let him out but watch him carefully and then back in the office he goes flicking his feet at me. So what do you do with a protesting bunny? I really hate to put another litter box by the door.
I've only had my bunny a week but from the start he always went in his litter box (I didn't even have to train him) until 2 days ago, when he peed against the kitchen door. He is allowed everywhere in the house except the kitchen, so I assumed he had realised that was the end of his territory and had peed there to mark it. Today I went out and left his hutch open but the bedroom door closed, so that he had the run of one room. When I came back, he had peed against the bedroom door. I do think it's territorial.
But my bunny isn't neutered yet, and I think he is just starting sexual maturity and has more of an urge to mark than he did when he first got here. I'm confident that when he's neutered this marking will stop, and if it doesn't I'll just have to re-train him the habits he seems to have forgot.