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BINKYBUNNY FORUMS > BEHAVIOR > Litter Training Holland Lop
Last Post by LittlePuffyTail at 9/02/2012 6:38 AM (4 Replies)
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User is Offline Little Bear
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8/30/2012 5:03 PM

Hi there,

first time bunny owner and poster.

Can anybody offer any advice on litter training my little bunny? He's 5 months old (just got him yesterday) and everytime he poops outside of his litter box (usually when he is eating his pellets - is this normal?), I pick him up and put him in his box. 

Unfortunately, because this is after he poops, he thinks it is his duty to run to the litter box once he's done and escape my attempt at picking him up. It's extremely hard to catch him while he's pooping, so I'm at a loss at how to proceed here. Any advice would be greatly appreciated. 

Thanks!


User is Offline Monkeybun
Hillsboro, Oregon
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8/30/2012 5:16 PM
If you just got him yesterday, chances are its him marking his new territory. If he isn't neutered, that would be a good first step

User is Offline Sarita
(Dallas)
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8/30/2012 9:37 PM
Hi, I'm moving this to the behavior section.

User is Offline LBJ10
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8/31/2012 2:35 PM
Most likely territorial. It helps to have them neutered first and then start with the strict litter training. In the meantime, you could maybe put his food bowl somewhere that would essentially force him to eat and poo in the box at the same time.

User is Offline LittlePuffyTail
New Brunswick, Canada
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9/02/2012 6:38 AM
Like the others said, neutering will help. In the meantime, try putting a layer of hay in his litter box. This will often encourage a bunny to spend time in there. Bunnies really like eating and pooping at the same time.
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