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BINKYBUNNY FORUMS > HOUSE RABBIT Q & A > loose the smell, or loose the rabbit
Last Post by Beka27 at 9/26/2012 4:46 AM (53 Replies)
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User is Offline Brandy
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9/14/2012 6:42 AM
If you have access to lavender that is wonderful as well. I give some to my buns on a regular basis as a bed time snack, it has the bonus of making their blankets smell lovely.

User is Offline tobyluv
South Carolina
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9/14/2012 1:46 PM
Lilly is old enough to get a spay (just turned 6 months today I think) but I just don't have enough money yet and she is so stubborn about using the litterbox that when I put the litterbox where she usually goes, shell try to go under my bed and pee there. Luckily, I clean up all of her messes and spray purfume on it. Also the thing is that in my neighborhood, they don't sell horse stall bedding or wood stove pellets and my pet stores don't sell feline pine. But now what I really need is a cleaning solution that illiminates odor. Oh and I almost forgot to say, Lilly's cage is made out of metal and I clean it every other day.


Feline Pine is sold in grocery stores and probably in discount stores such as Kmart and Walmart. I've seen it in a lot of different stores.

User is Offline Monkeybun
Hillsboro, Oregon
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9/14/2012 2:16 PM
I like nature's Miracle or just vinegar and water for cleaning up urine spots. Both work wonderfully

I would change out from the aspen shavings. Wood shavings in general I think just end up making things smell more strongly, adding the wet wood smell to the urine. Paper based are better for that I think. And frequent changes.

And I also agree with the perfume: it makes it worse.

User is Offline mcgarr423
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9/14/2012 6:09 PM
I used to have to really keep up on odor control with just my one rabbit but she's about 4 weeks spayed now and the difference is very noticeable. I change the litter about every 2 days and its no problem.

User is Offline zoologist
Orlando, Fl
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9/14/2012 7:03 PM
It's ok that your bunny isn't litter trained yet. She's young and bunnies can be stubborn

I use this bedding for my hedgehog after trying half a dozen different things (fleece, aspen, corn cob bedding, care fresh, ugh!!) and it works the best out of anything ive used before for keeping down smell. I used to have to clean the cage every couple of days. Now I can let it go for a couple of weeks if I really wanted to with no problem. It's a little on the pricey side but since I don't have to clean as often i use less bedding than before.

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User is Offline Lillydahungrybunny
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9/15/2012 10:58 PM
UPDATE: I'm going to start using vinigar/water mixture until I can get my hands on some natures miracle. And now I have to force Lilly to get in the litterbox and stay there until she goes and I only give her her daily rosepetal if she goes in there but I feel bad but I don't want to lose her. WHAT DO I DO!!!

User is Offline TH004
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9/16/2012 1:28 AM
Once she gets old enough to spay, that will help with the litterbox training and smell (remind your family that those things will be fixed when she gets old enough). In the meantime, you can put her food bowl and/or hay in the litterbox. My buns loves to eat and poo in one place--it's efficient

User is Offline Monkeybun
Hillsboro, Oregon
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9/16/2012 1:36 AM
yes, keep her food in the litter box. They eat and go at the same time.

User is Offline Skipper's Mama
Florida
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9/16/2012 7:18 AM
I'm sure the vinegar/water mix will work. =] I hope you can keep her. I'm sure it will help.

User is Offline Beka27
Cleveland, Ohio (USA)
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9/16/2012 7:53 AM
How soon do you think you'll have the money for the spay? A good litter and the vinegar mixture should help, but if the smell is from the urine (or urine spraying due to hormones), spaying is really the best option.
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User is Offline Lillydahungrybunny
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9/16/2012 4:10 PM
probably 3-4 months

User is Offline Beka27
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9/17/2012 2:33 AM
Does your mom recognize that there may still be some odor for the next few months then, despite your best efforts? What does her ultimatum consist of? How long do you have to get the odor under control?
Meadow..... Photobucket ...... Max, my angel bunny

User is Offline skunklionshow
City of Brotherly "Shove"
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9/17/2012 7:55 AM

Pls be sure to check w/ your local animal shelter or House Rabbit Society to find resources for low cost/ no cost spay/neuter programs.  My local animal shelter did not do bunnies, but they were able to recommend several area vets that do low cost services.  I got my rabbit neutered from a vet w/ a cat/dog practice, but she had extensive speuter experience in animal welfare.  She is now my cat vet & I love her!  So check around. 

I have my litterboxes down to a science.  I use cardboard on the very bottom (change when stinky or wet), newspapers on top, cover w/ pellets (yesterday's news or pine pellets), cover w/ carefresh ultimate.  I love the carefresh ultimate rather than regular carefresh.  It costs more, but I think it's worth it.  Other brands and types don't seem to be as good.  I then put yummy hay on top.  We change the boxes every few days.  They have about 4 boxes in their pen, but have a preference for only 2.  Every since Jessi had head tilt, she's never gotten as good w/ the litterbox as she used to be.  Also she's getting older, so her bladder is getting a bit tired (not the medical term I know).  I use vinegar/water as my primary pee cleaner.

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User is Offline Lillydahungrybunny
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9/18/2012 11:56 AM
ugg my mom has started puting her outside while I'm at school which is the hottest time of the day and whenever I try to talk to her she starts yelling so I can't even communicate with her anymore. This is hopeless. I might as well start looking for good homes now. :,(

User is Offline LittlePuffyTail
New Brunswick, Canada
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9/18/2012 1:19 PM
That's so sad. Please try to let your Mom know how very important she is to you and that once spayed, the smell is likely to be reduced.
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User is Offline Beka27
Cleveland, Ohio (USA)
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9/18/2012 1:30 PM
Has she been seen by a rabbit vet already? (I'm sorry, you may have mentioned this but I can't recall.) Do you know for a fact that she's female?
Meadow..... Photobucket ...... Max, my angel bunny

User is Offline Lillydahungrybunny
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9/19/2012 2:17 PM
yes I know she is a female but I'm only 99.99% sure. And I have her first appointment scheduled at the vet on the 29th.
update #: I put the litterbox in Lilly's cage and she only goes in there now but I don't know about outside of the cage I just put it in last night and she hasn't had playtime yet.
update #2: It isn't her cage that smells really bad now. It is Lilly's feet. They smell so bad walking on all of that pee that I can't even get that close to her with those stinky feet


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User is Offline Stickerbunny
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9/19/2012 4:19 PM
Get a litter screen, like they sell in the BB store (or you can mkae your own out of hardare cloth) so she can't stand in the urine

User is Offline Lillydahungrybunny
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9/19/2012 6:08 PM
but shipping costs so too much and my mom doesn't have a lot of money right now. Is there anything that can help that I can pick up at Target or Walmart?????

User is Offline Sam and Lady's Human
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9/19/2012 6:14 PM
Clean her litter box more often. It really will solve all your problems.
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