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BINKYBUNNY FORUMS > BEHAVIOR > Litter training - please help
Last Post by Bambam at 9/18/2012 8:39 AM (6 Replies)
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User is Offline Bambam
Grahamstown, South Africa
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9/17/2012 9:58 AM

When Bambam is in his cage he knows where his litter box is and does not mess, however, when I give him some freedom he wees and poops on my bed! It has happened at least 4 times today and it is driving me mad! I try and catch him just in time and shoo him off my bed but sometimes I only catch him mid poop/wee!

I would love to get a friend for Bambam but I cannot do this until he is fully litter trained! Also, I would love to give him more freedom and let him run around my room all day but again, this cannot be done until he is litter trained. 

I love cuddles with him on my bed and therefore I would rather not train him to not go on my bed. 

He is 6 months old and is neutered.


User is Offline Aylnine
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9/17/2012 10:22 AM
How big is BamBam's cage? Is it like a larger hamster-cage sized cage or an actual pen/area where he can run around?

I noticed that when I had Rupert in his smaller cage he would be pretty good about going only in his box, but when I first bought an x-pen and let him run around a bit he would poop almost everywhere but only on one side of the pen. So, I put a few boxes there and cleaned up after him often so he learned to use the boxes. Maybe if you give BamBam just a little more room bit by bit he'll learn that he can only poop/pee in the box?


User is Offline Bambam
Grahamstown, South Africa
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9/17/2012 10:29 AM

His cage is roughly a meter x half a meter x 75 cm tall, it also has a second level which is where he sleeps. 


User is Offline Bambam
Grahamstown, South Africa
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9/17/2012 10:30 AM
also, when hes free around my room he doesnt poop anywhere else, apart from on my bed

User is Offline Aylnine
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9/17/2012 10:40 AM
In that case, I'm guessing the only way is to really keep an eye on him and catch him in the act a few times. It's probably better to try and gently herd him first and then reward him with a treat when he goes in the box. If he still won't learn with the positive reinforcement then move on to a firm "no" and a clap when he does it again. I'll defer to the more seasoned bunny owners here for their advice, but I think time and patience is the way to teach him to not go on the bed (though you might have to deal with soiled sheets for the first few days!)

User is Offline Elrohwen
Hudson Valley, NY
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9/18/2012 4:18 AM
It can be very hard to stop bunnies peeing on beds - they just love to mark over places where our scent is the strongest (plus soft beds absorb pee well). I would try blocking off the bed or covering with a plastic shower curtain.
- Elrohwen

User is Offline Bambam
Grahamstown, South Africa
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9/18/2012 8:39 AM
Ive tried putting a shower curtain on the bed and it didnt help much
Is there any hope for my little guy? I feel horrible keeping him in his cage when Im not home
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