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Forum BONDING Pre bonding litter box

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    • Cinnimon&Ollie
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      I know that you are supposed to switch the bunny’s or bunny’s litter boxes when satiating to bond them, but I don’t want it to mess up their litter habits. One of my rabbits is perfectly litter trained, and the other is 90 %. The litter boxes are very different sizes too.


    • DanaNM
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      Litter box habits often go out the window when bonding, whether you use the same litter boxes  or swap or not. But once they are bonded they will return, so don’t worry. 🙂

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    • Cinnimon&Ollie
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      I am bonding them currently, but switching there litter boxes or them into each other cages would help. My rabbit who was already 100% litter box trained is still 100% litter trained, and my rabbit who is 90% litter trained I am currently litter box training but it is going well so I don’t want it to go backwards.


    • Wick & Fable
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      If it goes “backwards”, it will likely be more because of the bonding process– not swapping the boxes. Litterbox behavior is something that can be polished in the future as well, so I wouldn’t let concerns about it prevent you from doing swaps as a pre-bonding measure. Most likely, it won’t impact anything litter habit wise, as long as they are in the same place.

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    • Cinnimon&Ollie
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      What do you mean by the same place? That the litter boxes are in the same place? That the bunny’s are in the same room? Sorry if this is a dumb question.


    • Wick & Fable
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      I mean when you swap litterboxes, put them in the place the original one was. So the rabbit is still familiar with that’s the place to go, even if it’s a different box.

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    • Cinnimon&Ollie
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      I was leaning towards during switching the bunnies into each other cages, but if that won’t work than I could switch there litter boxes. Do you think switching the bunnies into each other cages or switching the litter boxes would be better.


    • Wick & Fable
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      Either way they are getting used to each other’s scent, so I don’t think it makes a huge difference. It seems like it’d be easier just to swap the rabbits.

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    • Cinnimon&Ollie
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      Okay thank you


    • DanaNM
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      Yeah I’ve always just swapped rabbits. 🙂

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    • Cinnimon&Ollie
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      I swapped the rabbits and I don’t think I will again. In my female bunnies and I don’t put fleece down, and she does not slip ( her paws are not really furry) but my male rabbits paws are super furry. I put a fleece down in the cage but he pulled the fleece up and bunched it all up. He wouldn’t walk were the fleece wasn’t. I had to fix this multiply times a day (about 2 times per hour). My female rabbit doesn’t throw her bowls but my male rabbit does he kept on throwing the water bowl. My female rabbit in my males cage wasn’t much better, she kept digging on the fleece and chewing it. She also didn’t use the litter box ( the litter box is a lot smaller than the one in her cage about 1/3 the size). Is there anything else I can do to help with bonding?

       


    • Wick & Fable
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      Ah, I understand. I have two buns who would wreak destruction based on the set-up of the other’s pens, haha.

      You can swap any sort of possessions, if possible. You can also plant poops of one’s into the other on a regular basis.

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    • Cinnimon&Ollie
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      Okay, thanks

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