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post #1 of 4 (permalink) Old 08-21-2007, 12:26 AM Thread Starter
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I just got a new dwarf/lionhead bunny and hes so adorable! He is about 3 months old. But I have a few questions about how to make our relationship work well...

1) I know bunnies need bedding, but when I check on him the next morning his bedding is covered in pee and poo and hes sleeping in it! Its a wadded up mess and I end up having to change the bedding more than twice a day if I want it to stay acceptable. So for the last day or two he has just had a hidey house with no bedding. I feel bad. Whats the best way to make this work?

2) Litter box training. I know hes young still, but I have a litter pan and I put some hay in it, but he usually just sleeps in it and makes a mess. I will be getting him fixed in a month or two, but right now he does his business wherever he happens to be standing at the time. I have the kind of cage with a wire bottom with a tray undernearth. Any advice on getting him to use it, and making clean up easier?
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post #2 of 4 (permalink) Old 08-27-2007, 02:38 AM
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When he's neautered he should become tidier


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Hello I'd love to see pictures if you have them! I have a dwarf bunny and a lionhead bunny myself

Rabbits don't necessarily need bedding, actually. What are you using? I don't use bedding, but I do give my boys old towels and grass mats to lay on.

His litter box skills will greatly inprove after getting him fixed. Like you said, he's still young! Bunnies are usually very messy when they're babies - like most babies! Give him time and he'll get better.


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post #4 of 4 (permalink) Old 08-27-2007, 05:15 AM
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I agree with Michelle. He is just a baby. You wouldn't expect a dog to train that quickly. Although I do think they are easier than a dog. Also, mine were all much better after they were spayed or neutered.
I don't use bedding either. My bunnies have bedrooms to themselves. Except for Teddy who will once he is bonded to the others. But even Teddy doesn't have bedding. Just a couple of towels. I give Penelope fleece because she chews on towels.
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