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Throwing her litterbox?

Sakura decided yesterday that her litterbox is a toy and has been throwing it around...leaving a mess on my floor. Is there any way I can weigh the box down or get her to stop? She has plenty of other toys to play with.




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post #2 of 9 (permalink) Old 03-25-2005, 06:51 PM
 
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what kind of litter box do you have? If its plastic and has a lip on the edge then you can drill holes in the lip and use twisty ties to wire it to the side of the cage (if you have wire sides). We use florists wire since its a little more durable but twisty ties last about a week or two.
Our rabbits have always thrown their boxes around so everytime we get a new litter pan we drill a hole in it.

For drilling, depending on the width of the lip, you could either use scissors or what we do, have an adult heat a leather hole poker (usually comes in screwdriver sets and is just a pointy screwdriver) over a gas stove and burn a hole through. Only let an adult do this tho.
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what kind of litter box do you have? If its plastic and has a lip on the edge then you can drill holes in the lip and use twisty ties to wire it to the side of the cage (if you have wire sides). We use florists wire since its a little more durable but twisty ties last about a week or two.
Our rabbits have always thrown their boxes around so everytime we get a new litter pan we drill a hole in it.

For drilling, depending on the width of the lip, you could either use scissors or what we do, have an adult heat a leather hole poker (usually comes in screwdriver sets and is just a pointy screwdriver) over a gas stove and burn a hole through. Only let an adult do this tho.
She's a free-range rabbit so the litterbox is not in the cage...




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Try putting hay on top of the litter and see if she will sit in it and eat hay to keep busy. Give her something else to do instead of throwing the litter box around. I think most rabbits would rather poop on top of hay anyway.
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Try putting hay on top of the litter and see if she will sit in it and eat hay to keep busy. Give her something else to do instead of throwing the litter box around. I think most rabbits would rather poop on top of hay anyway.
I use hay in it already. And she has PLENTY of toys, lol.




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Caesar always threw his litterbox around no matter what I tried. It's a thing bunnies do, so good luck!
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Caesar always threw his litterbox around no matter what I tried. It's a thing bunnies do, so good luck!
I know, I'm not sure what to do at this point. I would be fine with it if it was in the cage >.<




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just a random idea, but at some pet stores they sell wire panels, for like fences and kennels and such. You could buy two short pieces put them together in a 90degree angle and then put the litterbox in that corner and wire it to it...she wouldn't be able to throw that anymore...and it wouldn't be much of an eyesore in my opinion, if it keeps the floor clean, lol. just a random idea
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just a random idea, but at some pet stores they sell wire panels, for like fences and kennels and such. You could buy two short pieces put them together in a 90degree angle and then put the litterbox in that corner and wire it to it...she wouldn't be able to throw that anymore...and it wouldn't be much of an eyesore in my opinion, if it keeps the floor clean, lol. just a random idea
Hmm. I'll have to see!




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