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Critters USA: Lessons In Litter Training

Use these tips to successfully litter-train your rabbit.

By Lorraine Archer

Pet owners may be unaware that rabbits have a natural responsiveness to litter box training, but it’s true. Rabbits, similar to cats and dogs, prefer not to do their business in an area where they sleep and eat. Also, they will continue to relieve themselves in an area where they have gone in the past. This can be a good or bad thing depending on how soon you, the owner, discover that area. When your rabbit uses a litter box, it allows your pet to have maximum freedom in your home.

Results May Vary
Some rabbits can be trained to use a litter box with little difficulty, while others may require more time and effort. Always remain patient with your bunny during the entire litter-training process. Your bunny will not learn to use it overnight. It took my English Lop named Lipton four to six months to become fully litter-trained.

Alex Soubliere, a bunny owner from Ontario, Canada,  offered this advice for success. “Remember, you will only get out of your relationship with your pet rabbit what you are willing to put into it.”

**For the full article, pick up the 2008 issue of Critters USA or click here to buy the issue.**


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