Q: When will my NEUTERED male rabbit be litter trained?

August 15, 2008 | By Linda S. | 2 answers | Expired: 2715 days ago

When will my NEUTERED male rabbit be litter trained?

Hi, My Kasper, a REW Lionhead rabbit, is now 7 months old. He got neutered July 15,2008. So it's been a month now and I was under the impression that he would stop 'marking' his territory.

I do have a female that he was making friends with, but did not get her pregnant. She lives on the other side of our house. At first, I did notice that Kasper cut way down on dropping his little cocoa puffs, but now he's starting back up again.

When I first got him, he was 2 months old and he was so good--he would go to the litter box in his cage and if out on the patio, I had one out there and he would use it.

Will it get better as time goes on if he was really good about it at first? He never pees to mark, except when he's been up on the sofa with me for a little too long, then he will pee a bit, but I catch him and say a sharp 'no' and put him back in his pen.

Any suggestions as to whether or not I am litter training him right would be appreciated. I want him to be able to have the run of the house when I am here and can keep an eye on him. We've bunny proofed the wires and all that.

Also, will I always have this problem, even though he is fixed, if Kayla is not spayed? I am working up the money to get her fixed - but just wanted to know if that was the problem.

Thanks to all who respond. When he does leave a dropping on the sofa, I immediately pick it up and show him and say, "Kasper, no, no potty" and likewise when he goes in his litterbox, I praise him and say "Kasper, good boy, good potty".

Anything else????

Thanks again

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Aug 17, 2008

I had a rabbit for many years, he was litter trained only to pee, I don't remember how I did it, I think he would just naturally go to it or put down neswspaper with the smell of his urine on it, as far as the marbles he never did learn how to control them and I also never corrected him, they were so easy to clean up I really didn't even think about it, he lived to about 14 I love him allot, he was like a little dog.

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Aug 17, 2008

Rabbits won't understand when you tell them that they cant potty in certain places. You just need to train them. Your bunny might have gotten bored of his litter box and thats why he hasnt gone in it. if it is just littler in a box there is no reason for him to go into it. you need to cover the litter box with fresh hay everyday or you can just put it on half. They poop when they eat hay so make sure you have hay in the litter box.

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