Litter Madness

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    I have 5 bunnies indoor. They have their own rooms. No cages. Recently, they have been kicking the litter and hay out of the pan. I thought maybe it was the hay (bought a new brand) so I switched back. Still happening. Everyday I walk into a hot mess of litter, hay and poop on the floor. I bought new high side litter pans still a mess. I used very little litter as well thus changing more frequently. Tried not using paper litter and only hay.
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    Can you post a picture of your set up? Are they spayed and neutered?
     
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    Bunny room 2 buns in each side
     

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    Yes they are.
     
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    For litter, I would recommend using horse stall pellets. Props to you for letting them have a whole room to themselves! I wish I could do this. Have you tried using a covered litterbox and just take off the door?
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    This is Lennon the bunny's litterbox set up.
     
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    Horse pellets? Alfalfa ones? Litter is expensive I bought $160 worth monday. I will try the lids. I choose this house with space for the bunnies. Its a family room and dining area One more bunny upstairs in loft and hallways. She only visits the bedrooms
     
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    No, they are wood pellets sorry I should have been more specific. I buy a 40 lbs bag for $6 at Rural King. I'm not sure where Gilbert is but you can get them at your local farm store. These are the ones I buy.
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    One of my buns would do that too! I just removed that one and added another hooded litter box and removed the door! It definitely fixed the issue!
     
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    Two suggestions: A neat idea cube or 2 that will fit into the litter box. Or a cookie cooling rack placed on top the wood pellets & hay. Hope your girls/guys won't ponder removing etiher item with their incisors. One of our sanctuary buns would do so.

    These digger-thwarting tips have worked well for our specific diggers. Hubby would bend up the sides of an NIC grid to fit nicely in a cat litter box.

    That's a beautiful set-up for your bun babes! So lucky to have the space. All so lucky to have the gorgeous safe-haven room!

    p.s. Three of our buns in the house have the same Binky Bunny accordion-style run thru cardboard tunnel. Bun-fun intriguement amenities.
     
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    As a bunny mom with multiple bunnies in different areas of our home, it's a huge smile factor to hear you have 5 spayed and neutered buns.

    I love the tall black (sturdy) separation panel. Where did you get it? (Or I'll try googling later).
     
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    Rather than the box that has a full lid on it, I'd suggest a more open one like this. Having a complete lid on it will only trap the ammonia fumes which is bad for them to breathe. (Another "Lennon the Bunny" beginner mistake, imo)
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    I can never smell the urine with the wood pellets, that's why I didn't think about it.
     
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    You paid 160.00 for litter? Omg, it's 6.00 for an 18 kg box (40 pounds). Thats cheap.
     
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    Are you in Gilbert, SC? I think Lazy Creek sells horse pellets as well as Tractor Supply.
     
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    Menard's in Wisconsin will sell 40# of Marth wood pellets for $3.99. They also have the 11% rebate offers if you choose to buy multiple bags at a time.
     

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