All of my indoor rabbits have been amazingly clean...until my current Elop buck! He is my messiest animal. Ever. He's my first neutered rabbit...all my unnuetered bucks were tidier than this guy. X). Our doe Elop practically wore a maid uniform she was so clean. But, here is what I've had to do for him:
-He lives in a large, home made cage so I can easily reach in.
-The floor is an easy to wipe down linoleum.
-He has a high sided litter box (though he STILL manages to overshoot on occasion, so there is a puppy pad kind of acting as a door mat for it). They make high sided litter boxes, but since he is a big bunny, he uses a big box. Lowe's sells recycling bins that have a dipped side that look just like a litter box...I'll try to post a photo later. Keeping litter (we use Feline Pine. Feline Pine does not have the harmful oils wood shavings do due to processing. Don't use clay cat litter!) or bedding only in the litter box, and a bare floor elsewhere, helps guide them where to go and will eliminate bedding getting everywhere.
-He drinks from a cat auto waterer (not electronic, just the overturned jug style) which lasts his thirsty, water to pee converting self for five days.
-I tried TEN home made hay rack designs for him...not including the one I bought. All were rendered useless in the face of his messiness. Wire racks to reduce what he could pull out? Ha! He managed. Even a solid upright Tupperware canister fixed to the cage wall with a hole cut by me in the side was made in vain. I learned that he will poop and pee where his hay is. Period. And that said hay would be happily spread everwhere. The solution ended up being a 5 dollar wal-mart bag...the kind that have fabric that can breathe and are meant for reusable shopping bags. I bought him a bright pink bag as a punishment. It has daisies on it. >:^) I cut a hole in the side, fashioned a button to keep the top closed, and added velcro type fasteners to a strap cut in two. It straps to his cage side and hangs over his litter box. He eats without spilling from this contraption, but anything that could spill would just fall into his box. It has completely eliminated the worst mess of all...hay getting everywhere.
-His pellets go into a ceramic dog bowl...too heavy for a rabbit to tip.
-When he molts, he has a carpeted platform. All the hair gathers there. He gets papaya tablets to prevent any issues with wool block. Cleaning up his very fine rabbit hair is as easy as running a damp paper towel over the platform.
He is a super snuggly and amazing pet, and after we got down a system that cleaned up his act, owning him became that much better. Edited by punk-a-doodle - 8/11/12 at 8:48pm