indoor rabbits and cutting the stink

Discussion in 'Other Pets & Livestock' started by Autumn T, Oct 10, 2009.

  1. Autumn T

    Autumn T Songster

    Dec 23, 2008
    Central Texas
    my 2 french lops are getting pretty stinky
    my buck manages to pee out of his cage. he ripped out the urine gaurds and broke them

    I have tried paper pellets, unscented cat litter and corn "Sand"

    what can I do?
    we want to put them outside but it is already cold out and they don't have a winter coat.
  2. bargain

    bargain Love God, Hubby & farm

    Apr 13, 2008
    Bowdon, GA
    What are your temperatures - highs and lows.

    I keep our rabbits out yhear round and am in west georgia. Last year our temps got to about 10 degrees a few days and I put hay in the pens so they could make burrows but they did well.

    I'd check with a local vet to see if it would be ok for them.

    You could also have nesting boxes in the cages which would with the hay help them keep warmer.

    Hope this was helpful and that you also get some more input. Have a blessed day.

  3. suburbanminifarm

    suburbanminifarm Songster

    Jul 29, 2009
    N.San Diego County
    Are you using him for breeding or can you get him castrated? It helps sooo much with that urine smell!!
    I personally like bedding them on thick layer of newspaper with cheap alfalfa hay over that-- the hay smells nice. But this setup may not work for you.
  4. Autumn T

    Autumn T Songster

    Dec 23, 2008
    Central Texas
    they are in TSC cages with litter pans under them

    the buck is for showing and future breeding if he does good in shows. according to his breeder he should do awesome and is her best bun this summer

    we are in N TX. it is in the 50s today and raining. they have been indoors since we bought them last spring. I know they can go out but since they don't have winter coats yet???

    plus I would have to build something to keep the rain off and hubby and I are currently sick

    if I can keep the buck's pee in the cages the litter works (better)
    how do I keep it in when he ripped apart METAL cage liners?
  5. BluegrassSeramas

    BluegrassSeramas Serama Savvy

    Aug 25, 2008
    Central Kentucky
  6. faykokoWV

    faykokoWV Mrs Fancy Plants

    Nov 4, 2008
    Cross Lanes, WV
    we use stall dry in the chicken coop, seems like that would help with the rabbit too.
  7. redhen

    redhen Kiss My Grits...

    May 19, 2008
    Western MA
    Are they litter box trained? I find that it helps alot..because its much easier to change out their litter pan every other day then change a whole cage every other day.
  8. feedstorechick

    feedstorechick Songster

    Jun 30, 2009
    Fifty is cold to you and me because its' been 100 here all summer. The rabbit will love it.

    Can you put his cage in a shady spot, like a porch or carport, out of the rain and wind until you can build something with a roof?
  9. ladycrotalus

    ladycrotalus Songster

    Jun 14, 2009
    Massena, NY
    Quote:Marshall's makes one for rabbits and small animals, i wouldnt use the ferret one for rabbits.


    Here is another brand, same concept.

    Bucks spray, especially with another rabbit in the same room. When i had 2 fuzzy lop bucks inside i had to clean urine off of the walls high up, it was quite nasty.
  10. Autumn T

    Autumn T Songster

    Dec 23, 2008
    Central Texas
    where would I find that order stop?

    I have no where safe to put them outside until I can build it.
    I have some 12 gauge electric fence wire I can use to tie things up. he is quite sure he hates the guards and he WILL destroy them

    litter box? I am not sure I can fit one in the cage and they still have room to run
    the cages are 36x36 (biggest TSC has) and both like to run laps. would a box bother them?

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