What kind of bedding should I put in rabbits litter box?

Discussion in 'Other Pets & Livestock' started by Willow's Meadow, Aug 2, 2010.

  1. Willow's Meadow

    Willow's Meadow Songster

    Apr 16, 2010
    Can I just use straw? What do you use?
  2. cafarmgirl

    cafarmgirl Crowing

    I've always just used pine shavings in their litter boxes. Much more absorbant then straw. Some people like to use shavings topped with a layer of straw so the shavings don't get kicked around so much. Especially in an indoor cage.
  3. Amanda0609

    Amanda0609 Songster

    Mar 22, 2010
    I use aspen shavings and timothy hay over the aspen. Works pretty well I have an indoor rabbit.
  4. sunflowerenvy

    sunflowerenvy Songster

    Apr 4, 2010
    south/west tn
    you can used hay pine shaving newspaper shaving. after a yr old cat litter. you can train them to used a poop box too.
  5. muddyhorse

    muddyhorse Songster

    Aug 11, 2009
    Bloomsdale, MO
    I use pine pellets. less dusty than shavings and very absorbant. fairly inexpensive $4.50 a bag that lasts almost a month.
    bunny boy litter trained in 2 days [​IMG]
  6. dieselgrl48

    dieselgrl48 Songster

    Feb 21, 2010
    I always used the pellet type or pine shaving's for mine if inside then if outside rabbits had wire bottom hutch with a simple set up of cheap plastic drop cloth underneath to catch the droppings and just folded up and discard or went to burn pile.I never did like starw etc. it holds too much moisture and rabbits are messy and it can mold quickly if not changed a lot.I kept good fresh pine in cage when my doe had her babie's.
  7. Amanda0609

    Amanda0609 Songster

    Mar 22, 2010
    Quote:How cute! Is he a lionhead, that's what I have. My little guy only peed outside his box once. Where do you get the pine pellets? Are they the same ones you can use for cats?
  8. therealsilkiechick

    therealsilkiechick ShowGirl Queen

    Jul 18, 2007
    Northwestern, pa
    i use pine shaveings for my inside ones or for outside pine shaveings with hay layered over it. i do 2 layers outside cuz it keeps some from throughing out the pine but also cause it helps to absorb the pee better than just putting the hay in.
  9. Surehatch

    Surehatch Songster

    Nov 16, 2009
    Straw does work real well
  10. Akane

    Akane Crowing

    Jun 15, 2008
    In a litter box it doesn't matter too much since it's changed frequently. Pelleted bedding would track less than shavings and absorb the most urine but you might have a lot of waste from throwing out good pellets every time you clean the box. Straw is not absorbent and would let urine get to the bottom of the box but it would not track and is cheap.

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