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Rabbit-Proof Litter Boxes - help needed! *UPDATE*

I don't know how many people here have experience with house rabbits, but I figure we have some pretty innovative members, so here goes...

Two of the cats' litterboxes are in my bedroom (out of necessity), and whenever I let the rabbits out to play, they immediately jump in the boxes and start digging. I have no idea how to keep them out, aside from monitering their every move - and that gets pretty tiring...

I'm looking for a permanent solution, litterbox design, WHATEVER, that will prevent the rabbits from getting into the cats' litterboxes. Yes, the boxes need to stay in my bedroom (along with the rabbits), but I would like to allow the rabbits - who are normally very well behaved - to have more freedom without my constant supervision.

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raise them off the floor? (ie higher then the bunnies can climb in to)
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I don't have ANY experience with rabbits....but I just wonder if they would try dropping into a top-entry covered litterbox???
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raise them off the floor? (ie higher then the bunnies can climb in to)
That's actually not such a bad idea. As it is, the boxes have high sides and the rabbits have to take a leap to get into them. Maybe raising them up a little would work pretty well...

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I don't have ANY experience with rabbits....but I just wonder if they would try dropping into a top-entry covered litterbox???
That could work to - but I don't think I've ever seen a top-entry box Off to Froogle it
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top entry box was my first thought too, although knowing rabbits and how thrifty (and naughty!) they can be, they might eventually figure it out, although, if they do, they won't be able to kick the litter out of the box.

This is the box I made for the cats (although my rabbit seems to think its his too...) You could do something similar but cut a hole in the lid instead...

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that's a way cool idea (and inexpensive) for a litter box!
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........I don't think I've ever seen a top-entry box Off to Froogle it
They are pretty common actually - PetSmart and Petco carry them....
http://www.petsmart.com/global/product_ ... 3332213451
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Wanted to show y'all the solution I came up with. It's kind of temporary, because we're knocking down that wall in another month, and my entire desk area will be moved/rearranged. But for now, this works:


(it also has the added benefit of keeping them entirely away from the computer chords)
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Great idea!
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post #10 of 11 (permalink) Old 12-08-2005, 09:00 PM
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I would be way careful of having the litter boxes so close to the computer case. I don't know what type of litter you use, but that litter dust will wreak havoc on your puter!!!! The fan(s) will just suck it right in and that will not be a good thing at all.
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