While your bunny is utterly ear-resistible, you’d rather skip the stinky smells coming from her cage. Rabbit litter is one of the best bunny cage accessories because it helps control messes and odors. Bunnies are very smart pets, and you can train her to go to the bathroom in her litter box to keep the rest of the cage clean!
The best bunny litter controls odors, is dust-free, comfortable, eco-friendly and absorbent. Popular choices include compressed paper, rabbit litter pellets, newspaper, compressed wood pellets, aspen shavings and hay. While newspaper is an inexpensive and readily available choice, it doesn’t control odors as well as other options. Also, because your bunny likes to nibble on things nearby, you should avoid dangerous products like clay, corn, wheat, alfalfa and oat litters.
You will put rabbit litter in her litter box so she knows that’s her special place to go to the bathroom. While litter does a great job absorbing odors, it does need to be changed about once a week, if not every few days. You’ll be able to tell by either the smell or when there’s an abundance of droppings. You can use a litter box cleaner, like Kaytee Clean Cage Small Animal Habitat Deodorizer Spray, to make cleaning easier.
Did you know your bunny likes to snack when she goes potty? You can keep her rabbit food nearby and even consider adding a little grass hay to her litter box. For more odor control in her rabbit cage or rabbit hutch, you can use rabbit bedding, which creates a cozy environment and absorbs moisture. Don’t forget some fun, too! Bunnies need a lot of exercise, so a rabbit playpen is a great option for keeping an eye on her while she’s out of the cage. You can even put a litter box in it when she’s playing so she has a designated spot to go potty. Chewy has all the bunny litter and other rabbit supplies you need to help your fluffball live a hoppy and healthy life!
Frequently Asked Questions:
What can I use to line a rabbit cage?
There are many options for rabbit cage liners. In addition to rabbit litter and bedding, you can use hay, newspaper and aspen shavings. You should avoid using bedding made from artificial fibers, pinewood and cedarwood as a bunny cage liner because rabbits like to taste-test things, and those materials could make her sick. While bedding can make her feel more comfortable, it isn’t necessary for a bunny because she might mix up her bedding with her litter and end up going potty all over the cage.
What accessories do I need for my rabbit's cage?
There are many accessories you can add to your bunny’s cage to help keep her healthy, comfortable and entertained. In addition to consistent access to food and water, you should have a litter box, litter, a hiding spot and plenty of rabbit toys to help her stay busy. Chew toys like the Kaytee Perfect Chews Rabbit Toy are especially important because her teeth never stop growing, and she needs to nibble to keep them healthy. Shop on Chewy 24/7 for rabbit cage accessories for sale!
What is the best litter to use for rabbits?
The best rabbit litter is absorbent, controls odor and is safe for your buddy in case she sneaks a taste. Popular options are made with compressed paper, newspaper, compressed wood pellets, aspen shavings or hay. Oxbow Bene Terra Eco-Straw Pelleted Wheat Straw Small Animal Litter is a great choice because it’s absorbent and made of wheat in case she decides to snack on her litter. You should avoid clay litter because your bun might sneak a taste, and it’s not safe for her sensitive digestion system.