Our rabbits pee and poo throughout the day and need a good litterbox to stay clean. It also need to be spacious and comfortable so they want to use it.
Our litterbox can accommodate 1-2 rabbits but for 3 or more rabbits, 2 litterboxes will be recommended.
We use a commercial crate from Toyogo (model: ID3901). The internal dimension is 49.5cm x 36.5cm and comes in 3 different heights (4, 7.5 and 9.5cm). 7.5cm is standard while 4cm is good for rabbits who can’t hop as well and 9cm is good for rabbits who ‘aim too high’ and pee outside their litterbox. We do not recommend higher than 9cm due to safety reasons. This crate cost $6-8 and can be purchased from Toyogo warehouse at 2 Kallang Avenue, CT Hub, Singapore 339407.
We use Breeder Celect recycled paper litter which is ideal because it is absorbent, excellent in odor control and not dusty to handle. Most paper-based litter are OK for rabbits. We do not recommend wood shaving as it can emit harmful vapors (phenols) when reacted with urine and if the air is not well-ventilated, can result in respiratory and liver damage. We also do not recommend powder clay or silica bead cat litter as they will be dangerous if ingested.
At Bunny Wonderland, we use Breeder Celect recycled paper litter because it is excellent in odor control. Most paper-based litter are OK for rabbits.
We will place a plastic mat over the litterbox so the rabbit’s feet stays clean. A common type is the ‘egg crate’ which fish fish aquarium shops use. For rabbits with sensitive soles or thin fur coat, the egg crates maybe too rough and can cause sore hocks (blisters) over time. For such cases, it is ideal to place a rubber mat over the egg crate or change to a flat plastic mat. The rubber mat can be found in neighbourhood provision shops while the plastic mats can be purchased through online shops such as Beary Pet Supply or Taobao.
Rubber mat place on top of egg crate grid.
Plastic mat place directly on top of paper litter.