Flooring For Non Litter Trained Rabbits

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  1. ah_fish_

    ah_fish_New MemberMember

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    My rabbit is not litter trained and I'm not sure what to use as flooring. I have foam pads with puppy pads below to catch anything, any suggestions.
     
  2. Rojer Ramjet

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    Whelp, I'm not sure if this is applicable, but I used to raise rabbits for meat...

    We used crates covered in sawdust - same kind we loved our horses stalls with.

    Made it possible for the rabbits to eat their own poop (pica) which is really important for their long term health.
     
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    sawdust are very harmful to rabbits when inhaled
     
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    A guy who bred rabbits says otherwise :emoji_thinking:
     
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    UHm, as a responsible rabbit owner i assure you that SAWDUST is very dangerous. Imagine if you inhale a lot of dust in your nose. I suggest you to use old newspaper or paper because it is very absorbent
     
  6. Sanderguy777

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    I bred rabbits also, though as pets. There are CERTAIN wood shavings that are harmful but I believe that pine shavings are fine.
    Note, the commercially available shavings from a feed store are probably safe (I'd ask). But actual sawdust from a saw is undoubtedly bad and messy.
    I used to use either shavings or the recycled newspaper fluff that you buy in pet stores. Comes in a cube bag.
    I built a plywood box with sides and a roof. It had an opening in the front so the bunny could get in but I put news papers I the bottom and the shavings or fluff on top. This was in a cage, so no big deal if anything fell through.

    If you are indoors, get a plastic box that is about 4 or 5 inches tall and put newspaper in the bottom and your choice of filler on top. If they use it, it will absorb lots and last for 2 or so weeks between cleanings.
     
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