We've had rabbits for so long and have tried just about every product out there for indoor and outdoor use. It's essential for rabbits to have hay every day and it's also a fact that they poop... a lot... every day...
Most of our bunnies are placed in indoor homes and I always recommend potty training them to make for easy clean up and better enjoyment to keep as a pet! Potty training is actually very simple and I have instructions on our " How To Care For Bunnies" page. Basically they poop where they eat mostly. We've tried using the metal feeders and as chew proof as they are; they aren't attractive and if you have them outside they eventually will rust out. In the past year we invested in plastic hay-food bin feeders which were cool because you could put your hay in the top part and pellet food in the bottom section. So instead of having a separate bowl and hay feeder it was all in one. They would get chewed through by some of our rabbits so it wasn't ideal but they were cheap so replacing one every couple months wasn't a big deal. But why keep spending money on something that isn't 100% working for my buns? Then there came the pooping part...
There are several different bins used for litter boxes out there and most of them will work. Every rabbit has a different personality so some people have had to try out a few until one worked. But why spend the money if you don't know for sure if that box is going to work for your bunny/ bunnies?
Some common faults on litter pans:
1. Sometimes there is a lip on the top of the pans and it makes it easier to tip over if the rabbits push their little feeties down on the side to hop in. Once it flips it's game on and your companions have just figured out a fun game. Have fun trying to keep them from tipping it over!
2. If you put the litter box next to their food, where it should be, than sometimes they can move it around their area and you are back to square one trying to keep in from moving or tipping over.
3. The corner litter pans have never worked for anyone I've known. If it's worked for you please email me and prove me wrong! Usually first time bunny parents end up buying the corner litter pans because that's all that's offered in pet stores in the rabbit section. I would advise not to purchase one of those.
And the moment you've all been waiting for.. here are our new hay bin/ litter box combos! We are just starting them and we've had so many inquiries, we are in the process of making them to sell in January of 2018. We build them by order so if you are interested contact us! We do not ship them. Local pickup only.
We got the idea from the owners of Pearl and Amethyst; their instagram is @bun.and.a.loaf! These buns boarded with us this Christmas and when they brought their homemade hay feeder/ litter box bin inside I just had to make one for my rabbits! They work so well and the reason I would never of purchased one if I saw it is because it's wood and I figured they chew on it. No chewing at all from their buns or any of mine! It also didn't matter what litter box I wanted to use because it can't get moved around or tipped over in the framed box it sits in. They have a modern chic style that will dress up any room your rabbit stays in. These truly do work and i'm excited for you to try one! If you have any questions about these, feel free to comment below or message me!
Proverbs 31:30 Favour is deceitful, and beauty is vain: but a woman that feareth the Lord, she shall be praised.