Easy-To-Clean Rabbit Litter Box Setup
As rabbit owners, we are always on the hunt to find a litter box setup that is both effective and easy to clean. After numerous trial and error and going through multiple different litter boxes, we have managed to find a setup that works best for us! This setup is so easy to clean that we can fully clean the litterbox in less than 2 minutes.
Do take note that we considered these 2 factors because we clean our rabbit’s litter box every day. For context, we have 2 free roam rabbits that are properly litter trained and also, fortunately, don’t suffer from “heavy-ammonia” smelling urine. As you know, one adult rabbit can poop up to 300 poops a day! That is why we needed to find a litter box that can cater to their waste and also cleans up easily.
This setup may not work if your rabbit’s poop size is larger than 1cm in diameter. Also, please ensure that your rabbits are litter trained (easier than you think). If they are not litter trained yet, you can refer to our guide on how to litter train your rabbit!
If you do gardening and own a rabbit with a poop size above 1cm, this litter box can be your fertilizer generating machine! Poop size that is larger than 1cm ensures that the poop doesn’t get dropped in-between the grids and mixed with the urine. To use rabbit poop for fertilizer, ideally, it should be dried and not in contact with their urine. Read more about using rabbit poop as fertilizer here!
Rabbit Litter Box Setup
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Items needed for the rabbit litter box setup
- Large Litter Box (Large Size 57cm * 45.5cm * 8.5cm)
- Regular Pee Pad (Medium Size 45cm * 60cm)
- (Optional) OdorX Odor Eliminator
Large Litter Box (Large Size)
When it comes to litter boxes, we have tried so many different type of litter boxes. Yes, including those that are meant for rabbits. Safe to say, those that were meant for rabbits are not effective as they are usually too small.
One day we stumbled upon this litter box which initially meant to be used with dogs. We figured that since it is a large size and similar to our current litter box (with grids and a place to put pee pads) we could give this a try!
Initially we did not expect too much from the litter box. But to our surprise, Dozy and Chewy’s poop are able to go through the grids! This made everything so much easier and perfect! Now we live and die for this setup to the point that we are constantly recommending this setup to new and existing rabbit owners!
Note – Please check your rabbit’s poop size to see if they can go through the gridlines!
Regular Pee Pad (Medium Size)
For the pee pad, we found out that a general pee pad that caters to dogs works quite well with rabbits. Ideally, you would want to find a pee pad that is pet-friendly as rabbits tend to munch on things. But if you are following this setup, the rabbit should have no access to the pee pad as there is a layer of grid to cover it!
We personally use the one from Petbest which can be found in Shopee. As for our international readers, we did some digging and found KIHKIH’s Pee Pads comes the closest to the one we use. It is also the more economical one compared to other brands. We have not tested out KIHKIH’s pee pads so if you ever try it, please let us know your thoughts!
(Optional) OdorX Odor Eliminator
This is optional because sometimes rinsing the litter box with water is more than enough to clean up after your rabbits. We use OdorX as an extra measure to ensure that the litter box is 100% clean and fresh for our rabbits. You can definitely go for cheaper home-made remedies as well.
Rabbit Litter Box Cleaning Guide
Ok so you have decided to give this setup a try. Next thing to find out is – How do I clean it under 2 minutes? We will simplify the cleaning process to just 4 simple steps that you can accomplish in less than 2 minutes!
Step 1: Consolidating the waste
This step is fairly straightforward. All you have to do is to pull the grids up and then toss what is on the grid into the litter box onto the pee pad. Sometimes you may have rabbit poop that is stuck in between the grids. We usually just take a piece of hay and poke them all onto the pee pad.
Step 2: Fold and toss the pee pad into a waste bag
For this step, you can opt to use a greener alternative to plastic bag. For simplicity sake, we will be demonstrating this step with a plastic bag.
Step 3: Rinse litter box with water
We recommend rinsing the litter box to ensure that hygiene levels are kept at maximum. We emphasize on this because we have come across rabbit owner that are lazy and they tend to not rinse after cleaning the litter box. Not rinsing the litter box may cause strong smell of ammonia to linger.
Optional Step: Soak litter box with OdorX or any other odor/stain removal
Since our rabbits are 100% litter trained, removing the scent completely from the litter box will not make them forget where to do their business. We recommend doing this if your rabbit lives in the same room as you and free roams. Read more on how to litter train your rabbit here!
Step 4: Wipe dry and place a new layer of pee pad
We recommend placing the pee pad firmly into the litter box with nothing exposed. This is to ensure that your rabbit is unable to reach the pee pad. Some pee pad may have artificial scent/coloring or even activated carbon which can be dangerous if ingested by your rabbit!
Alternative To Pee Pads
If you don’t want to use a pee pad or where you’re from does not have ease of access to pee pads – there are a few alternatives that you can consider as well. Some other alternative includes beddings and more.
Some of these alternatives may have better absorption rate compared to pee pad and possibly more economical in the long run. We don’t use beddings as we have encountered problems with them in the past. We also found out that it causes a lot of wastage as we clean our litter boxes very often.
And there you have it! A litter box setup that is very effective and cleans in under 2 minutes. If this setup works for you, feel free to share this post with other rabbit owners. If you would like to learn more on how to litter train your rabbit, you can check out our post here!