Thursday, July 5, 2012

Super Pet Rabbit Large Hi-Corner Litter Pan

Our large hi-corner litter pan is a giant version of our best selling original design. It's perfect for large ferrets, big bunnies and other pets. The large hi-corner litter pan fits into large small animal cages and it can also be used outside the cage for pets that are fully liberty trained. The pan features elevated high corners to help accommodate messy back-ups, while also preventing messes and litter from scattering outside the cage. Comes with two security locks for easy attachment to the cage. It is constructed of easy-to-clean, stain and odor resistant plastic and is available in four assorted colors. Shop here

Ware Plastic Scatterless Lock-N-Litter Bigger Pet Pan

We've had house rabbits for the last 4 years, and it was a pain to clean the cage and litter box until we stumbled across this little gem of a litter pan. Most rabbit litter pans don't include the grate, and that's the big secret with this one. It's got a nice little locking mechanism that keeps the grate on. The grate works so well because when the rabbits sit on the litter they scatter it around the cage thus making tons of mess all over the place, but since this has the grate on it they can't do that. Simple and easy, plus it's plastic and lasts through many months before needing to be replaced (mostly because it just gets gross rather than falling apart or anything). I won't buy any other litter box now.--N. Sutrich Shop here

Super Pet's Large Hi-Corner Litter Pan

Super Pet's Large Hi-Corner Litter Pan is perfect for large ferrets, big bunnies and other pets. It helps make potty training easy. The Large Hi-Corner Litter Pan fits into large animal cages and it can also be used outside of the cage for pets that are fully liberty trained. The pan features elevated high corners to help accommodate messy back-ups, while also preventing messes and litter from scattering outside the cage. Built-in hooks make attaching it to cages easy. It is constructed of easy-to-clean, stain- and odor-resistant plastic. This product comes in assorted colors - please allow us to choose for you.Shop here

Wednesday, July 4, 2012

Marchioro Usa Nora 3C Corner Litter Pan

This is an excellent solution to the problem of having litter scatter all around a litterbox for a rabbit. The litterbox is large and roomy and except for some litter that scatters and accumulates outside the front, contains everything inside, so the rabbit's urinating over the back rim is prevented as well. The top lifts off for easy cleaning and snaps back into place on a hinge. I highly recommend this litter box for all sized rabbits.--Kay J. Skvorc  Shop here

Tuesday, July 3, 2012

How to Train a Rabbit to Use a Litter Box

Did you know that rabbits can be litter-trained? Having a properly trained bunny means less mess and stress for you—and the bonus for your bunny is that she’ll get more freedom around the house.

What to Consider Before Getting Your Pet Rabbit

By:Keri Carrilo

Rabbits have been popularly kept as pets in Western nations since the 1800s. Rabbits can adjust well to indoor life, and can even be litter box trained. Like all pets, rabbits need a considerable amount of care and attention.

Often people purchase rabbits from a breeder. Many people prefer breeders under suspicion that some pet stores sell cross bred rabbits. Such a breeder who has a litter of young rabbits available for sale can be found in the newspaper classified ads listed under "Pets" or "Livestock." Some can be found through rabbit breeders' club publications or through rabbit-related magazines, which often include a breeder listing. With the advent of the Internet, many breeders advertise their stock online.

Finding a local rabbit breeder is generally preferred to shipping rabbits for long distances, as it can be stressful for the animal. Many pet shops nearly always carry smaller breeds of rabbit such as the Netherland dwarf, the Holland lop, and the Mini-Rex. These breeds, although smaller than 'normal' rabbits, still live long and healthy lives. A point to note is that often smaller breeds of rabbits are prone to tooth problems such as malocclusion.

Rabbit rescue organizations or a local humane society are increasingly common places to find adult rabbits, who may already be spayed or neutered and docile from handling. Though most rescued rabbits are healthy, some may require special care for health conditions or behavioral problems resulting from prior abuse.

Training and Play
Pet rabbits can be trained to urinate and defecate in a litter box or on a newspaper in a specific corner of a room. The litter box may also be placed inside the rabbit's cage or the rabbit can be trained to treat the cage itself as the litter box. Litter training becomes much easier once a rabbit is spayed or neutered.

Rabbits cannot learn voice commands like a dog, but can recognize different patterns of the voice. For instance, If a rabbit is disobeying, for example biting, simply make a high pitched noise, or an extremely bass noise and the message will be conveyed. Rabbits can be taught their names, although they recognize the pattern of the noises more then the words. Rabbits are intelligent, and enjoy games and toys.

It is possible to permit a rabbit to run loose in the home if rooms have been rabbit-proofed (i.e. dangerous chewable items such as electric cords are removed from the pet's reach). Rabbits have a tendency to chew on items in their space, particularly wires, although they can be trained not to chew.

It is important that if a rabbit is allowed to roam in a house that it be impossible for the rabbit to chew or get into dangerous or valuable items. They do not possess the same comprehension as a dog or a cat, and often don't understand if punished physically; rather they will become scared or confused if some kind of punishment is used, as they do not see the damage they have done. If all this is taken into consideration, rabbits make excellent house pets.


Other rabbits
Unneutered rabbits frequently fight when paired with another rabbit of the same gender. Generally fighting is a result of sexual mounting, which is engaged in by rabbits of both sexes upon other rabbits of either sex; this behavior stresses the rabbit being mounted and can make it aggressive toward its cagemate. Unneutered rabbits of opposite sexes will breed rapidly, so a pet owner should not leave them together, even if they do not fight.

Because of these problems, it used to be preferred to keep rabbits caged individually. However, it is becoming common to spay and neuter pet rabbits allowing male and female rabbits to live together. Fighting can result even from pairing altered rabbits. Keeping rabbits in pairs can limit behavioral problems (such as general aggression, biting or withdrawal) which may arise if rabbits are kept single.

Pairs of bonded and desexed rabbits, usually one of each gender to a pair, can often be adopted from animal shelters. These have usually already had all their major expenses taken care of (desexing) and they will rarely fight or harass each other, taking the trouble out of bonding two separate rabbits.

Guinea pigs
Some books recommend keeping rabbits and guinea pigs together to meet their social needs. While some people have seen success with this technique, the current consensus is that rabbits should never be kept in the same cage with guinea pigs. A rabbit can easily harass or injure a guinea pig; this can lead to severe distress or even death for the guinea pig. It may be unintentional or due to being startled, since the rabbit is larger and stronger so can seriously injure a guinea pig. They also have differing nutritional requirements, so it is therefore preferable that rabbits and guinea pigs are fed separately. Guinea pigs require additional Vitamin C in their diets that rabbits don't. Lack of Vitamin C may lead to scurvy.

Additionally, guinea pigs typically show very little interest in social activities necessary for the rabbit's well-being, such as grooming; this limits the intended benefit of housing the guinea pig and rabbit together in the first place.

Dogs and cats
It is generally recommended that dogs should never be left alone with rabbits as their predatory instincts (or overenthusiastic play) can lead to the dog attacking the rabbit spontaneously. Cats, on the other hand, can become close and safe potential companions if properly introduced to the rabbit and they are of at least roughly equivalent size. In fact, when the cat is introduced in a home with a resident rabbit, the rabbit sometimes will act aggressively to establish his territory and the cat, which does not have such concerns, will typically cede the point to the resident.

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Monday, July 2, 2012

Which Pet Rabbit Will You Choose?

By: Joshu Simms

Choosing the right rabbit for you and your family can be a very exciting process. There are currently over 40 recognized breeds of rabbits. Many of the breeds have multiple varieties and colors. Rabbits range in size from 2 pounds to over 10 pounds. So the choices are very abundant.
Many breeders give different answers regarding the preferred gender for a pet rabbit. This is compounded by the individual temperament of the rabbit. Often a doe (girl rabbit) that is not spayed, can become territorial was she reaches maturity. She may nip at you when reaching for her or even her food or water dishes. Some does will eliminate that aggression when a familiar face does the feeding on a daily basis. Some does we've found to be non-aggressive, and yet others can become territorial towards everybody, but that is very rare. If you do not plan to breed your rabbit, and you want a doe, it is best to have her spayed to help reduce the chances that she may protect her den.
Bucks present a different problem all together. Bucks generally are not aggressive. However, spraying can be a problem. When the buck reaches maturity he may start to spray his urine everywhere to let the whole world know he is ready for a mate. Again, not all bucks will do this, and typically the ones that do, will only do so for a short period of time. This problem can be eliminated by having the buck neutered.
Grooming is another consideration. The wool breeds such as angoras and jersey woolies require extra work in grooming. All rabbits need a good routine of grooming by their caretaker, but the wool breeds require more time because of the nature of their fur type.
The best way to see and find out about rabbits is to attend a rabbit show. At the rabbit show you will find many breeders and most of the breeds of rabbits. To find a show near you visit our calendar page and search for a show in your state.
I would not recommend buying a rabbit without first seeing it, nor would I recommend purchasing a rabbit from a pet store. It would be in your best interest to find a breeder in your area of the breed you think you would like. Visit with that breeder. See what the conditions are in the barn. Ask if you can hold a rabbit. Watch the rabbit's reaction to their cage being opened. Rabbits that love attention, will immediately come to the door, some will even make happy grunting type noises. Other rabbits will immediately go to the back of the cage. If a rabbit moves to the back its probably not a good rabbit for you.
Most of all have fun. Enjoy your search for that perfect rabbit. There are many sizes colors and choices and finding the fit for you can be time consuming but will be very rewarding in the end.

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Easy Ways to Litter Train a Netherland Dwarf

By: Izhar

Admit it, not matter how cute a Netherland dwarf is, it will eventually get frustrating if your bunny regularly urinated all over your house. But don't worry, just like any other types of rabbits, Netherland dwarf rabbit are also known to be trainable.

Litter training your bunny will not only make it a better pets, but it can also save you from a lot of house cleaning work. Beside, it is not so expensive to litter train your bunny and you will only need a handful of things to litter train your rabbit successfully.

Things you will need:

As I mentioned above, you're only going to need a couple of things in order to litter train your rabbit. First, you going to need a litter box. Second, you will need a spot where you want your rabbit to litter and that pretty much it.

The Approach:

The first thing you got to do is simply put the litter box at the spot where you want your bunny to litter. Then, put your rabbit on the box and wait for your rabbit to litter or you can also command your rabbit to litter.

If your rabbit are doing as you command it to do, give it some reward by scratching it nose a little or simply pet your rabbit head as a way to tell your rabbit that it is doing a great job. However, you must not reward your rabbit with foods. 

If your rabbit didn't litter in the litter box as it suppose to or simply jumping out of the litter box, just let it be and train it again after a few minutes. No scolding is required since rabbit are known to be scared easily since in their natural habitat they are suppose to be the hunted animal and we don't want to make the training harder by making our own rabbit scare of us, right?.

Litter train a Netherland dwarf is pretty easy. Untrained bunny might cause you some problem with th
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