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Wispa & Zola
05-01-2008, 10:52 PM
......do you compeletly empty the litter trays?

i use a sheet of newspaper, a thin layer of biocatolet and a layer of straw. Do you pick through it like you do with cat litter trays or completely empty every day?

05-01-2008, 10:53 PM
I completely change every morning.

05-01-2008, 10:55 PM
Daily as mine are indoors :D

05-01-2008, 10:56 PM
Ours are emptied, washed in hot soapy water, rinsed and disinfected every day too

mini lop1
05-01-2008, 10:57 PM
every morning as they are smelly by morning:oops::lol:

Wispa & Zola
05-01-2008, 10:57 PM
i completely do mine every day as well because i wouldnt want to stand in my own poop. There wee gets completey absorbed so that isnt a problem. Biocatolet is working out quite expensive and megazorb was too messy.

05-01-2008, 11:00 PM
I only use newspaper and hay in ours, the newspaper is quite wet by the morning!

05-01-2008, 11:07 PM
every other day at the mo.. but with two bums ill bet its daily soon

05-01-2008, 11:10 PM
Each of my pairs have three litter trays filled with megazorb and hay.I clean them out every second day in the winter.Fill the hay up every morning and evening.In summer they get done every day
They are outdoor buns:D

Pink Badger
05-01-2008, 11:31 PM
My frenchies are indoor bunnies and have newspaper and hemcore in their litter tray. I change it completely everyday.

05-01-2008, 11:40 PM
I change their litter trays every three days or so ;)

06-01-2008, 12:02 AM
Every two or three days, Maddie's (inside) only a little bunny, so there isn't too much. Same with Ebony (outside)every few days.

People from the US on the forum where I moderate use these little plasticy mesh thingies in litter trays, so that the pee goes through and poops stay on top, to make litter go further (since it absorbs the pee and smell, you can easily get rid of the poops daily). But I can't find it anywhere. :? They say if some kind of craft mesh and can be got in craft store, no luck yet though.

06-01-2008, 12:07 AM
Ours are emptied, washed in hot soapy water, rinsed and disinfected every day too

I tried to do that but by the time the trays are ready to go back in they've all peed in the corners of the crate :roll:

I need to buy more litter trays I think:lol:

06-01-2008, 12:07 AM
I completely change the newspaper and litter every couple of days

06-01-2008, 12:48 AM
Complete change every day:D

Two outdoor buns, two litter trays.

06-01-2008, 12:56 AM
I empty the litter trays completely and give a good wash/disenfect every few days, I sweep up poos that haven't gone in there everyday.

06-01-2008, 02:11 AM
With my last rabbit:
Empty the litter tray usually every two days but I'll leave some old unsoiled litter in there as well as fresh stuff so bunny remembers it's still his litter tray, not a bed. It gets a good scrub with disinfectant every week.

Thea & Bobbin
06-01-2008, 02:14 AM
Empty out fully every other day, wash and disinfect every four days.

06-01-2008, 04:46 AM
I tried to do that but by the time the trays are ready to go back in they've all peed in the corners of the crate :roll:

I need to buy more litter trays I think:lol:

:lol: I have double of most things(food bowls,litter trays, water bottles etc) to make life easier when cleaning them all out, but tend to do it when I've popped them in the run - can have a good clearout then without them kicking sawdust and poop in my face:lol:

06-01-2008, 08:20 AM
Every morning and evening, I just use newspaper, a handful of carefresh and hay. I disinfect once a week.

06-01-2008, 08:37 AM
Every day - Evo's not smelly, but I do it anyway. I also pick out the poos each time he goes, so I can keep an eye on if he's pooing or not, seeing as he gets poorly with his teeth so often. :oops:

06-01-2008, 05:38 PM
Every morning - empty and refill, will swill hot water/washing up liquid round tray if the wee has soaked through the newspaper. Disinfect, er.... :oops: Unless leaving it to dry in the sun counts!

(He's an indoor bun.)

06-01-2008, 05:46 PM
Every evening. And I empty their bedroom as they use that as one big litter tray.

Wispa & Zola
06-01-2008, 05:54 PM
i pick up stray poos all the time! its encouraging Zola to actually poop in the tray

bunny babe
06-01-2008, 06:31 PM
My two get their litter tray emptied morning and evening and disinfected at least once a day.

06-01-2008, 06:49 PM
Mine are emptied and cleaned each day x

06-01-2008, 06:56 PM
I do mine everyday:D

06-01-2008, 07:39 PM
All mine are completely emptied every 3rd day (every other day for Crunchie who pees for England :lol:) This is the same for outdoor and indoor buns.

The trays are disinfected once a week.

Contents are as follows: Layer of newspaper, then layer of megazorb, then layer of straw, then hay to eat.

Unfortuanately this creates a lot of waste because I have to use a lot of very large trays because most of my buns have messy toilet habits. :roll:


06-01-2008, 07:55 PM
They have 2 trays so every other day put the day in between gets a fresh layer of straw over the top.

BB Mommy
06-01-2008, 08:53 PM
My groups have two or three trays each which are changed everyday.
I have two sets of trays so that they can be washed and left to dry for the following day.

06-01-2008, 10:14 PM
2 large litter trays (and a hay bowl it would seem). Emptied every 2 days and disinfected, sometimes 3. I use megazorb and it is never fully saturated because I have it quite deep. Hay bowl disinfected twice a week or if it has been peed in.