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Casco
08-09-2015, 03:46 PM
They insist on using the litter tray as a bed and have done since I got them nearly 4 weeks ago. I have tried putting other things in for them to sleep on (pet bed, another tray, a mat etc) but they just pee & poop on that too and still sleep in the main litter tray. Anything I can do to discourage this? I have also put an upside down cardboard box in with a door cut into it to see if they preferred bring in that to sleep but they just pushed that around the run and generally avoided it.

Babsie
08-09-2015, 04:24 PM
I think you'll find this is fairly common.
Mine have two huge litter trays lined with newspaper and then hay in them - they sleep, eat, wee and poo in them!

joey&boo
08-09-2015, 04:40 PM
At least they like their litter tray ..I'd rather they were over used rather than under used if you get my drift. You've created a nice space for them that they appreciate. I'd not try to change their behaviour with this one. Beds end up become litter trays when you make them too cosy - well for my mucky bunnies anyway :lol:

MightyMax
08-09-2015, 04:51 PM
They insist on using the litter tray as a bed and have done since I got them nearly 4 weeks ago. I have tried putting other things in for them to sleep on (pet bed, another tray, a mat etc) but they just pee & poop on that too and still sleep in the main litter tray. Anything I can do to discourage this? I have also put an upside down cardboard box in with a door cut into it to see if they preferred bring in that to sleep but they just pushed that around the run and generally avoided it.

:lol: Welcome to the wonderful world of buns!

Sometimes they will sleep on a soft bed and wee in the litter tray. Other times ... anything goes. Bit like Joey&Boo says ...

Casco
08-09-2015, 05:11 PM
Ah that's good to know, thanks. I was wondering if sleeping there would cause issues with urine stains or burns and generally dirty bums & feet. I use megazorb & hay in the litter tray and tbh it makes life easier for me just having the litter tray to clean out every day - for the first week or 2 we had them there was also pee in the other corners of the crate and also over the side / on the floor outside the crate so I'm happy that they are only using their litter tray now!

Laura416
08-09-2015, 06:06 PM
I lost the litter tray battle LOL Mimi was hamster-sized & I was using an upside down frisbee. She designated that her bed! :)

FloLo
08-09-2015, 06:09 PM
I have caught Odie several times asleep/sat in the food bowl! :lol: Buns are so weird!

honeyandhazel
12-09-2015, 04:42 PM
Yep, mine do exactly the same, dirty bunnies :p However, I think they like the natural scent of themselves, must make them feel comfortable :-D who knows :D

Leigh
16-09-2015, 08:23 PM
Yes our girl Libby sleeps in the litter tray sometimes, never caught Chuzzlewit doing it though. Normally they seem to prefer a dark space to sleep in though, I often look round for them only to find them hiding in a cardboard box or the ground floor of their penthouse by MPH!

Silverleaf
16-09-2015, 11:58 PM
It's funny, mine prefer to rest high up on shelves, but they do occasionally rest in a litterbox.

spinecho
17-09-2015, 03:03 PM
My (well, my children's [emoji6] ) two sleep in the litter tray all the time!!!

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tabithakat64
17-09-2015, 04:09 PM
Mine sleep in the litter trays in their runs but use beds or shelves in their shed
http://i99.photobucket.com/albums/l284/tabithakat64/Favourite%20Photos/305658A8-16AB-49FA-88BC-7BEECE4E51CE_zpspdqhloxh.jpg (http://s99.photobucket.com/user/tabithakat64/media/Favourite%20Photos/305658A8-16AB-49FA-88BC-7BEECE4E51CE_zpspdqhloxh.jpg.html)
http://i99.photobucket.com/albums/l284/tabithakat64/Favourite%20Photos/tishfishandbunnies050_zpscdcddce5.jpg (http://s99.photobucket.com/user/tabithakat64/media/Favourite%20Photos/tishfishandbunnies050_zpscdcddce5.jpg.html)
http://i99.photobucket.com/albums/l284/tabithakat64/Favourite%20Photos/1F23E333-A65D-4D0F-8AAA-DEF607E4E803_zpsqiieuies.jpg (http://s99.photobucket.com/user/tabithakat64/media/Favourite%20Photos/1F23E333-A65D-4D0F-8AAA-DEF607E4E803_zpsqiieuies.jpg.html)

Ruthyjones89
17-09-2015, 07:43 PM
Aww... Yeah I agree with others, I think bunnies just like it!

I have 3 litter trays and luckily only 1 is also used as a bed; modelled by my little man! :)

http://i375.photobucket.com/albums/oo197/Ruthjones89/Mobile%20Uploads/image_zpskp3ldfmi.jpg (http://s375.photobucket.com/user/Ruthjones89/media/Mobile%20Uploads/image_zpskp3ldfmi.jpg.html)

tulsi
18-09-2015, 06:08 PM
Mine sleep in the litter trays in their runs but use beds or shelves in their shed
http://i99.photobucket.com/albums/l284/tabithakat64/Favourite%20Photos/305658A8-16AB-49FA-88BC-7BEECE4E51CE_zpspdqhloxh.jpg (http://s99.photobucket.com/user/tabithakat64/media/Favourite%20Photos/305658A8-16AB-49FA-88BC-7BEECE4E51CE_zpspdqhloxh.jpg.html)
http://i99.photobucket.com/albums/l284/tabithakat64/Favourite%20Photos/tishfishandbunnies050_zpscdcddce5.jpg (http://s99.photobucket.com/user/tabithakat64/media/Favourite%20Photos/tishfishandbunnies050_zpscdcddce5.jpg.html)
http://i99.photobucket.com/albums/l284/tabithakat64/Favourite%20Photos/1F23E333-A65D-4D0F-8AAA-DEF607E4E803_zpsqiieuies.jpg (http://s99.photobucket.com/user/tabithakat64/media/Favourite%20Photos/1F23E333-A65D-4D0F-8AAA-DEF607E4E803_zpsqiieuies.jpg.html)

Awwwwwwwwwwwww I love your rabbits!

The corner litter tray/bed picture is wonderful.

Babybella
18-09-2015, 10:11 PM
My Bella will lie in it but only when she isn't feeling well.

Babybella
18-09-2015, 10:11 PM
Aww... Yeah I agree with others, I think bunnies just like it!

I have 3 litter trays and luckily only 1 is also used as a bed; modelled by my little man! :)

http://i375.photobucket.com/albums/oo197/Ruthjones89/Mobile%20Uploads/image_zpskp3ldfmi.jpg (http://s375.photobucket.com/user/Ruthjones89/media/Mobile%20Uploads/image_zpskp3ldfmi.jpg.html)

Awww what a gorgeous photo :love:

Casco
19-09-2015, 08:42 AM
Awww such cute photos! I've bought them a bigger litter tray (underbed storage box) so at least they have more space to sit in it, and the 'mess' isn't so concentrated in the one smaller area. Had them 5 weeks now and already on their third litter tray, seems to be working best so far though so hopefully won't be buying any more!