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    Hello again! After reading books and doing a search on here I'm confused what set up is right for Whisper and Dusty.

    I have attached 3 pictures of the set up. The first shows the upstairs bedding area and underneath a big litter tray with a ball full of straw.



    The second is the other side where they come down with 2 bottles of water for them,



    The third is of outside the hutch in their run showing another litter tray with again straw above it. There is a wee to the right of the carrot! Oops.



    They have lots of toys and a good sized run.

    But.... they poo everywhere and all the time! I can't believe how many poos come out!

    Also one if not both are weeing on the carpet and not in the same spot. Soon as we see a wee we clean up and use pet friendly deodoriser.

    Also on the base of the hutch are carpet tiles... is this wrong? They seem wet but not sure if that's from bottles or wee.

    Very confused and want to do it right. Cleaning poo and wee isnt as good as stroking or cuddles.

    Many thanks.

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    Rabbits are little poo machines ! They should improve as they get older. Alot of people advise moving the litter tray to where they wee (if that is possible) & putting stray poos in the litter tray. You mention straw but do they have hay Milla? Rabbits should eat lots of hay which should be about 90% of their diet.

    I love how dedicated you are to looking after your bunnies & learning how to care for them

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    Quote Originally Posted by joey&boo View Post
    Rabbits are little poo machines ! They should improve as they get older. Alot of people advise moving the litter tray to where they wee (if that is possible) & putting stray poos in the litter tray. You mention straw but do they have hay Milla? Rabbits should eat lots of hay which should be about 90% of their diet.

    I love how dedicated you are to looking after your bunnies & learning how to care for them
    J&B has covered everything I wanted to say.

    I know you've mentioned they will need their operations. Once they have their operations the poos will improve after a few weeks.

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    I have a shed for my rabbits and have lined it with lino as it is so easy to wipe clean. They have a couple of underbed storage boxes in there as well with newspaper, straw and hay. LOTS of hay!

    Your set up is lovely. Carpet tiles may get wee and water soaked so lino could be better for you.

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    We use lino on the floor and a under bed storage box as a litter tray. The litter tray has hay, with newspaper underneath the hay and the buns sit in the tray to poo, wee and eat the hay. You may need to move the litter tray to the place they are weeing.
    Good luck

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    Thank you and yes they get lots of hay. We put it in a log with holes so they have to work at pulling it out. It's always getting eaten.

    We give them super compressed hay to eat, which looks like dried grass....






    They also get two scoops of this, one in the morning, one at tea time...



    We also put this in the metal feeders....



    And this for the bedding...



    I'm actually getting confused between straw and hay now as the bedding looks the same as what they munch from the log.

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    At the moment they just wee everywhere! My dads not happy.

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    I would also recommend Lino instead of carpet tiles. Very easy to wipe clean x

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    Excellent they are getting & eating lots of hay, that is the best way to keep them healthy. Their toilet habits should improve with time / age but I can understand it is stressful for your dad. Lino might work better but because your bunny gets nervous on slippy floors it would be best to buy a really thick one. Another idea might be cork tiles as they wouldn't slip on those but they could be cleaned easier than carpet

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    Your set up and bunnies are lovely! Their accommodation looks very smart. I've never had baby buns but I'm guessing their toilet habits will improve with age as with most trainable animals. Lino is a good idea and I think others also use rubber mats for easy cleaning. From the pics I would say switch where you put the hay and straw: hay into the metal feeders for eating and straw can be used as bedding (thicker strands = more snuggly). As others have said access to lots of hay is the most important, straw not so much. Welcome to the forum and enjoy bunny ownership!

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