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    Quote Originally Posted by Milla View Post
    At the moment they just wee everywhere! My dads not happy.
    Maybe when mum and dad next go shopping they should pick up a 32l underbed storage box.
    Just put some newspaper in, with lots of hay on top. They should use this as their tray.

    The way to tell the difference between hay & straw....

    Straw is yellow in colour & has thick hollow stalks (hollow meaning it doesn't feel full).

    Hay is normally darker in colour and thinner strands.

    It will improve their tray using if you put the hay where the straw is, and use the straw in their bed area to make it all snuggly.

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    If they are permanently in the house, I would use up the straw and then just use hay for both bedding and eating - it makes maintenance and shopping easier. Straw has no nutritional value for rabbits - although it is a really good bedding for outdoor bunnies in winter. They really need to eat LOTS of hay (or grass), so the more they have access to, the more likely they are to become good hay eaters. Just take out the soiled bits daily and keep filling up with fresh stuff as you are doing.

    Bigger 'litter trays' may also make things easier - the underbed storage boxes are used by lots of people on here. You have enough space for them, and it may encourage the bunnies to spend more time snuggled up eating hay and using it as their toilet at the same time.

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    Wow, what a lovely set up. I wish I had the space for that. Our Mr cuddles would be jealous.

    I had issues with Mr C. weeing on the carpeted part of his cage/pen. So I got a few of those easy stick down lino tiles from the pound shop as a quick & inexpensive fix. I just cleaned up the carpet with a bit of white vineagar/water (breaks down bunny urine I believe) and stuck them straight over the top once dried. Makes it much easier to mop clean up & so far no signs of any problems with it.

    I think I read somewhere that when you are mopping up wee, just use a paper tissue at first, and then place this in the litter tray. Helps them to get the idea.

    They are very lucky bunnies & I'm sure in time they will start behaving.

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    Hello everyone. Many thanks for the great advice. We have (my mum really) taken out the carpet tiles where the wee was and have replaced with Lino we bought. We shall see how it goes!
    We also bought another little play house, litter box and treats for them.

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    Try some nice fresh treats, my two girls go mad for basil and slices of banana and cucumber. They also get spinach and curly kale as extra green stuff. Bunnies can be fussy eaters like their human friends, I tried 4 different makes of hay before I found one that they adore. I stopped using straw bedding when they ate that instead of hay, so now they get an old towel to sleep on or play with. When the grass starts growing again they will love it as a nice snack as well as dandelion leaves, twigs and branches if you know where they came from are cheaper and better than shop bought chew toys, and just as messy.

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    Quote Originally Posted by CrispyClaret View Post
    Try some nice fresh treats, my two girls go mad for basil and slices of banana and cucumber. They also get spinach and curly kale as extra green stuff. Bunnies can be fussy eaters like their human friends, I tried 4 different makes of hay before I found one that they adore. I stopped using straw bedding when they ate that instead of hay, so now they get an old towel to sleep on or play with. When the grass starts growing again they will love it as a nice snack as well as dandelion leaves, twigs and branches if you know where they came from are cheaper and better than shop bought chew toys, and just as messy.
    Thank you for that, we will get some more fresh food for them. Whisper doesn't like carrot though. A rabbit that doesn't like carrot!!
    Loving my bunny Whisper.....

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    aww bless them, they are gorgeous!

    others on here have already given great advice, but if I could say one thing, try upping their hay and where you currently have straw, change this to Hay. Although Rabbits eat Straw, it is not as nutritional as Hay and you'll find if you cut the amount of straw out, they will eat much more HAY. With their litter habbits, again change this for hay.. and try to place a litter tray in the corner, so I tend to use something in the bottom, like wood pellets or a type of litter, then a good helping of hay on top and you'll find your rabbits will sit in their litter tray munching and pooping and none the wiser that it is making life so much easier for you

    something like this maybe?;

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    Also you can get really lovely hay from these guys;

    http://www.hay-and-straw.co.uk/

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    B&M also do very well priced meadow and timothy hays

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