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    Morning all.

    I'm hoping you can help with Pippin' s peeing habits. She has earnt the name lady pee pee and I'm having to wash their blanket everyday!

    She has been checked for a uti and is perfectly healthy etc.

    Both her and Archie pee and poop in the litter tray all day and when the are free roaming in the evenings.

    However every morning I come down she has left me a couple of presents whilst we are sleeping. They a generally near the tray, maybe a foot away at most.

    What is she trying to tell me?

    Is this just territorial? She is spayed though, but I have noticed she is the poop scatterer when something's new.

    Any ideas?



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    All four of my rabbits wee in their 32 litre underbed storage box litter trays (newspaper and hay in there to entice them).

    Any fabric is seen by them as an invitation to wee. They have not always done this but once they started I had to stop giving them anything fabric.

    They now live in a shed/run combo in the garden. With no fabric!

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    My boys use the litter trays and have blankets/fleeces to lie on. If I fold the blankets and pile them up they dont wee on them. If I lay them out so that they are single ply so to speak the boys wee on them!

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    Quote Originally Posted by tulsi View Post
    All four of my rabbits wee in their 32 litre underbed storage box litter trays (newspaper and hay in there to entice them).

    Any fabric is seen by them as an invitation to wee. They have not always done this but once they started I had to stop giving them anything fabric.

    They now live in a shed/run combo in the garden. With no fabric!
    Our buns are indoors and their pen is on carpet which Archie likes to chew! We tried link but They both didn't like it and kept slipping everywhere. So we have to use blankets.
    Also she did the same when we had lino.

    I don't think it's a blanket thing, it's something else because it's only between 11pm nd 7.30am. The rest of the time she used the tray!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Cuthbert&Dillon View Post
    My boys use the litter trays and have blankets/fleeces to lie on. If I fold the blankets and pile them up they dont wee on them. If I lay them out so that they are single ply so to speak the boys wee on them!
    I'll try folding another one on top in the corner where she goes and see if that helps. Thanks

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mervinius View Post
    Morning all.

    I'm hoping you can help with Pippin' s peeing habits. She has earnt the name lady pee pee and I'm having to wash their blanket everyday!

    She has been checked for a uti and is perfectly healthy etc.

    Both her and Archie pee and poop in the litter tray all day and when the are free roaming in the evenings.

    However every morning I come down she has left me a couple of presents whilst we are sleeping. They a generally near the tray, maybe a foot away at most.

    What is she trying to tell me?

    Is this just territorial? She is spayed though, but I have noticed she is the poop scatterer when something's new.

    Any ideas?



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    If she does it only after being confined after some free range time it may be 'protest peeing' -ie she is not impressed with being confined again x


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    Ah I missed the bit where you shut them away. Is there a reason for this? Early morning and night time are times when they are very lively so it will be frustrating for them to be shut in.

    It must be great having indoor rabbits. I do miss it but feel that mine are safer outside (we have two dogs).

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mervinius View Post
    Morning all.

    I'm hoping you can help with Pippin' s peeing habits. She has earnt the name lady pee pee and I'm having to wash their blanket everyday!

    She has been checked for a uti and is perfectly healthy etc.

    Both her and Archie pee and poop in the litter tray all day and when the are free roaming in the evenings.

    However every morning I come down she has left me a couple of presents whilst we are sleeping. They a generally near the tray, maybe a foot away at most.

    What is she trying to tell me?

    Is this just territorial? She is spayed though, but I have noticed she is the poop scatterer when something's new.

    Any ideas?



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    Hi there - I missed Pip's post!

    When was she checked for UTI? Was it a dipstick test?

    Providing all is well in that direction, has it only just started happening and has anything changed?
    Please vaccinate your rabbits for RHD2 as well ..
    Two more house rabbit deaths just confirmed


    Reliable, up to date advice on RHD2: http://forums.rabbitrehome.org.uk/sh...40#post7012340

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    Quote Originally Posted by tulsi View Post
    Ah I missed the bit where you shut them away. Is there a reason for this? Early morning and night time are times when they are very lively so it will be frustrating for them to be shut in.

    It must be great having indoor rabbits. I do miss it but feel that mine are safer outside (we have two dogs).
    He we shut them into their pen, but it's huge! They still have plenty of room to binky and play.

    We just give them free roam when we are around. This is for their own safety because Archie likes chewing furniture and carpet and I don't want him getting a blockage.

    Yes it is lovely having them indoors I get to see them all the time and they have such great characters.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jack's-Jane View Post
    If she does it only after being confined after some free range time it may be 'protest peeing' -ie she is not impressed with being confined again x
    I wondered about this, but she happily hops back in her pen at bedtime, we never have to pick them up or make them go in. It's not every night I don't think. Night before last there was no wee. Last night two big wees!

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