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    Like to say a huge thank you to Jacks Jane for recommending Honeybunnies and also for offering to donate to apy for a vacs for a Honeybunny
    Omi deserves a thank you too as she is also going to donate
    thank you ladies xx
    Jill

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    Regarding the issue of hay in the garden, I find that I have to be careful not to get that. Where are you storing your hay? I store mine on a high shelf in their shed, but I have to take hay from there to a litter tray at the end of their run. If I take large handfuls, then lots of it falls onto the garden, so instead I make sure I fill a large bucket to transport it from the shed to the litter tray

    I second zoobec's suggestion of covering the playhouse floor with vinyl or stable matting. The shed here has vinyl flooring (cheap offcut from a carpet shop) and so it is easy to sweep.

    You'll find that you'll develop your own routine and it will all become much easier in time.

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    Quote Originally Posted by honeybunny View Post
    Like to say a huge thank you to Jacks Jane for recommending Honeybunnies and also for offering to donate to apy for a vacs for a Honeybunny
    Omi deserves a thank you too as she is also going to donate
    thank you ladies xx
    You are very welcome Jill xx


    Reference links for various Rabbit health problems
    http://forums.rabbitrehome.org.uk/sh...ealth-Problems

    The Rabbit Welfare Association and Fund (RWAF) ~ The UK's Biggest Organisation for Rabbit Lovers https://rabbitwelfare.co.uk/

    Animal Rescue and Care (ARC) SW London
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    Quote Originally Posted by honeybunny View Post
    Sorry Olive tree didn't know not to mention your first name! x
    Oh that's fine, no need to apologise!

    Quote Originally Posted by Zoobec View Post
    Cleaning out definitely becomes easier once they have been neutered, if you use litter trays with something like either newspaper, or I use wood pellet cat litter in mine, then put hay on top of that, then bunny can eat, poop and wee in that same spot. If you keep the floor of the playhouse clear of litter and hay, and use something like non slip vinyl flooring or rubber stable matting on that, itís easy just to sweep up any stray poops. Then you can tip out litter trays into a bin bag, and brush it clean. I donít actually wash any of my bunnies stuff down each time, although they are indoor and litter trained. I find keeping the litter trays clean but still smelling of them helps them to keep up with litter habits. You might need more than one litter tray if he uses a few places as a toilet.
    Thank you for those tips! Some kind of flooring sounds like a brilliant idea. Wood just soaks everything up! I assumed that it was good to wash things weekly but if I don't need to then that would definitely make things easier. Oh dear, I hope I haven't washed away all the comforting smells

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    Quote Originally Posted by Omi View Post
    Regarding the issue of hay in the garden, I find that I have to be careful not to get that. Where are you storing your hay? I store mine on a high shelf in their shed, but I have to take hay from there to a litter tray at the end of their run. If I take large handfuls, then lots of it falls onto the garden, so instead I make sure I fill a large bucket to transport it from the shed to the litter tray

    I second zoobec's suggestion of covering the playhouse floor with vinyl or stable matting. The shed here has vinyl flooring (cheap offcut from a carpet shop) and so it is easy to sweep.

    You'll find that you'll develop your own routine and it will all become much easier in time.
    A bucket! Why didn't I think of that?! I'm currently storing hay inside, by the back door, which probably isn't helping matters. I could probably store it somewhere else but I didn't want to store pellets outside in case they attracted rats, and it seemed easier to have everything together. You're right, I do need to develop some kind of routine and I'm sure I will speed up - eventually!

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