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    Hi need help / advice, so my newly 4 month old baby rabbit ( biscuit ) wonít pee in his new hutch. So we have been keeping him inside in a large cage since we had him as the weather has been to cold, we have recently started to introduce him to his new hutch out side, just a few hours a day at the moment but.... he never seems to wee in there and will hold it untill I bring him in and go in his usual corner in his cage. Iím worried 😟 he either doesnít like his hutch or he is getting confused being outside and bringing him back in early evening. Any advice is much appreciated Iím unsure on what to do we havenít tried anything yet but need advice. Many thanks x

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    Quote Originally Posted by Tashanne View Post
    Hi need help / advice, so my newly 4 month old baby rabbit ( biscuit ) wonít pee in his new hutch. So we have been keeping him inside in a large cage since we had him as the weather has been to cold, we have recently started to introduce him to his new hutch out side, just a few hours a day at the moment but.... he never seems to wee in there and will hold it untill I bring him in and go in his usual corner in his cage. Iím worried 😟 he either doesnít like his hutch or he is getting confused being outside and bringing him back in early evening. Any advice is much appreciated Iím unsure on what to do we havenít tried anything yet but need advice. Many thanks x
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    My advice for Biscuit is to keep him indoors all the time at the moment. It is too cold to put a baby rabbit outside full time at the moment and also taking him in and out is not recommended as rabbits, even when adult, can't regulate a change in temperature very well. Once the weather improves in a few weeks, if he is to live outside, then I would transfer him outside full time.

    I would think that it's likely that he is confused at the change in his accommodation and that is why he saves his pee for the place he recognises as home. When you transfer him to his new hutch outside, you could also place some of his soiled litter there, so it feels like it's his territory.

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    It may be a good time to put a litterbox in his indoor area so it can be moved outside with him when it is warm.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Omi View Post
    Hi and welcome to the forum

    My advice for Biscuit is to keep him indoors all the time at the moment. It is too cold to put a baby rabbit outside full time at the moment and also taking him in and out is not recommended as rabbits, even when adult, can't regulate a change in temperature very well. Once the weather improves in a few weeks, if he is to live outside, then I would transfer him outside full time.

    I would think that it's likely that he is confused at the change in his accommodation and that is why he saves his pee for the place he recognises as home. When you transfer him to his new hutch outside, you could also place some of his soiled litter there, so it feels like it's his territory.
    I agree with this.

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    Aw bless him. I agree that indoors is best until the weather is a lot warmer. Also a rabbit friend to cuddle would increase his confidence.

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