You should expect a few accidents while you are toilet training your rabbit, but use calm and consistent training and you will soon see an improvement.
Never chastise or punish your rabbit for toileting outside the litter tray, as they won’t understand and may become afraid of you.
Clean up messes with biological washing power and water or use specialised enzymatic pet urine cleaners. Bleach cleaners should be avoided as they contain ammonia which is also found in urine. This will actually encourage your rabbits to toilet in that area!
If you seem to be having more accidents than before this could be due to several reasons:
- An issue with the litter tray, such as placement or size.
- Illness of your rabbit – conditions such as arthritis may stop your rabbit getting into the tray, and bladder issues may affect urination.
- Sexual maturity – unneutered rabbits are difficult to house train, and you may find a house trained bunny going backwards once they hit puberty at 4-6 months.
If you are seeing more accidents speak to your local Vets4Pets vet for advice