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Alternative Litterbox

 
Hi all. 

Over the weekend I came up with what I thought was a grand, albeit very
Martha-Stewartish, solution to one of our litterbox dilemmas here. The
problem is that a few months ago my rabbits decided life would be easier if
they had a bathroom spot in the dining room. After trying to discourage them from
this habit, I gave up and gave them an official litterbox. In the grand
scheme of things, the rabbits can have a litterbox anywhere they want. In the
dinner guest scheme of things, however, this was not a big hit. I guess
there's something about Elmo using his box during dinner that
turned some people off. I, of course, thought it was adorable.

In the interests of promoting Rabbits as Perfect Pets, I decided to build
them a fancy outhouse. I bought a big box (bigger and much taller than the
litterbox) and cut off the bottom, then cut a hole in the side and in one
end. Then I bought several kinds of fancy paper--the kind with wheat husks
pressed into it and stuff--and I cut it up in small pieces and glued it all
over the box, kind of like a crazy quilt. Then I put the box over the
litterbox. It's big enough so the rabbits can get inside and hang out while
doing their business, but it looks more presentable than pooping bunnies. (I
made two doors just in case they have a little scuffle and one needs to make
a rapid exit.) 

It looks pretty cool (well *I* think it does) and the rabbits love it. Elmo
flops out in the litterbox with his head hanging out the outhouse door;
 Maybelline thinks its just hilarious to dive in and out of either end.

So...if you have a litterbox that isn't in the BEST place, that's one
solution.

Susan Davis

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