Adventures in litter training.

20140625-171007-61807762.jpgWe have a well-trained bunny. Well almost. He still has his little accidents but for the most part he is well trained. He is so well trained that he will wait for the bathroom. Patiently.20140625-171111-61871028.jpg His litter box is in the bathroom. We didn’t originally put it there. I am not sure what goes on in his mind, if he saw us using the bathroom and thought that seemed like a good place to go as well or if he just liked the feel of our bathmat. Maybe both. Maybe neither. Whatever his reasoning, he has decided that the bathroom is where is wants to go. So a typical morning will be letting him out and giving him a nice little breakfast of lettuce. Not too long after it is time for the litter box. Unfortunately, the rest of the family is trying to get ready for work and school. But bunny is patient. He waits. Sometimes he will dart around like a crazy person and jump ten feet in the air…but usually he will just wait. Finally when it is his turn he will dart into the bathroom and do his thing. If for some reason you startle him or something else happens that only bunnies can explain he will jump out of his box and finish his business on the bathmat. Never pees though and for that I am eternally grateful. So he is mostly trained.

He is getting huge too. imageI don’t want to see it, but the evidence is there. We haven’t gotten a scale yet, so can’t tell you how much he weighs. But he is getting huge. I hope his ears keep growing! They are massive already!

We introduced him to Kale which he seems to love.
There seems to be a lot of different views on bunny care around the internet…some say lettuce, some say no lettuce, some say treats, some say no treats…I think in some ways – a rabbit is just like a person, each one is different. For example, apparently with some rabbits lettuce can make them have diarrhea – well our bunny has been eating it since day one and hasn’t had any issues. (knock on wood) however the second we gave him apple slices (with no seeds) he had issues. Obviously anything listed on the poison for bunnies list I would never feed him. (And what a long list!!)
He will tell us when he doesn’t like something. For example just tonight I was giving him a spring mix and he completely ignore the spinach. First time I’ve seen him pick around food do they will tell you what they do and don’t like.

Here are a couple of links I found that were enlightening to me when doing research on bun bun.

When looking at some of the show Flemish Giants I see some differences with them and ours. So it is clear that he isn’t a purebred Flemish giant. We were told he was mixed with something else so it’s still a mystery as to how big he will actually get!!

http://www.adoptarabbit.com/articles/toxic.html“>http://www.adoptarabbit.com/articles/toxic.html”>http://www.adoptarabbit.com/articles/toxic.html

http://wstaylorsbbfarm.webs.com/whatyoumustknow.htm

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