Rabbit urine really smells! how do I reduce the smell?

Philippines
March 10, 2007 8:34pm CST
My rabbit has grown up a lot sice I had her last january. And lately I noticed that the urine she excretes smells really awful. Is there any product that I can use or any thips that you can share to reduce the smell of rabbit urine?
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@raydene (9875)
• United States
11 Mar 07
Hi, Did you know that you can litter train your rabbit.They train very easily.Just put in a litter box with litter and place a little poop in it and he will start using it.We used to have rabbits for a 4H project and we litter box trained them all.The only thing is to put a chunk of wood in so the rabbit will chew on that and not the plastic litterbox. Get a good scented litter and change it often and you will not smell your rabbit any longer. Hope that helps. Raydene
• Philippines
11 Mar 07
Not sure if i can still litter train my rabbit which is about 5 months old already. I've heard that scented litter box is harmful to rabbits. is this true?
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@Pigglies (9340)
• United States
11 Mar 07
Don't get a scented litter. Things like cedar and other strong odors aren't good for them. Use: kiln dried pine, aspen shavings, Carefresh, or Yesterday's News. With the exception of recycled paper products, do not use cat litter. It's never too late to litter train. I got one rabbit at 4 years old and litterbox trained him within 2 weeks. He's now 11. Just make sure to put hay in the litterbox so they'll eat and poop at the same time. If they want to chew the plastic, they'll chew it. Wood won't prevent that, it's not a big deal. I wouldn't recommend wood unless you throw out the piece each time you're changing the box.
• India
25 Mar 07
Would you mind telling me what kind of food ur rabbit eats and what breed is she..Some breeds are just supposed to stink you can't do anything about it.
11 Mar 07
1 Clean out regularly 2 Use sawdust to absorb most of the urine 3 Use scented disinfectant
@Pigglies (9340)
• United States
11 Mar 07
Cleaning the cage more frequently helps. Use vinegar to remove urine stains from the litterbox. You should be changing the litterbox daily (or more if it's small). Also, is she spayed? It probably won't help as much with a female, but neutering males really helps.
@nrnotrare (631)
• United States
11 Mar 07
Hello garnet_1311... Most veterinarians carry a product for eliminating the stink of skunks......it would more than likely work on rabbit urine. Tom