I keep a male rabbit together with a (female) guinea pig in a cage. (They get along very well.) The bunny has that annoying habit of scattering everything in and around the cage with those brown liquid droplets. As a result, everything closer than a meter is dirty, and are hard/impossible to clean from the wall or the carpet.
Now this issue could be somewhat solved by enclosing the cage in plexiglass and cleaning it weekly, and that's half of the plan the plan. The problem is the other half: when I take him out to walk in the room, he immediately starts marking the territority, and there're brown drops everywhere.
How could I make him stop this? I'd like a natural way (i.e. no surgey), but every suggestion is welcome.
Things to consider:
- Nor the rabbit and the guinea pig have been neutered.
- I don't want to seperate them. They got used to each other's company, and especially the pig gets somewhat upset when the rabbit is missing. There's no place for one more cage too. Also, the pig needs company, and
- Getting yet another pet is something I'd like to avoid.
There's a picture of the result. "Luckily" I haven't cleaned this part of the furniture behind the cage for two weeks. (The lower piece of raw wood, protecting the wall during the past months, absorbs the drops leaving the "salt" behind, and can't be cleaned.)