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What are the benefits and risks of a wire bottom cage for my pet rabbit?

Often when you see rabbits on TV, they are in cages with wire floors. It seems to be made out of half inch hardware cloth (wire). We know from this question that rabbits can be litter box trained, ...
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What should we look for in a kitty companion for our rabbit?

We have a neutered male dwarf rabbit who's about 18 months old. He's been an only pet for almost his whole life. He has a big cage to hop around in, and for the most part we leave its door open, ...
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Can rabbits drink from a bowl of water?

I often see rabbits in cages with bottles of water hanging on the side. Can they drink from a bowl like a cat or a dog? Is there some reason they should drink from a bottle with a nipple?
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How do I discourage rabbits from spraying?

Both my rabbits are fixed (spayed/neutered). However, anytime there's a new pet in the house (currently a guinea pig), my rabbits start spraying (marking with pee). While it would seem like this ...
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How does one stop a New Zealand rabbit from leaving droppings in the house?

A pet rabbit was found abandoned and was reluctantly re-homed at my house. He's healthy, has not been neutered, and lives in the laundry room. Occasionally, he gets let out into other rooms, but ...
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What waste foods are safe for a pet rat?

My rats have rat food and raw veg. etc, however, are there any foods that I would throw away that would be good for rats? Waste-not-want-not, as my Nan used to say! e.g. Citrus peel or seeds Meat ...
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What do I need to consider when buying litter for a rabbit?

We know that rabbits are easy to litter box train. At the pet store there are some litters in the cat area, and there are different litters in the rabbit (small mammal) area. Can I use a cat litter? ...
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How can I train my rabbit to use the toilet?

We know from What is required to house break a rabbit? that litter box training a rabbit is very similar to a cat. We know from How can I train my cat to use the toilet? that cats can be trained to ...
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Why do rabbits leave droppings at the Romp?

Recently I was at a local shelter for a "bun run", where they let about 20 bunnies out for social time (some with each other, all with humans), and I noticed that even the ones who were supposedly ...
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Bunny pees on bed

I live in a small two rooms apartment (living room + bedroom) with my girlfriend. We adopted a two-years-old rabbit in September and, after the first two weeks, he is a very easy-going rabbit: he ...
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What to do with a bonded domestic rabbit and a cottontail

Last summer my one of my female rabbits bonded with a male cottontail rabbit. Before I was able to catch her, they would hand out nightly in the neighbors driveway. This went on for a few months. I ...
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Can a hamster be litter box trained?

I know that it is not just dogs and cats that can be litter box trained. Some other pets like rabbits are pretty easy to train so can you litter box train a hamster? If so how?
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Strange change in rabbit's behaviour

I have a bunny who is almost 6 months old. When I first got him home at the age of 2-3 months, I tried not to scare him and to let him explore the surroundings. Everything was fine until I wanted to ...
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