When choosing a litter box, there are a few important things to consider before buying one.
- The litter box has to fit inside the rabbit's cage/room/enclosure.
- It has to be big enough for the rabbit to turn around in and dig.
- There have to be high sides so the rabbit can't kick the litter out and can't pee over the side (which can also happen because the box is too small).
- At least one side has to be short enough for the rabbit to hop over comfortably, even in old age.
- It has to be easy to clean.
- It has to be a material that the rabbit will not be interested in chewing in or paying much attention to. A wooden or cardboard box, for example, would be the perfect thing for a rabbit to eat. If you get a plastic box, which some rabbits like to nibble on, make sure it won't harm your rabbit if ingested.
- It has to be a material that will last a long time. Rabbits have pretty long lifespans, and purchasing a new litter box each year (or sooner) would soon run your rabbit bill quite high! I do recommend replaying your rabbit's litter box with a new one very few years (2-4), or as necessary.
Below are some popular litter box options. All of these can be purchased at any pet store or on Amazon.com.