Factors to consider when selecting Rabbit Litter
- Non Toxic
- Rabbit Digestion Friendly
- Absorption Rate
- Tracking Capabilities
Rabbit Litter to Avoid
Pine and Cedar Shavings – Stay away from using pine and cedar shavings as they are known to cause health issues for rabbits with prolonged use.
Clumping Cat Litters – Rabbits tend to eat small amounts of litter, during digestion the internal moisture could cause clumping, creating deadly intestinal blockage.
Recommended Rabbit Litter
One of the best paper litters, this litter is non-toxic, made from paper pulp and dust-free, extremely absorbent and flushable in small quantities. Makes great compost when combined with old hay and rabbit droppings.
The pellets are compostable and can be flushed in small quantities. Although heavy, we found this pellet litter to be very good at odor control and very absorbent, as well. The pellets are dark in color, so it took a little getting-used-to, but this litter fared very well.
Also manufactured by the makers of Carefresh, this litter is increasing in popularity. Made from recycled paper, it is 99.7% dust-free, 3 x more absorbent than clay, minimizing odours. Can also be sifted like cat litter and flushed in small quantities.
Shredded Newspaper – Layers of newspaper and shredded paper can be used in the litter box along with hay. While cheap and great for recycling, the downsides are that it may cause rabbits to eat large amounts of paper and make a big mess.
Selecting the right litter for your rabbit will help to reduce odour, mess and make cleaning up a lot easier.