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Lou Hilario
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Everytime my rabbit is loaded in a chamber or dark compartment load, he ****es in it. When I produce him, his legs are super wet. I don't know why. My rabbit is loaded only 5 minutes before he is produced. Anyway, can anyone suggest what I can place under the load chamber like a towel, sponge, pampers, etc. so it will absorb his urine. Has anyone experienced this problem and how have you solved it. Thanks!
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I've heard that they do this because he/she smells his own cent from before and its sort of a markt of their territory. You'll want to clean out the chamber with some kind of strong lemon cleaner. Allow it to dry and then whipe it out one more time with a damp towel so there is no residue of the cleaning agent in there. This may help, it could also be a sign of old age too I'm guessing.
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Or "peeing rabbit" could've done fine? lol.

I had a rabbit who used to pee all the time when out of the cage.. I guess like Dan said it's just a natural reaction for them to mark their territory.
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Don't give your rabbit any water within a couple hours of the show.
In addition, it could be the rabbit is scared and not marking territory.
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Lou,

Looking at your avatar, and reading this post made me laugh so hard for some reason. I don't know why, but I can't stop!!!! Thanks for the laugh guy. I wish I had an answer to make this post useful, but I don't. Thanks again and good luck with the rabbit.

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Hi Lou,

Like Daniel, I was thinking it could be that he does this because he's afraid. You could try to desensitize him to possibly feeling this way, by placing him in for only 30 seconds the first time, leaving the chamber open and lift him out immediately before he has a chance to do anything. Increasing the time daily, until you close it briefly. Then extend the time he's in there with it closed, perhaps he will over come his fear.

Sperris is correct too, removing any scent will help too.
If you cut pampers in half and place it on the bottom it will absorb the urine.Just remember absorbant side up and not the plasic side. If it's a territorial issue it may also help if your bunny is neutered, it's not that expensive and will eliviate some stressors. Kinda like a intact male cat that sprays possibly? Least you've tried to cover all bases. Good Luck!
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Thanks so much guys. Yes perhaps I didn't clean the chamber well enough. Also, I will try to leave him there so he gets used to it. My rabbit is about 5 months old. The chamber is simply a large champagne bucket with a cloth attached with velcro. I do my miser's dream routine then switch the bucket with a bucket loaded with spring bills and the rabbit production as finale. Credit to this routine goes to DenDowhy who is a member of this forum.

I placed a thick towel at the bottom this time in case he does it again.
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Lou Hilario:

Is your rabbit an indoor or outdoor (kept) rabbit?

Do you have a separate litter pan in the cage?

Has your rabbit been Neutered?

Bob
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He may be afraid not only of the box but in how you produce him. Is it slow or fast? Does he go from dark to bright lights? Quiet to noise? There is more to producing a rabbit than just load and grab…

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There's a product called "Nature's Miracle>' It's available at PetSmart and online. It's an enzyme cleaner that will neutralize the urine scent, not mask it. This will help. It's also great as a pet stain remover for other "fluids."

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Lou,

I've noticed with younger bunnies, 6 months or younger, mine have tend to not be able to hold their pee reflexes, especially when it's in a new environment or scared. So do everything everyone has suggested. And if that still doesn't work, then just wait a couple more months of playing with it and it should know not to pee in your prop anymore.

My younger bunnies used to pee on me and was not consistent using it's litter box, but as it got older, it hasn't been a problem.
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On 2005-06-28 20:10, Daniel Faith wrote:
Don't give your rabbit any water within a couple hours of the show.
In addition, it could be the rabbit is scared and not marking territory.



I agree. I always remove my rabbits water from its cage at least 2 hours before every performance. It is not going to thirst to death. When you do this, it allows it to go ahead and get all the fluids out of its system before the show. Mine urinated in my abbot's rabbit box a few times before I figured out what to do.
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On 2005-07-01 00:59, Wellington wrote:
Lou Hilario:

Is your rabbit an indoor or outdoor (kept) rabbit?

Do you have a separate litter pan in the cage?

Has your rabbit been Neutered?

Bob



Wellington,

My rabbbit is an indoor rabbit. I have a large cage inside one of my rooms. I don't have a litter pan inside the cage. I place newspaper sheets at the tray at the bottom of the cage.

No, my rabbit has not been neautered. He is only 6 months old.

So far, he doesn't urinate any more in the load. I just cleaned the load chamber well and rehearsed a few times in it to give him confidence.

Thanks everyone!
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Lou Hilario:
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My rabbbit is an indoor rabbit. I have a large cage inside one of my rooms. I don't have a litter pan inside the cage. I place newspaper sheets at the tray at the bottom of the cage.
A small corner style litter pan would help your rabbit decide it is better to pee (and pill) at one specific place. Having the entire cage as a litter area does not train the rabbit to isolate his droppings.

Males develop some tendencies to mark their area, but I do not think that is happening in your case. As mentioned above, age plays a part as well.

What kind of load chamber is it?

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On 2005-06-28 20:10, Daniel Faith wrote:
Don't give your rabbit any water within a couple hours of the show.
In addition, it could be the rabbit is scared and not marking territory.


NO WAY! a young rabbit of that age should always have access to water I would never want that to happen!
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He is saying to give it access to water until about 2hours before the show, then remove the water so the rabbit cannot fill its blattar back up until it's production. THis way it can drain it's system. As soon as you produce the rabbit, put it back in its huddle with access to water...

It does not hurt the rabbit at all.
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Sorry I must have gotten the word a couple mistaken for like 5 hours.. I always do that sorry but still 2 hours maximum
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Yes 2 hours is usually long enough...
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It sounds like you are using a male rabbit. Males "squirt" marking their territory (much like I do) I had a rabbit that would pee everytime I produced it too. It sucks. Get the rabbit neutered... maybe at about 8-10 months. Of course a vet could tell you the perfect time. Not giving the rabbit water 2 hours before the show may work, but this is a "marking territory" thing, not a "full bladder" thing... so they might still have a little squirt left even after leaving water out of the cage. Or, you could get a female rabbit.

Also..... why did you leave the word out of your original post?

"Everytime my rabbit is loaded in a chamber or dark compartment load, he ****es in it"

I don't know about everyone else, but I filled in the blank with much worse words than "****"

Oh, I get it... the Café did that, not you... sorry... that's hilarious!
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On 2005-08-01 14:20, Eric Buss wrote:
It sounds like you are using a male rabbit. Males "squirt" marking their territory (much like I do) I had a rabbit that would pee everytime I produced it too. It sucks. Get the rabbit neutered... maybe at about 8-10 months. Of course a vet could tell you the perfect time. Not giving the rabbit water 2 hours before the show may work, but this is a "marking territory" thing, not a "full bladder" thing... so they might still have a little squirt left even after leaving water out of the cage. Or, you could get a female rabbit.


I use a female rabbit...and the 2 hour thing works for mine...I don't know much about males though...
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