8 Best Tips for When Your Room Smells From Living With Rabbits
Written by The Rabbit Hole Hay Team
Loving bunnies is easy to do, just look at how cute they are! What's hard to love is the occasional odors that come from living with them. It's not that rabbits themselves are all that smelly, but for house bunny owners, living spaces can end up a bit stinky.
An RHH (Rabbit Hole Hay) fan recently brought it to our attention that there aren't always great resources out there on the topic of reducing unwanted odors from living with rabbits. That's why we put our heads together around the warehouse and came up with our 8 Best Tips for When Your Room Smells From Living With Rabbits. Find some you like and try them out!
#1 Storing Hay
Hay will always have a smell - at least it should. There's no way to get rid of the smell of the hay. Store your hay in a cool, dry place that's out of reach of your nose. You might try the laundry room.
#2 Try Litter Box Training
This will help keep the odors in one place and allow for easier ongoing cleanup. It will also train the rabbit to “hold it" rather than being an ongoing poop/pee machine.
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#4 Air Fresheners
Use a mild air freshener or deodorizer. Try to look for something natural, that way it doesn't smell like you are masking the odor with a strong perfume.
#5 Clean The Cage
When you clean the cage, make sure to clean all of the surfaces really, really well. Ammonia can build up on surfaces and crystallize causing an almost untreatable odor.
#6 Rabbit's pH Level
Balance pH in your rabbit with a drop of apple cider vinegar in your rabbit's water (1 drop per 8 ounces). This helps keep the pH in balance and reduce the strong scent in the urine.
#7 Change Their Diet
Cut out fruit and any processed treats from your rabbit's diet. Instead, replace those foods with hay. Yes, it sounds cliche since we sell hay, but a rabbit's diet should be high in hay (at least 80%) to keep them healthy and all their processes working correctly.
#8 Replace Toys
Cardboard toys can harbor smells because they can't be cleaned. If your bun likes them, make sure to dispose of them regularly and replace with fresh toys.
Follow these simple steps and you'll keep your nose and your bun's nose happy. Get all the hay, bedding, or chew toys you need all in one spot - our store! We pride ourselves on supporting a community of small pet owners who care deeply about providing happy and healthy lifestyles for their pets.