Do you want to let your rabbit have free-roaming privileges in your house? If so, you’ll need to make sure they’re fully litter trained before setting them free to wander.
Litter training your rabbit is challenging enough, so don’t stress yourself over how to find the best litter box for your rabbit, too. We’ll cover everything you need to know to find the absolute best rabbit litter boxes.
After thoroughly examining and testing dozens, we’ve narrowed the field down to seven great options to fit every size of bunny and budget. After reading our reviews and educating yourself with the accompanying buyer’s guide, you’ll be fully prepared to decide which litter box is right for you and your rabbit.
A Quick Comparison of Our Favorites
The 7 Best Rabbit Litter Boxes – Reviews 2020
1. Ware Scatterless Lock-N-Litter – Best Overall
For a rabbit litter box to secure our coveted number one spot, it has to display the finest combination of versatility, ease of use, durability, and value. Compared to every other litter box in our reviews, we are confident in naming the Ware Scatterless Lock-N-Litter as the best overall rabbit litter box for any home.
Available in two sizes so that it can accommodate any breed of rabbit, this litter box features a corner shaped design with high walls to prevent unwanted spilling. Combine that with a removable coated wire floor panel to keep your rabbit clean, and the Ware Scatterless Lock-N-Litter might be the most hygienic rabbit litter box available.
Furthermore, integrated clips allow for secure attachment to any wire cage. This keeps your rabbit from tossing their litter box around, adding one more great cleanliness feature to an already great product. In short, the Ware Scatterless Lock-N-Litter is easily our favorite litter box for nearly every rabbit.
2. Kaytee 100079482 Long John Litter Pan – Best Value
Simple yet effective, the Kaytee Long John Litter Pan is a no-frills alternative for a rabbit’s litter box. While it may not have the added features that make other litter boxes completely no-mess, its sturdy one-piece design makes it a durable option at a great price.
Measuring 11.25” long by 9.5” wide and 7” high, the Long John litter pan is large enough to accommodate almost every breed of rabbit; only the largest of Flemish Giants might be cramped in its otherwise spacious interior. Built-in hooks for easy cage attachment make it simple to install in your rabbit’s home, and the high sides will prevent most unwanted spills and messes.
In short, while the Kaytee Long John Litter Pan may not be much to look at, its thoughtful and long-lasting design is almost impossible to find at a lower price. That’s why we think it’s the best rabbit litter box for the money and an excellent option for any rabbit owner on a budget.
3. Kaytee Hi-Corner Small Animal Litter Pan – Premium Choice
As the largest litter box available on our list, Kaytee’s Hi-Corner litter pan is the best choice for larger breeds of rabbits or homes with multiple rabbits.
Designed to fit perfectly in the corner of a large cage, this litter box features a recessed entryway that allows rabbits of all sizes and ages to climb in without trouble. From there, the sides raise slightly to the corners before steeply rising to a completely covered back that keeps litter and messes from being kicked out.
Lastly, stain and odor resistant plastic makes this litter box easy to clean and long-lasting. While it’s more expensive than many options on our list, this premium choice rabbit litter box is ideal for anyone who has noticed their rabbit having difficulty getting in and out of their current litter box.
4. Marshall Litter Pan
Perhaps the most easily installed cage in our review, the Marshall Litter Pan was originally designed to accommodate ferrets — but quickly became a popular option for rabbits, as well. Its low-profile front opening is especially helpful in allowing older rabbits to come and go easily, while the high corners and walls help to prevent messy spills.
If you’ve ever noticed your rabbit pulling and pushing their litter box around, the Marshall litter box is a perfect solution to stop this bad behavior. Its integrated screwing mechanism steadily secures the whole box to any cage, but it’s also easily removable whenever you need to clean it.
In short, this litter pan is an excellent alternative for anyone with older rabbits or a rabbit that is causing problems by moving their litter box around.
5. Ware Lock-N-Litter
Did you like the looks of our top pick, but find the price too high? Ware also offers this, their Lock-N-Litter classic edition for a greatly reduced price. Lacking only a wire top to prevent scattering, it’s an economical option for rabbit owners on a tight budget.
The classic Lock-N-Litter is also available in two sizes (regular and jumbo), making it suitable for rabbits of all shapes and sizes. Its high-backed design is made to save space and help prevent spills and accidents.
This litter box is essentially a more reasonably priced alternative to the Scatterless Lock-N-Litter. It sacrifices a small amount of cleanliness to be offered at a lower price, but is a worthwhile litter box nonetheless.
6. RUBYHOME Rabbit Litter Box
With only a cursory look at this litter box, you might conclude that it’s a perfect combination of everything you need for your rabbit.
A space-saving corner design with high-backed walls makes it a great option for preventing spills and messes, and the included wire grate means your rabbit won’t be able to kick any litter out. And with clamps to attach it to any wire cage, it’s easy to keep it in one place.
The only problem? This litter box is far too small for anything besides dwarf rabbit breeds. Measuring less than 12 inches long and under 9 inches wide, most fully grown rabbits won’t be able to comfortably fit on this litter box. All of this is problem enough, but the RUBYHOME litter box is also one of the more expensive we’ve seen.
In summary, this litter box is only a good option for dwarf rabbit breeds.
7. Lixit LIX-025 Corner Litter Pan
Last in our review, the Lixit Corner Litter Pan has the simplest design of any litter box we’ve seen. Its one-piece construction and bright primary colors may appeal to minimalists, but a lack of features commonly found in other litter boxes makes it difficult to recommend to most rabbit owners.
Simply put, the Lixit corner pan is a single piece of molded plastic that will fit in the corner of your rabbit’s cage. With no attachment points and a minimum of mess-preventing features, it is only properly suited for litter training — not everyday use. Thankfully, its reasonable price reflects this simplicity.
Here are some helpful tips to consider and questions to ask when choosing a litter box for your rabbit:
How Big Should Your Rabbit’s Litter Box Be?
The size of a litter box might be the most important quality of all. After all, if your rabbit can’t comfortably sit in their litter box, it’s almost guaranteed that they won’t use it!
Small or dwarf rabbit breeds are unlikely to have problems with litter boxes of any size. If your rabbit weighs around eight pounds or more, though, you’ll need to get a jumbo-sized litter box. As a rule, your rabbit should have enough room to sit comfortably and turn around in their litter box.
Types of Rabbit Litter Boxes
Why Your Rabbit Needs a Litter Box
Aside from giving your pet a dedicated spot to use the bathroom, a litter box helps prevent the spread of unsanitary conditions that can harm your rabbit’s health.
If your rabbit is regularly in contact with their own urine, they can easily develop painful skin infections. You can prevent this by providing them with a litter box, and cleaning and replacing their litter on a regular basis.
How to Litter Train Your Rabbit
Litter training your rabbit can be a slow process, but it doesn’t have to be frustrating. Refer to our article on litter training your rabbit, or watch this short video to learn more:
How Often Should You Clean Your Rabbit’s Litter Box?
How often you’ll need to change your rabbit’s litter will depend on the absorbency of the litter you choose. Less absorbent litters should usually be changed every two days, while higher-end and more absorbent litter can be changed roughly once every four days.
No matter what type of litter you use, the goal is to keep your rabbit from being in contact with their urine. While a bunny’s poops are largely harmless, their highly acidic urine can cause problems for their delicate skin. If you ever see bunny pee puddling in your rabbit’s litter box, change the litter immediately and add more litter for next time.
After carefully considering the merits of each product in our reviews, we are happy to recommend the Ware Scatterless Lock-N-Litter as our number one choice for a rabbit litter box. Available in small and large sizes, it can accommodate any rabbit breed. Plus, its mess-free design makes cleanup super easy.
Anyone with a smaller budget should consider the Kaytee 100079482 Long John Litter Pan as a viable alternative to our top pick. Available at a very reasonable price, it’s a no-frills option for litter training that’s made from surprisingly durable plastic.
With just a little bit of time, patience, and effort, you can train your rabbit to use a litter box and roam freely in your home. Now that you know what options are out there, you’re fully prepared to decide which rabbit litter box is best for you and your pet. Good luck!
Featured Image: Open Litter Box, Credit: Wikimedia Commons