Mountain Sky Rabbitry
Custom Litter Box Grate | How-To
Does your bun dig, track their litter everywhere, or get dirty feet from their litter box? Here’s your fix! Pre-grated bunny litter boxes are often small and over-priced. We love using larger cat litter boxes with the addition of this grate! It helps keep our bunnies clean and sweet-smelling.
Supplies you’ll need: The following supplies can be found at your local hardware store.
1 egg crate louvre piece
4 bolts (height of your litter box) along with 4 nuts and 8 washers of the same width (1/4 inch)
1 pair of snippers
Your litter box
Measure out the size of your litter box against a portion of the grating. Then, snip along the outside edges in a square shape. The grating typically comes in ceiling tiles, so you’ll probably have leftovers.
Your cut portion of the grate probably won’t fit exactly in your box. Trim the edges so it slides into the box about a 1/2 inch or more.
Use your nuts, bolts and washers to fashion legs for the grate. Stick a washer on the bolt, slide the remaining bolt leg through the grate, slide another washer up that, and secure it with a nut. Note: If you have a large bunny or several buns using the same litter box, you may need more than 4 legs to support their weight. For our Holland Lops, who are around 2-4 lbs, we use 4-5 legs.
Place the grate, with its 4 or more legs attached, into the box. You may have to do more trimming to allow it to fit perfectly inside.
If your box has a cover or lid, add it now. It’s ready for your bunny to use, and keeps those little paws (and the floors) clean! Dusky and her babies (pictured) love it!