What are those white marks on my hutch? Are they dangerous? And how do I get rid of them?
There are a few different answers to those questions.
What Causes White Marks?
First, it could be urine.
Rabbits’ urine contains calcium. When the urine dries, the white deposits remain.
It could also be mould.
Should I be Worried?
Urine stains aren’t dangerous in and of themselves. However, the smell of urine attracts flies, which could leave your pet in danger of flystrike.
Mould, on the other hand, can have serious health consequences, both for you and for your rabbits.
How Do I Deal With It?
You can remove urine stains by scrubbing them with a solution of equal parts white vinegar and water.
Also, consider litter training your rabbit.
And if your bunnies aren’t neutered, it’s already past time.
You can find detailed instructions for safely dealing with mould in our article. Prevention is the best cure, however, so before you have a problem:
- Place your hutch clear of drains, gutters, trees, and other places where water gathers
- Weatherproof your hutch and use a rain cover
- Remove wet bedding and soiled litter daily
- Change water bottles and food dishes daily, and keep them in good repair