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Anonymous asked in PetsRodents · 1 decade ago

Does having a closed in litter pan effect training?

I have been trying to train my baby rats since Thursday. They were pooping in one spot so I put the litter pan there. Then they were pooping in front of the litter pan so the training wasn't working.

Do you think the fact that the litter pan has a lid could be effecting this, it kind of looks like a house. I can remove the lid so its just the bottom half if I have to.

If not what can I do?

3 Answers

  • Anonymous
    1 decade ago
    Favorite Answer

    If it has a lid & looks like a house, most likely the rats will consider it a nesting box/sleeping area instead of a place to go potty in.

    Try to remove the lid, see if that works.

    Personally, I just got a corner litter pan for my male rats' cage, and for the most part (95% of the time) they use it without accidents. :) You can see it here:

  • 1 decade ago

    remove it litter pan lid so that they no its safe then after a few days if they start using it put it back on and see if they still use it if not just leave it off

  • 1 decade ago

    I'd try that first and see if that works. Then i'd try different types of litter pans.

    How old are they? I love ratlets!

    Source(s): 13 rats
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