How To Get Rabbit Urine Out Of Carpet – Rabbit Pros

How To Get Rabbit Urine Out Of Carpet

Through years of experience, we have both personally experienced and heard plenty of horror stories about rabbit urine and urine stains in carpets.

If you do not remove the pee stain fast enough you can expect some truly catastrophic results without proper cleaning. Rabbit urine can destroy your carpet with both odor and stains.

But don’t worry, you can DIY cleanup bunny pee from carpet!

To clean bunny pee from carpet by yourself follow this Pee Cleanup Recipe: 1 cup warm water, 1/2 cup vinegar, and 1 tablespoon liquid dish soap. Then soak a rag in the mixture and scrub the stain to remove the stain and odor. After cleaning, rinse the area with warm water and air dry.

Now let’s dig into the details and include some tips and tricks to make it easier to clean rabbit pee out of carpet.

How to Remove Bunny Carpet Stains Yourself

I’ve tried plenty of different DIY mixtures that can remove rabbit pee from carpet, but the one below is by far the best and one of the simplest that I’ve tried.

If you’re looking for a DIY Cleaner for Bunny Pee on the carpet, start here. There are also some good commercial urine cleaners, and we’ll discuss those later.

DIY Rabbit Pee Cleanup Recipe

This simple DIY Urine Stain Cleaning Mixture has just three ingredients.

#1 Warm Water

Healthy and normal rabbit urine is not clear. Instead, it’s kind of murky, because bunnies pass extra calcium in their pee. When that urine begins to evaporate, that calcium remains behind almost like tiny crystals.

Warm water is important to help moisten up and break down those calsium crystals.

Cold water will not work as well.

#2 Liquid Dish Soap

Once again, this liquid soap help breaks down the calcium crystals, any dirt muddied up with the liquid of the accident, and capture any oil from your rabbit’s glands that might be part of the mess.

#3 – White Vinegar

Rabbit urine is normally alkaline.

White vinegar is normally acidic.

When they meet, this creates a more neutral mixture each which greatly helps with the strong ammonia odor of bunny urine stain.

The DIY Bunny Pee Cleanup Recipe

  • 1 Cup Warm Water
  • 1/2 Cup White Vinegar
  • 1 Tablespoon Liquid Dish Soap

To make and use this solution:

  1. First mix 1 cup warm water with 1/2 cup vinegar and 1 tablespoon liquid dish soap.
  2. Soak a rag in the solution.
  3. Scrub the stain with the rag.
  4. Repeat until the stain is gone.
  5. Then rinse the area with warm water.
  6. Pat dry with clean rags, and then put a fan on to air dry.

If you have a particularly tough stain you can leave the solution in the carpet for 5-10 minutes before you scrub so the vinegar can have more time to break up the acidity of urine.

Removing a Bunny Pee Smell

Our cleanup method above will take care of most of the pee smell, but it will leave some amount of ammonia smell.

You can remove that rabbit pee smell with baking soda.

Baking soda is able to neutralize the chemicals that smell bad in urine, meaning that the smell will be removed and stay gone for good.

To remove the bad smell from rabbit pee:

  1. Generously pour baking soda over where the stain was.
  2. Wait 2-3 hours for the baking soda to neutralize the smell.
  3. Wipe the baking soda carefully off the carpet with a damp paper towel.
  4. Dry the area with a fresh paper towel or rag.
  5. If there are still small amounts of baking soda left you many need to vacuum the area.

Best Cleaning Products to Remove Rabbit Urine

If you do not want to make your own product to remove rabbit pee stains there are plenty of commercial products that you can buy to remove pee stains.

Though professional stain removers can be pricey if you have a particularly tough stain it may save you time and stress if you buy one online.

This 32 oz cleaner bottle from Rocco & Roxie will clean many many stains and eliminate the stress of removing the stain yourself.

Because the formula is specialized you can expect stronger cleaning power. The major trade-off here is strength for a higher price. { Click here to see this stain remover on Amazon. >>> }

To apply this cleaner on carpet bunny pee stain simply:

  1. Spray the solution onto the pee liberally.
  2. Let it sit for 30-60 minutes.
  3. Wipe up with a dry rag and air dry.

How to Prevent Serious Damage

Cleaning up your bunny’s pee when there is an accident is a very good solution for when your bunny is running around the house, but a consistent problem area cannot be cleaned, it must be prevented.

For instance if you have a corner of the house that your bunny loves to potty in even if you try to clean up every time you are likely to end up with mold eventually.

If you want to prevent dangerous mold you can:

  1. Try to keep your bunny away from carpet. If you have just a few rooms in your house with carpet try to keep your bunny in areas without it.
  2. If you cannot keep your bunny away from carpet make sure you watch them as they are running around the house. Ideally stay in one or two rooms or stay close by.
  3. If neither of these options are possible you can potty train your bunny, though it can be difficult, with most rabbit breeds it is definitely possible to potty train especially with younger bunnies that do not have as strong of habits yet.

Conclusions

In conclusion if you have a particularly tough stain it may be worth it to buy a cleaner, but for day to day stains a DIY cleaner like vinegar and dish soap or vinegar and water may be sufficient.

If you have dish soap we recommend using it mixed with vinegar. This reaction is better to both deal with tough stains and remove some of the smell of ammonia created by your bunnies pee.

Even with the best cleaners though you can expect some smell to linger to remove unpleasant smells we recommend using baking soda in conjunction with a little soaking time.

The best method of getting rid of pee stains though is to prevent them all together. To do this try to change the padding in your bunnies cage regularly and don’t place the cage directly on a floor of any kind.

When your bunny is running around the house try to keep them away from carpet and if possible potty train them.

It is especially important to remove stains from carpet as it has a tendency to mold.

If you would like to buy a cleaner we recommend a cleaner from Rocco & Roxie which you can buy hereOpens in a new tab. on Amazon. While a cleaner is more expensive it is definitely worth it for particularly tough stains to save you time and prevent stress.

~Evander

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