Wednesday, April 23, 2014 Register
 

Forum

BUNNY 911 - If your rabbit hasn't eaten or pooped in 12-24 hours, call a vet immediately!
Don't have a vet? Check out VET RESOURCES

 

The subject of intentional breeding or meat rabbits is prohibited. The answers provided on this board are for general guideline purposes only. The information is not intended to diagnose or treat your pet.  It is your responsibility to assess the information being given and seek professional advice/second opinion from your veterinarian and/or qualified behaviorist.

 

 

LEADERS:  Beka27   BinkyBunny   Elrohwen   KokaneeandKahlua   LittlePuffyTail  MoveDiagonally  RabbitPam   Sarita

 

You must login and be verified to post, reply, and view profiles
BINKYBUNNY FORUMS > HABITATS AND TOYS > Do you have a Bunny Room?
Last Post by Ellis's Mom at 2/13/2014 6:41 PM (47 Replies)
You are not authorized to post a reply or you have not verified your email address.
Printer Friendly
Page 3 of 3 << < 123
Sort:
Author Messages

User is Offline Veronika
5 posts Send Private Message
1/23/2014 1:09 AM
Not yet. I usually bunny-proof my room and let my boy out regularly. He doesn't seem interested in tearing up the blankets when he hops up on my bed (thank goodness) and has been very good about keeping his "business" in his litter tray. =)
He's out right now, sitting atop his cage and chewing on one of his wood blocks.

User is Offline rissakai007
50 posts Send Private Message
1/23/2014 2:07 PM
Do any of you guys have problems with bunnies peeing on the carpet?? Or poopfests?


User is Offline BellaGracie
6 posts Send Private Message
2/11/2014 9:55 PM

We are in the process of making half of our office into a bunny room.  The don't like Lino but it's easy to clean.  Any suggestions for non slip safe flooring? Thx


User is Offline manic_muncher
Northern Neck, Virginia
493 posts Send Private Message
2/11/2014 11:12 PM
BellaGracie, I use a 6'x8' piece of indoor/outdoor carpet that I picked up at Lowe's for $18. I laid it over a shower curtain, so I could spot clean any areas and it not be able to soak into the actual floor. It's flat piling, so easy to scrub with a sponge and kinda tough, I think even a digger would have trouble digging a hole in it. Also because it virtually has no piling, it dries fast.
 photo siggy.jpg

User is Offline Ellis's Mom
35 posts Send Private Message
2/12/2014 1:53 PM
Ellis joined our family back in May. We originally built a 3ft by 4ft cage with wire shelving, going two sections high, about 28 inches. Within a couple of months, he mastered fence-jumping. Since we're all on different home/sleep schedules, this wasn't working. My daughter and her boyfriend made a larger cage (4ft x 6ft) for him using 4ft high gardening fence and cable channels/covers. We use an indoor/outdoor carpet mat - like businesses have at their entrances in the winter - for the base, since we have hardwood floors. Carabiner clips secure one section as a gate/door. In his space, he has a litter box, empty wine case, water bowl, pellet bowl, carpet and flannel remnants and an unfinished wooden shoe rack (2 levels). We use a wire "in-box" from an office supply shop, zip-tied to the cage wall for his hay (next to the litter box).

When we're home, we keep the gate open and Ellis has bunny-proofed access to the front two rooms of the house. He won'[t go up more than one or two stairs, so he's limited himself to the first floor so far. He seems to split his time between sleeping under the livingroom table and hanging out in his space.

So, not really a "bunny room", but not full run of the house. Just like the rest of us, he has his own space, which we try to respect as much as we can.

User is Offline Ellis's Mom
35 posts Send Private Message
2/12/2014 2:09 PM

(Not sure if it's proper bunny-etiquitte to reply to one's own post here, but...)  Followup to bunny space question:

Ellis seems to spend a lot of his awake time nesting, arranging his toys, boxes, blankets, towels, etc, "just so". He seems to be moving his wine-box den and shoe rack to follow the winter sun, just a few inches every couple of days, but about 60degrees from where we set it originally.

Is he practicing his own version of "bun shui"?  Rearranging things because he's bored? Trying t attract a mate (even though he's been neutered for almost a year)?

 How much will a thorough cleaning - vacuuming, washing the flannels and towels, putting in new boxes and cardboard for him - mess with his head? He seems happy, and the vet says he's healthy (minor digestive issue today, but she told us what to do and not to worry), so I don't want to interfere with something that's going well.

On the other hand, his favorites seem to be getting a bit shabby and I'd like for him to have "nice things".

(Ellis is our first pet ever, although my husband and I both had dogs when we were kid. He's a bachelor rabbit (so far) since we don't have the guts to try to take care of two yet.)

 Thanks for any help for this newbie bun-mom.


User is Offline manic_muncher
Northern Neck, Virginia
493 posts Send Private Message
2/13/2014 5:57 PM
Buns LOVE to redecorate! They love exploring, so switching out toys and cardboard boxes stimulates their minds. The only thing I will warn you about, from my own experience, is once he's picked his spot to use the litter pan... that's pretty much where he's gonna go. So keep that in mind when you're cleaning and moving stuff around. If you find you want to relocate the litter box (like if it is not in a good location such as the middle of the floor...) you will need to move it very slowly over a long period of time. They don't use the box, they use the spot.

I made the mistake of moving the litter box to where it wasn't in the way... I think maybe he counts the amount of hops or something to get to his potty spot. Hits the mark every time! Over the last 4 months, I've been S-L-O-W-L-Y moving his box, 1 inch at a time, towards the location I want. He was perfect with his litter box habits... but since I've been moving it, he now leaves stray poo balls where the box used to be, just outside the box. He does use the box the majority of the time, but not all the time like before I started moving it.

Bumpy spends a great deal of time throwing things around and flipping his boxes. I seriously think he just enjoys showing off how strong he is! LOL
 photo siggy.jpg

User is Offline Ellis's Mom
35 posts Send Private Message
2/13/2014 6:41 PM

More input on Ellis. I did a thorough cleaning of his cage tonight, including shaking out his blankets, sweeping up loose hay and fur, etc. One wall of his cage is against an outside wall, and it's the corner he likes to sleep in. Hoping he's not too cold there, I put his flannel blankets in the corner to give him something to nest in. He hopped over (from where he'd been happily chewing on some wood), glared at me, and proceeded to move the blankets and towels off of the carpet corner, giving me that "those don't belong THERE, you silly person" look the whole time. Once the space was cleared back out, he went back to his other bunny business.

So I think his issue is more "bun shui" than showing off. Which seems to fit his personality so far.

You are not authorized to post a reply or you have not verified your email address.
Page 3 of 3 << < 123

BINKYBUNNY FORUMS > HABITATS AND TOYS > Do you have a Bunny Room?

You agree to our Terms of Service and Privacy Policy by using this website.
Copyright 2006-2012 BinkyBunny.com - All Rights Reserved