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Last Post by emm_renn at 3/25/2015 7:37 AM (57 Replies)
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User is Offline Veronika
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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
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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
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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
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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.
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User is Offline Ellis's Mom
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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
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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
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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
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User is Offline Ellis's Mom
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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.

User is Offline xBunnyKissesx
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5/16/2014 11:30 AM
Hi everyone! .

My boy, Sienna (We originally thought that he was a girl lol) has free range of our guest room. He has his store bought cage by the window with a turned over whiteboard on top and some stairs so he can hop up on to the window sill. We also have an old bed on there he likes hiding under. Currently, he has three litterboxes. (He is litter trained, but there's an issue with territory poops.) One is next to his store bought cage w/ his hay rack. He has 24 hour free range in what I call 'The Bunny room.'

User is Offline michelleann31
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5/16/2014 4:27 PM
No bunny room exactly, the living room is where Pepper's hutch and Dio's pen are set up, but the rest of the house is bunny proofed so they get to go wherever they please pretty much all day long, they only stay in at night otherwise Pepper won't let us sleep! We've tried before and she goes in the girls room and hops up on their bed to play, she hops up on our bed to play, and will do this all night. we have tried twice to let her have he run of the house at night and she is just too active. Once we get her and Dio completely bonded then we will see again, but for now they sleep in their houses at night. My husband says the night I was in the hospital to have my appendix out, the week before we got Dio, Pepper slept on the bed with him all night the day after my surgery while I was healing up in the hospital. Lucky daddy!

User is Offline Epitome
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5/22/2014 8:58 PM
Charlotte and Scooter sleep in their own dog crates at night, but they have free roam of the laundry/work/bunny room all day. Charlotte is a chewer, so there's constant inspections to make sure all cords are up and out of the way. The both have tons of toys, but Charlotte like cords above anything I could buy for her.

User is Offline JackRabbit
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5/23/2014 8:29 PM
No matter how much space we give our three they seem to always want more! At this point I'm lucky they still allow us humans to live with them.
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User is Offline NewBunnyOwner123
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5/23/2014 8:58 PM
Two of my bonded bunnies are free ranging a room that we call the bunny room. And then Bam is a singleton who was unable to bond (though very possible! I just decided to keep him a bachelor) who free ranges the rest of the house.

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User is Offline Taffeta
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11/09/2014 4:01 AM
Dayglow is free-range during the day but goes into an ex-pen at night. Hagrid is in an ex-pen, but when they are bonded they will both be free-range all of the time.

User is Offline Smileitsshan
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11/27/2014 11:03 AM
My bun bun sleeps on my bed flopped at my toes or at my hand. He always has to be touching me. so sweet!

Talking about my bunbun I need help. I am new to this lovely page and can't seem to find out how to start a topic. Really need to ask a question about Mr Oliver Twist....

User is Offline LongEaredLions
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11/28/2014 2:04 PM
Welcome Smileitsshan!
If you are starting out from the main forum listing, click on one of the forum sections (Diet and Care, The Lounge, etc.). At the top of the list of posted topics on the left side, there should be a blue button that says "New Topic." Click that, type what you want it to say, and submit.
Let me know if you need any more help.
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User is Offline Emmi
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12/21/2014 6:45 PM
They're getting the spare bedroom, just finishing it. Huge condo, boxes and tunnels, tables to see out windows. Right now they just are in the living room in X-pen for three and Addie has Sam's kennel to try to keep her quiet. Ha. She's doing short track Bunny 500s and binky in place instead.

Cats and bunnies get along fine, dogs are firm believers in leaving critters alone less you get sharp claws and teeth on your muzzle. So once they prove they stay reliable on litter box use, probably just shut them in their room at night or if one of us isn't home.

User is Offline emm_renn
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3/25/2015 7:37 AM
When I get my own place I am definitely making a bunny room! As of right now, my rabbit is a huge chewer and consumer of anything and everything. I'm thinking of doing this to keep her from chewing the baseboards:
I hope that link works for you all. It would be a cute garden theme room with carrot tops poking out!
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