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BINKYBUNNY FORUMS > HABITATS AND TOYS > Keep light on at night, or no?
Last Post by CupcakeandDizziesMom at 6/05/2012 12:50 PM (12 Replies)
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User is Offline LolaBear'sMama
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5/18/2012 2:06 PM

Do you keep a light on for your bunny at night? Lola has her own room, it's actually our storage room that's just off the balcony. It's basically like a closet, there are no lights, so at night if I turn out the light it's pitch black. I was turning it off but then I felt bad because I would wake up and all of her stuff would be thrown about.. so I kept it on for a few days, then turned it off last night because I got to thinking that maybe she wanted some darkness. haha

This is her room. You can see no windows and it's small.

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User is Offline Sarita
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5/18/2012 2:26 PM
How is the ventilation and air circulation there and is it climate controlled? Rabbits cannot tolerate temperatures over 80 degrees. Is the door open, or closed?

Can you bring her inside? That would be the best.

I know that's not what you asked but I just am concerned about this set up. A closet outside is not a good choice for your bunny.

User is Offline LolaBear'sMama
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5/18/2012 2:42 PM

Oh no, the door is almost always open, she runs and plays on the balcony as well. When we're home she is inside with us too. She has lots of cold toys as I call them, frozen bottles and a towel that I freeze, she loves it. 


User is Offline Kokaneeandkahlua
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5/18/2012 3:05 PM
Now I'm confused, is it in the house or outside?

I was going to say, I keep like a hall light on, so they aren't in direct light but if they want to be up they can see ok
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User is Offline LolaBear'sMama
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5/18/2012 3:09 PM
It's not in the house, but not outside either. lol.there is a door on our balcony that leads to her room.

User is Offline LolaBear'sMama
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5/18/2012 4:32 PM
I think I might move her cage back in, I really like how she has her own room out there..but I see your point about the heat..I mean, during the day I know she's fine, but night is different.

User is Offline LolaBear'sMama
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5/18/2012 5:10 PM
I moved it inside..now she's mad though. She isn't used to her cage anymore because I would never shut her cage door, she spent most of her time in the red bed thing. She has to be in her cage until I can trust her to not wreck the house unsupervised..

User is Offline Monkeybun
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5/18/2012 10:49 PM
You could always get a pen to put around her cage to allow for more room, but not wreck the place

That said, my little loppy Squirrel has a night light He's mostly deaf, so can't hear things moving around when its dark, and gets scared at shadows and such. So the night light helps him be aware of what is going on without things suddenly coming out of the dark at him

User is Offline Sarita
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5/19/2012 3:24 AM
You will soon discover that cage is way too small - it's really too small now. Pet stores just don't understand the needs of house rabbits.

I would totally recommend an exercise pen - you get that in the dog section and the tallest you can get.

I'm so happy you have reconsidered and are bringing her inside :~)

User is Offline RabbitPam
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5/19/2012 9:13 AM
It's great that you brought her in. A nightlight (not inside her habitat of course) is enough to provide her with some light to see by. She was probably hearing and seeing shadows and noises outside. She may sleep better inside now. Definitely check out xpens.
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User is Offline LolaBear'sMama
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5/19/2012 9:39 AM
What's an xpen? And I've been wanting to get her a bigger cage, a nice 2 story one at least but I have to wait till I have the money.

User is Offline bun-crazy
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5/19/2012 5:39 PM
An Xpen is a dog exercise pen that you can find if you just google Xpen. They are very nice and usually come fully assembled. You can even set them up in different ways (rectangle, square, octagon,etc) because they are panels that are linked together. Mine is set up in a rectangle and it measures 2X6 and 38 inches high. I have even added a second level within the cage itself so they have a bottom and a top floor. They love it! Check them out, they're not too expensive (I think mine was about 45 to 50 bucks). My brother made a "bottom" for me out of a sheet of plywood covered in linoleum so its easy to keep clean, too. It was one of the best things I have bought for the buns because its big enough for them to stand up in and stretch out, too. They even have a bit of binkying room for times when I don't have them out running in their room. Good luck and happy shopping!
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User is Offline CupcakeandDizziesMom
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6/05/2012 12:50 PM
Dizzie uses a night light at night...but Cupcake doesn't. I found that Diz would "miss" her litterbox if it was completely dark
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