Roscoe has been demonstrating some serious teenage hormonal behavior the last couple of days. His crate is in our living room, and he is in it during the day while we work and at night while we sleep. The rest of the time he has the run of the bunny-proofed areas while we are home.
The last day or so his litterbox habits seem to have gone out the window. He's leaving marking pellets all over the living room, on the furniture, and today he sprayed the couch, I think because the dog was stretched out on it. He actually jumped up on the couch, and sprayed the couch at the dog's head.
He's not neutered yet, and I can't make the appt until I get the paycheck from my 2nd job, which should come in the mail hopefully by the end of the week, which means I can make the appt sometime the following week. That's almost 2 more weeks of dealing with this. My husband has been very understanding, but is honestly getting very annoyed with the pellets and Roscoe marking the entire living room.
So here is what I have come up with. My plan was eventually to give Roscoe is own bunny room - a spare bedroom. Problem is that it has hardwood floors, and I was hoping to wait til I had some extra cash to buy an area rug so he had better traction for binkies. I decided to clean that out today and bunny proof it, and my plan is to move his crate to the bunny room and let him be loose in the room during the day and while we are sleeping, and have the run of the house while we are home.
I am just worried that he will still think of the living room as his domain, since he seems to be continually marking all over that room. He doesn't mark anywhere else in the house - just the living room. I am fine with him leaving pellets in the spare bedroom, I can clean those up easily and won't have to hear about it from hubby, etc..... So the question is, do I leave him confined in that room for a day or two to establish that is his new home? Any advice would be appreciated!