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BINKYBUNNY FORUMS > HABITATS AND TOYS > What to cover the carpet with?
Last Post by sleepy538 at 11/21/2012 10:58 AM (8 Replies)
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User is Offline hudfamsix
Way North Cali
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10/13/2012 12:06 PM

I've been looking through this site, and I have an idea for a more comfortable (temporary) arrangement for Flynn (he is currently in a 2'x2' wire cage).  I have an X-pen that we have used outside in the past.  I've got a decent sized space to make him a bigger pen where he can have some room to move. 

The only problem is, the space is carpeted.  It's a no-pile industrial type carpet, but with a decent pad underneath, so it's pretty comfortable.  Flynn isn't litter box trained yet though, so I'd like to cover the carpet with something.  Any suggestions?

New-again mom to Flynn, a sable point mini-rex.

User is Offline mocha200
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10/13/2012 1:51 PM

Here is a really good way to cover carpet! It is linoleum on some wood with a wooden trim to keep the xpen in place and to keep unwanted messes in!

 

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User is Offline Hazel
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10/13/2012 1:59 PM
You could get a sheet of vinyl to cover the space with, or maybe a cheap rug (not as easy to clean of course). If you go with the vinyl you might wanna put a sheet of plywood or something underneath, without support it will start to warp if you walk around on it. If his litter habits improve enough by the time the vinyl is shot the carpet might not need to be covered up from then on, so maybe you don't need the plywood. We are hoping it will work this way with our future rabbit, fingers crossed!
"You ain't buna fide!"

User is Offline hudfamsix
Way North Cali
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10/16/2012 8:56 AM
Thanks for the suggestion. We ended up going with plywood covered with vinyl.
New-again mom to Flynn, a sable point mini-rex.

User is Offline AnnaNutBread
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11/06/2012 7:03 AM

Where do you guys buy this from?

 

I'm not so much of a handyman, so I am a bit clueless on this =)


User is Offline SirThumpsey
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11/07/2012 3:22 AM
Lowes, mostly.

User is Offline Shmoo
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11/12/2012 5:13 AM
I'm thinking of doing something similar in my living room after browsing around the forums. My buns are now bonded and litter trained(fully for about 1-2 weeks now) but I've been keeping them in separate store bought cages(they were given to me for free and they're too small for both to be in one). I live in an apartment. I have an xpen, so I'm thinking of attaching it to both of the cages and letting them out into it as they please. Has anyone used a rug before? Since I rent, I don't really want to give them the chance to dig holes in the carpet while I'm gone. lol.

I don't really have any tools for wood things. lol. I let them out on the carpet normally during their play time(whenever I'm home, which is a lot. lol), so it wouldn't be much a change.

User is Offline Mr.Bill
Erie, PA
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11/21/2012 5:48 AM

We've use these mats for our buns. They come in 2'x2' squares and have a slight texture to the top of them. I mention the texture because we tried rolling out some vinyl in the past and Addie & Ben didn't like it at all. It was too slippery for them and Ben wouldn't get out of the litter pan.

 

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User is Offline sleepy538
new jersey
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11/21/2012 10:58 AM
i use what mr. bill uses (except callie ended up with the alphabet ones because toys r us didn't have the plain ones!). i put a sheet on top of hers though because she wasn't a big fan of the texture.
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