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Forum BEHAVIOR Any way to discourage jumping?

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    • mia
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        Other than blocking an area, is there any way to discourage a bun from jumping? Like jumping onto tables, counters, etc from floor? I’m also afraid one day she’ll jump and fall.

         

        I think not but just in case I’m missing something… my new youngin’ is jumping everywhere, even up and down as part of her Bunny 500 race course. I swear she was going to zoom and projectile launch off/fly… Maybe the novelty will wear off…


      • DanaNM
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          Bunnies will be bunnies 🙂

          Only way is to block access to the things she is jumping on that you are concerned about. Tall x-pens are useful for this.

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        • Wick & Fable
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            Also doing what you can to make the ground most interesting, such as putting toys and such around, can keep them more grounded!

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          • LBJ10
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              How old is she? Sometimes this is something bunnies grow out of naturally.


            • mia
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                She is 7 months. I’ve had many buns but she is youngest. Eating a huge amount of hay with a huge amount of energy and curiosity. I expect jumping to seat height level but she’s going much higher and only 2-3lbs. Zoomies and jumping takes precedent everything else, even pellets and treats.

                I have a bun who broke his paw from jumping so…


              • LBJ10
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                  She is still pretty young. I would do what you can to block off dangerous areas. Or, if there is somewhere you are OK with her jumping up onto, you could provide steps for her so she isn’t tempted to try to make the jump to get where she wants to go. You can reevaluate once she is well settled into adulthood to see if she is still eager to jump at that point.

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              Forum BEHAVIOR Any way to discourage jumping?