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Forum HOUSE RABBIT Q & A Too slippery for bunny?

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    • stahn
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      Hi all!

      My bunny is about 8 months old and just wondering about the below concerns

      1. My bunny will tend to slip on the laminate flooring when he is excited or running around especially he is trying to leap back into the green pen (used to call it a cage but i took out the metal bars and it left only the pen so i call it the green pen haha). It kinda hurts me when he try to leap into the pen as he will trip and hit his hind legs against the edge of the pen before landing inside.

      I used to have a little rubber mat for him at the side so that he can just leap inside but he will chew it and swallow. So i took that away.

      So is it wise to let him leap and learn? (when he is calm, he is okay but when he is not, he will kinda hit the edge when jumping)

      2. The cardboard housing that you see in the picture keeps getting chewed on by him. The problem is that he chew and swallow the cardboard too. I am wondering if its safe to keep it there and let him chew on it?

      3. Is it okay for a bunny to have just the staircase for him to hide? He loves to go into the cardboard housing but every now and then, he will chew on it

      Hope to get some advise from experienced bunny lovers here!

      Thank you!


    • sarahthegemini
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      Chewing on cardboard is fine, even if he ingests a little. How much is he actually swallowing? For the flooring, have you thought about fleece blankets?


    • Azerane
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      I also would recommend fleece blankets. If you can get them big enough so that they sit under the castle, under the edges of the playpen and under the green pen, the weight of those objects will hold it in place so that it doesn’t slip around when he’s jumping/running on it. Some bunnies chew holes, a few here and there are fine, fleece doesn’t have long fibres so ingesting a tiny bit is fine, however if he chews on it a lot and eats it it would be best to take it away and try something else.

      In regards to the cardboard, ingesting a little bit is fine, ingesting a lot can lead to impaction in the gut.


    • stahn
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      Posted By sarahthegemini on 1/29/2017 5:14 PM

      Chewing on cardboard is fine, even if he ingests a little. How much is he actually swallowing? For the flooring, have you thought about fleece blankets?

      Hi there, he swallow about 5% of the structure there though so i guess its okay? The flooring yes you got a point there, i will place a fleece blanket there =)

      Thank you!


    • stahn
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      thank you so much for all your replies! i will see what the fleece blanket can do for him. Thank you again!


    • Vienna Blue in France
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      Hey Stahn – hi. Lovely green pen for your bun!
      May I ask, what are those white grids I can see in your litter tray / old cage without cage…? lol

      That looks like a perfect wee filter grid. Did it come with the cage or did you make it from something?

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