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Bunnyproofing Tips

Bunnies are both mischievous and curious, and are lots of fun to watch! Floppy will spend quite a bit of time in her cage, so, in order for her to stay happy and healthy, she’ll need several hours of free time every day. However, rabbits are basically furry, adorable little chewing machines, so before you let your pet out to play, you’ll need to do some bunnyproofing. A Farmers Branch, TX vet offers some bunnyproofing tips below.

Baseboards

Bunnies love to chew on wooden objects. Use protective coverings and/or taste deterrent to protect baseboards and furniture legs.

Small/Sharp Objects

Jewelry, tacks, pens, coins, beads, and craft kit pieces, and other small and/or sharp objects can be very dangerous for your cute pet. Keep these things in secure spots, well out of paws’ reach.

Trash

While bunnies usually can’t knock over taller garbage cans, they can get into smaller ones. Needless to say, garbage is not safe for your fluffy friend to play with or chew on! Use trashcans with secure lids.

Wires and Cords

Wires and cords are another major concern. If Floppy chews on a live wire, she could seriously injure herself, and could even start a fire! Use protective coverings and/or taste deterrent on wires and cords.

Plastics

Plastic bags, wrappers, and ties are very dangerous to pets. Keep these things well out of Floppy’s reach!

Closets

We recommend keeping closet doors closed, so Floppy can’t chew on your shoes or personal items. (Tip: you may want to treat your interior doors with taste deterrent.)

Open Spaces

Rabbits like to get underneath furniture, and chew on the bottom upholstery of beds and couches. Seal off openings behind and beneath furniture and cabinets.

Toxins

Many common household objects are poisonous to pets. Store household cleaning agents; automotive, lawn, and garden chemicals; medicine; and toxic plants in spots Floppy can’t get to.

Tips

One of the best things you can do to keep your bunny from chewing inappropriately is to make sure that she has plenty of suitable chew toys. Many wood, wicker, and cardboard items make great toys for Floppy. Just avoid giving your pet anything with sharp edges, dangling threads, or small parts. Items covered in decorative coatings are also dangerous. Ask your vet for more information.

Please contact us, your Farmers Branch, TX vet clinic, for your bunny’s veterinary care needs. We’re here to help!

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