How to Let Loose Your Rabbit at Home Safely
As we all know, rabbit is an exploratory animal and tends to curious about its surroundings. And that’s applied to every kind of rabbit, including a pet one. That means, having a rabbit as a pet then you need to make sure that they can roam free around the house without any possible harm. But then again, your house surely contained some stuffs that might be harmful to your rabbit like chemical products, wires, et cetera. That makes some of rabbit owners tend to keep them inside the cage, which is not a good choice. The rabbit might get stressed up and it will affect its health. That’s why we will give you some great tips of how to let loose your rabbit at home safely, so please stay tuned and keep your attention as you read more of this!
Why we need to let loose the rabbit?
As explained above, rabbit loves to hop around and explore its surroundings since it’s basically prey to most carnivores. So, it wants to make sure that the space they are in is safe from any harm. But in the case of pet rabbit, this might be a problem to both of the owner and the rabbit itself. If your rabbit hops around your unsecured house, it will lead into some serious problems such as biting and scratching over chemical stuffs, unprotected wires, and even stuck in a narrow space that you won’t even recognize.
But then again, if you decide to keep them inside the cage, it will lead into bad things as well. Your rabbit might be stressed up and tends to do unusual things like biting or scratching too much and it will affect its health. That’s why you need to let loose the rabbit around your house, but before that here are some tips of how to let loose your rabbit at home safely.
Keep chemical products away
Chemical products like fabric softener, detergent, and liquid soap mostly have distinct color and distinct scent. And such things might attract your bunny’s attention, which is the last thing you want. Since once they’ve reached it, they might be able to bite and scratch which might lead to poisoning if your bunny eats the product. To avoid this, you can put them all into a locked container box and put it somewhere your bunny can’t reach into it. Or if you had small space in your house, putting them into higher space like cabinets is also a good option. Just make sure that your bunny can’t reach into the product.
Protect the wires
Neglected, unprotected wires are one of the biggest concerns if you want to let loose your rabbit safely at home. They might bite over the wires and sure you don’t want to imagine what will happened next. But don’t worry, you can protect the wires to make sure your bunny doesn’t chew or scratch on it. Check over easy ways to rabbit proof your house to know more about how to protect your wires from the rabbit.
Or, if you don’t have much time to cover the wires, you can simply put them higher on the wall so your rabbit won’t bite or scratch on it. But there are chances of your rabbit might hop around some stuffs and eventually reach the wires. So, putting the wires higher might be a temporary option before you eventually have to cover it.
Restrict some space
Though your bunny has to roam free, doesn’t mean they can access the whole space in the house. There are some spaces that no matter what, it will still able to harm your bunny. Places like laundry room is an unsafe one since there are chemical products and electrical equipment. Make sure such rooms are always properly closed and no space for your bunny to get inside. If it’s an open space then you need to make sure that any electrical equipment is completely unplugged from the source and the wires are out of your bunny’s reach. Keep the chemical products away, and now you can let your bunny roam free around the space. Though keeping an eye at the rabbit whenever they roam at such possibly harmful space is necessary.
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Cover wooden furniture
Since bunny’s teeth and claws are growing fast, it tends to bite and scratch over things so it will stay at comfortable length. They can bite and scratch over many things, but wooden stuffs are one of their favorites since it’s not too hard and not too soft for them to bite and scratch. Unfortunately, some or even most of our furniture are made of woods, and of course you don’t want your stuffs to get bitten and scratched by the bunny. To solve this problem, you can cover your wooden stuffs with hard and solid plastic that your bunny can’t chew and scratch on. Or, you can also cover it another layer of wood so your bunny still able to bite and scratch without harming your furniture. Most rabbit owners apply the second option since it’s more rabbit-friendly and not very hard to do.
Put fragile decorations away
Everyone has its own preferences when it comes to decorating their houses. One loves to put small stuffs on the coffee tables like vase and figures, or put some small pots of their favorite plants at some corners of the house. But when you have a bunny around the house, you might want to reconsider the placing of those stuffs. Since we will never know where your bunny will hop, and it might turn into a disaster when your bunny hops and knocks over the stuffs especially the fragile ones. You can put them into a safe display rack where your bunny can’t hop near them. Or, you can put away some fragile decorations and replace it with other decorations that safe enough for your bunny to hop around. Now you don’t have to worry about your bunny nor your house decorations anymore!
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Cover small openings
Since rabbit tends to snuggle into small spaces like the one underneath your bed or sofas, you need to pay more attention on such small openings that your rabbit might explore. You can cover it so your rabbit can’t snuggle into the opening, so it will decrease the risk of your bunny got stuck between such horrible spaces. Even better if you can replace some of your stuffs into those that completely has no space underneath it. Of course, you don’t want to let your bunny stuck while you’re not around, do you?
So that’s the tips of how to let loose your rabbit at home safely, and please notice that those are only some of many other tips. Though those mentioned above are the easy ways to keep you and your bunny happy around the house. Hope you and your bunny have a great time together around the house!