Bunnyproofing 101

Bunnyproofing 101

If you have a pet rabbit, you may already know that bunnies need to chew a lot to keep their teeth from overgrowing. Providing your pet with lots of chew toys is very important! You’ll also need to do some bunnyproofing, to protect both your pet and your belongings. In this article from Arapahoe Animal Hospital, your Boulder, CO vet serving Louisville and surrounding areas, a vet offers some tips on making your home safe for Floppy.

Baseboards

Baseboards are the perfect height for rabbits to nibble on. Cover them with protective casings. You can find some attractive coverings online and in pet stores.

Wires And Cords

Use wire trappers or bunnyproof coverings for wires you can’t keep out of Floppy’s reach. You definitely don’t want her chewing on a live wire, or pulling a lamp or appliance onto herself!

Small Spaces

Floppy is quite adventurous, and often loves to explore small spaces. Seal off openings behind and beneath bookcases, cabinets, beds, sofas, and chairs.

Furniture Legs

Furniture legs are very tempting to Floppy. You can buy protective coverings for wooden furniture legs. You can also try treating them with taste deterrent.

Closets

Closets can be a playground for curious rabbits. Keep closet doors shut. You may want to put a sheet of thick plastic on the door, so your furball doesn’t nibble at the wood.

Carpeting

Bunnies are definitely not above chewing on carpets. You may want to get area rugs or runners to protect your carpets. Another option here is to just bunnyproof a specific room or area, and put mats or carpets on your rugs in that spot.

Other Objects

Remove or secure anything small or sharp. This includes craft kit pieces, jewelry, tacks, sewing kits, pen caps, safety pins, scissors, and anything else that could hurt your cute little pet.

Toxins

Bunnies don’t know what is and isn’t safe for them to eat or chew on. Make sure that your home only contains plants that are safe for your furry friend. Chemicals, home/garden products, paints, and medications are also dangerous.

Personal Items

Nothing is off-limits, as far as Floppy is concerned. Keep things like shoes, purses, and cell phones well out of reach of those adorable little paws.

Do you have questions or concerns about bunny care? Contact us here at Arapahoe Animal Hospital, your Boulder, CO vet serving Louisville and surrounding areas, anytime.

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