Have you recently decided to adopt a pet rabbit? Good for you! Floppy can make a very cute and charming little pet. One thing that is very important is making sure your home is bunnyproofed. Bunnies are basically tiny, adorable little chewing machines! Read on for some great tips on making your home safe for your pet from a local Saskatoon, Saskatchewan vet.
Be sure to store anything potentially dangerous out of paws’ reach. This includes toxic plants; medicine; and plastic bags, wrappers, and ties, just to name a few things. Household chemicals, automotive products, lawn and garden products, such as pesticides, herbicides, and fertilizer, are also dangerous to Floppy. You’ll also want to secure any small or sharp objects, like jewelry pieces, beads, button, tacks, screws, nails, and craft kit pieces.
Wooden furniture legs often make a tempting target for bunnies. Use protective coverings to protect wooden furniture legs and baseboards.
Floppy can fit into some pretty small spaces. Many bunnies like to go under beds or couches and nibble at that bottom upholstery. Seal off any open spaces behind or beneath furniture and cabinets.
Keep personal items, like purses, remote controls, shoes, and cell phones, in secure spots your fuzzy little pal can’t reach. Closets can be a gold mine for a bunny, so we recommend keeping closet doors closed.
Carpeting is another thing many rabbits like to nibble on. You may want to put mats or area rugs down to protect your carpets.
Wires and Cords
Many bunnies also like to chew on wires and cords. This can be very dangerous! Use taste deterrent or protective casings to cover any wires or cords you can’t put up. You definitely don’t want Floppy chewing on a live wire!
In addition to bunnyproofing, it’s very important for you to make sure your furry buddy has plenty of safe, suitable chew toys to nibble on. Many wood, wicker, and cardboard items can be upcycled into great bunny playthings. Look online for great DIY ideas. Just avoid giving Floppy anything small or sharp. Items with dangling threats are also on the no-no list, as is anything coated in varnish, paint, glitter, or dye.
Please do not hesitate to contact us, your local Saskatoon, Saskatchewan pet hospital, for all of your pet’s veterinary care needs. We are here to help!