Have you recently adopted a rabbit? Floppy is a very cute and fun little pet! However, rabbits have very different needs than dogs and cats. Since your furry buddy will spend the majority of her time in a cage, you’ll need to give her some free time every day. However, before you let your rabbit out to play, you’ll need to do some bunnyprooofing. A Las Vegas, NV vet discusses bunnyproofing below.
Baseboards and Furniture Legs
Floppy often just can’t resist nibbling on baseboards and furniture legs: they’re the perfect height and texture for her! Fortunately, protective coverings will foil your cute pet’s plans.
Wires and Cords
Wires and cords make very tempting-and dangerous-targets for bunnies. Floppy could get seriously hurt by chewing on a live wire. She could even start a fire! Use protective covers to secure any wires that you can’t eliminate. Taste deterrents may also help.
Floppy is very curious, and will instinctively explore any space she can fit into. Seal off openings behind and beneath your furniture and cabinets.
Remove or secure anything that could be poisonous. This includes toxic plants; household cleaning agents; lawn and garden chemicals; medicine; pesticides; and automotive products.
Keep anything small or sharp well away from those cute little paws. This includes tacks, safety pins, game pieces, craft kit pieces, fishing lures and tackle, sewing kit pieces, jewelry, beads, buttons, pens, and anything else that could cut or choke your pet.
Plastic bags, wrappers, and ties can be serious choking hazards to playful pets. Keep these things in secure cabinets Floppy can’t reach.
Store personal items, like purses, cell phones, and wallets, in spots your bunny can’t get to. We also recommend keeping closets closed. A closet full of shoes is a dream come true for Floppy!
Make sure to provide your adorable pet with suitable chew toys. Many wood, wicker, and cardboard items are fine. Bunnies are also capable of learning what they are and are not allowed to chew on. When you catch Floppy eating something she shouldn’t, clap your hands or stamp your feet. Then, offer her a more suitable chew toy. Ask your vet for more information on safe toys and bunny petiquette.
Do you have questions about rabbit care? Call us, your local Las Vegas, NV vet clinic, today. We’re here to help!