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Old 11-29-2017, 01:44 AM   #11
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Skavatar, my current rabbit is the same way. He does not like the hard floor and only runs on the carpet. He so dislikes the hard floor that 1) we have to put a runner from his cage to the area rug, and 2) we do not have to block off the bedrooms because he won't cross the hard floor.

Here's a 1 minute video of Mocha running around on that area rug.


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Old 11-29-2017, 07:21 PM   #12
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My rabbit has free run of my house. He has two cages: one upstairs in his room and one in the living room. The one upstairs is for when he is sleeping at night. The bottom one is for during the day.


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Please know that I derive no pleasure whatsoever from criticizing, but "free roaming" and "cage" do not go together. It is an oxymoron. Free roaming means no cage or confinement.☻☺

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Please know that I derive no pleasure whatsoever from criticizing, but "free roaming" and "cage" do not go together. It is an oxymoron. Free roaming means no cage or confinement.☻☺
Actually the two terms can (and, imo, should) go together. Even a free roaming rabbit benefits from having a space of his very own, a cage, in which is kept litter box, food bowls, hay, water, etc. The cage door may be kept open all day (or even all night also) but it is still a "cage."

I would argue that a rabbit that is confined only at nighttime but is free roam all during the day, is still properly referred to as "free roam."

A free roam rabbit that has the benefit of a cage, has a space in which he knows he will not be disturbed. It is his safe zone where he can go and know that he won't be bothered. That is how I use a cage. It is bunny's "no humans" zone.
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Thanks for the video Blue eyes. I went to Lowes, they had some rugs on clearance, 5' x 7' for $23. I placed it in front of her cage. she's not on it all the time, but has taken a liking to it.
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We turned the den into a bunny room. Harvey has her toys, litter pan, hay and water in there. That's her safe place, her territory and that is where she sleeps. When we wake up we open her door so she can come out if she chooses. Her door stays open till 10 pm. With the door open she has access to the living room, but there are pet gates keeping her out of the rest of the house. The living room is carpeted but the hallway between the living room and her room is hardwood flooring. She used to refuse to walk on it, so I would lay a towel down, when she hopped on I would drag the towel, with her aboard, to the carpet. She has since learned to walk on hardwood so the towel train is no longer nessessary.


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