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Old 02-29-2012, 07:05 AM   #1
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One time I saw a internet site where a rabbit owner lets his rabbit sleep on his bed. (at night)

Is this possible?

How is it done?

This question is just out of curiosity. I have no intentions of letting Peanut sleep with me at night.



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Old 02-29-2012, 08:16 AM   #2
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Yes...I think.

I fall asleep quite often on my futon and one or two buns will join me and nap by my head, tucked in the bunny loaf position. But, they are free to leave and go as they please.

Same goes for my bed. But, they don't join me on my bed as often. And they are usually closed in their room at night.



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Old 02-29-2012, 11:48 AM   #3
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It's funny because when I first got Cheeto I thought it was weird to let your rabbit sleep on your bed. But then I wanted him to! I mean, he's pretty much a cat, right? But then he wouldn't even get up on the bed. I had many people questioning why I'd want him to get up there because they couldn't get their buns to get off the bed (and apparently there was peeing going on, and lots of it!)
But Cheeto doesn't pee on the bed, and he very rarely sleeps up there. He'll sleep at the end too, not near my pillow. The only thing that really makes me laugh is when he wakes me up to feed him in the morning. He'll stick his face right up near mine and let the whiskers do the waking!
Otherwise, I have had no problems with peeing or digging or anything. He only sleeps up there when he wants attention or feels a little lonely.
I have a very rare bun--one that will listen to everything I tell him. He knows the word "no" and listens to it religiously, he doesn't chew wires or go to the bathroom outside of the box; he leaves the carpet alone and doesn't chew my furniture. That's the only reason I let him free range (and up on the bed!).

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Old 02-29-2012, 01:05 PM   #4
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I think after awhile a bunny can get used to anything. Especially jumping on the bed and laying down to snooze. But if you have allergies, I wouldn't allow your bunny to sleep or even get on your bed. Just my opinion.

Hoping your allergies are from the hay and not the bunny. I have found that some times my allergies flare up with new hay when I bring it in. It passes after a while.

I've never heard of a rabbit being allergetic when not neutered and then become allergy free after neutering. Please let us know how it goes.

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Natasha has started sleeping in bed with me over the last few months. Before that, she'd jump into bed for petting and grooming my hands, and then jump down to sleep on her blankie against the wall. Now, she'll spend time in bed with me, licking my hands and being petted in return, then hop down to the foot of the bed, lie down and go right to sleep. Most of the time if I have to get up in the middle of the night, she's still there, fast asleep.

Scone, on the other hand, never slept on the bed at all, although he insisted on a last petting in bed before I turned off the light, every night right up to the end of his life. As soon as he'd had enough, though, he'd hop off to sleep on the floor. He always preferred hard surfaces for sleeping.

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Old 02-29-2012, 03:55 PM   #6
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Becky likes to snuggle in bed but tends to hop off to sleep in her "burrow" (a fleese blanket with a step stool on top and a tshirt over that so it's like a cave). Sometimes I'm not sure Gary every sleeps. He tends to use us as speed bumps while we are in bed, but doesn't slow down enough for more than a nose scratch.

There have been a couple sick days where I wake up to Victoria (cat) on my feet, Andre (cat) on my pillow, Becky (rabbit) against my chest, and Gary (rabbit) on my hip. Heaven forbid I need to move! LOL

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Old 02-29-2012, 04:19 PM   #7
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Benjamin used to get into bed for an hour or so at night for a good long snuggle. When he got tired of it or too warm he would hop down and go sleep on the floor. On lonely night he would hop up and scratch to get under the covers several times. We had a footstool by the bed he used to get up and down.

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Old 02-29-2012, 05:52 PM   #8
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Some people do it, but it wouldn't be for me. Last fall someone was posting that his rabbit was waking him up too early, wanting to be fed asap. He didn't want to have the rabbit sleep in another room, so I don't think it got resolved on the forum.

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Does the rabbit sleep for eight hours when the rabbit is sleeping on the bed?

Rabbit bladders aren't that big right? Don't they have to go to the bathroom frequently?

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Old 02-29-2012, 10:20 PM   #10
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They jump off the bed/futon for me and go in their litter bins. Then, if they want to, they'll come back and join me. There was one time where Bighead has left a few nappy poops by my feet. No biggie. Change sheets, vinegar, baking soda, vacuum, clean.



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