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Lenka

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I think I'm going to have some issues with my tiny doe. At one year old, she's just over 2 pounds. She has always been my troublemaker. She's the climber, the chewer, the fearless adventurer. I have 29" tall ferret play pens for them now but I need to buy taller play pens that they can't jump or climb over. I think my doe might be able to get her head through the bars of the taller play pens. I don't want to buy them and find out the hard way that she can injure herself this way. Look at how small she is! They are both dwarves.

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So pretty!!! They are adorable couple. My bunny was same, very small and naughty. I do believe you will be just fine. Bunny proof your house but don’t rush, take small steps.
 

Blue eyes

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You have a great website, Blue Eyes, thank you! The free roaming tutorial was very helpful and your bunnies are SO CUTE! I'm amazed that they don't chew on that lovely black table.
Thank you!!

They never seemed interested in that piece of furniture. I have had rabbits go after books that were on lower shelves.
Even when we moved to a different place, they chose to chew on their bed rather than that piece of furniture. 😏

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Diane R

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I think I'm going to have some issues with my tiny doe. At one year old, she's just over 2 pounds. She has always been my troublemaker. She's the climber, the chewer, the fearless adventurer. I have 29" tall ferret play pens for them now but I need to buy taller play pens that they can't jump or climb over. I think my doe might be able to get her head through the bars of the taller play pens. I don't want to buy them and find out the hard way that she can injure herself this way. Look at how small she is! They are both dwarves.

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You are right to worry about that. Metal playpens can be very dangerous. You could attach welded mesh with small holes on the bottom part of the pen.
 

CuteBunnyLove

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Free-roaming is a truly rewarding experience when it comes to rabbits! When my rabbits had become litter trained I let them roam during the day. Ginger (the cheeky rabbit) would've always gotten into trouble. I have to little brothers who would always leave banana skins and things like that behind the sofa. I'd often find her running away with a banana skin or apple. My other rabbit (Bunny) would've found places to hide and would just sleep. Ever since Ginger died Bunny stayed in my room for the nights and its bunny proofed there.

Nice Things About Free-Roaming:
You really get to know your rabbit more. Your bond is stronger and your rabbit is more outgoing. You get to play and cuddle with them. It also gives you a chance to find out their fears for future trips to the vet etc. which is actually comes to hand sometimes. They are less aggressive and healthier as they won't gain weight sitting in a cage. In addition, they also have the space to binky and do zoomies.

Bad Things About Free-Roaming:
Rabbits tend to be very destructive. My room is fully bunny proofed but when she goes to other rooms she chews everything. Bunny only goes upstairs, ever since her sister died, for me that means I only had to bunny proof upstairs but it's still not easy. Hay gets everywhere from litterboxes and wires are everywhere in my parents bedroom. Whenever I do let out bunny I have to lift all the wires and put them on the bed otherwise there's trouble. She also digs on my bed leaving lots of hole.

Scary Things About Free-Roaming:
I caught Ginger eating a lot of bread that my brothers had left behind the sofa. Bunny also ran outside when the doors were left open. We're lucky I quickly noticed the door was open and saw her under a bush. Bunny also nearly electrocuted herself a lot of times as she enjoys chewing wires. Most of the time they are plugged in and working so she's very lucky

Overall I say it's worth it and an amazing experience!
 
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