Help with restricting area?SORT OF URGENT.

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Since Storm is going to get fixed TOMORROW, he needs a smaller space of our room just to be safe and also to avoid any mischievious zooms and crashes at 4 in the morning when i'm trying to sleep.
We have those big chunky floorboard sheet thingies that are pretty big.
In the picture below the "wall" dad and i created measures up to 80cm high, plenty taller than what Storm is fully up stretched.
And that little booger decided it to be a fun idea to jump the wall to get out. I caught him just kind of hanging ON the wall edge drooped to either side of it. I picked him up before he had time to decide to fall down again. Needless to say we took down that wall as we noticed the imminent danger it might've caused.
But i don't want him to spend his recovering days (and every single night) in his outside(firewood shed) cage!
Dad said that he won't even think about making any other type of barricade, that Storm will be in by day and out by night. (I hate that idea. )
EDIT: HE AGREED TO TRY OUT OTHER VIABLE OPTIONS!
So i've come here looking for help on how to better and safer keep that booger in when he's supposed to stay in. I'm determined to keep him in when he's supposed to be an indoor rabbit!
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I'm having difficulty making out that wood that seems to be in front of the barricade. Any barricade height needs to be measured starting not from the floor, but from the highest point near it. It seems that the wood edges may be about 12" tall, making the barricade function as if it is just under 20" tall (rather than 31.5"). In other words, there appears to be objects that can be used as steps that are near the barricade. If the objects near the barricade are removed, then the barricade should be tall enough.
 

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Yes but that isn't the issue. The problem was that he didn't use the wood in front(armchair arm btw) but he went straight smack on the literal wall and jumped into it. Like, smack dab in the middle from the floor. He didn't use steps or anything, just put his paws on the wall and sprung up onto it. He seems to be a pretty big high-jumper.
(When i say wall i mean the barricade. He just managed to jump onto it from the flat floor without any steps. That's the core issue )
 

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Should i just try to make the barricsde wall even higher or maybe cover it with a sheet or something?
 

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You could try a couple things. One would be to get something like cardboard on the top edge and angled inward (like the way they top a fence with angled barbed wire, only it would be cardboard). That should be enough to prevent him from trying. It should be about 10-12 inches minimum angled in.

A sheet is an option but may not be the best since it prevents you from seeing the rabbit.

I was trying to figure out what that is where I put the yellow lines.
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Think there was a large dog crate in your previous pics somewhere so if you still have it it would be okay to keep him in for a few days, letting out from day say 3 under your supervision only. Just put his litter box in and make sure there's no shelves all flat so he doesn't have to jump on them. He'll be fine.
 

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You could try a couple things. One would be to get something like cardboard on the top edge and angled inward (like the way they top a fence with angled barbed wire, only it would be cardboard). That should be enough to prevent him from trying. It should be about 10-12 inches minimum angled in.

A sheet is an option but may not be the best since it prevents you from seeing the rabbit.

I was trying to figure out what that is where I put the yellow lines.
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That bit from the barrier wall and to the line would be just the shade of that wall. Created as such thanks to the lamp being in the middle and his area being in the corner of the room. I'll have to talk to dad about finding a way to attach inward curved cardboard then.
What is your opinion on white mosquito net? It is see-through enough and should deter Storm from jumping out, right?
 

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Think there was a large dog crate in your previous pics somewhere so if you still have it it would be okay to keep him in for a few days, letting out from day say 3 under your supervision only. Just put his litter box in and make sure there's no shelves all flat so he doesn't have to jump on them. He'll be fine.
Yeah, i have it. It's 60*90*60cm and currently outdoors but i can ask dad to bring it in for the time being. Storm's toileting there (crate) was a little lacking so i'm wondering if a crate floor/carpet with his marking on it would confuse his litter habits. But then again i'd probably have to retrain him when he's healed. The box's walls are low enough for him to be of safe use while healing, right? Just to make sure. It's about 10-15 cm high.
 

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Yeah, i have it. It's 60*90*60cm and currently outdoors but i can ask dad to bring it in for the time being. Storm's toileting there (crate) was a little lacking so i'm wondering if a crate floor/carpet with his marking on it would confuse his litter habits. But then again i'd probably have to retrain him when he's healed. The box's walls are low enough for him to be of safe use while healing, right? Just to make sure. It's about 10-15 cm high.
Sure 10-15 cm is nothing. You can even put wood pellets underneath and straw/hay on top all over this crate so he can have it as his bed and he will choose one corner to pee. It should improve his toilet habits when he will have a very limited territory he shouldn't pee everywhere in that cage he will go to one corner, after a while. You can keep him in the cage for a week, then starting letting him out for an hour a day, then extend the time, then attach a playpen to the cage, he should use it as his homebase. When you give too much space from the beginning it can confuse them and they won't learn how to use toilet properly. So this is good time to start it again from small space.
 

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His usual litter setup is like in that picture above. He has used it nicely thus far. It is pretty big so i wonder if it'll fit in the crate but i'm sure it will, so i'll put it in his usual corner to see if he keeps on going there.
After some days have passed and he'll be perkier again i'll let him out, i'll try to recreate the barrier but leave some sort of cover on the top if we can't manage to attach an angled strip of cardboard to it. It should work, right? I believe he'll be less jumpy and less motivafed to get out, so that restriction would be effective for another 3 days or so depending on his situation.
After that he would get access to the room we're usually at, and only that room. At night he would still continue being in the barriers to discourage mischevious hazardous behaviour at night. I'm already sickly from him waking me up at 4 and 5 in the morning...

At least that would be the ideal.
So, would a mosquito net be enough to deter him from jumping out whilst maintaining vision and ventilation?
 

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I wouldn't use mosquito net at all my rabbits would make holes in it immediately.

Since he will have his quiet time for a week or so now you can rethink his setup and you can also train him not to wake you up so early. My rabbits sleep well and let me sleep, if you give him lots of attention every time he asks for it he will always demand more attention from you, he will never let you relax. So train him otherwise he will train you.
 

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No, he usually doesn't want my attention. When he comes to bump me i pet him if he allows, if he comes to snack on me i say "ow, no!" And move my foot or whatever he bit away from him. He just somehow loves to zoom extra early in the morning and i can't help but wake up. Sometimes i manage to ignore him, sometimes i just nudge him and tell him no. How should i go about training him to stop rampaging in the night?
 

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A mosquito net over the top of the area should help. He shouldn't be able to chew it if he can't reach it. It just needs to be visible enough that he actually does see it.
 

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A mosquito net over the top of the area should help. He shouldn't be able to chew it if he can't reach it. It just needs to be visible enough that he actually does see it.
Just atop the barrier edges, so when he peeks up to jump over, he'll see the net and hopefully back off. He wouldn't be able to chew it since his nose didn't reach so high so it should be all right. Thanks for the info!
 

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