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  1. Apr 14, 2019 #21

    Blue eyes

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    I see you have steps with a ramp in a photo. One could also omit the ramp and just use the steps alone -- another option for Steve Rollin.
     
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    Steve Rollin

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    Thanks Christi. All good advice. I like the ramp. I will make one as well. Feel like it will stash away more conveniently than stairs. 8 days til we bring Gertie home. Weather is so great here in Houston. Perfect time of year for her to be running around the yard.

    Is it ok to let a baby bunny snack on st Augustine grass, clover etc while she is out running around in the yard? I still have a bunch of research to do on diet. We have some great quality pellets and hay already. I’ve read a little on veggies and know that is down the road. We have fake turf in our backyard where we spend a lot of our time. I assume she may try it and realize it’s just plastic and move on.
     
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    At first, the grass and clover may upset her stomach so it's best to wait until she's 3 months because when younger, rabbits can't tolerate too many changes at once. Then those outdoor foods can be introduced as long as they aren't sprayed with pesticides. She may actually enjoy eating the fake turf. If so, blankets/other flooring may need to be placed down to prevent her from ingesting too much and causing a blockage. You may get lucky and not get a chewer ;)
     
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  4. Apr 16, 2019 #24

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    Steve,
    You’re very welcome. Limit the veggies and lettuce until she is older. It tends to give them loose stools. My buns don’t bother the artificial turf but they sure ate every leaf off my bushes. Glad you liked my ramp, it was easy and they love it. Gives them just enough grip to run up and down. The stairs just help the other cage ramp not be so steep. But bunnies are very smart, they figure it out in one try. I️ recommend lots of Timothy hay, it really helps their digestive system. I️ give a fresh handful 2x a day. You can buy the dumoor bag at tractor supply. Open and smell the bags, pick the freshest smelling one. (Learned that trick on this website). Good luck with your bun. I️ truly think they make the best pet.

    Christi
     
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    Oh one more thing, you can hang the ramp from the side of the cage when not in use. Makes for easy storage.
     

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