I am preparing for the arrival of two little mini lops (brother and sister - my daughter has named them Rosie and Robbie!). They will be house bunnies but mainly starting off living in the kitchen until they're more confident in their new home and while the other rooms are bunny proofed.
I'm reading about the best set up for toilet/bed etc and keep changing my mind about whether it would be better to have a cage (with door open) for them to use as a toilet/bed or whether I should just have trays out and various bedding options scattered around the room. I guess the benefit of a cage is that I can close the door overnight (or would that be for too long?) or when I need them secured for a short time but I don't know if it will quickly become redundant.
Any thoughts from experienced bunny keepers?
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helplesshopeless · 07/05/2022 09:13
helplesshopeless · 11/05/2022 15:16
Thank you! sad to hear that I've bought into the bulldog of the rabbit world species I'll make sure I'm extra careful with monitoring their teeth, that is really good to know.
I hadn't come across the rabbit residence link before in my research and it has lots of great examples, thank you!
The bunnies are babies, I'm planning on having a friend look after one once they've been spayed until I can reintroduce them. The other option is to get two boy bunnies - not sure if they get on better than opposite sex pairings so that's something else to consider. Thank you for the tips!
Newfluff · 16/05/2022 10:54
The bunnies are babies, I'm planning on having a friend look after one once they've been spayed until I can reintroduce them
You need to read more. Rabbit's can reproduce from 120 days old, the risk is before you spay her. You would be better keeping them in side by side cages, it is difficult when a bond is broken. They both need to be neutered for health, happiness and spraying reasons. Are you aware just how much they chew and that litter training isn't a given?
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