Bunnies love to chew, chew, and chew some more! They adventure around until they find something that looks satisfying enough for them to chew on. All buns are different of course so you may have a chewer and you may not. But keep in mind, just because he isn’t chewing early on doesn’t mean he wont eventually. Bunny proofing your home is very important! Especially if your bun is free range. Some things may look a little bit silly, but the safety of your rabbit should be top priority.
I think a bunny’s favorite thing to chew on is probably your cords and wires. I don’t know what is so appealing to them, but they are. There are many different ways to fix this issue. Before I get into it I must say people always tell me about how they don’t want to do anything to their cords because it looks “silly” or “dumb.” Honestly though, you shouldn’t have exposed wires in the first place so adding something on to them won’t or shouldn’t be seen. The way I protect my wires is with wires covers. I use a plastic hose looking one I get from Amazon! You can also go to your local hardware store and get a plastic tube to put around your wires. There are so many different ways and people can get pretty creative with how they proof things. Click here and here to see what I use and if you don’t like that, you should definitely explore other options or come up with your own!
The covers can also go for certain furniture as long as you find ones that fit! Cardboard tubes work well!
Your baseboards are also at risk of being chewed up by bunnies. To fix this issue you can get plastic coverings, wooden panels, or you can even use fabric to hide them. Some people elect to not even have baseboards at all. A really good way is by using wire panels. They are the same things you can use for ex pens as I talked about in the “How To Care For a Bunny.” You should check that article out of you haven’t yet! 😉
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Blocking Off Areas
Do you have any places in your home you don’t want your bunny in? No problem! The easiest fix for this is baby gates or puppy pens. You must remember a few things though, bunnies can jump 2 feet or higher in the air if they want to. They can also squeeze into tight spaces. With that being said you should look for a gate that doesn’t have big gaps and is high enough for them not to jump over. Make sure the gate is made of metal for they will chew through in not time! If you can not find a gate with small gaps then wire panels are a grate fix for that. You can just tie them to the gate and TADA! I would advise you use flat carpet/rugs that are not loose. Buns love to dig and bite up carpet/rugs. Loose carpet can make them sick so beware of that. Keep your bunnies away from under your bed and chairs with springs too!
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Plants in your home are not a good idea with bunnies around. Many are very toxic and can make your bun sick and even cause death. Your pet will not always know what to eat and not to eat so if you would like a plant around do your research to keep your bunny safe! If you still really want a certain plant, choose to keep it in an area your bunny can not go.
Food for Thought
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