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The January Cure: Bunny Space Rejuvenated

Monday, January 7th, 2013

Here at My House Rabbit headquarters, we’re taking part in Apartment Therapy’s The January Cure. The idea is to spend a little time each day this month decluttering and organizing various rooms in our home. Of course, we had to include the bunny space on our list.

We started by recycling some of their overly-renovated cardboard castles and removing some of our underused items from the area. We then took the opportunity to tend to the flooring. After a thorough vacuuming, we shampooed the carpet with eco-friendly carpet detergent and a steam vac. What a difference!

Bunny area

Here is part of the rabbits’ space, decluttered with newly-shampooed carpets.

With the space now clean and decluttered, the fun began!  We rearranged the bunnies’ remaining cardboard castles and tunnels, which is always a delight for them. The change in scenery equates to a whole new playground for them.

Here they are enjoying their “new” space:

Bunny play area

Cosette explores one of the tunnels.

Bunny play area

Coco joins in the fun as Cosette investigates the tunnel from another angle.

Rabbits playing

Another tunnel?

Rabbits playing

Checking out the cardboard castle.

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Doing some more renovations.

Rabbit

Thinking about going in the tube.

Rabbit sleeping

Taking a break after a tough evening of exploring and renovating.

Enrichment: Rabbit Adoptathon Week

Thursday, May 17th, 2012

Rabbit sniffing leg

Today’s topic for Rabbit Adoptathon week will be about providing enrichment for your bunny.  Rabbits are very intelligent, curious creatures. They get bored if they do not have enough space to run around and explore and/or enough “toys” to entertain them.   Follow these tips to make your bunny a happy bunny.

  • Give them space! If your bunny is contained in a puppy pen, condo, or cage, make sure you let your bunny out everyday into a bunny-proofed room.  Rabbits love to sniff and examine their surroundings. Plus, they need room to do bunny 500s and binkies!
  • Get creative with cardboard!  By cutting rabbit-sized doors and windows into an old cardboard box, you’ve transformed it into a cardboard castle for your bunny to renovate. They’ll love widening and shaping the doors and windows to their liking.  Putting a smaller castle inside a larger box gives them even more things to renovate.  Rabbits also like tunnels. So be sure to save any narrow/tall boxes or tubes for your bunny’s enjoyment.
  • Shake, rattle, and roll!  Rabbits like toys they can hold in their mouths and toss.  Baby keys, toys made for birds, and toilet paper rolls are all things they enjoy.
  • Get down to their level!  Rabbits prefer interacting with you on the ground.  Wait for them to approach you and investigate so you can build trust with your bunny.  Once they’re comfortable with you, they’ll enjoy being petted and will seek out your attention.

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