BINKYBUNNY FORUMS > DIET & CARE > Outside questions?
Last Post by Bones at 10/17/2012 12:20 AM (9 Replies)
|
Author Messages

User is Offline Bones
160 posts Send Private Message
10/14/2012 4:44 PM

My rabbits like to go out in my enclosed porch a lot but I was wondering if I should still let them have 24/7 access to it or if I should only let them out when it is a good temp outside. Do they know to come in when they get to hot/cold?


User is Offline Sam and Lady's Human
2006 posts Send Private Message
10/14/2012 4:49 PM
Do you have cold winters or mild? Is your porch completely predator proof?

User is Offline Bones
160 posts Send Private Message
10/14/2012 6:11 PM
The winters are mild. I live in Southern California. The porch in completely predator proofed.

User is Offline Sam and Lady's Human
2006 posts Send Private Message
10/14/2012 6:16 PM
I'd let them decide, then. I'd say if it goes below 50-ish to close it off? They do have a comfy coat on though, and as long as they can't get damp in any way, they should be good.

User is Offline peppypoo
Texas
Forum Leader
1953 posts Send Private Message
10/14/2012 7:14 PM
i agree with S&L...as long as the porch is very secure (both against bunnies getting out and predators getting in) they should be able to move about if they're uncomfortable with the weather.
Tammo (RIP), Milo (RIP), Peppy, Remi

User is Offline Bones
160 posts Send Private Message
10/14/2012 7:21 PM
Thanks.

User is Offline jerseygirl
Australia
14999 posts Send Private Message
10/15/2012 8:02 PM
They'll love it! I'd advise only letting them come and go when you are at home though.

I don't know if you have raccoons where you live but do take extra care to proof against them. BB had some raccoons unlatch her laundry door one time!
Whoever says "It's only a rabbit" has obviously never loved a rabbit.

User is Offline LittlePuffyTail
New Brunswick, Canada
Forum Leader
11817 posts Send Private Message
10/16/2012 2:18 AM
Ditto that. Raccoons are incredibly clever. I would be too nervous to let them have free access when I wasn`t home.
Proud to be a Bunny Hugger and a voice for the voiceless
PhotobucketPhotobucketPhotobucket

User is Offline Kokaneeandkahlua
Edmonton, Alberta; Canada
Forum Leader
11520 posts Send Private Message
10/16/2012 5:59 AM
I ditto-you just never know; so I would only let them have free choice when I am home-just in case. Also if it's open someone could use that to get access to your home possibly. Not sure what the set up is. BUt I would lock up when I go and bunnies can go out when I was home.
I wish I lived somewhere with mild winters!!
Photobucket Photobucket Photobucket Kokanee & Chuck My Bridge Bunnies-you left paw prints on my heart

User is Offline Bones
160 posts Send Private Message
10/17/2012 12:20 AM
Thanks, we don't have raccoons here but I never thought about people.

BINKYBUNNY FORUMS > DIET & CARE > Outside questions?

---