BINKYBUNNY FORUMS > HABITATS AND TOYS > Do you have a Bunny Room?
Last Post by NewBunnyOwner123 at 5/23/2014 8:58 PM (52 Replies)
|
Author Messages

User is Offline BB
San Francisco Area
Forum Leader
8674 posts Send Private Message
9/26/2010 10:25 AM

 I've sort of done this backward... but see my lounge post  about this: http://binkybunny.com/FORUM/tabid/5...fault.aspx


User is Offline RubyRain
47 posts Send Private Message
3/19/2011 8:48 AM
Kind of...we have the bunnies in an X pen and smaller cage (will both be in X pen but Leo just got neutered so we have to wait another week) and that is in one end of the basement family room. This area is "walled" off with wire shelving units so the bunnies can run around during each one's play time but not get to the rest of the furniture, cords, etc

It works well so far.

User is Offline armynurse
44 posts Send Private Message
3/31/2011 9:49 AM
unfortunatly, in my 600 sq ft apartment, my living room is my bunny room. But I have their 2 story cage in there next to my couch that I cover with a matching throw when I have company over. doesn't bother me having them in there since i clean their cage every other day. They run around freely all day, so it's nice having them out and about with me.

User is Offline SimonSays
3 posts Send Private Message
4/02/2011 4:09 PM
I just graduated my Simon to his own room today. I had him in an x pen with his cage at one end in my room for the first month. He's a big boy and was outgrowing his space not to mention waking me up at night doing a solo bunny mosh pit! He now has my guest room all to himself. He seems pretty confident in there but goes back to his cage frequently to eat and nap...and poo (thank goodness). I'm just happy to be using the space for something fun instead of just storage.

User is Offline ~*Badger*~
99 posts Send Private Message
4/24/2011 7:21 AM
my bunnies will have a room just for them when i move at the end of june!!! i am sooo excited!!!

User is Offline Carol
13 posts Send Private Message
4/26/2011 12:06 AM
My bunny Bean has her own room. I have her cage in a corner and I let her out during the day. I have a litter box for her in one corner and some toys out in the room for her. She loves it! She can come out and run around whenever she wants but she still has her cage to retreat to when she needs some alone time. Does anyone have any good ideas for ways to make the room more entertaining for her?

User is Offline miley14
44 posts Send Private Message
5/08/2011 12:35 AM
add a mirror
a tv
mine like to watch tv when there lazy/sick

User is Offline Rabbit lover
240 posts Send Private Message
10/21/2011 1:18 PM
Yes I am getting one we are closing of part of a room for my bunnies

User is Offline Bunnehs
117 posts Send Private Message
11/29/2011 4:16 PM
Yeaa kind of.. My bunnies live in the bathroom and hallway. But when i get home from school they get to play in the whole house ( excluding teh outside ): ) until I go to sleep which is like 10 pm.

User is Offline Yuki Kathleen
83 posts Send Private Message
1/19/2012 3:58 PM
Sorta...the bunnies cant completely free roam because it isn't exactly closed (doesnt have a door) but they have a large c&c pen (2x6) cage that they live in along with a play pen, and harnesses to go on walks.And i keep all my supplies in there so i guess it sorta is.... I also let them roam my room when i am there.

User is Offline yannikin
7 posts Send Private Message
2/17/2012 12:23 PM
i live in a city and am jealous of all o fyou!!!!!

User is Offline SuperCheesetastic
Planet Mars --- Home of bunny martians
198 posts Send Private Message
3/11/2012 4:55 PM
we let penelope roam the entire house except my room and the bathroom because we dont want her in the bathtub and my room is carpeted. we will sometimes let her roam for the entire day... she doesnt chew furniture thank god. i have read that some bunnies go to town chomping on wires and wood. heh.

User is Offline CupcakeandDizziesMom
237 posts Send Private Message
6/05/2012 12:24 PM
My Cupcake has a pen in the living room, but basically runs free in there. Its her space and she doesnt really care to venture any further than that. Dizzie has a spot in my scrapbooking room that I let her run around in during the day. She goes in her cage at night because she seems to forget about her litter box at night. She gets to run in the dining room and hallway when I get home from work too. She loves it and binkies all over! Cupcake loves to run in our basement as it is completely carpeted

User is Offline ripley294
6 posts Send Private Message
8/27/2012 2:17 AM
i just have a 24 square foot x pen and let them out some times

User is Offline Theresa
64 posts Send Private Message
9/03/2012 3:04 PM

I do now!

 

 


User is Offline samiboo
New York
8 posts Send Private Message
10/11/2012 6:43 AM
nope zoo-zoo shares a room with me. which is just fine because she sleeps with me and if she doesn't she throws a fit. she has her own cage, a little bed next to her toy box with all her toys and she has found some hiding spots on my closet and under the bed aslong as you can co-exsist together there is really no need for the bunny to have their own room. Don't want them becoming anti-social or anything
Master of Zoo-Zoo bunnie of mass distruction of my furniture and belongings

User is Offline Miss Megan
59 posts Send Private Message
10/23/2012 4:26 AM
double post

User is Offline Miss Megan
59 posts Send Private Message
10/23/2012 4:26 AM
my rabbit lives free range in my room (recent hoping it works)

User is Offline Menmybuns
Hudson valley Ny
31 posts Send Private Message
11/06/2012 8:39 AM
I just adopted 2 buns who where from totally different places they just need up cumin to me at weeks apart they seem to get along fine but I have always had buns in a hutch I gave these guys a whole room what do your guys suggest for must haves they just have a hidey house and a few boxes n like 3 toys HELP!
Nichole

User is Offline Menmybuns
Hudson valley Ny
31 posts Send Private Message
11/06/2012 8:39 AM
I just adopted 2 buns who where from totally different places they just need up cumin to me at weeks apart they seem to get along fine but I have always had buns in a hutch I gave these guys a whole room what do your guys suggest for must haves they just have a hidey house and a few boxes n like 3 toys HELP!
Nichole

User is Offline jerseygirl
Australia
14984 posts Send Private Message
11/06/2012 2:07 PM
Hi Menmybuns and congrats on the new bunnies!

You're welcome to start a new topic for your question. That way more members will see it and offer suggestions.

Posts made in these pinned topics tend to get missed.

Tunnels are always a good addition. And some small tables perhaps? Rabbits like to have higher points to get up to, investigate what's going on. And with tables, they can sit underneath also.

Checkout the habitat photos under BUNNY INFO tab for more inspiration. Also the link in 1st post of this thread.
Whoever says "It's only a rabbit" has obviously never loved a rabbit.

User is Offline lula1128
29 posts Send Private Message
1/13/2013 2:17 PM
Kind of... I have a HUGE walk in closet and that's they're room. I let them out of the room for for hours a day and they are free range of the closet at night.

User is Offline Menmybuns
Hudson valley Ny
31 posts Send Private Message
1/29/2013 12:48 PM
Here's a lil video I made of my boys room http://m.youtube.com/watch?v=fGXDXWz5s0o
Nichole

User is Offline LindsBeck
13 posts Send Private Message
2/21/2013 2:05 PM
I live inbetween two places.  At the one palce my bedroom is the bunny room and at the other place the living room(his area where his cage is)... my bunny is always free roaming.  He's almost 5 months and free roaming has worked out well for me... he's so well behaved and never gets into mischief. I always keep a close eye and have bunny proofed both houses. 

User is Offline BB
San Francisco Area
Forum Leader
8674 posts Send Private Message
5/02/2013 5:08 PM
Posted By Menmybuns on 01/29/2013 03:48 PM
Here's a lil video I made of my boys room http://m.youtube.com/watch?v=fGXDXWz5s0o


Oh, oh, the link isn't working. 


User is Offline smalz
13 posts Send Private Message
5/06/2013 7:40 PM
My two rabbits have the whole house, no cage. I installed a pet door to my room so when they ready they come in room. I am particular about them so I keep them close as possible. I have a room for them but I prefer them with me.

User is Offline Loverats
9 posts Send Private Message
7/28/2013 2:04 PM

 


User is Offline Loverats
9 posts Send Private Message
7/28/2013 2:04 PM
My bedroom. my rabbit sky spends most of the day in my room. He also likes going outside in a playpen. My rats use to be able to free range in my room but they tore it up way too much so they are in the bathroom now

User is Offline Hannah and Hunter
2 posts Send Private Message
7/31/2013 5:24 PM
I wish!! I definitely would but i dont have a spare room my bun only has a 2.5 x 8.5 which is pretty bad..... now if i could get rid of my siblings...>

User is Offline Big Brown Lop
2 posts Send Private Message
8/09/2013 12:01 PM
I'm moving and the air conditioned porch will soon be divided between two bonded pairs of buns. For now they are living in the entire house but get locked up at night

User is Offline LongEaredLions
REW Lover
Forum Leader
2930 posts Send Private Message
8/09/2013 12:35 PM
My bunnies have a 2 1/2 by 6 foot condo as a "home base"
But they are never locked in. At night they have a room(and their condo, which is in the room) and in the day they have the whole house.
 photo 4b0ccaa5-3153-4b96-9b60-10b5d2f80f1c_zpsbbd9e430.png

User is Offline Yu
19 posts Send Private Message
9/17/2013 7:36 PM
I am so jealous of everyones bun being able to run around freely, as much as I would love to have my doing so.. I can't since he is only 7week old and still pee and poo everywhere he goes...not to mention my house is a new home that was just finished a few month a go so I don't want him to ruin the floor... However, I do let him out around the house running around a bit each day.. just that I have to keep cleaning his pees and pick up his poos... :/

User is Offline Kayota
117 posts Send Private Message
9/28/2013 10:38 AM
I do! I can't let her loose because I have a small house and lots of things that have nowhere to go (=clutter!) but I picked up the kitchen the day before Mako came home and she's been so good (picked up litter training in a day, would you believe it?) that last night I let her have the run of it while I slept and she still did just fine It's pretty small (but bigger than a hutch or cage!) so both litterboxes are within easy reach. Now I just have to get a proper gate, right now she just has cardboard... not gonna last long!
Mako

User is Offline Egg
8 posts Send Private Message
10/07/2013 3:30 AM
Mine lives in the bathroom until we get home(just a few hours) and sleeps mostly, and is free until dark, where she has a tent on the large porch

User is Offline Priya
39 posts Send Private Message
10/08/2013 1:35 AM
I wish I had a bigger place so he could have his own space with a huge xpen and stuff. But no He lives in a cage and has the free run of the living room when he is out of it.

User is Offline Rex's Mama
13 posts Send Private Message
10/24/2013 9:58 AM
I wanted to make sure that our bunny was in the main living space with the rest of the family, but I did not want him to have access to the furniture until he is totally trained (2 accidents too many) right now he has a small dog kennel that opens to a big fenced in space in the middle of the living room. I am halfway through building an enclosure for him, it will be 6 feet by 2 feet each floor (2 floors) with a ramp and a landing. the second floor is a roof deck. It was really hard to find pretty bunny enclosures, so I excited about this and hoping to be finished in the next few weeks. I feel bad that he is in such a small space. We keep him in the cage during the day because I am worried about him getting into something and getting hurt, but he is let out whenever someone is home which is morning and nights.

User is Offline buddyboy
57 posts Send Private Message
11/04/2013 4:57 PM
I live in a studio apartment,and my buddy has full run.when i bought him almost 5 months ago,they asked me if i wanted to buy a cage,sorta shaking their head NO. They were do pleased to hear me say no,hes gonna be an appartment rabbit.so they gave me a big cardboard box to bring him home in. I cut a hole in the side of the box and put tons of hay in there.my bunnie likes to hop up on everything,bed,chairs,desk,nightstand,boxes in closet.so i put grip cloth on every thing so when he gets on things he wont slide off during the landing or jumping off. My whole room is like a kiddie park that everything can be climbed on. Does anyone elses bunnies try climbing on everything in the House?

User is Offline buddyboy
57 posts Send Private Message
11/04/2013 4:58 PM
I live in a studio apartment,and my buddy has full run.when i bought him almost 5 months ago,they asked me if i wanted to buy a cage,sorta shaking their head NO. They were do pleased to hear me say no,hes gonna be an appartment rabbit.so they gave me a big cardboard box to bring him home in. I cut a hole in the side of the box and put tons of hay in there.my bunnie likes to hop up on everything,bed,chairs,desk,nightstand,boxes in closet.so i put grip cloth on every thing so when he gets on things he wont slide off during the landing or jumping off. My whole room is like a kiddie park that everything can be climbed on. Does anyone elses bunnies try climbing on everything in the House?

User is Offline buddyboy
57 posts Send Private Message
11/04/2013 5:02 PM
I posted s long post,and its not showing up...just a test post here to see if this one works

User is Offline RetroSquid
209 posts Send Private Message
1/22/2014 11:38 PM
Gah, we have our buns spread out across the whole flat... along with the rest of the animals...

Navi has the 'bun room', Link has out bedroom and Daisy has a temporary pen in my office/dining area.
Our bun room, though, it is just a spare bedroom with a rug and some toys, truly enough space for a number of buns, but, because of having to build a pen for Daisy, the bun room had to sacrifice half of it's rug, so now, the buns don't like running around in there...
But, we're getting carpet re-fitted today, and upgrading to Bun Room 2.0 (pictures will follow once we've got Navi back in there!

User is Offline Veronika
5 posts Send Private Message
1/23/2014 1:09 AM
Not yet. I usually bunny-proof my room and let my boy out regularly. He doesn't seem interested in tearing up the blankets when he hops up on my bed (thank goodness) and has been very good about keeping his "business" in his litter tray. =)
He's out right now, sitting atop his cage and chewing on one of his wood blocks.

User is Offline rissakai007
50 posts Send Private Message
1/23/2014 2:07 PM
Do any of you guys have problems with bunnies peeing on the carpet?? Or poopfests?


User is Offline BellaGracie
6 posts Send Private Message
2/11/2014 9:55 PM

We are in the process of making half of our office into a bunny room.  The don't like Lino but it's easy to clean.  Any suggestions for non slip safe flooring? Thx


User is Offline manic_muncher
Northern Neck, Virginia
897 posts Send Private Message
2/11/2014 11:12 PM
BellaGracie, I use a 6'x8' piece of indoor/outdoor carpet that I picked up at Lowe's for $18. I laid it over a shower curtain, so I could spot clean any areas and it not be able to soak into the actual floor. It's flat piling, so easy to scrub with a sponge and kinda tough, I think even a digger would have trouble digging a hole in it. Also because it virtually has no piling, it dries fast.
 photo siggy.jpg

User is Offline Ellis's Mom
35 posts Send Private Message
2/12/2014 1:53 PM
Ellis joined our family back in May. We originally built a 3ft by 4ft cage with wire shelving, going two sections high, about 28 inches. Within a couple of months, he mastered fence-jumping. Since we're all on different home/sleep schedules, this wasn't working. My daughter and her boyfriend made a larger cage (4ft x 6ft) for him using 4ft high gardening fence and cable channels/covers. We use an indoor/outdoor carpet mat - like businesses have at their entrances in the winter - for the base, since we have hardwood floors. Carabiner clips secure one section as a gate/door. In his space, he has a litter box, empty wine case, water bowl, pellet bowl, carpet and flannel remnants and an unfinished wooden shoe rack (2 levels). We use a wire "in-box" from an office supply shop, zip-tied to the cage wall for his hay (next to the litter box).

When we're home, we keep the gate open and Ellis has bunny-proofed access to the front two rooms of the house. He won'[t go up more than one or two stairs, so he's limited himself to the first floor so far. He seems to split his time between sleeping under the livingroom table and hanging out in his space.

So, not really a "bunny room", but not full run of the house. Just like the rest of us, he has his own space, which we try to respect as much as we can.

User is Offline Ellis's Mom
35 posts Send Private Message
2/12/2014 2:09 PM

(Not sure if it's proper bunny-etiquitte to reply to one's own post here, but...)  Followup to bunny space question:

Ellis seems to spend a lot of his awake time nesting, arranging his toys, boxes, blankets, towels, etc, "just so". He seems to be moving his wine-box den and shoe rack to follow the winter sun, just a few inches every couple of days, but about 60degrees from where we set it originally.

Is he practicing his own version of "bun shui"?  Rearranging things because he's bored? Trying t attract a mate (even though he's been neutered for almost a year)?

 How much will a thorough cleaning - vacuuming, washing the flannels and towels, putting in new boxes and cardboard for him - mess with his head? He seems happy, and the vet says he's healthy (minor digestive issue today, but she told us what to do and not to worry), so I don't want to interfere with something that's going well.

On the other hand, his favorites seem to be getting a bit shabby and I'd like for him to have "nice things".

(Ellis is our first pet ever, although my husband and I both had dogs when we were kid. He's a bachelor rabbit (so far) since we don't have the guts to try to take care of two yet.)

 Thanks for any help for this newbie bun-mom.


User is Offline manic_muncher
Northern Neck, Virginia
897 posts Send Private Message
2/13/2014 5:57 PM
Buns LOVE to redecorate! They love exploring, so switching out toys and cardboard boxes stimulates their minds. The only thing I will warn you about, from my own experience, is once he's picked his spot to use the litter pan... that's pretty much where he's gonna go. So keep that in mind when you're cleaning and moving stuff around. If you find you want to relocate the litter box (like if it is not in a good location such as the middle of the floor...) you will need to move it very slowly over a long period of time. They don't use the box, they use the spot.

I made the mistake of moving the litter box to where it wasn't in the way... I think maybe he counts the amount of hops or something to get to his potty spot. Hits the mark every time! Over the last 4 months, I've been S-L-O-W-L-Y moving his box, 1 inch at a time, towards the location I want. He was perfect with his litter box habits... but since I've been moving it, he now leaves stray poo balls where the box used to be, just outside the box. He does use the box the majority of the time, but not all the time like before I started moving it.

Bumpy spends a great deal of time throwing things around and flipping his boxes. I seriously think he just enjoys showing off how strong he is! LOL
 photo siggy.jpg

User is Offline Ellis's Mom
35 posts Send Private Message
2/13/2014 6:41 PM

More input on Ellis. I did a thorough cleaning of his cage tonight, including shaking out his blankets, sweeping up loose hay and fur, etc. One wall of his cage is against an outside wall, and it's the corner he likes to sleep in. Hoping he's not too cold there, I put his flannel blankets in the corner to give him something to nest in. He hopped over (from where he'd been happily chewing on some wood), glared at me, and proceeded to move the blankets and towels off of the carpet corner, giving me that "those don't belong THERE, you silly person" look the whole time. Once the space was cleared back out, he went back to his other bunny business.

So I think his issue is more "bun shui" than showing off. Which seems to fit his personality so far.


User is Offline xBunnyKissesx
57 posts Send Private Message
5/16/2014 11:30 AM
Hi everyone! .

My boy, Sienna (We originally thought that he was a girl lol) has free range of our guest room. He has his store bought cage by the window with a turned over whiteboard on top and some stairs so he can hop up on to the window sill. We also have an old bed on there he likes hiding under. Currently, he has three litterboxes. (He is litter trained, but there's an issue with territory poops.) One is next to his store bought cage w/ his hay rack. He has 24 hour free range in what I call 'The Bunny room.'

User is Offline michelleann31
76 posts Send Private Message
5/16/2014 4:27 PM
No bunny room exactly, the living room is where Pepper's hutch and Dio's pen are set up, but the rest of the house is bunny proofed so they get to go wherever they please pretty much all day long, they only stay in at night otherwise Pepper won't let us sleep! We've tried before and she goes in the girls room and hops up on their bed to play, she hops up on our bed to play, and will do this all night. we have tried twice to let her have he run of the house at night and she is just too active. Once we get her and Dio completely bonded then we will see again, but for now they sleep in their houses at night. My husband says the night I was in the hospital to have my appendix out, the week before we got Dio, Pepper slept on the bed with him all night the day after my surgery while I was healing up in the hospital. Lucky daddy!

User is Offline Epitome
Michigan
13 posts Send Private Message
5/22/2014 8:58 PM
Charlotte and Scooter sleep in their own dog crates at night, but they have free roam of the laundry/work/bunny room all day. Charlotte is a chewer, so there's constant inspections to make sure all cords are up and out of the way. The both have tons of toys, but Charlotte like cords above anything I could buy for her.

User is Offline JackRabbit
Virginia
2288 posts Send Private Message
5/23/2014 8:29 PM
No matter how much space we give our three they seem to always want more! At this point I'm lucky they still allow us humans to live with them.
 photo ed676688-4192-41b3-8d0b-3e8653c4f3c9_zpscb0053a3.png

User is Offline NewBunnyOwner123
1783 posts Send Private Message
5/23/2014 8:58 PM
Two of my bonded bunnies are free ranging a room that we call the bunny room. And then Bam is a singleton who was unable to bond (though very possible! I just decided to keep him a bachelor) who free ranges the rest of the house.

 photo siggy_zps912ce6fb.png

BINKYBUNNY FORUMS > HABITATS AND TOYS > Do you have a Bunny Room?

---