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BINKYBUNNY FORUMS > HABITATS AND TOYS > I can't decide where to put the rabbit cage!
Last Post by Rex at 6/07/2012 7:18 AM (3 Replies)
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User is Offline Rex
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6/06/2012 4:27 PM

I just moved to a two bedroom townhouse.  It is laminate flooring downstairs (Coffeebean hates slippery floors) and carpeted stairs, hallway, and bedrooms upstairs.  We are going to buy a big area rug for the living area and probably make a runner from the stairs to the rug since laminate is like lava to the bunny.  I really hope he will take to going up and down the stairs.  He will have free run of the house.  Here is my problem though, I can't for the life of me decide where to put the cage.  In our apartment, we had it at the end of the living room/dining room area, furthest away from the front door and table.  It was a convenient, out of the way spot and not in our bedroom.

 Now, we have a fireplace at the end of the living room in the corner.  The other corner is the staircase, and next to the sliding glass door in the last spot and I'm afraid he would get hot there, although I don't think it really gets direct sunlight.  I'm not putting his litterbox next to the kitchen table, gross.  There is nowhere to put the bean!  I really, really wish he were a cat right now.  In a bunny body of course.  

When I think about upstairs, I don't really want a rabbit cage in our bedroom, especially since my husband has developed hay allergies.  I don't really want his cage in the second bedroom either, because my family who will be visiting has pet allergies and I kinda want to have a space I can use as a guest bedroom without killing my guests.  We could always move him into our room when people are coming over, but I feel that the allergens would be hard to remove and would be concentrated too much in that room. 

The last spot is the laundry area in the upstairs hall just outside our bedroom doorway.  It is big enough for side by side washer/dryer set and currently empty with no doors so just part of the hallway really.  I would be willing to remove one of the upper cupboards and get a stackable washer/dryer instead of side by side, but I'm afraid that would bother the bunny to be next to those machines.  I'd put them in the garage to accommodate the rabbit, but the garage doesn't have hookups.  Anyone have experience with a laundry room bunny cage? 

 Well, I'm not getting rid of the bunny so his stuff has to go somewhere.  Its driving me crazy. Suggestions?



User is Offline Monkeybun
Hillsboro, Oregon
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6/06/2012 9:28 PM
if he has free run of the house, I'd put it by the sliding door. He won't be in it constantly anyway, if he can roam wherever.

User is Offline peppypoo
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6/06/2012 9:39 PM
It's difficult say, since I'm not exactly sure how your place is laid out. However, I would recommend against keeping him in the laundry room beside the machines...the noise and such could be pretty stressful. What kind of hay do you feed? A lot of people who have hay allergies find that orchard grass hay is a great alternative.

Also, moving to the habitats section .
Tammo (RIP), Milo (RIP), Peppy, Remi

User is Offline Rex
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6/07/2012 7:18 AM
We feed orchard grass. It is mostly the dust created from moving it around that is the worst bother. Timothy hay makes my husband break out instantly if he handles it, the orchard grass just makes him sneeze. But he LOVES the bunny I think we will try by the sliding door and see how that goes. Since he is always out, we don't give him a huge cage, so it should work.
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