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We have a big livingroom, which my bunnies get access to big parts of the day. We have a puzzle play mat from when my sister was a baby, and I took it down from the loft for the bunnies to play on, and now they have their own play area in one end of the living room. They have a cardboard box they like to play in and a few snack balls etc and they like it a lot. But the thing is, they never leave the mat! even though they have access to the entire living room. The floor is parquet, and i think it might be because they find it uncomfortable to walk on.. Any thoughts?
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Posted By TH004 on 08/05/2012 01:38 PM
My first rabbit would not walk on a slick floor. I kept her in the kitchen and she wouldn't go to the living room when free, unless I made a pathway with towels (the kitchen was tiled and she would stay in her area with her cage and surrounding towels). It was so cute. She would step on the first towel, while I laid the second, then the second while I laid the third, etc. My rabbit now doesn't mind at all, but he does walk all 007 style (like he is sneaking around) when he is on a slick floor. Try some extra towels and mats. That will help them to expand their boundaries!
Thanks, I'll try that out