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I have a fairly large backyard with grass that's fenced but has recently been taken over with weeds. Questions:
1. Should I treat the yard first before letting Sir Rupert out into the yard? Not with chemical weedkillers, obviously, but are weeds bad or unsafe for rabbits?
2. Would yard grass be okay for rabbits to eat in place of hay? Does it matter if it's fresh (green) or dry?
3. Sir Rupert isn't trained yet, but even if he were well-trained, would it be advised to keep him in an x-pen instead of letting him roam free? He won't be able to get into the street but he might get into some other trouble. Or, would a harness be a good middle ground, assuming he's okay with them?
4. Can he catch anything even if there aren't any other animals he can come in contact with in the yard?
Sorry about all the questions, and thanks