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BINKYBUNNY FORUMS > HABITATS AND TOYS > What material do you use to line your cages?
Last Post by Mom2Tux at 11/09/2012 10:00 AM (9 Replies)
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User is Offline AriaAndCirce
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10/27/2012 5:45 PM

Hey guys!

So I've had my two buns in a very large cage for a while, and used to fill it all with bedding. I have now realized from reading these forums that I don't need to use bedding in the entire cage other than the litter box!  So my question to you guys is what should i use in my cage? Should i line it with anything?

I feel like newspaper would just get super messy...

What do you guys use?


User is Offline tanlover14
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10/27/2012 7:23 PM
What is the bottom of your cage currently? The bottom that came with the cage, I'm assuming?? I actually don't put anything down to line the bottom of the cage, it's just the plastic and they don't seem to have a problem with it but the rest of their bunny condo -- 2 other levels -- are lined with outdoor carpet!

Usually most people don't put bedding down because it tends to confuse them and they use it as litter instead. My buns sure did.
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User is Offline AriaAndCirce
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10/27/2012 7:28 PM
hmm.. the cage that they have right now has like a plastic floor. maybe towels n blankies?
i am going to attach an xpen and increase the space that they have soon, and put a shower curtain with a sheet on top of it for the xpen, just not sure about the actual cage area...

btw thanks for answering all my questions you rock! and seem to know lots about bunnies!

User is Offline tanlover14
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10/28/2012 6:26 AM
I asked a MILLLION questions when I got my buns so I know the feeling and most of my ideas have come from other people answering the same questions for me! But my buns LOVE towels so if you put one in there he'll probably go nuts over it. Towels are great for toys also. Mine will dig and yank on a towel for hours.

The plastic floor really is okay if you're worried about it not being comfy enough they always have their litter box AND you could add in a little comfy bed like you said a towel or blanket just for their comfort if you're worried but mine a lot of times would actually dig anything I put in there out of the way and just lay on the plastic, hahaha. So don't worry too much about putting something down there besides just a nice comfy place to lay! They can decide for themselves if they prefer the comfy part of just plain plastic!
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User is Offline AriaAndCirce
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10/28/2012 9:48 AM
okay! i was worried about the plastic. but ive also noticed that most of the time they just push out all of the bedding and lay on it anways lol! must feel cooler or sumthing.. i cant believe ive been using bedding in the whole cage this wholeeeeeeee time!! im going to save so much money!!! thank god for BB!

User is Offline tanlover14
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10/28/2012 2:50 PM
I definitely know the feeling!
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User is Offline buttercup86
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11/01/2012 5:20 PM
I have old pillow cases that I cut in half to make them like blankets and I line the bottom of the cage with that...the first few days I had him he shoved the material away from him and laid on the plastic floor but now he seems to like to snuggle in the material.

User is Offline Megan J
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11/03/2012 8:56 AM
these are some lining that i like to use

Fleece
Sheet material
grass mat
carefresh but they do mistake it as a littler box
towel
shredded paper
hay
wood pellets
and more haha have fun with your bunnies

User is Offline lmais
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11/03/2012 9:08 AM
I use mostly fleece and felt (I just make sure it's a good enough quality that it doesn't pill and Ruby can't pull it apart easily). She won't jump to the different levels of her condo if there isn't any, the plastic freaks her out because she can't grip onto anything. She is also a lot more active when it's lined because she feels safer to flop and play in the cage knowing her feet are well grounded, so I tend to lean on the keep it lined side . The only plastic she is okay with is the very bottom because that part she'll push away part of the material and lay on the plastic when she gets warm.

User is Offline Mom2Tux
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11/09/2012 10:00 AM
I use sisal mats as a floor for my bun's pen.
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