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This is really confusing me. So I have a very well-trained, well-behaved (until now) bunny. My Manhattan apartment is wayyy too small to fit a cage for her. She's a pretty massive bunny (but the apt has a roof deck where she can run around!) so she has free range of my bedroom 24/7 and she gets huge amounts of attention. This setup has been great for the past 3 years, and I've had her for almost 6.
Now she has started wetting the bed while I'm asleep (!) sometimes right next to me. Cleaning the mattress pad every morning has become a serious chore. She has done this every night for the past 5 nights in a row. I can't wrap my mind around why this would start all of a sudden. This is just very uncharacteristic of her.
Is there anything at all that I can do to convince her to stop peeing next to me while I'm asleep? Blocking off the bed would be really inconvenient. (it's a tiny apartment) Plus she often likes to chill with me while I'm reading, etc. So very very frustrating and unpleasant.
Posted By Stickerbunny on 11/09/2012 09:35 AM
The other trigger for him was a scent change, when someone else had touched the sheets, he started marking it until I washed them.
I was going to say this. If there has been someone in your room it could be a territorial thing and she is marking it.
She must be responding to something she doesn't like, I'm just not sure what. I noticed she hasn't been coming up on the bed to snuggle last couple nights. Maybe I'll try giving her more attention right before bedtime and see if that has any effect.
Maybe you've been snoring haha joking! I remember Ruby did that with my mom once on the couch, we assumed it was to wake her up to get some loves. Maybe the attention before sleeping will help.
And I use the nature's miracle too - love it!