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BINKYBUNNY FORUMS > HOUSE RABBIT Q & A > Flemish Giant helppppppp!
Last Post by breeats at 10/08/2013 3:57 PM (8 Replies)
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User is Offline breeats
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10/07/2013 4:09 PM
Hello, I've posted a previous topic in the behaviour forum, But I thought I'd make a general post to other Flemmie owners out there!

Training, Pretty sure we have down, despite the fact my gal won't stop going poo/pee on our couch. Not just territorial marking, But like. Massive piles of poos. Lol. When I see this has happened, I soak it up with a paper towel and place it in her litter, along with the poo. Also scoop her up and relocate her to her crate. Which she detests. I am pretty adament about this process, But it's been about a month now and, (She's 3 and half months old) no success! She is free roam the entire, day and night ( I am a night owl.) except when she does the couch, Which i have blocked off and barricaded btw, She is a pesky lil thing and jumps over it .

 

I have thought about creating a bunny room for her, And I had read that if doing a bunny room, You should gradually introduce more space to get used to the change. However, How in the heck am I to do this, If all baby gates are not high enough? Please help flemmie owners! Any advice on this subject or any other would greatly be appreciated! 


User is Offline Kayota
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10/07/2013 5:42 PM
I don't have a flemish giant, but. I have a kitchen doorway where there is no door and it's too wide for a regular swinging gate. So I put two regular size wooden baby gates on hinges and attached them to the doorframe and I bungee cord them shut. On a regular size doorway you can install a hook to keep it shut. If I get a Flemmie or any rabbit that jumps them I'm going to double up and create a second set of swinging gates off the ground, above the first set. So you could do that.
Mako

User is Offline Kbana
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10/07/2013 5:46 PM
You could customize your gate using NIC grids. That way you can create the appropriate height and width. Cheaper than buying baby gates too! Plus, you get many grids in a box so you could use the leftovers to create gates/barricades for other areas of your home if you need them.

User is Offline Kayota
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10/07/2013 5:56 PM
true! The gates I use are only $10 each though so it works. the wood frame is really nice
Mako

User is Offline CheriB603
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10/08/2013 3:41 AM
What size space would she be confined to? Flemmies really do need LOTS of space. (I have 2!) and with their heavy weight and ability to jump to infinity, I would worry any barrier could be breached. Might be easier to just get rid of the couch! ;p

User is Offline breeats
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10/08/2013 3:48 AM
The ranch house set up, is not a good set up. Lol. The thing is My living room, dining room is ONE big room. The area i need blocked off, is just the living area, My L shaped couch is set up in that part of the room where the entrance is just a space between the side of the couch, and a book shelf. I have my tv, all baby gated off with wires taken care of. So If it was set up, like a regular room with a doorway, then it'd be a different story! I just am scratching my head on what is the best solution. Lol :/.
My couch is a piece of crap, Lol. Still bunny pee is not a good thing to have soaking all around in your furniture! I had thought about giving it up. Although that would seem to be giving her control of this situation. She'd have a ton of space then though
The room I'm considering is vaguely large, It has a huge closet, with shelves, Could rearrange with ramps or something and take the closet doors off, Also attached is a bathroom, decent sized, and then a carpeted area, I was thinking of getting large cat type things for her to jump around on. Still though, being cooped up in one room only seems mean. Sigh. I was just hoping some other Flemish owners had a bit more advice!

User is Offline breeats
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10/08/2013 3:51 AM
... I was also thinking about installing, a giant curtain that goes behind the couch....? LOL. Idk though, Would be a hassle, My living room/dining area has a high ceiling so that might be silly. Idk. I really need to solve this problem

User is Offline Zombie-Sue
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10/08/2013 11:09 AM
Is she altered? Sorry if you mentioned it already.

User is Offline breeats
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10/08/2013 3:57 PM
No she's not, She's only 3 and a half months old right now, Going to schedule that for around 5, 6 months though.
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