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I'm a new baby bunny owner. I bought little Poka two weeks ago, and since then I've been buying a ton of stuff for the little sweetheart. Since he's only 7-8 weeks old, I started off with a pet store cage. There's a ton of space in it for him right now since he's so small, but he's growing up fast. Once he's fully grown I planned to use the case as a litter box and where his hay would be. In the meanwhile I still want him to run around, so I bought a 36" xpen yesterday. I connected it to his case and closed up the gaps through which he could escape. Put the little guy in, and just as I turned by back around it was outside of his pen running around. Once I caught him I was frantically searching for the place where he escaped from.... only to notice him squeezing through the bars of the xpen. I nearly fell over from the shock.
While it's quite cute/annoying that he can fit though the xpen bars, I'm concerned. Obviously that won't be possible once he's fully grown but I'm scared that he'll get stuck. So now he has to stay in the cage and I can't leave him along in the xpen when I'm not there.
I'm trying to block the bars of the xpen by surrounding it with boxes, but that's a total pain. Exactly what I was trying to avoid.
Have any of you had this problem? Also I bought him a little bed, which I put in the xpen. and he totally uses it as a litter box. Any advice around that? I was thinking of putting a second litter box in his xpen.
I included a pic of the little escapee.
Thanks for the advice guys. I've just moved to a new place, so I have a ton of boxes with art supplies that I haven't yet unpack. So I surrounded the bottom of the xpen with those. It seemed to have worked because I left him alone for 2 hours and he didn't escape.
Yes, I think I'll take away his bed after all for now. I just washed it yesterday and he's peed and pooped it in again. Does this every time I put the bed in the xpen! I wish it was that easy to potty train him.
I think he's been using his litter box in his cage, though I do still find poop on the floor of his cage. I feel like the amount is lessening. Just ordered a cat litter box for the xpen. hopefully with two litter boxes I will be able to have him trained up.
Oh he keep nibbling on my clothes and shoes. I've squealed very loudly each time so that he knows it's not ok. Little guy stops, waits and then goes back to it. Don't know if there's any solution to that. I think I'm just scared that he'll start biting me. kind of tried to nibble a couple of times, but I stopped that. try to keep my hands away from his mouth and pet the top of his head and body.