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Our new house bunny, Hercules, (whom I've been discussing in the health care section) seems shy of our stairs. I never thought about it, until he approached, trying to follow me, and happily hopped onto the first one, then jumped back down. I'd rather he stay downstairs of course. lol But, can rabbits effectively climb stairs? Thanks.
Trigger and Oreo Cookie, two of our therapy bunnies, always climb steps. We have to keep the doors of our hallway closed or else they will run all the way up to the third floor!
My bunny from childhood, Elliot, used to run up/down the stairs w/ the dogs. I don't think he understood that he was a bunny.
Jessica stays put in the livingroom. That's just fine b/c there's too many nooks and crannies throughout the house that she may get lost in.
One of my buns, Booboo flies up the stairs! we had to get a special gate to stop her, and everyday without fail she goes to the gate and rattles it to see if theres a chance she can get up the stairs. If we do allow her to go up (when we're with her) she loves it, and will go up and down, up and down, until we tell her she has to go down, then she goes to the bottom step and tries to sneak up past us!!
Mable has not even bothered to climb the stairs - i'm not sure she'd know what to do.