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Post by Tess » Mon, 03 May 1999 04:00:00



Few more to go, bare with me :)

I was thinking of keeping Xander's hutch in my bedroom. Generally, will he
make too much noise at night for this to work?

Secondly, I really have my doubts now about ever letting him outside! I just
found out the Jack russell's next door get in repeatedly, and the owners
won't stop them.  So do the bunny harnesses work? Should I just take him
outside on one of those?  Our yard is practically impossible to bunny and
dog proof completely.

Lastly, what age can we get him neutered?

Thanks :))

Nat

 
 
 

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Post by JMCFranc » Mon, 03 May 1999 04:00:00


Somebunnies don't mind harnesses -you have to put them on for very short
periods at first, while they get used to them (see recent postings on here re
therapy buns). But, I wouldn't risk it in the garden if the dogs can get in -
even if you're there it could take only a second for your bun to be grabbed.

I would suggest instead an enclosure/ cage with strong wire on all sides &
maybe encourage your neighbours to keep control of their dogs :)

Jill

 
 
 

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Post by Heather Well » Mon, 03 May 1999 04:00:00


Nat:

I agree with Jill that an excercise pen is probably your best bet.  You should be
able to pick one up where people buy dog and puppy supplies in your town.  Of
course, you should STILL be out there with Xander when he's out.

Heather

Quote:

> Somebunnies don't mind harnesses -you have to put them on for very short
> periods at first, while they get used to them (see recent postings on here re
> therapy buns). But, I wouldn't risk it in the garden if the dogs can get in -
> even if you're there it could take only a second for your bun to be grabbed.

> I would suggest instead an enclosure/ cage with strong wire on all sides &
> maybe encourage your neighbours to keep control of their dogs :)

> Jill

 
 
 

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Post by Tess » Tue, 04 May 1999 04:00:00


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Quote:
>Nat:

>I agree with Jill that an excercise pen is probably your best bet.  You
should be
>able to pick one up where people buy dog and puppy supplies in your town.
Of
>course, you should STILL be out there with Xander when he's out.

>Heather

Thanks for the advice. You wouldn't have any idea on what they generally
cost and how large it should be?
Are they allowed to eat the grass? I would be a bit worried considering my
dog has been here
for 6 years and probably pooped on every single inch of the yard :) I will
definately go out with him of course, I wouldn't trust those poor Jack
russells (have to feel sorry for them, they're practically ignored all day).
Thanks :)
Nat
 
 
 

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Post by Celia Moor » Tue, 04 May 1999 04:00:00


Quote:
> I was thinking of keeping Xander's hutch in my bedroom. Generally, will he
> make too much noise at night for this to work?

Hmmmmmm, Bunnie now has no cage at all partly due to his nightly
protests!!!Before this was possible (For housing and wiring reasons) he
would scratch at his cage bars at night. We tried everything we could think
of! Getting up and cuddling him, giving him a run for a bit then putting
back in, he already had chew sticks and wood to chew on, so tried
encouraging that during protest times, the only thing that really worked was
putting a towel (Any  material would work) over his hutch (Like bird owners
do at night) this would stop him 90% of the time. Now we live in a flat to
ourselves and have no wiring problems, he is totally free and sleeps at the
bottom of the bed most nights quite happily! I think others have answered
the other sections to your question and agree with them. Hope this helps.
But you may well find yourself going down the same totally free road as us!
(Which is fantastic!) if he protests.............

Celia Ed and Bunnie. (Beds are far more comfortable than cages!<G>)

 
 
 

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Post by Heather Well » Tue, 04 May 1999 04:00:00


You should be able to get one for about $40.  Buns can eat the grass.  They
won't eat any that's been freshly soiled by any predator, so I wouldn't worry
too much about your dog in the yard.  Just try to find a clean spot, set up the
pen, and sit down with a glass of lemonade to watch!

Take care!

Heather

Quote:

> --
> >Nat:

> >I agree with Jill that an excercise pen is probably your best bet.  You
> should be
> >able to pick one up where people buy dog and puppy supplies in your town.
> Of
> >course, you should STILL be out there with Xander when he's out.

> >Heather

> Thanks for the advice. You wouldn't have any idea on what they generally
> cost and how large it should be?
> Are they allowed to eat the grass? I would be a bit worried considering my
> dog has been here
> for 6 years and probably pooped on every single inch of the yard :) I will
> definately go out with him of course, I wouldn't trust those poor Jack
> russells (have to feel sorry for them, they're practically ignored all day).
> Thanks :)
> Nat

 
 
 

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Post by Michele Satanov » Tue, 04 May 1999 04:00:00


Quote:

> hehe, I'm scared now, I'll never get any sleep!

Zamboni, who is currently -- and I hope, temporarily -- residing in my
bedroom is most active between 5 and 6 am, which I consider to be the
middle of the night.  I am not getting enough sleep these days <yawn>...
The other two seem to have adjusted over time to my schedule, somewhat.

Michele, and her three beautiful bunnies

 
 
 

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Post by Tess » Wed, 05 May 1999 04:00:00


Quote:
>> I was thinking of keeping Xander's hutch in my bedroom. Generally, will
he
>> make too much noise at night for this to work?

>Hmmmmmm, Bunnie now has no cage at all partly due to his nightly
>protests!!!Before this was possible (For housing and wiring reasons) he
>would scratch at his cage bars at night. We tried everything we could think
>of! Getting up and cuddling him, giving him a run for a bit then putting
>back in, he already had chew sticks and wood to chew on, so tried
>encouraging that during protest times, the only thing that really worked
was
>putting a towel (Any  material would work) over his hutch (Like bird owners
>do at night) this would stop him 90% of the time. Now we live in a flat to
>ourselves and have no wiring problems, he is totally free and sleeps at the
>bottom of the bed most nights quite happily! I think others have answered
>the other sections to your question and agree with them. Hope this helps.
>But you may well find yourself going down the same totally free road as us!
>(Which is fantastic!) if he protests.............

>Celia Ed and Bunnie. (Beds are far more comfortable than cages!<G>)

hehe, I'm scared now, I'll never get any sleep! The only problem with my
room is
that it is full of electrical cords. I'll hopefully be getting some of that
plastic stuff to
put over them, so will that make them completely safe or will it still be
dangerous if he decides
to chew through the night? If I could, I'd have him on my bed. I've had my
rather large German Shepherd
sleep in my bed, under the sheets with his head on my pillow, so I guess a
bunny can't be much worse than that! I suppose I'll see how he goes. With my
luck, and judging by my other neurotic pets, he'll be *** :)
Nat
 
 
 

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Post by Celia Moor » Wed, 05 May 1999 04:00:00


Quote:
> hehe, I'm scared now, I'll never get any sleep!

Unlike Zamboni, Bunnie's fave time was three-four in the morning! You lucky
thing Michele! He is ok now hr's not caged though and is more of a six-seven
Bun again! Phew! Don't mean to put you off Nat, each bun is to their own way
of doing things.......

 The only problem with my

Quote:
> room is
> that it is full of electrical cords. I'll hopefully be getting some of
that
> plastic stuff to
> put over them, so will that make them completely safe or will it still be
> dangerous if he decides
> to chew through the night?

We're lucky enough to only have a lamp cord well out of reach and hidden
round the back of the bedside table. But I knnow a lot of people advocate
this method. Maybe keep an eye on him with them like this during the day for
a while and go from there?

 If I could, I'd have him on my bed. I've had my

Quote:
> rather large German Shepherd
> sleep in my bed, under the sheets with his head on my pillow, so I guess a
> bunny can't be much worse than that! I suppose I'll see how he goes. With
my
> luck, and judging by my other neurotic pets, he'll be *** :)

Bunnie has to have the duvet pulled back, will Not sit on it, just the
mattress! good thing Ed and I are both somewhat short in the height
department! <G> Though he will hop up to say good morning, and where is my
breakfast? <G>
Good Luck!

Celia Ed and Bunnie. (I rule here!!)

 
 
 

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Post by Tess » Wed, 05 May 1999 04:00:00


Quote:
>Unlike Zamboni, Bunnie's fave time was three-four in the morning! You lucky
>thing Michele! He is ok now hr's not caged though and is more of a
six-seven
>Bun again! Phew! Don't mean to put you off Nat, each bun is to their own
way
>of doing things.......

Oh nooo :)) My dog has the same habit, so I hope it is not catchy :) He gets
up at 2am and
bangs on the laundry door until my parents let him in their bedroom. He
doesn't go to sleep
straight away, he sits at the foot of the bed and watches them sleep before
he hops down
and snoozes :) I guess I will just try him out for a few weeks, and if he
won't stop waking me up
he'll be banished to the other room :)

Quote:
>We're lucky enough to only have a lamp cord well out of reach and hidden
>round the back of the bedside table. But I knnow a lot of people advocate
>this method. Maybe keep an eye on him with them like this during the day
for
>a while and go from there?

Sounds like the best idea :) Hopefully I won't regret having the comp in my
room :)

Quote:
>Bunnie has to have the duvet pulled back, will Not sit on it, just the
>mattress! good thing Ed and I are both somewhat short in the height
>department! <G> Though he will hop up to say good morning, and where is my
>breakfast? <G>
>Good Luck!

>Celia Ed and Bunnie. (I rule here!!)

hehe, what a cute image. It is a good thing I'm short too, otherwise my pets
would take over my bed :)

Kiss Bunnie for me :)
Nat

 
 
 

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Post by Kate » Wed, 05 May 1999 04:00:00


Hi Nat

I don't know about the noise everybunny is different also some people
sleep through noise and some don't. But you should get him neutered when
the *** drop, I think that's the term, I had Carl neutered when I
got him at 6 months and Joey was neutered at about 3-4 months I'm not
sure about his age since I got him from a shelter but at about 3 months
is my suggestion.

--
Kate

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http://www.moonsgarden.com/

 
 
 

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Post by Mary » Wed, 05 May 1999 04:00:00


That's great that you're going to cover up the electrical cords, but just
keep in mind that the buns also like to chew on everything else in
sight...it doesn't have to be an electrical cord.   Watch out for the
carpeting, the clothing in the hamper, the clothing on the floor, the shoes
in the closet, the etc...etc...etc...  lol

Mary

 
 
 

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Post by BJW » Wed, 05 May 1999 04:00:00


Hey!  Stop that <yawn>.  Look what <yawn> you've started <yawn>.  ;)

BJ

Quote:


> > hehe, I'm scared now, I'll never get any sleep!

> Zamboni, who is currently -- and I hope, temporarily -- residing in my
> bedroom is most active between 5 and 6 am, which I consider to be the
> middle of the night.  I am not getting enough sleep these days <yawn>...
> The other two seem to have adjusted over time to my schedule, somewhat.

> Michele, and her three beautiful bunnies

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Post by Gillian Rodge » Wed, 05 May 1999 04:00:00




Quote:

>> hehe, I'm scared now, I'll never get any sleep!

>Zamboni, who is currently -- and I hope, temporarily -- residing in my
>bedroom is most active between 5 and 6 am, which I consider to be the
>middle of the night.  I am not getting enough sleep these days <yawn>...
>The other two seem to have adjusted over time to my schedule, somewhat.

>Michele, and her three beautiful bunnies

Lesson no. 1--learn to sleep through just about everything!

When I slept on a futon on the floor Daisy used to have a field day digging
on the bed and doing the bunny 500 around me on and off all night. Now,
mercifully, I am on a futon sofa and she continues to have her way with me
all night (the holes in my bedding are testament to that). Now that I am
above much of the action I can sleep through it pretty much.

Cheers,
Gillian and Daisy

 
 
 

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Post by Michele Satanov » Wed, 05 May 1999 04:00:00


Quote:

> Unlike Zamboni, Bunnie's fave time was three-four in the morning! You lucky
> thing Michele!

Hmmm... I think I could handle that BETTER than 5 to 6.  I could very well
STILL be up at 3 to 4!  ;)

Quote:
> Bunnie has to have the duvet pulled back, will Not sit on it, just the
> mattress!

Both Tibs & Tika seem to enjoy kind of batting their way up the duvet.  
Zamboni shows a definite preference for the uncovered mattress.  He's really
funny -- will run alongside my bed, jump up by my shoulders, look at me as if
he might come over to be scritched, and then hop down the bed and off the end.  
I think he WANTS to be social, but is just too skittish still.

Michele, Tibs ("I LIKE your bedroom.  Why does Zamboni get to stay there?"),
Tika ("Drat!  There's so many interesting things to chew in there and now I
can't get in") and Zamboni ("I like all the hidey-holes in here")