Have you recently adopted a bunny? Congratulations! You’ve picked an adorable little pet. However, don’t let that cute furry face fool you. Rabbits can be quite a handful! One thing that is very important for people with bunnies to know is that these little furballs chew constantly. Therefore, you’ll need to do some petproofing. A Dawsonville, GA vet offers advice on making your home safe for Floppy in this article.
The average household contains quite a few things that are toxic to rabbits. Household cleaning agents, chemicals, medication, paint, automotive products, and lawn/garden products are a few of the things that can make your cute pet sick. Keep these items in secure cabinets Floppy can’t get into.
These items are often a top target for bunnies that are looking for something to nibble on. You may want to get protective coverings for them. It’s worth splurging on attractive ones, since you’ll be looking at them all the time. Taste deterrents may also work.
Shoes, purses, cell phones, earbuds, jewelry, remote controls, wallets, and hair accessories should all be kept out of paws’ reach. Anything small or sharp is also hazardous. This includes things like craft kit pieces, beads, buttons, safety pins, rubber bands, and pens, to name just a few things.
Plastic bags, wrappers, and ties can all cause serious injuries if ingested. They can also entangle or choke playful pets. Keep these away from your pet!
Make sure your home only contains plants that are safe for bunnies. Do some research, and ask your vet for more information.
Seal Off Openings
Rabbits love to wiggle under beds and sofas and munch on the bottom upholstery. Block off Floppy’s access to these areas. (Tip: storage totes work well for this.)
Floppy has no qualms about nibbling on carpets. Consider putting area rugs or mats down in your pet’s play area.
Doors are another tempting target to curious little furballs. Closets, in particular, can be an amusement park for Floppy. Keep doors closed. You may want to hang thick plastic sheets to protect the wood.
Offer Lots Of Toys
As the saying says, if you can’t beat ’em, join ’em. Make sure your bunny always has plenty of suitable chew toys!
Please contact us, your Dawsonville, GA vet clinic, for all your rabbit’s veterinary care needs. We’re here to help!