View Full Version : Painting the floor of an indoor wooden run

11-03-2010, 09:44 AM
Hi, can I use any gloss paint or are some poisenous to rabbits? I want to paint my wooden floored indoor run to make it easier to clean. Thank you.

11-03-2010, 09:47 AM
Paint won't hold up to bunnies weeing and scratching... have you thought about using lino instead?

11-03-2010, 09:59 AM
There are child-friendly paints(eg for painting a dolls house) which may be OK for rabbits too?

I personally think Crysta is right about bunnies scratching gloss paint off. I would imagine its toxic if eaten?

11-03-2010, 10:03 AM
When I've had lino before (admittedly it was just laying on top of a wooden floor, the bunnies thought it was an excellent idea to eat it. I'm scared that will be poisenous.

11-03-2010, 11:07 AM
maybe put newspaper under the run to save the carpet and just clean the wooden indoor run floor as you do a hutch?
Hope others have some more suggestions for you. Sorry- I have only ever had outdoor buns. -sue:wave:

11-03-2010, 11:16 AM
You can get paints that are no toxic to bunnies. It usually says so on the tin. I'm sure ronseal wood stuff is safe, but I would double check!

11-03-2010, 12:57 PM
How about cuprinol shades - their animal friendly but lots of differnt colours not just brown like most wood stains.

11-03-2010, 01:16 PM
Was it the lino edges they got? You can stop that by putting batons around the edge so they can't pull it up.

11-03-2010, 02:09 PM
Yes the edges and a tear in the middle.