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GrahamL
10-08-2010, 08:55 AM
Morning all.

Biscuit's really found his strenght over the last 4 days.

I've put a sheet over the top of the 4x4 pen, but he's now realised that its on there tight enough that he can jump on top of the sheet, clamber to the top of the hutch and then escape onto the sofa and around the house.

I've put him back twice this morning and i dont really want to lock him in the 4x4 but i dont know what choice i have as he wont stay in at the moment and i've got work to do !

HELP!

Image of escape routine...

http://i872.photobucket.com/albums/ab283/GrahamL_Photos/biscuit/ProjectPlayPen/projectplaypen11.jpg

As you can see, he jumps from the open area infront of the 4x4 up onto the sheet then across. You can see the bunny sized 'dent' in the sheet.

What do i do?

This could cause some major problems!:(

GrahamL
10-08-2010, 09:02 AM
He's now locked in the 4x4 :cry::cry::cry:

I'm so distressed. On the upside, he let me pick him up to put him back in his pen as i think he was a bit scared.

I dont know what to do now. I feel like i've wasted money making a better home for him and now theres nothing else i can do :(

I have to get this sorted, as if he does this whilst the OH is indoors, i'll have a big row on my hands and the chance for a playmate for him will be right out the window.

So ...i duno, angry with myself, upset, distressed, frustrated and feel so so sorry for Biscuit. He's sat at the door of the 4x4 looking at me as if to say "why am i stuck in here dad? I want to be out there with you!"

:(

donnamt
10-08-2010, 09:10 AM
try plastic netting, he may not be so keen to try walking on that stuff

Leeds Wolfette
10-08-2010, 09:11 AM
maybe if u try removing the hutch? then there is nothin for him to climb on? but im sure u said he gets upset if thats moved?

GrahamL
10-08-2010, 09:12 AM
try plastic netting, he may not be so keen to try walking on that stuff

Guess i know what i'm doing at lunchtime... :(

GrahamL
10-08-2010, 09:12 AM
maybe if u try removing the hutch? then there is nothin for him to climb on? but im sure u said he gets upset if thats moved?

It's not the hutch he's getting on top of now unforutnately, he just jumps on to the sheeting which is tight enough that he can walk/crawl across it.

Thanks though :)

Leeds Wolfette
10-08-2010, 09:13 AM
It's not the hutch he's getting on top of now unforutnately, he just jumps on to the sheeting which is tight enough that he can walk/crawl across it.

Thanks though :)

but if the hutch wasnt there, then he wouldnt have anythin to climb on to get out so maybe u wouldnt need the sheet?

donnamt
10-08-2010, 09:14 AM
Guess i know what i'm doing at lunchtime... :(

its dead cheap at homebase for loads, you could get enough to cover the open area, i used to have to cover my cage because Pearl was an escape artist.. not used it since she died tho as i now have two very lazy buns

GrahamL
10-08-2010, 09:17 AM
its dead cheap at homebase for loads, you could get enough to cover the open area, i used to have to cover my cage because Pearl was an escape artist.. not used it since she died tho as i now have two very lazy buns

is it this stuff you mean donna?

http://www.homebase.co.uk/webapp/wcs/stores/servlet/ProductDisplay?langId=-1&storeId=20001&partNumber=115594&Trail=searchtext>NET

donnamt
10-08-2010, 09:21 AM
i think so yeah. its on a huge roll and you can buy it by the metre. think there may be a cheaper one than 3.99 tho unless prices have gone up loads :shock:

GrahamL
10-08-2010, 09:22 AM
They have this

http://www.homebase.co.uk/webapp/wcs/stores/servlet/ProductDisplay?langId=-1&storeId=20001&partNumber=183227&Trail=searchtext>NET

But theres no image so i dont know what it looks like :roll:

That's 1.29 for 2m x 1m so i'd only need say, 3x that just to make sure?

I don't really want to cover the outside bit as it won't look very nice and will be a pain to take down and store every night.

*Sigh* Why does everything have to be so difficult!

pol287
10-08-2010, 09:30 AM
It's not the hutch he's getting on top of now unforutnately, he just jumps on to the sheeting which is tight enough that he can walk/crawl across it.

Thanks though :)
One of our buns just used to jump out of the pen - we couldn't believe it! We got some black mesh stuff from homebase and clipped it on the pen - he was miffed at first but got the message that he couldn't escape! Didn't cost a lot either. You will need a fair few clips though, as our bun looked for any little gap to get through - he even tried climbing up the bars (thought he was a cat!) :)

GrahamL
10-08-2010, 09:32 AM
One of our buns just used to jump out of the pen - we couldn't believe it! We got some black mesh stuff from homebase and clipped it on the pen - he was miffed at first but got the message that he couldn't escape! Didn't cost a lot either. You will need a fair few clips though, as our bun looked for any little gap to get through - he even tried climbing up the bars (thought he was a cat!) :)

Biccy does EXACTLY the same, he can climb the bars then through himself off them, crazy little fluffy ball of terror!

I've got 60 pegs, that should do the trick !

Closest homebase is nearly 30 minutes away, my lunch hour is 60 minutes, that poses an issue :roll:

sacol4940
10-08-2010, 09:35 AM
My Paddy is an escape artist too, he learnt to jump over 2 nic grids (just over 2ft) them he learnt to jump over 3! That's about 3.5 foot! I now have to peg a sheet over the whole of their living area to stop him from getting out :roll: I have to be quick when I'm feeding them in the morning cos the second I pull the sheet back he tries to jump :roll:

Leeds Wolfette
10-08-2010, 09:53 AM
:?we have one of these pen things too. Rather than go over it, mylo is tryin to lift it up, hes not gona be able too though (i hope) hes a tiny rabbit tryin to lift loads of metal!

GrahamL
10-08-2010, 09:58 AM
:?we have one of these pen things too. Rather than go over it, mylo is tryin to lift it up, hes not gona be able too though (i hope) hes a tiny rabbit tryin to lift loads of metal!

Does he put his nose under one of the horizontal bars and push up?

if so, Biscuit did the same in his first pen and occasionally now. He's just testing himself, he won't be able to lift it :)

*lily*
10-08-2010, 10:01 AM
Could you let him freerange the hallway instead, blocking off anywhere you don't want him to go, using the puppy panels? Ditto the living room or kitchen?

I tried restricting Louie to a puppypen at night time. He used to go mad trying to move and lift the run to escape. I confined him to the conservatory/kitchen (all one room) and just blocked off the wires to the telly and freezer. He now gets that room plus the hall as I thought he would get too hot in the summer in the conservatory. The only thing we did to bunny proof the hall was some trunking for the phone wire and the same for the internet connection.

Loxxy
10-08-2010, 10:03 AM
I seriously think if any area is left uncovered, Biscuit is going to find a way to escape. I assume this will probably stop when he gets bigger, and you may be able to allow him a little more of an open area then.

If I were you, I'd remove the hutch, create a large rectangular area with the pen you have in the corner, maybe taking it up to your door, and see if you can somehow use any left over panels for the top, or use mesh as suggested to cover the top. You could make a bed for him out of a cardboard fruit box and vetbed (Loxxy has this and hasn't chewed it yet). I was going to suggest making him a whee house he can go in from a cardboard box, before going to the expense of buying yet another thing which doesn't work out! If it turns out to work, then you could look to buy a better one. Do bear in mind, however, if he has a box he can climb on, he's going to try to 'raise the roof'. Maybe you could cut him a door in a box, but stand it with the open end up so there's nothing for him to jump on, but he will still have something he can go into.

These are just some suggestions as you seem to be spending more money every day trying to keep him in and it is upsetting when you originally planned to have him 'open plan' now finding that you have to shut him in more often than not. Biscuit will have plenty of room to run around, and the removal of the hutch would give him more room in there, and also recover some of your sitting room for human occupation ;)

GrahamL
10-08-2010, 10:06 AM
Could you let him freerange the hallway instead, blocking off anywhere you don't want him to go, using the puppy panels? Ditto the living room or kitchen?

I tried restricting Louie to a puppypen at night time. He used to go mad trying to move and lift the run to escape. I confined him to the conservatory/kitchen (all one room) and just blocked off the wires to the telly and freezer. He now gets that room plus the hall as I thought he would get too hot in the summer in the conservatory. The only thing we did to bunny proof the hall was some trunking for the phone wire and the same for the internet connection.

I tried the hall way originally, but the slippery floor was too much for him and rugs are quite an expensive bunny expenditure (OH to take into consideration) and it was very difficult to block things off, well, difficult to block the stairs off anyway, he just moved everything to get up the stairs anyway!

Think my issue is i'd need to buy so much pen to proof the room that im not sure its viable, but then i guess, that is an idea i could try!

My hearts just a bit sunken this morning since i had to lock him in as im so busy working this morning (yes, i do something else other than post on RU:lol:). His poor little face just looking at me when i go down toc heck on him.

pol287
10-08-2010, 10:07 AM
Biccy does EXACTLY the same, he can climb the bars then through himself off them, crazy little fluffy ball of terror!

I've got 60 pegs, that should do the trick !

Closest homebase is nearly 30 minutes away, my lunch hour is 60 minutes, that poses an issue :roll:
Homebase do home delivery.

GrahamL
10-08-2010, 10:09 AM
Homebase do home delivery.

im aware of this, but i need it today :)

Also, they will charge ~ 30 for a 3 item :roll:

Thanks for the idea though :)

*lily*
10-08-2010, 10:12 AM
I tried the hall way originally, but the slippery floor was too much for him and rugs are quite an expensive bunny expenditure (OH to take into consideration) and it was very difficult to block things off, well, difficult to block the stairs off anyway, he just moved everything to get up the stairs anyway!

Think my issue is i'd need to buy so much pen to proof the room that im not sure its viable, but then i guess, that is an idea i could try!

My hearts just a bit sunken this morning since i had to lock him in as im so busy working this morning (yes, i do something else other than post on RU:lol:). His poor little face just looking at me when i go down toc heck on him.

One thing I did find is that Louie quickly got used to his surroundings and subsequently didn't feel the need to try and escape to where he shouldn't go!

I don't have the going upstairs issue though or the trying to jump on the settee/chairs as he doesn't realise he can get there, due to his eyesight.

Leeds Wolfette
10-08-2010, 10:14 AM
Does he put his nose under one of the horizontal bars and push up?

if so, Biscuit did the same in his first pen and occasionally now. He's just testing himself, he won't be able to lift it :)

no he bites the bars and pulls it up slightly off the ground, he doesnt get it very high but still got me worryin hes gona lift it up! i was testing liftin it up with one arm and i struggle a bit with it so hes got no chance! :roll:

GrahamL
10-08-2010, 10:16 AM
no he bites the bars and pulls it up slightly off the ground, he doesnt get it very high but still got me worryin hes gona lift it up! i was testing liftin it up with one arm and i struggle a bit with it so hes got no chance! :roll:

Biscuit does that also! He's just getting used to a new environment, you can relax a little. I was just like you when i first got him home!

susie bun
10-08-2010, 10:17 AM
I wouldn't worry too much about Biscuit having to be more enclosed than you or he would ideally like, especially if it's just for the short-term. He probably still has more room to stretch his paws than many rabbits. I know you want the very best for him, but Rome wasn't built in a day! :wave: Actually, I'm a teeny bit jealous as I live with my parents and can't have a house rabbit. Thankfully they don't mind him digging up the lawn. :lol::lol:

Leeds Wolfette
10-08-2010, 10:18 AM
Biscuit does that also! He's just getting used to a new environment, you can relax a little. I was just like you when i first got him home!

i think he does it more for attention, just for the noise! I think ill always be like this, ive had him since january when he was 8 weeks old and now hes 9 months old! and everytime i leave him i always worry! my husband just laughs at me! :p

pol287
10-08-2010, 10:19 AM
im aware of this, but i need it today :)

Also, they will charge ~ 30 for a 3 item :roll:

Thanks for the idea though :)
Most garden centres sell mesh, are you close to one?

GrahamL
10-08-2010, 10:57 AM
I've moved the sheet so its not so long out into the pen so it only overhangs the hutch area by ~4 inches, which isn't big enough for him to sit on but is big enough to stop him climbing out over the sides.

He's out again now so has the 4x4 base + the 5x2.5x2 pen measured out.

Going to see how he copes now. Couldn't stand that cute little face looking at me each time i went down any more!

Think the removal of the hutch may be a good idea, as it would mean he doesn't have a base to land upon...

Oh hangon, i can hear moving cage bars again...!

Leeds Wolfette
10-08-2010, 11:07 AM
I've moved the sheet so its not so long out into the pen so it only overhangs the hutch area by ~4 inches, which isn't big enough for him to sit on but is big enough to stop him climbing out over the sides.

He's out again now so has the 4x4 base + the 5x2.5x2 pen measured out.

Going to see how he copes now. Couldn't stand that cute little face looking at me each time i went down any more!

Think the removal of the hutch may be a good idea, as it would mean he doesn't have a base to land upon...

Oh hangon, i can hear moving cage bars again...!

aww that cute little face! He wants some attention rattling the bars! hope hes ok! If you want him to come and live with mylo, im more than happy to have him :p:p:p

Blackberry & Co
10-08-2010, 11:13 AM
Have you given him things to 'destroy' to keep him busy? Cardboard boxes, old phone directories etc? It may be messy, but it'll keep him busy and distracted.....hopefully!

Leeds Wolfette
10-08-2010, 11:23 AM
Have you given him things to 'destroy' to keep him busy? Cardboard boxes, old phone directories etc? It may be messy, but it'll keep him busy and distracted.....hopefully!

Blankets are also good, mylo loves digging at them, keeps him entertained for days!

GrahamL
10-08-2010, 11:25 AM
Have you given him things to 'destroy' to keep him busy? Cardboard boxes, old phone directories etc? It may be messy, but it'll keep him busy and distracted.....hopefully!

Yep, he has an old telephone directory, has a cardboard box, has toilet rolls, has toys, has food etc. :lol:

It is a little upsetting, but he does make me chuckle that he's trying it on.

I've just spent 20 minutes recreating the whole area, moving the pen so its against the other wall and diagonal against the other wall, so gives a bit more room in the room itself, but the pen now comes up to the door frame.

Got the sheet over the whole thing, but he can't (unless he really jumps over 1.5 ft horizontally!) get to the sofa now.

Have to wait and see now otherwise its netting next.

The hutch is out too, it's across the other side of the room - OH won't like that :roll: Have to move it later, maybe outside if he's okay.

*lily*
10-08-2010, 11:57 AM
Does he get time out in the garden as well?

GrahamL
10-08-2010, 12:22 PM
Does he get time out in the garden as well?

Afraid not, our garden isn't very bunny friendly. Also, with the knowledge he's currently 'jumping' i dont have a pen i can put in the back garden to let him have a run around.

Just to top it all off, he just jumped up and hit his head on the side of the pen :cry:

He's now flopped as i think he's warn himself out, going to keep an eye on him now though as he seemed a little dazed.

Why do i love him so much and want to do whats best but he wants to demolish everything !!!!!!! :cry::cry::cry:

VickiP
10-08-2010, 12:35 PM
Afraid not, our garden isn't very bunny friendly. Also, with the knowledge he's currently 'jumping' i dont have a pen i can put in the back garden to let him have a run around.

Just to top it all off, he just jumped up and hit his head on the side of the pen :cry:

He's now flopped as i think he's warn himself out, going to keep an eye on him now though as he seemed a little dazed.

Why do i love him so much and want to do whats best but he wants to demolish everything !!!!!!! :cry::cry::cry:

I think your making this hard on yourself Graham, containing him if you have to work or for his safety is not cruel, it's only the same as putting a child for example in a playpen or cot - he will sleep. He lives with you not the other way around so you have to find a balance whereby your needs are being met aswell. Personally I would put the hutch outside and have a nice soft blanket in one corner to sleep on and a litter tray in the other corner against the wall and cover that area with a sheet - to prevent drafts aswell and make it cosy - tent like. The rest of the area I would cover with netting and put maybe a tunnel in the middle and all his toys so he can effectively run around them and play still, I would put his hay in the litter tray or a nice basket next to it and just let him out at night to free range for an hour supervised while you play with him, that way if he attempts to damage anything you can intervene. I would also suggest that the remaining playpen could be put round the hutch in the garden and on nice days you could put him in there while your there and net all over the top of the hutch and playpen and he can hop in and out of the that in the fresh air.:wave:

Blackberry & Co
10-08-2010, 12:41 PM
I think your making this hard on yourself Graham, containing him if you have to work or for his safety is not cruel, it's only the same as putting a child for example in a playpen or cot - he will sleep. He lives with you not the other way around so you have to find a balance whereby your needs are being met aswell. Personally I would put the hutch outside and have a nice soft blanket in one corner to sleep on and a litter tray in the other corner against the wall and cover that area with a sheet - to prevent drafts aswell and make it cosy - tent like. The rest of the area I would cover with netting and put maybe a tunnel in the middle and all his toys so he can effectively run around them and play still, I would put his hay in the litter tray or a nice basket next to it and just let him out at night to free range for an hour supervised while you play with him, that way if he attempts to damage anything you can intervene. I would also suggest that the remaining playpen could be put round the hutch in the garden and on nice days you could put him in there while your there and net all over the top of the hutch and playpen and he can hop in and out of the that in the fresh air.:wave:

Sounds like a good plan to me :thumb:

VickiP
10-08-2010, 12:44 PM
Sounds like a good plan to me :thumb:

Works for me with Gizmo, although I have 4 of the playpens so it does make life easier. I think he is running rings around Daddy atm :lol::lol:

GrahamL
10-08-2010, 12:46 PM
I'm so my own worst enemy :(

I want so much for him but im being stupid now.

He's now flopped int the corner and i just heard him play with his bell ball.

Going to put him in the 4x4 with the sheet over the top now, i can't handle any more today.

I just know that a 4x4 for 2x buns isn't going to be enough from 11pm - 5pm the following day. So i can't get him a playmate. He gets ~5 hours of 'free-ranging' every night, but do you think thats enough?

Sorry if im rambling on, i guess i thought this would all be easier than it is :(

VickiP
10-08-2010, 12:52 PM
I'm so my own worst enemy :(

I want so much for him but im being stupid now.

He's now flopped int the corner and i just heard him play with his bell ball.

Going to put him in the 4x4 with the sheet over the top now, i can't handle any more today.

I just know that a 4x4 for 2x buns isn't going to be enough from 11pm - 5pm the following day. So i can't get him a playmate. He gets ~5 hours of 'free-ranging' every night, but do you think thats enough?

Sorry if im rambling on, i guess i thought this would all be easier than it is :(

I would make the pen 6x4 for 2 and with the free range it's fine, containing them in the day is not harmful if there are two they will snuggle anyway, stop beating yourself up Graham - he is loved and interacted with and not in danger - he is very fortunate compared to say breeders buns who are in 0.56metres sq - forever - in some cases just waiting for the 'owner' to come and neck them - you adore him, he knows that and is young and delighted with life but, you have be practical and sensible about it or it will become a bind in time. Free range is the best option and with interaction/mental stimulation and good diet, lots of love and toys etc he is fine in the 4x4 for say 4 hours-go and do your work guilt free, that's life - I am sure most of us would want to spend all day playing with our buns but, life isn't like that, you have to work and don't want too, he has to be contained - he might not like it but, he is safe with food and drink, warm with toys to play with - don't keep looking at him and thinking awww - look at him and say right fella - get on with it, I'm off to earn some pennies to pay for all the bits you need !;)

JessieP
10-08-2010, 12:54 PM
Think Homebase doesn't close until 7ish? Perhaps you can go on your way home?

How old is Biscuit? I have free range house bunnies, but they were confined when younger for their safety (netting is good!), but then we bunny proofed the house (all wires, skirting board, ciorners of walls, lamps, table legs etc etc) so now they free range in 100% safety when we are out.

I have noticed the more you try to stop a bunny getting somewhere or doing something the more they want to do it. Make it accessable and boring and they loose interest...:lol:

edit - just seen he's 5 months. Troublesome teenager :roll: Just ride it out. He'll become less of a handful as he matures - presume he's neutered?

Blackberry & Co
10-08-2010, 12:56 PM
As he grows up you will probably find that between 10 and 4 he sleeps - mine were very active when young, but now whenever I go to see them during the day athey are zonked out (occassionally one will open an eye to see who's there, but that's all the acknowledgement I'll get :lol:)

I guess Biscuit is a 'teenage/young adult' bunny and testing you at the moment. It will pass! Honest!

susie bun
10-08-2010, 01:00 PM
As he grows up you will probably find that between 10 and 4 he sleeps - mine were very active when young, but now whenever I go to see them during the day athey are zonked out (occassionally one will open an eye to see who's there, but that's all the acknowledgement I'll get :lol:)

I guess Biscuit is a 'teenage/young adult' bunny and testing you at the moment. It will pass! Honest!

Here, here, Blackberry.:wave: I think mini-lops tend to be more active than other bunnies in the afternoon, but he should settle down a bit. My Spenser spends all afternoon either flopped (very cute :love:) or doing his cushion impersonation :lol:).

VickiP
10-08-2010, 01:01 PM
As he grows up you will probably find that between 10 and 4 he sleeps - mine were very active when young, but now whenever I go to see them during the day athey are zonked out (occassionally one will open an eye to see who's there, but that's all the acknowledgement I'll get :lol:)

I guess Biscuit is a 'teenage/young adult' bunny and testing you at the moment. It will pass! Honest!

I agree, establish a routine that fits in well with his needs and yours, they do like routine.:wave:

Kittykat23uk
10-08-2010, 01:10 PM
I'm so my own worst enemy :(

I want so much for him but im being stupid now.

He's now flopped int the corner and i just heard him play with his bell ball.

Going to put him in the 4x4 with the sheet over the top now, i can't handle any more today.

I just know that a 4x4 for 2x buns isn't going to be enough from 11pm - 5pm the following day. So i can't get him a playmate. He gets ~5 hours of 'free-ranging' every night, but do you think thats enough?

Sorry if im rambling on, i guess i thought this would all be easier than it is :(


This might not be the best example, but Gasket and Tappet were locked away in a hutch every night between 11.00 ish and 7.00. Can't say exactly how big it was from memory but must be about 4 ft long x2ft high by 1 1/2 ft deep? The rest of the time they had the run which was 6ft by 5ft with the hutch inside it, except between normally around 5pm to 11.00 when we had them free range in the house.

Sprocket and Widget now have a 8ft by 4ft dog kennel. Maybe when Biscuit gets a friend he'll settle down a bit and not yearn for your company so much? :D

ETA- try cable ties instead of pegs to make the joins more secure.

donnamt
10-08-2010, 01:11 PM
Alvin spent most of his babyhood penned in, even if i went into the shower i had to lock him up. he is now free a good percentage of the time and finally doesnt try to destroy everything insight.. although i do have to cover ALL wallpaper he has access to with towels and sheets :roll::roll: my two are now allowed out from 6pm - 8am but are still caged during the day.. its just not worth the risk of something bad happening to them while im at work... plus its sleepy time now anyhows

dont feel bad, hes lucky to have you trying to make his life as good as it can be but itll be a long time of teen monsterness before you can truely trust him freerange until then the pen is really the safest option :wave::wave::wave:

Evangeline
10-08-2010, 01:19 PM
I don't know whether this has been asked already as I skim read but do you need the sheet? Is the sheet there to stop Biscuit jumping on top of the hutch? If so, maybe can you put something on the hutch to stop him jumping up and that way avert his escaping antics?

GrahamL
10-08-2010, 01:25 PM
Okay, right.

Firstly, i'd like to say thank you. I get a bit hysterical about things sometimes, this is just another one of those times, so thank you and sorry!

Secondly...

Pen re-constructed.

It's now just the 4x4x2 with the sheet over it. I've taken the hutch out still so its a full space and he seems to have quietened down since i put him in about 20 mins ago.

He does normally snooze between 10 and 4 but i think since he's realised he can 'bounce' more than usual, he's been making the most of it bless him.

I'm fairly happy with the pen now so going to leave it like that and just let him free-range when we're both at home and downstairs.

Just need to settle down now and let him get on with it.

It's kind of nice to know that he will calm down a little, although i do adore his personality. He is only just over 6 months old so i'm guessing he is a 'teen' as you put it :)

Hope we can get a friend for him, think it would be lovely to see him snuggle with another bun, not just with us :love:

Blackberry & Co
10-08-2010, 01:32 PM
You sound much calmer now - well done :thumb:

Bungle bunny
10-08-2010, 01:38 PM
i dont believe that that little angel face could possibly do anything wrong, I think your making it all up, :wave::love::love::love::love:

GrahamL
10-08-2010, 01:39 PM
i dont believe that that little angel face could possibly do anything wrong, I think your making it all up, :wave::love::love::love::love:

Oh believe you me, he may look like an angel...:lol:

I do :love: him so much though.

pol287
10-08-2010, 01:46 PM
As he grows up you will probably find that between 10 and 4 he sleeps - mine were very active when young, but now whenever I go to see them during the day athey are zonked out (occassionally one will open an eye to see who's there, but that's all the acknowledgement I'll get :lol:)

I guess Biscuit is a 'teenage/young adult' bunny and testing you at the moment. It will pass! Honest!

I agree. We leave the hutch doors open all day, from 6am till 10pm so they can free range on the back yard. Between 10am till about 3ish they choose to stay in their hutch! Even if we encourage them out- after about 5 minutes they resume the zonked out position in the hutch!:)

lizzyjm
10-08-2010, 02:06 PM
I think I'm going to have to get some of that mesh stuff! My buns haven't managed to jump high enough yet but now I'm paranoid that I'll come home from work one day and find they've escaped their pen and destroyed my flat and belongings!