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    Young Bun briony_y's Avatar
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    Default How high can rabbits jump????

    I left Tink in a pen in the living room today whilst I was at work as thought she'd be ok and was enjoying herself. she likes being in the same room as my guinea pigs and gets really interested when she can hear them talking!

    Anyway I built her a huge C&C run which I make two cubes high! I measured it and it is 2ft 4. Anyway I came home and she was running loose around the living room and had been sat on my couch as there were loads of poos on there!

    I can not understand how she jumped that high to get out of the pen! neadless to say she will not be allowed in the pen again without supervision

    Does anyone know how high they can actually jump? she is only 9wks old!

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    Oreo and Charlie can jump out of a 2 cube high pen easily - which is the same height as yours - they can also climb!!

    I peg a sheet over the top or clear plastic!!

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    Wow didn't know they could climb! I will try the sheet approach or maybe use a fleece as I have tons of the things as use them for my guineas when they are in playpens!

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    yes - this is mine with a sheet pegged on - put make sure you dont leave any gaps because if yours is like Oreo he will find any gap - no matter how small!!

    Once a escapee always an escapee!!!!



    Also be aware the gaps they can squeeze into and under!! This is Oreo again UNDER my wardrobe which is a 1.5/2 inch gap - I had to lay flat on the floor to take this!!

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    I had a dwarf lop that use to jump 4ft from standing, she was a monkey


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    We've had a boarder jump from floor to roof of a 6ft triple hutch before and I dont know how true this is but it was given as a factoid on the radio the other day and they said the highest that a rabbit has been recorded having jumped is 14ft!!!!!
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    I have had a 3 week old baby jump a foot!

    official world record in high jump for rabbits is 995 millimetres
    long jump 3000 millimetres

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    2 of my boys have climbed up their wire netting several times - usually to about 2 feet high (they are dwarfs, so that's high for them!)

    Where I used to work we had some 3 month old baby dwarfs in an open topped run (just while we cleaned their hutch out) - when I went to take them home one of them was sat on top of the edge of the 2' 6" high run, looking very smug!


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    I have a stable door on the shed, and the rabbits can clear the bottom door (about 4ft) easily! although when they do, do it they look a bit startled
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    When I first got Delilah, we put her in a pen in the spare bedroom. She easily jumped it and on many occasions I found her asleep on the beanbag
    Never forgotten Mops.♥

    Sleep tight my Dellybum ♥ 17.08.10

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