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    Free range, that is.

    Oreo has always been a house bunny. Before bringing him home autumn 2015 I built a pen in the room where we spend the most time,



    since we didn't initially know just how much he'd be able to roam. As we grew more confident with our bunny-proofing,


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    it didn't take long for him to have the run of much of the house.

    Although he's not particularly destructive, except to slippers, books which fairly scream "eat me!", and the occasional box stretcher that repeatedly gets in the way,


    "Those things 'protected' by paper towel rolls are called box stretchers? Learn something new every day."

    the nagging worry of many unsupervised hours was, until recently, enough to keep us ushering him into his pen every night and those days when nobody's home.

    Not long ago we finally decided to take the big step of removing the pen altogether. Now he can spend his off hours in his favourite place behind the couch.



    While we haven't had noticeably more cleaning up to do, hay will always find a way to get everywhere, eventually. Here he is doing an extra-large takeaway.

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    House bunnies who are totally free range are lovely 😊

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    Fabulous! Loved the squeezed photo

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    Quote Originally Posted by Calliope View Post
    Free range, that is.

    Oreo has always been a house bunny. Before bringing him home autumn 2015 I built a pen in the room where we spend the most time,



    since we didn't initially know just how much he'd be able to roam. As we grew more confident with our bunny-proofing,


    repurposed fireplace guard

    it didn't take long for him to have the run of much of the house.

    Although he's not particularly destructive, except to slippers, books which fairly scream "eat me!", and the occasional box stretcher that repeatedly gets in the way,


    "Those things 'protected' by paper towel rolls are called box stretchers? Learn something new every day."

    the nagging worry of many unsupervised hours was, until recently, enough to keep us ushering him into his pen every night and those days when nobody's home.

    Not long ago we finally decided to take the big step of removing the pen altogether. Now he can spend his off hours in his favourite place behind the couch.



    While we haven't had noticeably more cleaning up to do, hay will always find a way to get everywhere, eventually. Here he is doing an extra-large takeaway.


    These are very lovely photos

    I would only ever have free range house buns.
    The nearest I can promise them to a natural life with as much safety as possible

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    Amazing. I love the pic of him asleep behind the sofa. Just adorable.

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    Oreo is gorgeous and your photos are beautiful too. What a lovely life he has.

    My Dennis and Bella are now free range house buns (funnily enough Dennis is a tri coloured Dutch who looks a lot like Oreo!) but I'm struggling to get them to actually do any free ranging. They don't have an enclosure, just a carpeted area of the kitchen but they are very reluctant to venture far on my laminate floor. I've various mats I put down to encourage them, it's early days yet, I guess.

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    He's a beautiful colour

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    Excellent photos How lovely it must be for him x

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    Love his colour. Our buns are free range in our home. Only in their sleeping quarters at night. We love watching them run around our home!

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    Lovely photos. Oreo looks very pleased with his new arrangement

    My buns are also completely free ranging throughout the whole flat. I wouldn't have it any other way. I love the fact they can just come and go as they please
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