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    So to those of you with full time free range bunnies, how did you do it?

    We shut the girls in their bedroom at night but I want to try them free range tonight.

    They free range all day we are at work so hopefully we shouldn't get too much damage. (Obviously I know they'll be more active overnight etc).

    We have a rug they've taken to nibbling and pooing on... do I pick it up?
    What about the sofa? (They've never chewed it)

    Any tips? I'll keep to the normal night routine, but just won't shut their gate.
    I may set up one of the cameras in the front room too.

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    Quote Originally Posted by daphnephoebe View Post
    So to those of you with full time free range bunnies, how did you do it?

    We shut the girls in their bedroom at night but I want to try them free range tonight.

    They free range all day we are at work so hopefully we shouldn't get too much damage. (Obviously I know they'll be more active overnight etc).

    We have a rug they've taken to nibbling and pooing on... do I pick it up?
    What about the sofa? (They've never chewed it)

    Any tips? I'll keep to the normal night routine, but just won't shut their gate.
    I may set up one of the cameras in the front room too.

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    How sweet and how lovely

    Will await the report eagerly. My buns have always free ranged so they don't know what a cage/pen looks like

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    Quote Originally Posted by MightyMax View Post
    How sweet and how lovely

    Will await the report eagerly. My buns have always free ranged so they don't know what a cage/pen looks like
    I should have added the pics of their room to remind people what they usually have at night.

    It's 120sqft total with a baby gate on the door.

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    So this was obviously the telepathic messages the girls have been trying to get through to you ..& they've made you believe it was your idea

    I just leave mine to gad about & do what they will as you do with Daphne & Phoebe by day. I've always done it this way so don't really know any different but a few of my bunnies have opted to never or rarely use the stairs. In my experience a rabbit that destroys by day also destroys by night & the good bunnies don't get up to any more mischief than usual. However, yours are on a pre meditated mission. Objective one, thought control - check! I hate to think what you'll wake up to but I bet its impressive

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    Quote Originally Posted by joey&boo View Post
    So this was obviously the telepathic messages the girls have been trying to get through to you ..& they've made you believe it was your idea

    I just leave mine to gad about & do what they will as you do with Daphne & Phoebe by day. I've always done it this way so don't really know any different but a few of my bunnies have opted to never or rarely use the stairs. In my experience a rabbit that destroys by day also destroys by night & the good bunnies don't get up to any more mischief than usual. However, yours are on a pre meditated mission. Objective one, thought control - check! I hate to think what you'll wake up to but I bet its impressive
    Your response had me and OH laughing so hard.
    Brilliantly written.

    Well I've just made a quick blanket for them which seems to have made Daphne happy.
    Just to figure out Phoebe now... maybe a toy carrot if I get some pet safe stuffing.

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    I agree that behaviour during the day is indicative of that at night so, fingers crossed for you.....

    But, BE WARNED, a rabbit jumping on your bed at 3 a.m. feels like an earthquake (well, given his size it did )

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    Quote Originally Posted by SJH View Post
    I agree that behaviour during the day is indicative of that at night so, fingers crossed for you.....

    But, BE WARNED, a rabbit jumping on your bed at 3 a.m. feels like an earthquake (well, given his size it did )
    My bedroom door will stay shut as we don't allow them access to the bedrooms. (I'd like a couple of fur free rooms lol)

    Thanks for the reassurance that most buns are okay. Im more worried about all the stray poos lol

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    Quote Originally Posted by daphnephoebe View Post
    My bedroom door will stay shut as we don't allow them access to the bedrooms. (I'd like a couple of fur free rooms lol)

    Thanks for the reassurance that most buns are okay. Im more worried about all the stray poos lol

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    The hoover will sort those out but there really shouldn't be many.

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    Quote Originally Posted by SJH View Post
    I agree that behaviour during the day is indicative of that at night so, fingers crossed for you.....

    But, BE WARNED, a rabbit jumping on your bed at 3 a.m. feels like an earthquake (well, given his size it did )



    My Max slept on my bed and I loved it

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    Quote Originally Posted by SJH View Post
    I agree that behaviour during the day is indicative of that at night so, fingers crossed for you.....

    But, BE WARNED, a rabbit jumping on your bed at 3 a.m. feels like an earthquake (well, given his size it did )
    We had to share our bedroom with all three bunnies for several months. Regularly I'd be woken by OH "you've got x bunny on your pillow / the rabbits are jumping on your head again" . I'm not sure what he wanted me to do about it - I didn't put them there. It was rarely the bunnies that woke me. Mind you, mine are tiny compared to the mighty Hector

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