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    Default Indoor pen flooring help

    Hello.

    Our current set up for our buns is two XL dog cages which we have attached together. They also have an extra puppy pen attached.

    So here's my query.

    Archie my tiny ND, can move the pen around like it weighs a feather! We have put 5kg weights in front of 3 corners and he lifts the pen over them! The pen is 8 panels that are all attached but it's not a rigid shape so he can easily move them about.

    This isn't a huge issue except that the pen then leaves the vinyl material I've put down and he can get to the edges. And he of course chews them!

    Soooo. What can I put on the floor that he can't or wont chew? We are renting so can't change the carpet underneath.

    I was thinking kitchen floor lino as that is harder? The material we currently have is more like a dining table vinyl cloth. So it wrinkles up and is hard to keep flat.

    When we clean them, we put them in the kitchen and we have noticed they don't like this lino type flooring though?

    Any ideas?

    Excuse the hay everywhere.





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    You could cut a large piece of ply board to size to stick non slip vynil flooring to, if you drilled holes in the right places you could fasten the pen down to the board with tie wraps, or some other metal hoop fastening?

    You might get an off cut of vynil from a carpet shop, independent ones are often more likely to give you it for free or very cheap if you say it's for your rabbits . I got vynil for a 2 tier hutch for free once, the man apologised that it was 2 different colours I said the rabbits wouldn't mind

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    Hi, I had something similar set up for our two indoor buns, to section off certain areas and one of them would do as you say and chew the edges. We resorted to buying cheap carpet tiles and using them upside down, this worked for a while until she started shredding these too .

    Since then, these two buns have moved to an outside set up and I have a single male in there at the moment. So far he hasn't even attempted to chew anything, so I'm keeping my fingers crossed.

    So no real advice lol, but just to say I hear you x

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    Hi Zoobec.

    I had thought of plywood covered in vinyl. I just wasn't sure if they'd like the surface. I could try a small sample piece if I sit with them.

    Metal hoop idea is good except we have to be easily able to move it when we are home. :-)

    I think my buns would might if there was different colours! They are very fussy. Haha

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    Hi thethreeb's.

    Haha yes some buns just seem determined on world domination. His mission is to escape and scent everything upstairs!

    Yeah carpet tiles would definitely not stop him. He once escaped whilst I was on the sofa. I had no idea he snuck out the door. Thought it was oddly quiet and then noticed the gap in the door.....found him in our bedroom scenting my washing basket. Haha

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    Hello. So I've finally got some new flooring after trying 4 shops today in the pouring rain. They have some lovely new vinyl which hopefully will pass the bunny test!

    Also got a new hay rack which will stop them weeing in their hay!

    Thanks for your help.

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    It looks lovely do the bunnies like it?

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    Hard to tell. They are both chilling out on the sofa instead!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mervinius View Post
    Hard to tell. They are both chilling out on the sofa!

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    Aww

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    Awww Archie just did his teeth clicking/purring. They are doing their best to be cutie poppets tonight...

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