1. Wires- These are the first items to focus on proofing, or getting out of the bunnies reach. You can simply block them off so the bunny does not have access, or move them to an unreachable area for the bunny. If that is not an option encase the wires in hard plastic tubing so the bunny cannot chew through it,
2. Chemicals- When I talk about chemicals, I do not just mean the bleaches, raid cans, and items like that. I also mean lotions, perfumes, shampoos, and any item your bunny can chew through that can end up with them ingesting a foreign substance of any kind.
3. Rugs, blankets, and towels- Rugs, blankets, and towels with loosened fabric and frayed edges are a big time risk for bunnies. They are very easy for a bunny to tear off, and ingest. This might not result in immediate death but result in G.I. Stasis, which in a large amount of cases does result in death, which is our biggest focus, especially when your bunny is a baby. Instead look to Hard Plastic Non-Slip Grip Mat Squares for Office Chairs. They keep your bunny from sliding, and additionally do not have a risk of being ingested.
4. Rubber- Bunnies can gnaw on rubber, and if they get that in their system is very difficult to digest, especially if they do this on a consistent basis. Make sure your bunny does not have access to rubber.
5. Exposed Fans and Windows- Exposed fans speak for themselves if your bunny is hit by a running fan they can easily break bones or worse. Make sure your fans are out of reach, and if not secured with a guard. In the summer fresh air is great for your bunny, but please make sure that the windows have screens and are not left wide open. Insects like flies and mosquitos can get into your home, and result in your bunny being at risk to be infected with a parasite, fleas, or a disease that shortens your bunny's life span significantly.
6. Biting furniture- There are a few options that keep your bunny from doing this. The first is use "Bitter Apple Spray" to deter them from wanting to gnaw at that wood. Next you can simply block it off with a hard plastic sealing, hampering the ability to even get under something like a couch, The third is to provide them with a ample mount of natural wood chews from our Bonding Bag Kits, to give them preference to chewing on those over furniture. It does make a huge difference.
7. Books And Paper- There is not much to do around this except make sure that they are unreachable by your bunny at all times.
8. Appliances- Make sure through blocking, although most of the time it is naturally blocked off that your bunny cannot get behind any appliances. They can get stuck and make it difficult to get them out safely. Additionally any pipes that may be rusted you do not want to expose your bunny to potentially getting cut or chewing at the rusted area.
9. Monitor- Do a general sweep of the area or rooms they stay in from time to time to make sure they are not getting into anything they are not supposed to. If they are simply reach out and we will gladly provide solutions.
Hope This Helps The New Bunny Owners Out There. If anyone has additional questions reach out via email listed below!
Matthew- Owner of Lovely Bunny's
Phone: (973) 330-2928