The complete guide to bunny proofing your couch
If your bunny has a habit of chewing or digging at your couch you know how much damage this can do over time. The soft materials are no match for a bunnies sharp teeth and these as well as other soft wooden edges can quick become nibbled away. It can be hard to keep an eye on your bunny all the time which is why it's important to install some bunny proofing before your bunny plays near your couch. In this guide we have lots of great tips on how to protect your couch and keep it looking neat.
Bunny also seek out areas of shelter and underneath your couch is somewhere they will want to go to explore and rest. This can be especially problematic as the unfinished materials underneath can leave nails, staples and splintered wood exposed which can hurt your bunny if they rub against or chew it. The long strands of synthetic material used to cover the underside can also cause harm if chewed so making underneath and behind your couch a no-go area is an important bunny proofing job. We show you here some of the tried and tested ways other bunny moms use to block and fence of this space and ultimately avoid the worst case where your bunny breaks inside and gets stuck which can leave you literally destroying your couch to get your bunny out.
The space behind your couch can also be a danger zone for a bunny if your couch moves about and can be an area where chewing can start undetected. In this section we show you how to cover these spaces by simply moving some furniture or ornaments about or by building something more permanent using some simple home improvement skills.
Bunnies also tend to leap before they look so we have some great safety tips to help you and your family members avoid these dangers such as the dangers of stacking cushions, leaving sharp object and hot food out. Follow this guide so you can avoid these accidents waiting to happen.
We also have some advice on how to use gentle discipline without causing stress to help you set clear guidelines to your bunny and show you what the best toys so you can give them some acceptable alternatives where they can exercise their natural behavior.
It only takes your back to be turned for a moment for them to see their chance to be naughty when you are not there. So, don't leave it any longer, follow the guides below to prevent unwanted damage and ensure your bunny can play safely.
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