Whats the best floor for my indoor bunny

Choosing the right the floor of your rabbits pen or enclosure has a number of benifits, it can help stop damage to carpet or wooden floor from chewing or during litter training, it can offer insulation or comfort. If its a slippery surface a floor you rabbit can binky aroundon with out slipping can make them less timid. IT can stop ware on hocks and it can make cleaning up mess a lot easier. Picking the right floor for your bunny can be tricky and there are a number of options bunny people choose which best suits their bunny so in this article we look at some of the popular option and give the pros and cons so you can decide on the best option for you .
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A good solid option can be to get a mat to put on the floor. If you rabbit likes to chew things then try and find one thats made from a natural material, avoiding mats with rubberized backing as these can cause problems if digested. A mat can be great as they are hard waring and relatively cheap so can be disposed of if they start looking tatty.

A cheap option to cover a larger space can be to use a section of carpet and you will often find carpet stores will have some cheap offcuts you can pick up at a discount piece. Make sure you find one that is pure wool as long strands of synthetic material can cause problems if digested ,also try and avoid carpets with synthetic or rubberize backings. DIY stores also offer cheep outdoor carpet solution that can be very hard wearing and they will cut these to size which will avoid waste.

Another popular solution to cover the floor is to buy a few packs of children’s puzzle mats. These jigsaw like foam sheets are tough and especially easy to wiped clean, keep an eye on this to see if its being eaten as this may be harmful.

If you want to cover smaller area with something your rabbit will really like then a great idea can be to use some grassy mats from a pet store. These are relatively cheep so you can buy a few of them and they will certainly a favorite sop for your rabbit. The only down side to these are they can get a bit messy when they start to fall apart but if you don’t mind a bit of mess having a few of these is a great option. alongside other floor surfaces.

Remember always provide lots of safe chewable alternatives to give you rabbit something it can cat safely that will keep them out of trouble.

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