Top 10 best Rabbit proofing ideas

See our list of the must do bunny proofing jobs you should do in your home to avoid nasty surprises.
If you are introducing a rabbit into your home then there is some essential bunny proofing you should do to prevent harm coming to your rabbit, from poisons plants and electrical cables as well as avoid the damage from chewing on wood and digging up carpet that can lead to expensive repairs. Use our list of the Top10 bunny proofing ideas below to see what you could do to improve you and your bunnys environment.
Top 3 Our verdict Overall rating
No.1
Power cords and wires
"Never leave access to unprotected power cords or wires. hide them or cover them in plastic tubing"
4.3/5
No.2
House plants
"Move plants and falling leaves out of reach as they can be poisonous to rabbits"
3.5/5
No.3
Wooden furnature
"Bunnys are allways looking for soft wood to chew"
2.8/5

1 Power cords and wires

4.3/5

Average price

One of the most important bunny proofing jobs you can do is to protect your electrical wires and cords from costly damage from your rabbit chewing them and most importantly prevent your rabbit from shock or even electrocution. Never allow access to unprotected power cords as no matter how careful you think you are it only takes a moment for razor sharp Teeth to cut through the soft plastic.

Final verdict

"Never leave access to unprotected power cords or wires. hide them or cover them in plastic tubing"

 
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Damage
5/5
Danger
4/5
Likelihood
4/5

2 House plants

3.5/5

Average price

Many house plants can be poisonous to rabbits and allowing your rabbit access to any type is best avoided. Rabbits will go a long way climbing on things to get to a pot plant which can leave them just stems in moments or worse can then lead to an expensive trip to the vets. Move plans to areas where they cannot be accessed and check to see that falling leafs will also be out of reach .

Final verdict

"Move plants and falling leaves out of reach as they can be poisonous to rabbits"

 
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Damage
4/5
Danger
2.5/5
Likelihood
4/5

3 Wooden furnature

2.8/5

Average price

Rabbits like to eat wood. They chew it to wear down their Teeth and can even choose to eat wood as a source of roughage. It can be impossible to keep your rabbit away from wooden furniture, but you can limit the damage. Applying some bitter spray can help although may not necessarily be totally effective, spray some on a cloth then wipe it on the areas effected. The best thing you can do is too provide lots of attractive and acceptable alternatives such as chew toys and hay. Lastly your choice of furniture is important, metal frames are the toughest however picking furniture with large round legs can help.

Final verdict

"Bunnys are allways looking for soft wood to chew"

 
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Damage
2/5
Danger
2.5/5
Likelihood
4/5

4 Kitchen

2.8/5

Average price

The kitchen can be a dangerous place for a rabbit, store cupboard foods if reached can cause a mess if torn open and can be dangerious if eaten. Chemicals stored under the sink can be especially dangerous even it cent tightly shut as residue can cause irritation to skin or around the mouth if linked. If you are busy cooking in the kitchen it can be easy to miss your rabbit coming in then an accident can be caused if it gets under foot causing you to trip.

Final verdict

"Its often best to keep bunny out of the kitchen"

 
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Damage
2/5
Danger
3.5/5
Likelihood
3/5

5 Carpet

2.8/5

Average price

Your carpet is likely to get a lot of extra ware and tear where your rabbit is free to roam and it's worth employing some simple bunny proofing measures to help stop this. It's always worth adding some extra protection by laying down some rugs or mats. These can then be through away if they get damaged. If digging around the edges starts to develop then this can be quickly put off by resting some ceramic tiles over these areas. Always provide lots of attractive and acceptable alternatives.

Final verdict

"Cover problem areas with some may and rugs an weigh these down with some loose tiles"

 
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Damage
2/5
Danger
3.5/5
Likelihood
3/5

6 Base boards doors and door frames

2.7/5

Average price

The soft wooden corners of doors and skirting boards can easily be chewed through by sharp Teeth. Rabbits Teeth grow constantly a during there life and this helps wear them down. They may even be eating the wood as a source of digestive fiber. You can protect skirting board and door frames in a number of of ways. A simple idea can be to lay some tiles up against areas that are frequently visited. For a more permanent solution you can attach some tough plastic corners that can be purchased from a day store. If the door itself starts getting unwanted attention then it can be worth fitting a pet gate.

Final verdict

"Protect baseboards by resting some tiles against them or plastic corner protectors and fit a pet gate."

 
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Damage
1/5
Danger
3.5/5
Likelihood
3.5/5

7 Bathrooms

2.5/5

Average price

It's not a good idea to let you rabbit free roam of your bathroom, however it can be unrealistic to think you are always going to remember to keep the door shut so it's worth taking some simple bunnyproofing measures to be confident it's safe. Make sure dangerous chemicals are not stored where they can be reached or in a lockable cupboard. Also get in the habit of keeping the door lid shut ads bunnys often leap without looking and can come to harm.lastly make sure you don't leave printed material or cloths on the floor and find a place for the toilet roll.

Final verdict

"make sure cleaning chemicals are out of fetch and remember to keep the lid shut"

 
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Damage
1.5/5
Danger
3/5
Likelihood
3/5

8 Sofas and chars

2.2/5

Average price

Rabbits are quite territorial and will want to share the sofa with you so you will need to pick up some good habbit to make it safe. Never leave hot food or sharp objects out on the sofa as these can cause harm and always find a place to put your remote controls out of reach and get in the habit of moving it there when not in use. It only takes a second for your back to be turned and you can find the buttons of your remote control neatly sliced of.

Final verdict

"The sofa is always going to be a centre of attention"

 
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Damage
1.5/5
Danger
2.5/5
Likelihood
2.5/5

9 Crawl spaces

2.2/5

Average price

Rabbits love to explore narrow spaces and it's surprising how small a gap they can squeeze through. It's important to block of access to these crawl spaces behind or under furniture as unlike their natural environment these manage areas normally out of sight to us often have dangerous unfinished materials like nails and staples that could hurt your rabbit. Make sure sofas are pushed back against a wall as they can slide back whack can crush your rabbit.

Final verdict

"Block off crawl spaces that can contain nails staples and other unfinished surfaces"

 
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Damage
1.5/5
Danger
1.5/5
Likelihood
3.5/5

10 Back yard perimiter

1.8/5

Average price

If you give your rabbit access to your garden or yard then there are some important rabbit proofing steps you should take to keep your rabbit safe and secure. The first thing you need to do is check the perimeter and secure any areas where your rabbit could escape. block off any gaps along or under fencing. Rabbis are adept diggers so it may be worth burying some wooden board if you notice burrowing activities. Check any gates can be secured firmly and a spring cleaning mechanism would help prevent it being left open accidentaly. Rabbits are also good climbers and jumpers so think through the steps it could take to get over the fence or wall and restrict access. Lately remember there are a number of wild and domesticated animals that prey on Rabbis so keep them out and make sure there are places it can but too and hide.

Final verdict

"Regularly check the perimeter block of gaps and keep rabbits safe from predators"

 
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Damage
0.5/5
Danger
2.5/5
Likelihood
2.5/5