How to stop your bunny going underneath your couch
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It is natural for your bunny to want to explore and relax in areas around your home that offer shelter.
As a prey species they have strong instincts to look for cover and the underneath of your couch is a place of safety they will return to again and again no matter how many times you fish them out.
Unfortunately, the unfinished material in these out of sight places can contain a number of dangers to an unsuspecting bunny. The flimsy materials are often crudely nailed or stapled together which can cause harm if brushed up against or chewed and digested.
The plastic material covering the underside can contain long strands of indigestible plastic that can leave your bunny very sick and even needing a costly visit to the vets if eaten.
Many bunny parents have also discovered to their peril that these flimsy covers underneath are not strong enough to stop their bunny breaking through where they have become trapped inside.
This is why many bunny owners choose to make under their couch a no-go area
This is why many bunny owners choose to make under their couch a no-go area for their bunnies and in this guide show you how you can do this easily by filling the space with some storage.
We also have some examples of how you can use office storage cubes and wooden frames to permanently block access.
Take a look and find an idea that will work for you.
How can I stop your rabbit going under my couch?
Use some storage boxes to fill in the space underneath.
Fence it off with some office storage grids. These can be lashed to the sides of the bed with cotton string.
fix some blocks of wooden timber around the edge.
Move couches with reclining mechanisms out of harm's way in case your bunny gets trapped and hurts themselves.
Quick and easy ways stop your bunny going access under your couch
If you are in need of some simple ways to bunny proof under your couch then try some of these ideas commonly used to do the job.
A simplest way to block off access under your couch is by filling in the gap with something that will be resistant to chewing damage and plastic storage boxes are ideal for this.
They are cheap and come in a variety of sizes so you can measure up the gap and find something that fits snugly.
These can then be filled with clothes, toys and shoes which can also help keep them out of your bunnies reach.
If you want something that looks a little less cluttered than using storage boxes or there isn't enough of a gap to usefully fill the space, then a common way of blocking access to this area is to use a few lengths of wood.
These can be cut to size then slid under your couch around the edges to act as a barrier.
Bunnies can be quite strong if they want to move something out the way so make sure the blocks of wood can't easily be moved about by using something substantial or by putting something heavy behind them.
Block the space under your couch with
Some plastic storage boxes
Lengths of wood
How to permanently stop your bunny going underneath your couch
Underneath your couch can be a dangerous place for a bunny, the materials can be harmful if eaten and there is always the chance your bunny will get stuck inside. Make it permanently off limits with the following bunny proofing ideas.
If you are OK with some home improvement skills then it can be a great idea to make a simple wooden frame to go under your couch.
This works well as it will stay in place if your couch moves about and can provide a solid base if you want to attach some additional bunny proofing around the back.
Another option is to make a fence from sections broken out of some office storage cubes.
These small foot square wire grills can be tied end to end with cable ties and lashed to the legs of your couch with a few bits of string.
These can easily be brought out when your bunny is roaming freely and put away folded away when not needed.
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The dangers to bunnies underneath your couch
Unfinished materials, splinters and nails
Long strands of indigestible string
Folding mechanisms that can crush your bunny
Access to the inside where your bunny can get stuck