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Jarana
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I was wondering if anyone has any bunnies how often do you let them out of the cgae to run around?

I let mine get out around 3 times per week. Sometimes I feel bad for them and wish I had a real large cage for them to be in all the time. The one I have them in now is about 4 feet long and 2 wide.

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Normally, everyday I let my rabbit out to just walk around a little bit. She follows me around the yard, and sometimes will just stretch out to relax. She is 8 years old, however, and the energy level is not what it used to be, but she is a sunbather.

It's good that you are letting your rabbit out though as many times as you are. They need to stretch and exercise. On the other hand, you don't want to let your rabbit out and run around ALL the time because then when you use the rabbit in the act, the rabbit may take off all over the place.

There are pro's and con's, but remember that the rabbit is a pet, not a prop, so care is the most important. If you show your rabbit care, it will give it back in return. That is why my rabbit follows me around the yard so much. *smile* Good luck!
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I was going to make similar post to this. Except about doves. Do any of you guys let your unclipped doves out and free?

I have one that I do this with. I let him even fly from tree to tree. I've only started this a week or two ago, but it seems ok. I let him run on the ground too. Just need to watch out for cats.
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Hm...letting doves out in the open can be tricky. I don't clip any of my doves, so they can all fly, but when I want them to "have a good time" and fly around, I take them to the garage, with the door closed, and let them fly around for a while to get some exercise. The only problem I can see with letting them jump from tree to tree is that if the bird flies away, it is more likely that it will not come back. Another issue is that if a predator is nearby (ie..a hawk or vulture), it may swoop down and take the dove with it. Also, if doves get used to being in trees, and you are outdoors doing a show, instead of a low flight, they will head for the trees, and then the odds of getting the dove are not good. That is just my take on it, but I am sure others will have there own...
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My bunny usually gets out one - four times a day depending on how busy I am. Sometimes if I am really busy he may only get out every other day.
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My bunny now has full roam of the bathroom. He pees 99.9% of the time in his litter box. I leave his cage door open. Needless to say, he spends most of his time inside it except on weekends when we travel to see my better half. I leave the cage at home.
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At home, our rabbits stay in their hutches. They are large enough for them to bink in and have different level shelves , tunnels and boxes to keep them occupied and happy.

On the road, they are confined to regulation carriers while traveling and at the venues. To compensate, they get the run of the hotel room for an hour or so following the show. They often will find their own way back into their carriers by then to bed down for the night.

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Cool, thanks all.
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My daugher lets our bunny out once a day, and I try to let her out about 12 hours later (we try to let her run around at least 30 min each time).
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Doves free outside can become a quick meal for a hawk even in urban areas and especially in suburbs. Depending on the species of hawk, they look for city pigeons as prey and a white dove would be like taking candy from a baby...be cautious.
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On 2006-08-21 07:33, JSBLOOM wrote:
My bunny now has full roam of the bathroom. He pees 99.9% of the time in his litter box. I leave his cage door open. Needless to say, he spends most of his time inside it except on weekends when we travel to see my better half. I leave the cage at home.


I think I'm going soft I want a house BUNNY! LOL...
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On 2006-08-21 07:33, JSBLOOM wrote:
My bunny now has full roam of the bathroom. He pees 99.9% of the time in his litter box. I leave his cage door open. Needless to say, he spends most of his time inside it except on weekends when we travel to see my better half. I leave the cage at home.


I think I'm going soft I want a house BUNNY! LOL...


Not impossible, but make sure ALL Of your wires are out of sight, and also make sure that all wooden areas are made secure by covering with plastic, etc.. Rabbits love to chew wires and wood, of course.
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Not impossible, but make sure ALL Of your wires are out of sight, and also make sure that all wooden areas are made secure by covering with plastic, etc.. Rabbits love to chew wires and wood, of course.


I sure will I heard that about rabbits and cables, before I thought it was just dogs I shall never forget my friends dog flying across the room backwards, luckily no permanent damage to the dog came about, ive had 240v myself it's not nice and I don't think a rabbit would survive.
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I let mine stay on a 6x3 foot table. The cage is on top of it too. He is trained to go in the cage when he needs to potty. The rest of the time he stays out on the table. I was thinking about making him a ramp so he can come to the floor.
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My rabbit is out every day in a designated hallway to run around for an hr with his litter pan available to him! then he goes back to his cage for a couple of hrs then he gets out for more run time in the afternoon for about another hr! he goes back to the pen then he lays on the bed with me for 45 mins running around on the bed and cuddle time!
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Mine goes out every day in our greenhouse.
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I'm finally thinking of getting a rabbit, but I live in an apartment. Any advice or experience with this anyone? Thanks.

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We just moved into an apt. with our rabbit. We let her out everyday, anywhere from 1 hour to 3 hours. She gets to stretch out & run around with no problems. Apartment or house let the rabbit get some freedom from the cage. We just keep our rabbit comfined to 1 room & she knows to stay in 1 room.

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My Rabbit also is out everyday.... A lot of times she will be sitting on my lap when I watch tv. She can jump onto the couch herself and make herself comfortable. She is also litter box trained and will use it 100% of the time.
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