Free range bunny

I was reading Gwen’s blog and she took her mogs for a walk outside well this got me thinking I have a harness too so out it came and Nijntje got taken outside. She and John both thought this was fantastic! I’m trying to train Nijntje to be a house bunny so this includes toilet training (man Flemish giants can wee!!! Mr Ecochick found this out for us – off came the pants and also the couch cover ha ha!). Since Nijntje is only six weeks old and has only been away from her family a few days I’m trying to introduce new things slowly.
Since the weather is nice she is now outside in the rabbit run but soon I want to introduce her to being a free range bunny who will hop around the house inside and out and then put herself to bed. I think we’re a little way off this but baby steps. I picked up a free puppy crate which I will set up outside so she can run around on the grass without being in a cage but still be contained until I can trust her to run around on her own and come back again. Then there will be the issue of how to keep Nijntje out of the veggie garden – think naughty Peter Rabbit! Will keep you posted on our free range bunny progress.

6 thoughts on “Free range bunny

  1. October 14, 2011 at 4:25 am

    Jealous!!! She is so gorgeous!

  2. October 14, 2011 at 1:18 am

    Yes good luck keeping her out of the garden. Grandad gave up on the peas when Thumper was around. He just made a beeline!

  3. October 14, 2011 at 1:41 am

    What a cutie. I hope you will keep us updated with the training progress. I found your blog on the UBC.

  4. October 14, 2011 at 4:48 am

    Thanks so much for the link! Your Nijntje is the cutest bunny I have ever seen. Keep us updated on the house training!

  5. October 14, 2011 at 5:59 am

    Awwww! So cute! I had a harness for one of my bunnies and he HATED it. They are pretty easy to toilet train – I was surprised. Even our evil demon bunnies would use the litter box. Gave up trying to train them to anything else though. They hated me too much.
    :(
    alix

  6. October 14, 2011 at 6:11 am

    Ha ha Alix you and the evil bunnies!! So far toilet training is going well. I think she is very cute too – she’s the only one in the litter that is lop eared. Am loving having an animal in the house again. John is really loving the new bunny friend.

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