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.
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6 thoughts on “Free range bunny

  1. Michelle
    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. Anonymous
    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.

  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.