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post #1 of 18 (permalink) Old 05-21-2007, 08:23 PM Thread Starter
 
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My new bunny Bailee is way to smart! He doesn't like it in his cage he likes to be out of his cage. I put him in his cage and he rattles the cage door until the lock becomes loose. How can I keep him in the cage while no one is home or up?
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Haha Zeus use to do that too - I had to take twist ties and use them to keep his cage door shut. Then I got a little clip thing, like the kind people use on their keychains, and I use that to clip the door shut.

Does he have toys and stuff to play with in his cage for when he needs to be in there? Maybe if he doesn't that would help to keep him busy so he's not always trying to escape.


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Ya, I was going to suggest maybe using zipties on other areas if not held togther well and maybe a few clamps on the door and use a few of them maybee?

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post #4 of 18 (permalink) Old 05-21-2007, 08:28 PM Thread Starter
 
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I have one of those keychains as the lock. He has plenty of toys. I'm even pick more up this weekend. I just don't know what to do?
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What about using twist ties, more then one probably? Do you think he'll be able to get that lose? Because that worked with my Zeus. It was annoying to undo them all when you want to open the door, but it kept him in.


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I'll try the twist ties but I think he is way to strong though in my opinion. Thank for the suggestion. I am still open to any other suggestions to.
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Hmm...if he's really strong maybe you could get some kind of lock or something? I dunno, I would think it would be annoying to have to unlock them to get him out but if he's strong enough to get out with the metal key clip thing then maybe a lock would be something to try, I doupt he could get that open himself.

Or maybe you could just bunny proof a room for him and litter train him and let him run around that one room?


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How much out-of-cage time does he get daily?

I have an escape artist bunny too but I've found she only escapes on days where I can't let her out for as long as usual.




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Bailee comes out for about 3 or more hours a day.
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hoppity learned how to open his cage pretty quick..

at first we used one of those key clips like these..

But he would play with it and rattle it for hours during the night and drive us insane... so we got him 2 of these and he doesnt play with them as much..



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WHere can I find those in the bottom picture?
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we got ours at Atwoods, you should be able to get them at just about any hardware store, and prolly most other stores like walmart or target too. you could take them off old dog leashes too..



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I bought one at Rona, I'm pretty sure you could get one at any hardware store. Or like Angelnstuff said, take it off an old dog leash.
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you can get locking carabiners in hardware stores
the kind you have to twist to unlock

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You could use zip ties and just cut them. It may get expensive though.
I use zip ties on the "emergency exits" of the bunny cage.
Maybe you can build him a larger cage? The NIC cages are just wonderful.
The larger cage would give him more room to play. And make sure you give him levels. Mine LOVE being on the top level which is pretty much eye level for me.

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