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post #1 of 7 (permalink) Old 06-07-2009, 09:23 PM Thread Starter
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I know that some people let their rabbits walk around the house like that and I was wondering, Can cats and rabbits get along? If you had a rabbit that just walked around and had a cat too, would they fight?


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You have to rabbit proof every area you let your rabbit free roam in. They can destry anything from books and wires, to furnature, floors, and walls. Not only can they destroy your stuff, but they have delicate digestive systems and can get very sick from eating things around the house.

I wouldn't personally let my rabbits roam around the whole house with another predatory animal around. My rabbits free roam a room in my house, but the room is rabbit proofed and is blocked off so that my other pets can't get to them.

I have heard of cats and rabbits getting along. But cats have a bacteria in their mouths that makes their bites and scratches very dangerous to rabbits. It can actually cause some pretty nasty infections in humans too, but in rabbits it can be deadly if not treated. That's actually the reason why most wild rabbits attacked by cats don't survive unless they are treated with antibiodics right away.


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Thanks a bunch! Just wondering, not planning on getting rabbits soon, but I thought I would ask! Thanks again!


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Ha I didn't want to come off as rude by writting so much - it's just sooooo important to bunny proof any area where the bunny will be. It's so suprising how much trouble they can get into if you don't!

And I've unfortuantly seen my share of wild bunnies die from cat bite wounds that wern't treated on time. With pet rabbits it's usually okay as long as the owner spots it and gets it taken care of.


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My cat lies down with my rabbits and goes to sleep lol,i have also before now found him curled up in their bed and they chase eachother around the garden etc....i know cat are predatory but my cat is such a sweetie and loves my buns also funnily enough he gets on quite well with my rats lol my rats run all over the sofa etc and Rocky will just lay there and watch them and eventually go to sleep and let them run over him lol...i have a very laid back cat!!

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They can get on sometimes if introduced properly and have compatible personalities, but even then there is the danger that the cat (or a dog, since a lot of people have them too) might hurt the rabbit accidentally. It's best to supervise them at all times even if you know they get on well.
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Ha I didn't want to come off as rude by writting so much - it's just sooooo important to bunny proof any area where the bunny will be. It's so suprising how much trouble they can get into if you don't!

And I've unfortuantly seen my share of wild bunnies die from cat bite wounds that wern't treated on time. With pet rabbits it's usually okay as long as the owner spots it and gets it taken care of.
Oh no not rude at all! Maybe if you had a kitten and baby rabbit together from the start they would be fine. Its just funny because some rabbits are just as big as cats or bigger!


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