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Taking Jellybean for a walk?

Has anyone had experience with those pet store harnesses? Can you really put one on a rabbit and bring him outside?
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I prefer a cat harness that fits fairly snuggly, but my rabbits go outside all the time. As long as it is snug (not so tight as to constrict, of course), they are very safe on a leash. It is a great way to let a rabbit explore the outdoors without worrying about traffic, predators, etc. If you get snow in your area, some rabbits really love to play in the snow! Mine do!

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Cat harnesses ate generally better than the "rabbit" ones. The rabbit ones often onlt have velcro to hold it together.

You bunny will probably not like the harness at first. He'll act like it's the worst thing that ever happened to him. So if you get one, put it on him for a short time everyday in his cage until he gets more comfortable with it on. Then have it on when he's out playing in the room. Leave it on a bit longer everyday until he's totally comfy with it. Then you can try taking him outside with it. Make sure it's on fully so he can't escape. Be ready to grab your bunny in case a strange dog or cat comes over. Remember, some bunnies (like mine...) will never like harnesses. But, good luck!
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Monkey thinks it is a blast, but his half-brother, Mayoke, hated it with a passion! Mayoke would struggle to get away, then would finally just sit on the grass, pressed against the ground, and not move until we came and took the harness off and put him back inside.

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I only tried it with Sake, she didn't really like it much...but then again, she doesn't like to be outside at all in general so I dunno...

Puchiko plays in a pen outside...I haven't tried the harness with her yet. I'd need a really small one, as she is a Britannia Petite.




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Yeah, with britannia petites you really want to make sure you have it on securely. They are fast little things! Nothing gives you better hand-eye coordination than having a britannia in the house, especially if you are trying to get them to pose for show!

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So...did you get a harness? I know you really can't try it out in this weather, but how's it going?
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Yeah, with britannia petites you really want to make sure you have it on securely. They are fast little things! Nothing gives you better hand-eye coordination than having a britannia in the house, especially if you are trying to get them to pose for show!
Haha. I know. I get a workout trying to get her back in her cage on some days.




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No I didnt get one yet but I want to try in the future.
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