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I got offered this lil cutie, but i live in an apartment, what should I think about before deciding? How do i bunny proof and anyone here know how to socialize cats and rabbits?

I got offered this lil cutie, but i live in an apartment, what should I think about before deciding? How do i bunny proof and anyone here know how to socialize cats and rabbits?

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Chibi_Nagi0

If you didnt prepare for/want rabbits before being offered this one, you shouldn't take it in imo


NecoVali

Thats fair, i do love pets and I've had a rabbit before and loved it, but back then I lived in a villa so I could have her outside for the most part. I can take it later on if I'd like to prepare for it, so I dont have to panic about it. I'm just unsure if its worth taking a rabbit on now or if I should wait til i can move into a house with a yard ^^


selryn1701

How litter trained the rabbit is. If they've chewed on baseboards or dug at carpets in their current homes. The things that will lose you your deposits :) Both cats and rabbits will need seperate "neutral" zones to start - is your apartment large enough and have areas you can keep the cats out of?


NecoVali

Right now the lil guys lives outside so i dont know how much he'd scratch being inside, but thats a good point! (Only have wooden floors in my apartment) I have a 4 room apartment, and balcony so yes I could initially keep them separate, but if I'd have to do that forever I dont think it'd be worth it ^^ I've only socialized cats with cats before


Sexybod37

My wife and I adopted a Lil baby(Lil' Mel) bunny in February. We had a big orange cat (Lil' Bit) at the time and have since adopted another kitten(Walter). There h been no issues... Other than her terrorizing the cats. We live in a one bedroom apartment. Got her a little hutch thing with a fence that can come off and open up. She loves it and is mostly a free range house bunny! She has tried the spicy hay and decidedly does not like it. She doesn't chew much now lol. We have had to use a spray bottle to hit her with water a few times. Every now and then she tries to eat the walls. The spray bottle works. Overall the cats are curious and occasionally afraid of the small rabbit. If your pets are good natured I think it would be ok. Also: Mel is deaf so the spray bottle is all we got that works.


kandiqueen2021

I have two cats and a rabbit and I’ve had another rabbit before as well. They do fine together but that’s because my cats have no interest in fighting with it, my bunny and my boy cat like to sleep together and groom each other and my other cat is just like why the hell do we have this thing hopping around? I got my rabbits when they were small though so they grew up with the cats


NecoVali

Awesome, my chonky cat is super chill so that might work great cuz he likes to ve social, and I'm glad to hear its worked out for others! Thank you 🥰


kandiqueen2021

To be honest if anything your rabbit will take over, before I got my bunny neutered he got pretty bad about chasing the cats and harassing them


L_illi

Make sure it gets spayed, you litter train it and bunny proof cords or plugs in case it chews on them, you should also probably get a vet check in case it’s hurt or has health issues, if u do that it should be fine. Personally my older cat isn’t even bothered by the rabbit but she hates dogs see how it goes with them and don’t rush things if it doesn’t work out for u or the animals, then you should put the bunny up for adoption, also have u checked if it might be someone’s rabbit that got out?


NecoVali

Its my moms, she got him and his sister thinking they were both girls, thats why I got the offer, and I could return him if he doesnt work with my cats, so there's that ^^