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In HoppScotch.bun, we support free-roaming bunnies. We are passionate about giving helpful tips to new bunny owners based on our experience with our pet rabbits, which are healthy and enjoying life.
This blog will share the best rabbit flooring to guide you in taking care of your bunnies indoors. What will be the best flooring if you care for bunnies at home? And what type of floors should you avoid?
Indoor bunnies or house bunnies explore a lot! They are curious about the place and love to run with their best friend bunny (if they have any).
Given the activities they do every day, are they experiencing the best when it comes to flooring? Are they comfortable running on the floor? Are they far from getting sore hocks?
If your bunny has experienced sore hocks, may it be because of your floor?
Let's find out the best rabbit flooring!
The Best Flooring for Rabbits: Non-slip and Wood
A carpet flooring is one example of non-slip flooring for rabbits. This might be good for running and other activities, but the carpet is also one of their favorites to chew.
In addition, carpets quickly absorb liquid. This flooring might not be recommended if your bunny is still learning to litter-train and is not yet neutered or spayed. Your bunny might spray on it, causing it to smell; plus, it isn't easy to wash.
Using carpet will not be an issue for chewing activities if you cover the vulnerable areas with tiles or cover them with something that will lay perfectly flat on the floor so your rabbit will not focus on the edges.
Flooring for Rabbit With Sore Hocks
If your bunny is recovering from sore hocks, provide it with a layer of clothing in its enclosure. A soft floor helps for your bunny's comfort. For now, limit the time to run around and play outside the playpen until it fully recovers.
Give your bunny toys and cardboard boxes to play with to prevent boredom while recovering from sore hocks.
Are Hardwoods Good for Bunnies?
Wood is another excellent flooring for bunnies. Although some woods are slippery, having a rabbit at home will not be an issue because you can pick from many types of hardwood. Wood is one of the most considered types of floor in the US, not to mention there are so many bunny parents in the country in multiple states. This works fine when you have playful bunnies.
Disclaimer: We are not professional veterinarians or medical doctors. We created this blog based on our experiences with pet rabbits, volunteered hours in the rabbit shelter, extensive pet product research, and experienced peers. The purpose of this blog is to provide information about properly taking care of rabbits. Please know that it is still best to visit the vet regularly. For medical emergencies, contact a rabbit-savvy vet. Always observe your rabbits around new products or environmental changes.
Final Thoughts on Best Rabbit Flooring
Make your bunny safe always. If you are finding a home for your bunny and you, consider the type of floor it has. Your bunny cannot run fast on a slippery floor because it might get injured.
Given that bunnies love doing zoomies, providing them with rough flooring isn't a good idea, too, because they can't run and jump freely and comfortably. A floor with high friction can cause sore hocks.
It's best to have just the right amount of friction. Most bunny parents use carpets, flat rugs, and hardwood and often see their bunnies do the binky on those floors!