Join Date: Oct 2008
Location: Twin Falls, Idaho
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We've got issues with eagles, hawks, and owls in this area of the country. Even if the bird can't actually carry off the small animal, it's talons can do great harm. And, yes, these birds can easily carry off a rabbit.
When Tucker was around 10 months and I felt he was reliable about house training, I started leaving him gated off in the kitchen-dining room area where there isn't carpet. That way I could confirm that he wasn't having accidents when I was out, because I could quickly scan the floor. I did leave him some toys, though, and his bed.
Once I became confident about that, I let him have the run of the family room side of the house. That is just my preference...my utility room is very small, and he's never spent time in there. He usually just sleeps on the couch until I get home, and I can tell he's been there a long time because he gets up with a slow stretch before he comes to greet me, like he's just woken up from a long nap.
Sheri, Tucker's Mom