Chewing, digging, burrowing and throwing may sound like the actions of a dog, but they’re all rabbit. Learning about these instincts will help you understand your rabbit and a few of his favorite things…
Much bunny destruction is caused by digging. Introduce him to untreated grass mats and tunnels instead. They’ll make good substitutes for your rugs, carpet and lawn.
Rabbits are natural burrowers and live in underground burrows in the wild. Given a chance, your rabbit will try to recreate that habitat in your home or garden. Show him instead the comfort of human-made tunnels, tubes and nesting dens.
With constantly growing teeth, it’s no wonder rabbits like to chew constantly. It keeps tooth growth in check. Chewing on carpet fibers, electrical cords and certain plants can lead to bunny pain however. Offer him any kind of small animal chew instead.
It’s not commonly known, but many rabbits like to throw or toss things as a form of play or getting attention. Rather than playing toss with the food bowl, how about playing with a Toss ‘N Chew Celery or a Flip ‘N Toss Carrot? These and others toys are perfect for toss-playing bunnies.
Just remember, the more your bunny has to chew, dig and throw, the less likely he is to get into trouble around the house!
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