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Hey guys, I plan on making a trip to the vet fairly soon to see if my bun is indeed deaf, but in the meantime, I was wondering if I could get some help?
Moonie is chewing on our rug, and no matter how loud I yell, clap or stomp, nothing startles bun into stopping. I've tried nudging away, but that doesnt seem to be working either.
What in the world am I going to do to train bunny not to chew on things theyre not allowed to if they can't hear me ??
Posted By LittlePuffyTail on 09/02/2012 09:33 AM
First of all, I have to comment on how incredibly cute the bun in your avatar pic is! Is that Moonie? He looks like a younger version on my Bindi Loo.
Bindi Loo is at least partially deaf. He doesn't react very much to noise. Sometimes a particularly high pitch noise will get his attention. When he's being bad and chewing something or rattling the X-pen bars, I usually physically go over and direct his attention to something else. Often, I'll just scoop him up and bring him to sit on the couch for a minute. Sometimes, that method can be a pain in the butt because I have to do it like a dozen times repeatedly before he gets the idea and stops. He's very stubborn.
Yes, that's Moonie in my avatar :3 He's a REW mini lop just like Bindi Loo haha!
I have some pics of Moonie posted in the Welcome forum.
I'll try the physically picking up and putting on the couch thing, and see if that works..
Thank you for the advice everyone, I'm still welcome to more.