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BINKYBUNNY FORUMS > BEHAVIOR > What's your bunnies most annoying habit?
Last Post by BB at 12/30/2006 11:42 PM (48 Replies)
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User is Offline BB
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5/31/2006 1:01 AM
Bunnies sure can stir up trouble when they want to!  Tattle tale on your bunny, what's your rabbit's most annoying habit?

I have three bunnies, but it's Jack who is the real trouble-maker.   He chews on everything no matter how many chew toys/mats he has.   I have been able to deter him by rubbing perfume or lemon rind on his favorite chew areas.  But boy, if he's always on the prowl to search and destroy. 

So c'mon spill the beans, your bunny won't hear you.


User is Offline Gravehearted
Campbell, CA
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6/06/2006 3:32 PM
My kids loooove to make lots of noise and go nuts at 6 am! Since we live in a loft they usually wake me up, little heathens!
~ bunny mom to to HRH Hareiette, Viktor the crazy Krum and Pandora, prima binky ballerina ~ Save a life, Adopt!

User is Offline Bugsy
New York
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6/07/2006 2:50 PM
Well, mine has been a mess, but he is a baby and that's is improving, so I can't really get too annoyed, but he is an early morning little bugger!   He's very active and gets into everything.  And even if he doesn't have something to bang or toss, he just jumps around and does binkies in the am! 

I think I might have to get ear plugs.   Would it be cruel to cover his cage with a blanket to make it dark in the am?

User is Offline DAWN
Perth, Western Australia
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6/07/2006 4:09 PM
MMMMMMM early morning stomping session and blind bashing from Sprinkles telling me to get out of bed because she wants her bikkies (pellets).

Lily doesn't have any annoying habits (YET) ... as she is only a baby. No doubt Sprinkles will give her plenty of tips.

User is Offline Anita Stark
Ontario, Canada
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6/09/2006 2:50 PM
The only annoying habit Sable has exhibited so far is chewing on my finger tips.  He licks my chin without biting, but as soon as my fingers get near him he sets into chewing on them.  Mostly it's just a bit of nibbling but every now and then he really chomps down.

I have tried keeping other chewing toys available to offer in place of my fingers but he seems to prefer to push them aside and get to me.
Sable's Mom

User is Offline BB
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6/09/2006 3:14 PM
To prevent him from thinking it's okay, when he actually nibbles hard, then let out a "squeel",  this will tell him it's too hard.   You might already do this, but just in case, I wanted to pass on the tip.

User is Offline Lucy
Chicago, IL
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6/10/2006 5:40 PM
I'll put Fujoe in his cage, or in his pen at night and the chewing on the metal cage/pen has waken the dead. I swear, there were a few corpse walking around the house at three am.— I think I was one of them. To make matters worse. . .He figured out how to get out of the pen by jumping on the cage and jumping out. I was waken up one morning by a little dwarf bunning jumping on the bed and sitting on my back. . .the little devil

User is Offline HoppyBunny
Western U.S.
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6/13/2006 2:20 PM
Why is it that the hay in the litterbox soaked with urine and scattered with poo tastes infintely better than the fresh, lively stuff in the dispenser? I find it annoying. They'll turn their nose at the dispenser, then when I clean, I dump it in their litter box and all of a sudden it's grade 'A' stuff! ARGH.

User is Offline Lpuff
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7/28/2006 8:31 AM
I hate it when my bunny gets back in a place where i can't get her and she stays back there where i cant see her and there are wires back there . I should cover them with duct tape.

User is Offline Faye Perry
Leicestershire, UK
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7/28/2006 11:05 PM

I swear Booboo is Houdini reincarnated!  She can escape anywhere!   She jumps over the highest barriers we put up, even i can't get over them!!  At present to stop her getting upstairs we have a sheet of stainless steel at the bottom of the stairs, which neither I nor my husband can get over, so we have to jump on the heaterat the side and hop over the banister!!!

Mable is as we speak chewing the wallpaper in the lounge, which isn't too bad as we are renovating our house and it needs to be stripped (i'm thinking of hiring her out as a wallpaper stripper, very neat no gouge marks in the plaster underneath!)  But she also loves chewing the carpet, which i don't allow, but when i spray her with water she just sits and looks at me, then carries on!!


User is Offline ea hurse
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7/29/2006 10:32 AM
right, talking of houdini i'm really looking forward to getting this off my chest.... i very nearly just had a fried bunny. i was in the back yard and the neighbour passed some allotment goodies over the wall. i opened the kitchen door to put the veg inside, closed the door and continued the conversation. since Lollo loves to hide under the lavender bush/ behind the rubbish bin/ behind the garden box...etc... i thought nothing of the fact that i wasn't aware of him moving about. until i went to say hi and he was literally nowhere to be seen. now there really is no way for him to escape the back yard, even if there was he couldnt get past the neighbours gate (we share a gate onto the lane). still, i entertained the thought that he had actually vanished. logic obviously had vanished with the rabbit! i was so upset i had to go to the bathroom. i opened the door to go inside and my mum who was visiting said "there he is" and behold him sitting on the step as if he'd been there all along! sneak past me once, shame on you Lollo, sneak past me twice, shame on me! anyway the moment i figured out the sneaking trick i realised there may be a problem. he is banned from the kitchen because he has found out how to squeeze behind the washing machine and has taken a fancy to one particular wire (the only one he has ever looked twice at). one look told me he had bitten right to the bare copper, through the double insulated twin and earth. the one that goes UNDER the kitchen floor to the fuse box. the one that would have entailed ripping out the sink unit and the floor up had the electrician who wired the kitchen not had the foresight/ stupidity to leave about a foot extra wire lying under the units. and bonus having a brother in law who is an electrical engineer! i'm now trying to decide whether i would have been more upset about Lollo being harmed/ extremely fried or having to rip out my new kitchen.... LOL i know the answer, Lollo wins every time despite his stubborness and he was VERY clever not to have bitten more than one of the internal wires at the same time.....

User is Offline Anita Stark
Ontario, Canada
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7/30/2006 3:33 AM
Maybe I'm just bragging now, but I can honestly say that Sable has NO annoying habits at all... he finally gave up chewing on my fingers, now he just nibbles at them without chomping.

He's possibly the best bunny in the world .. for now. I fully expect him to come up with a new annoying habit any time now ;-)
Sable's Mom

User is Offline jacki fullerton
San Francisco
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7/30/2006 8:25 AM
Noble loves to sneak under my bed, where there is a phone wire. He has chewed it a couple of times and I wondered why my phone wasn't working in the bedroom. I've changed the wire twice. Normally, he doesn't chew wires, but if there is one that is out of sight, he will find it and chew on it. He doesn't bother the wires that are in plain view, only the hidden ones.
He also likes to dig in his litter box, throwing his litter out of the pan. He seems to do this a couple of times a week, I wonder where he is digging to?

User is Offline Mia Santiago
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7/30/2006 12:09 PM
Toshi, who I've had for a while now, loves to chew on the molding in the house and Mirah, a new addition to the family, is learning from him. One morning I walked into the bathroom to see them both nibbling on the molding, side by side. It's adorable how they follow each other around like shadows but I'm going to have to try this perfume/lemon juice tip to prevent more nibbling on the molding. I'm living at my brother's condo that he's still trying to sell so I'm sure it's a turn off for potential buyers to see pieces of molding missing. I"ve put wood over most of the corners but it's absolutely hideous and they find new places to chew anyway! I still love them to death.

User is Offline Alison Giese
Cardiff by the Sea, CA (San Diego)
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7/30/2006 4:02 PM
My high-energy wascally wabbit Ozzy jumps on my desk and chews everything on it... papers, pencils and yes, computer cords. He and his girlfriend, Izzy, have free run in my office because they are both really big bunnies and I can't stand seeing them in a pen. So instead, now I keep a 36" high pen around my desk when I'm not using it. It's worked out great! I also had to pull out the carpet in my office and put in hardwood floors because they were destroying the carpet. (I didn't like carpet in there anyway... I think they knew that and just wanted to help motivate me to replace it). Fortunately, they are leaving the baseboards alone (so far), knock on wood. The things we do for those we love! :-)

User is Offline BB
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7/30/2006 7:10 PM

Lpuff - If the duct tape doesn't work, another solution would those perforated wire covers usually found at  hardware stores.  Some come coiled in a pre-packaged amount while other places just sell them by the feet.


User is Offline BB
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7/30/2006 8:54 PM

Loopy-Lop.  Wow, what a naughty clever little rascal you have. I would have freaked out too!  I'm glad your mom was there to help you look and help you through it. I would have been a complete wreck. 

I remember one time, I couldn't find one of my bunnies,Rucy.  I looked and I looked and I looked, and logic also got the best of me, well, I mean I lost all logic, and I actually opened a window to see if a bunny could have some how fallen out.  We live in a flat on the 2nd floor)   But of course, a Rucy would have to first OPEN the window, and then some how close it behind her on her way out.   Needless to say, I had lost my marbles.

Where did I find her? In the closet.   Rucy loves to check out the closet, and will run in there the moment the door is open.  So now, I always have to be she isn't in there when I close it.


User is Offline BB
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7/30/2006 10:04 PM

BunnyBuddy - What an adorable avatar! Love your greeting card website too. Very cute!  You're no "wannabe" photographer.  You are great!

Sounds like your office is like mine, and like the pictures in the House proofing section reveal -  I used to have to keep myself in the pen even when they were around! 

I ended up getting some slippery sheet vinyl, and I put that under my work area. Two of my three bunnies don't like walking on it.  For the one that didn't care and also liked to chew on cord covers, I blocked the cords and outlet with a chalkboard.

Oh, and welcome!  Good luck in drawing for the bunny goodies.  Tuesday is the day!


User is Offline BB
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7/30/2006 10:16 PM

ToshiandMirah.  Keep us updated and let us know how it work!


User is Offline Alison Giese
Cardiff by the Sea, CA (San Diego)
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7/31/2006 6:48 AM
Binky Bunny, thanks for the compliment... I'm glad you like my website! I love that all my jobs involve bunnies. I'm very lucky! Anyway, yes, I also find myself to be the one inside the pen in my office! If I know I just need to do a couple things at my desk and won't be there long, I don't bother folding up the pen, and sit at my desk inside the pen. My husband finds this quite amusing. I think he probably thinks my life revolves around bunnies so much that I am becoming one! I just hope I don't start growing whiskers on my face!
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