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Forum BEHAVIOR Biting & Digging at my Tops

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    • ASTRIX
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        Hi Everyone,

        my name is Sacha, from melbourne in Australia. i have a 5 month old male Mini Lop eared rabbit called ELVIS.

        I have heaps of questions, but for now, when i’m watching TV or sitting up in bed of a night and Elvis jumps on my lap, why does he bite and pull at my top and dig on me. even if i stroke him and talk to him he continues to do it.

        i work from home 2-3 days a week so he has plenty of contact with me, even when i’m working i stop and talk to him, give him a pat. he is allowed to ro around the house apart from the bedrooms. and only allowed in my bedroom when i am there with him.

        i have 2 x female chihuahua dogs but they don’t take any notice of him. so i wondered whether he’s bored. or is he deciding whether to pee and poop on me lol lol.


      • DanaNM
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          One of my buns does this! I honestly can’t figure it out, but I think if you pet him during/after you could be accidentally rewarding that behavior and encouraging it. I think it can be either an attention seeking behavior, or something to do with them trying to “groom” us (“what is all this STUFF on your fur??”- buns probably).

          With my bun I try to redirect him away. Like if he starts nibbling on my clothes too much I will move him away from me (or roll up the sleeve/pant leg that he’s nibbling). My bun likes to lick my skin so I think often he’s trying to get through the fabric to get to me skin.

          . . . The answers provided in this discussion are for general guideline purposes only. The information is not intended to diagnose or treat your pet. Seek the advice of your veterinarian or a qualified behaviorist.  

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