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Forum HABITATS AND TOYS Bunny proofing floor boards

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    • prince dorian the bun
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        Turns out Mui likes to chomp on all things wood and worried about the floor boards now. Any suggestion to protect them attractively? I am trying to think of ideas to get rid of my xpen blocking the book shelf (Dorian is a literary rabbit), so would like to avoid that option. It is mainly the ones near my bedroom door.  I will probably need to think of something for the cgair legs too. Any ideas appreciated!  Accepting suggestion for the bookshelves too. 🐰


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          I recently had some success with Ellie’s suggestion of rubbing a cut garlic clove on the tempting boards! It needs to be reapplied every week or so.

          I also have been using these clear plastic corner protectors on the corners of baseboards and shelving, they sell them at the hardware store (search “corner protectors for walls”), they work really well with Coop and Bonnie, who are my main chewers.

          For furniture legs, I know some folks have used cut sections of PVC placed around the leg, but I haven’t done this myself.

          You can also get a piece of bun-safe wood and attach it to the front of whatever area they are chewing, so they can chew that instead.

          I bet Miu would also like the snak shak log, it was been a life safe with Cooper. I know it’s a slightly controversial toy, but I only give him access to it while he’s having free-roam time, so he chews it instead of the walls!

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        • prince dorian the bun
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            Thanks for the ideas! What is the controversy with the snak shak log? It looks like one of those things you put in fish tanks!

             


          • DanaNM
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              haha! I think some people consider it kind of “junk food” because it’s basically bun-safe wood shavings that have been compressed using molasses and another non-toxic binder. So it’s kind of like bun-safe particle board. I get the large size for my buns, the small one is meant for things like hamsters and rats.

              It’s really really hard material, so when they chew it they aren’t ingesting a lot of it. Mine will chew on theirs daily and it still takes weeks and weeks for them to finish one of them, but I also don’t leave it in their pen 24/7 because I don’t want them to just eat the snak shak instead of hay.

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            • prince dorian the bun
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                Okay, that’s good to know! I am noticing her chewing is mood induced, so hopefully as she feels calmer and they are bonded there will be less if it. Yesterday it was a constant nightmare as she was in a huff about the previous evening, but today she’s has barely chewed on anything.

                I did see a suggestion on line of using willow bridges for the corners (bending in place)pa

                . I have a bunch of birch trees that shed branches, so thought maybe I could do something similar with those.

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