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    Stu&Bambi
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    Hi,

    I am a first time pet owner and I have two bunnies (Stu and Bambi). They are both nearly 5 months old, kept separate and have been very well behaved.

    Recently, Bambi started digging her litter box all around the cage. She normally likes to keep her cage very clean and organized, but this is extremely worrying. I have tried putting more hay, putting some treat in her hay box hoping she will dig that instead of the litter box, but nothing helps.

    I am not sure what I should do or what I am doing wrong. Let me know if there is anything I can do to fix this.


    #1894024

    Asriel and Bombur
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    Welcome to bunny puberty. It should get better when she’s spayed. In general though, buns do like to dig.


    #1894032

    sarahthegemini
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    Bunnies love digging. Especially in litter boxes unfortunately ? I have to use a screen for my litter trays because my female will dig dig dig!


    #1894040

    Wick
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    Hormonal development can be a big, main contributing factor. Alternatively, I’d also observe her behavior in general and see if she is for some reason more stressed than usual (could also be stress from hormones). I mention this because my Wick will dig and pick at the carpet when he’s stressed. For example, if he’s frustrated that he cannot get to a comfy, safe-seeming place to sleep during the day, he’ll start picking and digging at spots until the environment settles down (aka I stop moving around and watch TV) so he can feel better about sleeping.


    #1894109

    Stu&Bambi
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    Thanks for the answers. Taking them both to the vet on Wednesday for spaying and hopefully that will help in the digging and also can introduce them to each other hopefully. Also will keep an eye out on her stress levels.


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