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Forum BEHAVIOR Worried about my bunnies teeth

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    • Plumped Cuddly Bunnies
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        My male bunny has started to aggressively chew the bars of his enclosure and he can also be very loud when he shakes them but I’m worried that his going to cause himself injury by constantly trying to chew through metal.

        He has plenty of space and gets let out but I have to split my time as I have two does who also need there daily exercise. He will get the run of the yard soon I am in the process of securing it so that he can go out when ever he wants. It may take a couple of weeks before I can secure the yard for him.

        In the mean time I’m a bit worried he will break his teeth. Is there something I can get to smear on the bars of his enclosure to stop him?


      • DanaNM
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          Can you hang some mats from the side so he has something safe to chew on?

          Hanging a towel or blanket over the bars can also help with chewing, but you should make sure he has appropriate toys to help with boredom and is getting enough exercise.

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        • Plumped Cuddly Bunnies
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            He ignores his toys . He has lots of branches, bark and hay to chew on but when he sees me or sees my bedroom light on from the other end of the house he wants to come out and he can’t. I put wood over the front part of his enclosure but that hasn’t helped also there are mice near where he is and I think he might see them as other bunnies or something and wants to come out. He gets let out twice a day sometimes 3 times a day depending on how much time I have but this is only temporary. I’m hoping to get some work done tomorrow to speed things up a bit. Once I get all the wire mesh up he can run about all day while I work on the other things.


          • Wick & Fable
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              Since he’s ignoring his toys, then they are not considered toys. Like children, rabbit have their own personal tastes. I recommend experimenting with different toy presentations, like attaching things to the pen wall perhaps.

              Getting a sheet to put on the outside of the pen to create the illusion of a wall is also helpful at times.

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            • Plumped Cuddly Bunnies
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                He loves to play but not with any kinda toy. I gave him a cardboard box and he ignored that. I’ve got a lot of work done today more than expected and I think if I carry on persevering tomorrow I can get the yard done so he could be out running about by tomorrow. I will also be joining on his original pen to it so he can go out when ever he wants once I’ve got rid of the mice.


              • DanaNM
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                  If you can find them, phone books are really good for buns that have a lot of energy. They love to shred them up!

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                • Plumped Cuddly Bunnies
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                    His new habitat is almost ready. It would have been ready today but the cement I used to block some holes to stop the mice from getting in is still wet and it should have dried by now. I may have added too much water to the mix so I’ll have to re-do it all after work or tomorrow unless I work flat out tonight to get it done for him. I checked his teeth this morning and they appear to be ok. Every time I see him chewing the bars, its so unsettling. I probably will work flat out tonight so I can get him out into his new habitat asap. I’m working today so I literally do not have time until I get back later.

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