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Chaperone! Good point. Yes, good point also. There are reasons to have private bedroom spaces or ex-pens or XLG dog kennel crates to keep somebun safe while you can't observe 24/7.

One enthusiastic n/male boy in our home is always kept safely in his PBS (private bedroom space - d/k crate) when we are gone for several hours. And we baby gate areas in parts of the house if he wants to unravel the toilet tissue rolls!

He had fun carrying his new toy (the t.t. roll) into the bedroom and unraveling.
 

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Pet store cages are much too small. Free roam is the best way to go. She was free roam in my room. I was brand new to rabbits at that time. I didn't know they were such chewers. It has nothing to do if they were fed properly or enough. Rabbits chew everything its a natural thing for them to do. Actually, if people have the money for it they give veggies every day. If not they have the perfect amount of nutrition with timothy hay and a small amount of pellets. Fruit is something that should be limited to 1-2 tablespoons per day or less often for buns prone to obesity.
 

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My bunny secretly chews everything when we're not looking. It's like he knows he's not allowed to. Here are a list of things he's chewed in the past few months:

1. My favorite couch cushion that I can't replace
2. The baseboards in our bedroom- like seriously chowed through them (and we're in a rental)
3. The shoulder straps, handle, and interior of his Sherpa carrier (that was like $50)
4. My husband's Mac charger
6. Two of my yoga mats (and I mean like FIST SIZED HOLES)
7. A DC coffee table book I got as a gift
8. All of my Food and Wine magazines
9. Another coffee table book I loved from MoMA
10. A Taboo board game box
11. My sanity
 

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I think he will be okay, just keep an eye just in case. Don’t worry my rabbit has chewed my chargers(5 of them)before but she was okay. She never ate it she just broke it into piece, sliced them.
 

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My rabbit is outside so I don't really have to worry about him destroying all my stuff, but he still manages to get into things! He has a carpet square that he destroyed so I had to remove it. He has netting over his playpen so that he doesn't jump out and he has chewed holes all in it. It really sucks because whenever I'm cleaning his playpen my hair gets caught on the netting and it scrapes my face.
 

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. your rabbit should have a fruit or vegetable once a week, or at least once a month. if this is the case, then if u give it more nutrition it should stop chewing on things.
NO. That's just asking for problems, rabbits need a consistent diet, stuff once a week or even month without introducing it slowly doesn't let them grow the right gut bacteria, that can end badly.

Chewing is an absulot normal behaviour, some chew everything that hangs in their way, that has nothing to do with nutration. Tree branches are a great way to scratch that itch, but there's no way around bunnyproofing your home if a rabbit is inclined to chewing stuff.
 

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Dortmund does this too. He is a very considerate rabbit. He has cleared away all of the vines and roots that are in the way just in case I need to run away from an owl or a weasel..
 

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So I found that when giving my bunnies safe items to chew on, they definitely prefer natural stuff to store-bought. Anything with dyes, store-bought chewing sticks, it apparently has a certain smell, taste, or quality to it that made them completely hate it. I have 'toys' to stimulate them that they toss out of the cage ASAP.

To combat this, I started giving them hibiscus branches. They love the leaves and flowers and the fresh branches are just thin enough that they can chew without snapping. They're also completely green so the bunnies love to strip them of the thin bark and just nibble away.

I noticed that this helps them to not chew some things, but they do still try to sample thin wires. It's best to just put everything up on a high shelf while your bunnies are free roaming, or to keep them out of the areas you don't want them in (for example, I free roam my bunnies in the living room, and close off the bedrooms).
 

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So I found that when giving my bunnies safe items to chew on, they definitely prefer natural stuff to store-bought. Anything with dyes, store-bought chewing sticks, it apparently has a certain smell, taste, or quality to it that made them completely hate it. I have 'toys' to stimulate them that they toss out of the cage ASAP.

To combat this, I started giving them hibiscus branches. They love the leaves and flowers and the fresh branches are just thin enough that they can chew without snapping. They're also completely green so the bunnies love to strip them of the thin bark and just nibble away.

I noticed that this helps them to not chew some things, but they do still try to sample thin wires. It's best to just put everything up on a high shelf while your bunnies are free roaming, or to keep them out of the areas you don't want them in (for example, I free roam my bunnies in the living room, and close off the bedrooms).
I didn't know they could have hibiscus branches and flowers...I have a 12 foot hibiscus that's about 6 feet wide. So when I give it a trim they can have it? And is there a limited amount??
 

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I didn't know they could have hibiscus branches and flowers...I have a 12 foot hibiscus that's about 6 feet wide. So when I give it a trim they can have it? And is there a limited amount??
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Took a few trimmings off our bush to show you what I normally do. These are a bit small, because it's raining, but you don't want something too much longer because they mainly like the leaves (or that's how it's been in my bunnie's cases).

They get a trimming every3 days or so (that's how long it takes them to eat the good stuff and strip the bark) in place of that day's salad mix. I give them a couple branches each if they're small prunings, or larger branches if the growth is bad on that side.

Pick off any dead leaves and rinse well to ensure no ants or other bugs end up in your enclosure, and take the pollen stem out of the flower (my bunnies don't like it anyway because it doesn't taste good and gets in their fur but it can be a choking hazard for them. I speak from experience).

They're gonna eat the stick. It's gonna sound weird. But they do really like the amount of hardness it provides and it's better for them than pine or apple branches. It also doesn't appear to splinter, which is nice.

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