Teenager bunny into everything!!

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  1. Nov 24, 2019 #1

    J3lly

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    My bunnies were neutered almost 2 weeks ago and my white one named Loki has all of the sudden found all of the places that I was a little worried were not quite bunnyproof. He has left them all alone until yesterday. He has discovered that he can fit under the couch. I kept shooing him away but he was a persistent fellow. I blocked the spaces with cardboard. After that he decided he would jump behind my piano. When he discovers something new to get into he doesn’t forget and will keep trying. I blocked the space by duct taping cardboard to the back of my piano. He was digging and chewing my curtains. I blocked that off too. He is driving me crazy but he also makes me laugh. Funny how all of this popped up after his neuter but I am guessing this is all normal teenager bunny stuff. He has certainly become more ballsy since his neuter.
     
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    Haha. Then you have named him well!! Loki, the god of mischief. :D
     
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    I would suggest diverting his energy to something you don't mind being destroyed. Rabbits have natural chewing and tunneling behavior, so providing cardboard tunnels and hide/digging boxes, can be a good diversion to help them use these natural rabbit behaviors.
     
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    I can’t stop laughing over this sentence: “He has certainly become more ballsy since his neuter.” And I have two just like that...I’ll tell them no, they move away from whatever they aren’t supposed to be doing, then a few minutes later I’ll see them out of the corner of my eye inching closer to where they aren’t supposed to be! It’s frustrating but also very entertaining....here’s a photo of Bumble Chunga pretending she has absolutely no interest in the throw with the dangley fringe thrown over the chair...for the third time in about five minutes. It’s not like she doesn’t have crunchy paper bags and tunnels and toys....she wants the fringe! Yeesh! 21A139EF-AA24-4716-8B9F-6A85C9184D66.jpeg
     
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    Do you have IKEA where you live? These wooden crates are FANTASTIC and super cheap. Clean, bare wood that is safe to chew on. You just have to remove the side slats. They can be configured in numerous ways to keep a bun entertained, too! 5E831F99-434C-406C-8592-11D0AF884E07.jpeg CCE30FEE-F0E7-4017-98F1-AB62930C9803.jpeg ADBF9A13-4871-46C9-8BBB-D963495ED4F4.jpeg 419267B5-06B4-4E12-AB29-DDBCDBCB450D.jpeg
     
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    Thanks for the photos of your play area set-up. Very Neat to get more ideas and see your babies peeking out from various crates in their secure set-up. Rabbits have diverse personalities but they do like to tackle certain furniture items because their teeth continually grow.

    And stimulation is a heckuva lot better than being stuck in a dinky cage with no places to explore. Our middle-aged boy is very vocal and he does the cutest grunts. I'm grateful we have spayed and neutered buns because all the pre-neuter buns were adept at spraying and stinky male urine in your face or on your clothes or curtains is not pleasant.

    Our n/male cat would make the curtains and carpet when the neighbor's let their cat out to trespass on our property.
     
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    I really like those Ikea crates. I was thinking of going anyway to get one of those doll beds that everyone has for their bunnies and a cat tunnel. I will have to check out the crates as well. Thanks
     
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    I thought getting neutered was supposed to curb this behavior
     
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    Neutering does indeed suppress the destructive/mischevious behaviour, although it takes a couple weeks, maybe a month, for their hormones to completely calm down. Until then, use the advice and enjoy his mischeviousness!
     
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