Why did BunBun do this?

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BunBun71

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Hello everyone,
I went to feed BunBun - after I fed him I was going to clean his litter box, so I opened his cage and I was reaching in to get his litter box and he came in his "bathroom" where I was, he nudged me with his teeth. It did not really hurt bad, but why did he do that? :confused: (I'm not even sure if I'm explaining right.)
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Their bathroom is where their scent is so when you move it they may get territorial. I'm not sure if this was the case with him, but probably. The other reason would be that he thinks that the litter box is his and he doesn't want to share it with you.
 

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His cage is "his" territory. He was warning you off for messing with his space. How dare you move his things! ;)

You may need to save litter box cleaning for when he is out playing.
 

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Thank you so much for the replies both!
I totally get it now! Thanks again!


P.S. I'm a first time bunny parent so that's why I have all these questions. :)
 

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P.S. I'm a first time bunny parent so that's why I have all these questions. :)
No problem! It's great that you are asking questions. Rabbits aren't so simple to understand. I like to describe them the way Gandalf described hobbits (I replaced 'hobbits' with 'rabbits' and years with weeks):
"Rabbits really are amazing creatures.
You can learn all there is to know about their ways in a month,
and yet after a hundred weeks, they can still surprise you."
 
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