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post #1 of 22 (permalink) Old 03-02-2007, 08:04 PM Thread Starter
 
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Angry bad boys. don't eat the carpet

yes, the boys have started to eat/pull up chunks of the carpet.

im not a happy mommy.

we aren't even allowed to have pets here. well we can have fish, birds, gerbils, hamsters, and piggies. i think?

there is a huge chunk behind the bed that we found t;his morning.

is there anything that we can spray to keep them from chewing the carpet? would that apple bitter spray work?
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post #2 of 22 (permalink) Old 03-02-2007, 08:25 PM
 
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sorry
i have no idea how to prevent this
are your bunnies in a cage when your not home
or do they run free
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They have free range of our home.

The only time they are in a cage is at night. Jett is in the cage at night and the are both in their room. Ollie is always free.
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post #4 of 22 (permalink) Old 03-02-2007, 08:32 PM Thread Starter
 
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I should add they only have done this while we are home.

I guess i just thought they were chewing/digging at there little cardboard homes.
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post #5 of 22 (permalink) Old 03-02-2007, 08:37 PM
 
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well maybe you should pin them up and let them out a couple times a day
are they potty trained how does that part work out
just curious
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yes they are litter trained.

They have 2 litter boxes in their room and one in the living room.
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maybe you could crate them when you are gone or just in the kitchen if you dont have carpet in there, or youll find you self having to replace the carpet

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post #8 of 22 (permalink) Old 03-03-2007, 01:48 AM
 
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I've seen people use bitter apple spray, i don't know if it works.
I tried soap and chilli sauce to stop my two boys from chewin this plastic bin... the oen woudl just lick all the sauce off ... so ya it didn't work.

Maybe get a couple floor tiles and place them over the area? They are heavy and buns shouldn't be able to move them, I use ceramic tiles alot.
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post #9 of 22 (permalink) Old 03-03-2007, 01:54 AM Thread Starter
 
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Thats a great idea.

ya we have tried hot sauce, they love it
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Bunnies liking hot sauce? I never thought bunnies would like that. I was eating buffalo sauce chips in the bunnies room today. I never thought they may want to share...Not that I would let my kids eat such unhealthy foods.
Try ivory soap? I am not sure about the carpet but that is what I used on the baseboards. They only problem is I have to keep reapplying.
Maybe you can block the acess under the bed with pieces of coroplast. I have coroplast blocking the TV table.
I understand the frustration. My two just ate my favorite picture of my cousin when she was a baby. Luckily for them I have 2 copies of the picture. All I found was one small piece. They also chewed the plastic tubing I have around one of the lamp wires. I had to add electrical tape around it. Right now they have not developed a taste for electrical tape.

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When you find out what stops them let me know. I have one that has taught the other to dig up carpet. She does it a lot when she is bored. I even made them a big digging box but they enjoy the carpet. Try putting a scrap piece of carpet in a box where they can get in and hide while they are doing it. Maybe that will make them think they are getting by with something.
Oh by the way, I have heard hot sauce can kill a rabbit. Supposedly Ivory soap is good for rubbing on stuff but it hasn't helped with mine and who wants soap rubbed on everything.
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my degus love to pick at certain carpeted areas, i just spook them every time i catch them

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Oh by the way, I have heard hot sauce can kill a rabbit.
really? I've never heard that.

Our Jett has taught Ollie all kinda of naughty things.
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the bitter apple spray may work...it does with some animals but others can be stubborn.
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post #15 of 22 (permalink) Old 03-09-2007, 11:52 AM
 
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Mine like the bitter spray. They just lick it off. Hey we could be rich if we could actually find something that they hated. Is there such a thing?
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