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post #1 of 11 (permalink) Old 10-10-2004, 01:52 PM Thread Starter
 
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Question Digging Problems

My bunny LOVES to dig! I know its nromal for Bunnies to dig but she doe it at 4 and 5 am! And her cage is in my room and she will keep at it for like 30minutes and I can't Sleep! I've tried adding more bedding because she digs down to the bottom, which makes all the noise. So I added more bedding, made her dig MORE and it got all over! SO I added less and that did nothing! I also tried putting down a towl, thinking maybe she doesn't like the bedding or the bottom but she just dug at the and tried to chew it up! Is this boredom? Or what can I do to make her stop or atleast lessen it so I can sleep!
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post #2 of 11 (permalink) Old 10-10-2004, 02:33 PM
 
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Yep, its most likely out of boredom. Bunnies also love to chew on towels, so thats not going to help. What kind of setup do you have for your bun, and how often does she get to come out of her cage? Is she spayed?
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Her cage set up is like one side is her litter box and food adn water bottle, then the other side is her little house dealy adn some empty space with a chew toy. I have a little area set up like a 3 ft by 4 3ft box about (puppy pen) so she can go in/out of her cage, and she can come out of that when ever I'm in my room. But she hardly digs during the day its always like 4 or 5 in the morning. No, she's not spayed yet
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post #4 of 11 (permalink) Old 10-10-2004, 02:50 PM
 
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Spaying will probably help calm her down. Bunnies are most active at dawn and dusk so her behavior is normal. Do you feed her in the morning? Mine tend to start chewing on the bars when they know they will be fed soon. They are major creatures of habit.
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I'd say to get her spayed and see if she keeps it up, how old is she?




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post #6 of 11 (permalink) Old 10-23-2004, 12:29 AM Thread Starter
 
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(Sorry its taken me awhile to reply) Not sure exactly but real young, she was just old enought to leave her mom when I got her which was early september
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post #7 of 11 (permalink) Old 10-23-2004, 11:48 AM
 
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Part of it may be boredom, the other part is that rabbits just love to dig! Even a happy, well-adjusted, spayed, rabbit with plenty of things to do will dig. You might consider geting a cage with wire on the bottom and just putting resting pads in the cage so she does not get sore feet from the wire. Then she cannot dig at the bedding. Those type of cages are more sanitary, too. You can still have the litterbox in the corner. Or is that what she is digging at? Baby bunnies are pretty hyper compared to adults, too, so once she is older and spayed she may settle down a lot.
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post #8 of 11 (permalink) Old 10-24-2004, 09:51 AM Thread Starter
 
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She digs at the shacings, I don't tihnk she likes them because I'll have them all nice and spread out thne she pushes them all in a corner and starts digging at nothing
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post #10 of 11 (permalink) Old 10-24-2004, 11:25 PM Thread Starter
 
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ok thanks
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post #11 of 11 (permalink) Old 10-25-2004, 09:09 AM
 
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I don't think it is that she does not like them. Rabbits just love to dig and pile things up. Once they have dug so far, they want to keep digging and make a burrow, but of course they cannot dig through the cage. You might consider some supervised time outside in a large cage without a bottom (just a top and sides). Then she can dig around a bit in real dirt. Just keep an eye on her so she does not dig her way out. If she starts to, move the cage to a new location or fill in the hole and pack it tightly.
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