Confession time! How many of us have gone to plug in our smartphone, to charge our laptop, or to slip on our favorite flip flops only to find… total and utter destruction? Or, without being quite so dramatic, we saw the outline of bunny teeth? We’ve all been there and those mishaps usually occur at the worst time possible, like when our phone is dying. Rabbits chew. It’s just part of their nature. The good news is there are plenty of ways to protect them from such dangers as electrocution and to protect our belongings at the same time. Let’s take a look at some of the totally fun ways you can keep your rabbits from chewing what they shouldn’t. I mean. If I were you, it's pretty necessary to understand how to stop my rabbit's chewing.
Provide Plenty of Chew Toys. To Stop My Rabbit Chewing.
Good news! You probably already have a ton of really fun chew toys right within your reach. Here are some popular and safe chew toys for rabbits:
- Mobiles. Instead of a baby mobile, opt for one made especially for your rabbit. A rabbit mobile allows your rabbit to chew and to tug on the mobile.
- Apple sticks. Mmm…mmm…apple branches are a great chew treat for rabbits. Just make sure they, and anything else you give your rabbit, is always untreated.
- Straw brooms. Have you ever used a straw broom to sweep a porch or a room and your rabbit chased the broom, desperate to bite it? Straw brooms allow your rabbit to safely chew and shred.
Offer a Digging Platform
Is your rabbit a digger and a chewer? If you have holes on your bedsheets, blankets, on your furniture or along your carpet, you’ve probably got a chewer who likes to dig. Create a safe digging platform. Or buy ours. Just make sure it's fun!
Give a Clean Old Towel OR Blanket
Remember the rabbit who likes to dig and bite your good sheets? A clean cotton towel just might take their attention away from biting and chewing what they shouldn’t. However, pay careful attention to ensure they only bite and chew and don't actually eat the fabric, which could cause serious health issues.
You’ll find plenty of fun and safe ways to ensure your rabbit has safe ways to avoid chewing those dangerous wires and other household items. However, there are a few things you should keep in mind when you’re choosing what kind of toys to give your rabbit.
Avoid Toys With Non-Food Grade Glues
Make sure the toys you provide your rabbit only use food-grade glues. Avoid other types of glue, including the glue found on toilet paper and paper towel rolls. While rabbits love to chew those easy to toss rolls, the glue could result in illness.
Avoid Toys With Small Parts
Before giving your rabbit a toy, inspect it carefully to ensure there are no small parts that your rabbit can break off and swallow.
Stop my rabbit chewing? We can do it. Rabbits chew. But, that chewing doesn’t have to be destructive if you provide your little one with plenty of toys to keep them mentally and physically stimulated. You might even want to try that old trick of rotating toys – like you might do with a child – so your rabbit doesn’t become bored with the toys she has. What are some of your rabbit’s favorite toys?