The soft wooden edges of your doors and door frames make an easy target for a bored bunny and it only takes a few nibbles for the damage to be noticeable. Over time a bunny on a mission can eventual do a lot of damage, costing a lost deposit or expensive repairs. If you want to keep your doors and door frames looking neat, then here are some simple ideas other bunny moms use to stop chewing damage.
If you want something that you just want to bring out into a room your bunny is in a lot of people have found a great way to provide temporary protection is simply to lay something up against the areas when you bunny is showing interest. Ceramic tiles or willow bridge, a toy found in pet stores are ideal for this. They can then be easily packed away when not needed.
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Why bored bunnies chew at a door
Bunnies communicate using their teeth to make a verity of noises from gentle tooth click when they are happy to full tantrums where they like to pick things up and bash them about.
They can easily learn that the sound of them chewing a door will get you up and get them attention.
Bitter sprays can help make the corners of doors and door frames lot less appealing to your bunny to chew however bunnies transform their environment by chewing it and may be prepared to put up with the taste if they really feel the urge to chew a door. If you think taste deterrent will help, follow these simple steps to apply it the best way.
You can apply the spray directly to the affected area or to help stop the spray going everywhere you can also spray some into a cloth then wipe the liquid on. Remember to keep reapplying the bitter spray regularly so it doesn't lose its effectiveness.
Avoid homemade remedies such that may be suggested to you such as perfume or chilly oil as these can be harmful to your bunny and instead use a product designed for bunnies. We would also avoid remedies such as double-sided sticky tape that could get stuck in your bunnies fur or cause problems if eaten.