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@911Ricki (13602)
Canada
October 8, 2012 10:07am CST
I couldnt figure out how Marco was chewing wires when they are up on a table. I had a box of items I want to sell on one side of the table. I sat here watching him real quiet, he would climb this box, then lean over onto the table and pick things on it, and chew on things. He must be doing this when I was sleeping, sneaky smart thing he is. I have bought him so many toys to chew on and he wont chew on them. Just wires, and his litter pan he will chew away on.
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@GardenGerty (99351)
• United States
8 Oct 12
We do not think of rabbits as climbers but they are. I have had them climb on furniture, etc in the past. There is something in certain types of plastic that smell good to them and make them want to chew.
@911Ricki (13602)
• Canada
8 Oct 12
I never thought he could climb until I watched him. So I moved everything so he can't climb the table at all. He chews everything he shouldn't. I just stop buying him toys because he doesnt btoher with them.
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@GardenGerty (99351)
• United States
9 Oct 12
If you think about rabbits in nature, they do not play with toys. They do seem to act silly and hop funny and high, and they chew on things, things like sticks and twigs, and things that smell good to them. I never bought my rabbits toys, I was their toy, I interacted with them, and gave them grain based treats or fruits. Give Marco a strawberry sometime. My rabbits loved them and they looked so cute when they chewed them. You give Marco plenty of stimulation by letting him out to explore, that is more natural for a rabbit, and yes, of course, to chew.
@Hatley (164654)
• Garden Grove, California
8 Oct 12
Hi ricki how odd he prefers the wires to the chewy toyes wonder why? If he w as a hum an baby I would say oh hes teething. but he co uld' not be teething.Maybe it has so me sort of taste that he likes.he does sound smart indeed. How to make him stop, good question something on the wires that tastes icky but would not be harmful to him? I really do not know.
@911Ricki (13602)
• Canada
8 Oct 12
I did buy this spray for the wires, but he goes back and tries chewing them after. Rabbits do chew on things to keep their teeth filed down or they will grow and cause harm.
@riyauro (6430)
• India
8 Oct 12
oh marco is so naughty. Is is smart to get there for the things. Good you saw how he gets the things. I hope he does not do it again. Try to keep it out of his reach. Thanks for sharing and have a wonderful day ahead.
@911Ricki (13602)
• Canada
8 Oct 12
I thought by putting it on the table it would be, clearly not. I am trying to find some place to hide all the wires, but I find he tries while they are plugged in.
@dorannmwin (36698)
• United States
10 Oct 12
I think that the majority of animals are a lot smarter than we give them credit for. I know that our little dog, Chloe is not one that is able to jump up on the bed or anything like that. However, I've seen her on my bed several times. Well, I was in the bed room one night watching television and I watched her jump from one thing to another until she ultimately ended up on the bed. With as little as she is, I would have never guessed that she would be able to come up with that.
@ajlasent (485)
• Philippines
8 Oct 12
Ohhh. Maybe he's drawn to specific materials? ^_^ Maybe you could find chew toys with similar texture or something which would catch his interest. I had the same thing with my dog before, but the stuff he chewed on were refrigerator magnets and our wooden windows. x_x