How to stop my rabbit from biting its cage?

How to stop my rabbit from biting its cage?

Many rabbit owners are familiar with this problem. But why do rabbits like biting the bars of their cage? Does it taste good? This practice leads to a rather annoying noise. Yummypets offers you some solutions!

A way to reach you.
If you run to your rabbit every time  it bites its cage, there are chances for it to use as a way of communicating with you! Thus, when it is hungry, it will bite its cage until you respond to the request. That is why from the beginning, do not go into this dynamic. Rather than answering its calls, make sure to meet all its needs yourself, for example by giving it something to eat at a fixed time to create a safe environment.
A wild animal.
Although domesticated, rodents are wild animals, with needs. Therefore, one of the reasons that your pet bites on the bars of its cage may simply reflect a desire to go out! Rabbits should romp every day, running, scratching, jumping ... well, doing bunny stuff! A lack of exercise can develop in animals a kind of aggressiveness. You must leave it the freedom to exercise. The best way is probably to create a park in front of its cage to explore at will, otherwise you have to let it out of its cage at least two hours a day.

 

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Find distractions.
A rabbit needs chew toys for fun and to use its teeth. One of the reasons rabbits bite their cage is out of boredom!
Another way to distract rabbit is simply to provide it hay. Hay takes a long time to chew and therefore will occupy the rodent for a long time every day. Moreover, it is very good for health.
Being a social animal, rabbits love to have company to groom or be groomed by one of his peers, play or cuddle with them. If you have the means or the time for a second rabbit, do not hesitate.

Remember to have your pets sterilized. Besides, if your rabbit bites the bars due to an excess of hormones, sterilization is a good solution!

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