I'm desperate for some advice here.
I have 2 rabbits - a 9 month old lion head & a 6 month old Jersey Wooly..
The lionhead has always been into chewing & eating my floor skirting which is cement - has no problems digesting it- he eats it until the old flooring which is marble is showing & then he moves on to a new area
Recently, we had some water leakage from the next door renovation & caused the paint on the wall to be 'soft' & easier to peel, both rabbits have now gone into a frenzy, eating & digging whatever paint they could.
My husband is so frustrated that he has taken to swatting the air and chasing them when they come into the house (they both have a pen each at the courtyard which is rabbit proofed & not accessible by outside preys. They are rarely caged these days, instead they have access to the whole courtyard when we are at work & the whole house when we are in.
They are now super frightened when they see/hear my husband coming but it doesn't deter them from continue destroying the house.
I've tried punishing them by banishing them into their pens. Tried rubbing pepper water on the areas. Tried holding them down and loudly say NO...nothing seems to work..
I'm at my wits end, i dont want my buns to be afraid in their own home, yet i do not want to see my house being torn apart literally.
Anyone has any suggestions?