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I have a rabbit who runs freely in my bedroom. I've done my best to bunny proof it so that she can't get to any electrical wires, and she uses a litter box relatively well. As a lot of rabbits, she tends to be a little destructive and want to chew on things she isn't supposed to - particularly wallpaper and furniture. Honestly, if she scratches up my stuff a bit I'm not bothered because none of the furniture in my room is of any great importance to me.
What troubles me is that she doesn't just chew on these things, she completely eats them! I don't know if this is normal rabbit behavior, as I haven't read anything else about it anywhere. She'll bite off chunks of the wallpaper and eat it, unless I take it out of her mouth before she can. I've covered up the areas that of the wall where she was chewing so she can no longer get to them, and I've given her many toys to distract her/keep her happy, but I want to know if this is normal rabbit behavior. Does rabbit chewing usually include eating? And if not, should I be worried about her eating something she isn't supposed to and getting sick? Thanks in advance for any help.