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Last Post by bullrider76543 at 9/30/2012 12:22 PM (3 Replies)
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User is Offline dewey
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9/30/2012 8:50 AM

Just curious about this behavior.  After looking at all the very nice bunny condos here at binkybunny, we decided to build a condo for our two bunnies.  The bunny condo has been in their pens for about 2 weeks.  

The floor of the condo is a piece of wood covered with some padding and fleece fabric.  The bunnies each dig at the fabric and pull at the fabric.  Its pretty aggressive.  If I go to pet them, they settle.  Both bunnies are male and neutered. Their living area is carpeted but they do not dig. 

Again, curious about the digging behavior.  I haven't seen it before. 

User is Offline Stickerbunny
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9/30/2012 9:19 AM
Digging is natural to rabbits, it is a form of play and a natural instinct. Fleece lining is a favorite of my two as well, they have a cat hideaway/scratching post toy and it has (had) a fleece lining to the inside ... well, it's about 90% destroyed from digging, but it's fun to them, so I will probably end up buying some cheap fleece to reline it.

User is Offline LittlePuffyTail
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9/30/2012 10:06 AM
Ditto, it's very natural. My bunnies will dig blankets or towels. They dig them and bunch them all up. Sometimes biting the fabric will happen with the digging so make sure they are not biting and ingesting any fabric.
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User is Offline bullrider76543
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9/30/2012 12:22 PM
I have a couple of buns who like to dig alot and a couple that don't. I would say its more the personality of the rabbit.
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