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BINKYBUNNY FORUMS > HOUSE RABBIT Q & A > Wondering if anyone else has tried this...
Last Post by Gravehearted at 5/13/2007 10:56 AM (7 Replies)
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User is Offline hooty22
Pittsburgh
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5/11/2007 3:10 PM
Felony has recently become infatuated with my bedroom door. I'm pretty sure he's just going to keep eating it until he has made himself a tunnel so he has free access to my bedroom. He's a brat. Anyway, my friend has this bitter tasting spray that she uses to keep her puppy from chewing on things. Has anyone tried this with there bunnies? Is it is safe? I have to figure something out because I'm pretty sure my landlord would not be excited about a bedroom door with a bunny hole in it....

User is Offline Flo
Australia
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5/11/2007 5:42 PM

Hi Hooty,

I have used the bitter spray and it did not work and it was also really expensive .

It was "Bitter Lime" by four paws.  I t didnt work for us then someone told me to rub cheap perfume or esential oil into the areas the bunny is chewing.  That worked for a while and the house smelt yummy but wore off and we still have to watch her but shes much better.

Good Luck!

Trish


User is Offline Hedi
Dayton, OH
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5/11/2007 5:55 PM

There are bunny sites that sell the doggy bitter apple spray for rabbits. It is safe but it doesnt seem to work on most buns.

What has been recommended before and works VERY well on most buns is using perfume. If you have ever noticed most buns are very sensitive to strong smells. Many buns will turn their nose up at you and go the other direction if you where strong perfume-they hate it.

So....if you spray some perfume or strong bathy &body spray on your door your bun should be pretty offended and leave the door alone. I would spray the door and the floor (if carpeted) under the door to make it as unappealing as possible.

You will need to keep up with it though-if the smell wears off the bun may eat at the door again so every few days you may need to spray it.

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User is Offline BB
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5/11/2007 6:33 PM
With the perfume you have to refresh when it stops working, but it only took several times of refreshing before they were permanently turned off. Also, if you don't want the whole house to have a strong scent, you can also spray the perfume into a paper towel, and rub the area. It will be strong for a bit of course, but not as much as if you sprayed it.

User is Offline hooty22
Pittsburgh
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5/11/2007 7:47 PM
Thanks so much! I thought about that, but I wasn't sure if he licked the perfume if it would hurt him. Sometimes I wonder what I would do without you all!!

User is Offline BB
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5/12/2007 7:27 AM
Well, I can't imagine perfume would be that great for him to digest if he wanted to lick it all up. But you really don't have to put much on. Their sense of smell is senstive enough that you really can put it on very lightly. If he goes right to the perfume and starts licking it up, then I'd be amazed! But if he did that, you'd just need to rub it off because obviously that would be enticing him and that's the opposite of what you want anyway.

User is Offline lilmizzsnickerz
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5/12/2007 10:11 AM

great i going try this to see if it saves my table legs

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User is Offline Gravehearted
Campbell, CA
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5/13/2007 10:56 AM
bitter apple didn't work for me either. although the perfume is an option, you could also make a boredom buster box and use it to block off the door when Felony is out. If my buns are nibbling something they shouldn't, we generally try to block them from getting to the area
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