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BINKYBUNNY FORUMS > BEHAVIOR > Digging like no tomorrow
Last Post by Stu&Bambi at 3/15/2019 9:04 PM (4 Replies)
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User is Offline Stu&Bambi
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3/14/2019 11:25 PM

Hi,

I am a first time pet owner and I have two bunnies (Stu and Bambi). They are both nearly 5 months old, kept separate and have been very well behaved.

Recently, Bambi started digging her litter box all around the cage. She normally likes to keep her cage very clean and organized, but this is extremely worrying. I have tried putting more hay, putting some treat in her hay box hoping she will dig that instead of the litter box, but nothing helps.

I am not sure what I should do or what I am doing wrong. Let me know if there is anything I can do to fix this.


User is Offline Asriel and Bombur
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3/15/2019 4:49 AM
Welcome to bunny puberty. It should get better when she's spayed. In general though, buns do like to dig.
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User is Offline sarahthegemini
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3/15/2019 6:09 AM
Bunnies love digging. Especially in litter boxes unfortunately 😂 I have to use a screen for my litter trays because my female will dig dig dig!

User is Offline Wick
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3/15/2019 8:15 AM
Hormonal development can be a big, main contributing factor. Alternatively, I'd also observe her behavior in general and see if she is for some reason more stressed than usual (could also be stress from hormones). I mention this because my Wick will dig and pick at the carpet when he's stressed. For example, if he's frustrated that he cannot get to a comfy, safe-seeming place to sleep during the day, he'll start picking and digging at spots until the environment settles down (aka I stop moving around and watch TV) so he can feel better about sleeping.

User is Offline Stu&Bambi
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3/15/2019 9:04 PM
Thanks for the answers. Taking them both to the vet on Wednesday for spaying and hopefully that will help in the digging and also can introduce them to each other hopefully. Also will keep an eye out on her stress levels.
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