December 8, 2006 2:50 AM Subscribe
How to stop a bunny from shaking his cage with his mouth?
posted by joannemerriam to Pets & Animals (16 answers total)
One of our bunnies, Bob, has taken to shaking the bars of his cage with his teeth whenever he wants attention and/or food. He has always done this, but it used to be an infrequent occurance, and lately has become something he does practically every time I enter his room.
I fear I've unintentionally encouraged this behaviour. I get up early to go to work and feed the bunnies before I leave the house. I think the rabbit has learned to associate being fed with this cage-rattling greeting.
My husband thought of one possible way to discourage him: he thought maybe if we tapped his nose whenever he did it (not hard, not to hurt, just because touching his nose always seems to annoy him) that it might act as a disincentive.
Does anybody have any effective ways of stopping this behaviour? We're afraid he's going to really hurt his little mouth.