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buddabun
28-02-2007, 08:10 PM
Bar biting -

WHY DO THEY DO IT!

Jack has plenty of hay, isn't bored or frustrated (she runs up to bed of her own accord), isn't hungry and her teeth are perfect!

WHY would she bit on the bars. She has chewed the white coating right off the bars (I didn't know it could come off!) and wakes me up every morning with it, and stops me sleeping at night because of it (morning might be hunger but I give them a treat before bedtime so she shouldn't be hungry at night).

Any ideas? It's driving me mad!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Ali
28-02-2007, 08:13 PM
To stop Barney bless him, I used to tie wrap apple branches to the inside on the cage, where he used to bite, or I'd cut a slit in a toilet/kitchen roll and hang that over the bars :lol: :lol: :lol: Both did work :D

Like this


http://i26.photobucket.com/albums/c130/BARNEYSCUBA/IMG_3638.jpg

buddabun
28-02-2007, 08:14 PM
genius! I'll try that. I'm worried that she'll either hurt her teeth on the metal bars or bite straight through them and hurt herself even more!!!! Bless her

will try the loo roll thing tonight. thanks!

mumofthumps
28-02-2007, 08:14 PM
TANTRUMS!!! Thumps does it when he has to go back into his indoor cage- he much prefers it to stay by the fire!!! :) :lol: He is fine after a bit though once he realises he has veggies in his hutch he calms down :)

http://i155.photobucket.com/albums/s319/thumps_photos/newthump1.jpg

Ali
28-02-2007, 08:15 PM
genius! I'll try that. I'm worried that she'll either hurt her teeth on the metal bars or bite straight through them and hurt herself even more!!!! Bless her

will try the loo roll thing tonight. thanks!


Ive added a piccy too, you are very welcome :D :D

buddabun
28-02-2007, 08:16 PM
bless!!!!! so cute.

jack decides when it's bed time and they sometimes wait by the door to the attic to be let up to bed. very adorable but i don't think she's angry. she tends to thump a LOT so I reckon that'd be the first clue.

buddabun
28-02-2007, 08:17 PM
genius! I'll try that. I'm worried that she'll either hurt her teeth on the metal bars or bite straight through them and hurt herself even more!!!! Bless her

will try the loo roll thing tonight. thanks!


Ive added a piccy too, you are very welcome :D :D



very nice! will have to track down some fruit branches - are crab apple trees ok?!

chloaster
28-02-2007, 08:26 PM
TANTRUMS!!! Thumps does it when he has to go back into his indoor cage- he much prefers it to stay by the fire!!! :) :lol: He is fine after a bit though once he realises he has veggies in his hutch he calms down :)


Max too :roll: He twangs the bars of his cage if I shut him in there to do the hoovering or something and makes as much noise as he can!! :roll:

Ali
28-02-2007, 08:28 PM
Just make sure they are not sprayed with any pestersides :D