Page 1 of 2 12 LastLast
Results 1 to 10 of 11

Thread: Help! Buns Chewing Sofa!

  1. #1
    Mama Doe SmokyJoe78's Avatar
    Join Date
    Mar 2008
    Location
    Scotland
    Posts
    1,427

    Default Help! Buns Chewing Sofa!

    Hello,

    Lizzie has just worked out how to jump up on the sofa and is enjoying chewing great big holes in the fabric

    The problem is that now we don't feel we can leave the buns alone in the livingroom incase she keeps doing this - the rest of the room is pretty bunny-proof. Smoky is fine - he doesn't chew and it's actually quite nice when he jumps up on the sofa next to us.

    Does anyone have any tips or ideas for keeping her off the sofa?
    Bunny Mamma to SmokyJoe & Lizzie, Lulu, Hoppy, and Digby & Fudge

    http://www.buddiesbunnies.co.uk

  2. #2
    Warren Scout
    Join Date
    Apr 2008
    Location
    Wolverhampton, UK
    Posts
    302

    Default

    I've never been able to train Millie to not come on the sofa. She always poos on there

    I have a problem with a couple of wires and the fact she tries to squeeze under the sofa even though she's getting too big and gets stuck!!!


    You could make a loud noise, grab her, and put her for time out
    That's all i can think of
    My Rabbits: Willow (Mini Rex) & Acorn (Harlequin Dwarf Lop)


  3. #3
    Mama Doe Maizy's Avatar
    Join Date
    May 2007
    Location
    Chandlers Ford Hants
    Posts
    3,740

    Default

    Can you encourage her down and each time she gets down reward her with a piece of her favourite food? It is something that would have to be done repeatedly so she get's used to the idea that by keeping off the furniture, it's better. You could sprinkle some treats around, hidden in toilet rolls or something to keep her busy and distracted from the sofa. There is also the chew stopper sprays that you could make your sofa 'smelly' for her soshe doesn't want to get on it.

  4. #4
    Alpha Buck skeleton's Avatar
    Join Date
    Apr 2008
    Location
    bonnie Scotland
    Posts
    679

    Default

    Why don't you put an old blanket or sheet on the couch when the rabbit is running about in the living room so that if she jumps up she'll only nibble this and not your couch.All the best.

  5. #5
    Mama Doe Kipper's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jul 2007
    Location
    Herts
    Posts
    1,692

    Default

    Can you name any of these sprays. My new settee has massive holes in it. I do try to protect it but Pipkin seemsto be able to get behind anything I put on the settee & then tries digging her way to Australia. All I can do is to put the stuffing back in but now theres not even enough outer covering on one seat to do that


    Ive pledged 1 per month for Rescues, will you?

  6. #6
    Mama Doe Maizy's Avatar
    Join Date
    May 2007
    Location
    Chandlers Ford Hants
    Posts
    3,740

    Default

    This is the one I have. http://www.pets2home.co.uk/item--Vap...y--597056.html. I got mine at P @ H, but can't remember how much it was sorry.

    Just realised that link shows it as a dog product. It is suitable for rabbits.
    Last edited by Maizy; 19-04-2008 at 09:19 PM.

  7. #7
    Mama Doe SmokyJoe78's Avatar
    Join Date
    Mar 2008
    Location
    Scotland
    Posts
    1,427

    Default

    Thanks for the suggestions - have put a throw over it just now, but she's chewed a hole in that!! Will try the treat thing tho...
    Bunny Mamma to SmokyJoe & Lizzie, Lulu, Hoppy, and Digby & Fudge

    http://www.buddiesbunnies.co.uk

  8. #8
    Alpha Buck waggytailstina's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jul 2007
    Location
    Netheredge Sheffield
    Posts
    584

    Default

    Ellie never used to chew things but just recently she has chewed the settee, 2 dinning chairs, my hubbys socks!!! and nibbled his toes when he was asleep.
    we have been doing the treat thing and that seems to work.
    also plenty of wicker balls and hidden treats too!
    Do you need small animal boarding while on holiday? why not contact
    Waggytails on [url]www.waggytails-site.co.uk or call us on 07990 90 3773 or 0114 2550 308 leave a message i will get back to you !

  9. #9
    Mama Doe Jayms_fallen_angel's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jul 2007
    Location
    Sheffield, England
    Posts
    1,047

    Default

    Desty has a real addiction to chewing. I tried everything I knew to stop her and it never worked. So now I have some bitter apple spray. She absolutly hates it! Pulls such a face and runs a mile. She doesn't eat my sofa any more, or my jewlery box. She's switched to bags and skirting board now...but the spray is slowly working.

    I spray what she can't chew and give her treats if she doesn't go for them.


    Mine cost me about 7.99 from HERE


    I have that and another one. Both say for dogs but they're good for bunnies too. I don't know where you can get the other one I have because I got it from the stockists directly when mom went to get her stuff. It's not as effective as my bitter apple one though.
    Last edited by Jayms_fallen_angel; 20-04-2008 at 03:12 AM.

  10. #10

    Default

    No Ideas, but I have dogs which have recently found a taste for my sofa, so if anyone has any ideas of how to keep 4 dogs off a sofa I'll openly accept ANY advice!!

    H xx

Bookmarks

Bookmarks

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •