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    Default Bunnies eating boxes - daft question

    This sounds like a daft question......

    My father in law brought home the boxes you get photocopy paper in so that we could use them as hiding boxes for the buns

    Since getting them home Rose has obviously started to now peel off, lick and nibble some of the box...............they are corrugated cardbaord with that sort of slick paper over the top and patterns printed onto them.........which got me thinking suddenly that maybe I shouldn't use them? Should I just give them normal cardboard boxes?

    Any opinions?

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    Sorry to jump in on this one, but my bunny loves to hide in boxes but always starts to eat them, I end up taking them off him as I'm afraid it'll harm him! Do other buns just play in boxes or do they eat them too?

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    not sure if it will do any harm being coloured but cardboard eating in general isn't good, can cause gut slow down or stasis also can indicate a lack of fiber in the bunnies diet

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    I can't put cardboard boxes in at all with parsley and willow.
    As soon as they see ir they start eating it.
    And they eat hay allllllll the time, they escape and the first thing they do is run to the hay even with a full hayraxk

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    Quote Originally Posted by Georgeypudding View Post
    not sure if it will do any harm being coloured but cardboard eating in general isn't good, can cause gut slow down or stasis also can indicate a lack of fiber in the bunnies diet
    they're only 8 weeks old with unlimited pellets and food as is suggested, and they've chomped loads of hay since they came home with us this morning......

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    Quote Originally Posted by JackieS View Post
    they're only 8 weeks old with unlimited pellets and food as is suggested, and they've chomped loads of hay since they came home with us this morning......
    they may not have been getting enough in their previous home, or they might just be destucto buns

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    Personally I'd remove the boxes if they are now eating them



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    Quote Originally Posted by Jack's-Jane View Post
    Personally I'd remove the boxes if they are now eating them
    well I assumed she was eating it as she didn't just spit it out like I thought she would lol but to be honest I removed it out of her mouth pretty quick so I might not have given her much of a chance lol! Paranoid? Me? Never!

    I've removed the boxes anyway just incase......

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    3 of my buns eat tonnes of hay (and waste the rest!) but still eat boxes and wallpaper I'm now having to strip the bedroom's wallpaper where they can get to it, as they are just eating it all. The bedroom now looks a mess as only the top half has wall paper left on it the things we do for our buns But none of mine have gone into stasis or had gut trouble ...maybe a wooden box wood be better if they don't wee in it.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Georgeypudding View Post
    they may not have been getting enough in their previous home, or they might just be destucto buns
    unlimited hay etc in their previous home too (MIL works there so was keeping a beady eye on her grand-bunnies as she calls them!)
    So I'm opting for destructo buns lol! I've removed them anyway just incase.....maybe I'll try again when they're abit older.........

    Just need to find them something else to hide from the cat in instead then lol

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