Page 1 of 2 12 LastLast
Results 1 to 10 of 18

Thread: Scratching

  1. #1
    Young Bun C9FAL's Avatar
    Join Date
    Oct 2017
    Location
    North Lanarkshire, Scotland
    Posts
    88

    Default Scratching

    Hello,

    We have 1 bunny who constantly scratches the floor at the corner of his pen, does anyone know what this means, what he's trying to do? Any ideas on what to give him to stop? He has loads of toys, gets out his pen to play. He is on his own at the moment but we do have another bunny who we are trying to bond with him.

  2. #2
    Wise Old Thumper Jack's-Jane's Avatar
    Join Date
    Sep 2005
    Posts
    135,832

    Default

    Quote Originally Posted by C9FAL View Post
    Hello,

    We have 1 bunny who constantly scratches the floor at the corner of his pen, does anyone know what this means, what he's trying to do? Any ideas on what to give him to stop? He has loads of toys, gets out his pen to play. He is on his own at the moment but we do have another bunny who we are trying to bond with him.
    He is exhibiting normal Bunny behaviour- digging.

    A few Qs :

    1 Is he neutered, I am assuming that he is if you are attempting to bond him with another Rabbit

    2 How large is his pen ?

    3 Where is the other Rabbit housed at the moment, in relation to your Buck ?


    Providing him with a digging box may be something to consider doing

    http://bunnyproof.com/how-to/how-to-...or-your-rabbit



    Myxomatosis , RHD1 & RHD2 - Vaccinations are ESSENTIAL to protect your Rabbit(s)
    http://forums.rabbitrehome.org.uk/sh...rum-Moderator)

    Rabbit Welfare Association & Fund (RWAF)~ Britains Biggest and Best Organisation for Everyone who Loves Rabbits
    https://rabbitwelfare.co.uk/

    Reference links for various Rabbit Health problems :
    http://forums.rabbitrehome.org.uk/sh...99#post7048099

  3. #3
    Young Bun C9FAL's Avatar
    Join Date
    Oct 2017
    Location
    North Lanarkshire, Scotland
    Posts
    88

    Default

    None of my other rabbits have been like this that's why I was wondering �� Yeah he is neutered. He has plenty of room in his pen. Loads of room to run and binky about. Although he will be getting a bigger one when we move house for both of them. She is in the same room but he probably can see her. Although he was doing this before we got her. I will have a look at that thank you.

  4. #4
    Wise Old Thumper
    Join Date
    Jul 2010
    Location
    Village in North Hampshire
    Posts
    23,864

    Default

    When you say he has plenty of room in his pen, but how large is his pen and does he have constant access to a large run?

  5. #5
    Young Bun C9FAL's Avatar
    Join Date
    Oct 2017
    Location
    North Lanarkshire, Scotland
    Posts
    88

    Default

    Quote Originally Posted by Babsie View Post
    When you say he has plenty of room in his pen, but how large is his pen and does he have constant access to a large run?
    I'm not sure how big exactly. All my other rabbits have been in it. None of my othet rabbits have done this that's why I'm asking. He does get out his pen when we are at home but when he's in his pen hw does it. As I said he does have plenty of room in his pen but he will be getting a bigger one once we move house in the next few months. They are indoor rabbits.

    Sent from my SM-G950F using Tapatalk

  6. #6
    Wise Old Thumper MightyMax's Avatar
    Join Date
    Dec 2004
    Posts
    40,604

    Default

    Quote Originally Posted by C9FAL View Post
    Hello,

    We have 1 bunny who constantly scratches the floor at the corner of his pen, does anyone know what this means, what he's trying to do? Any ideas on what to give him to stop? He has loads of toys, gets out his pen to play. He is on his own at the moment but we do have another bunny who we are trying to bond with him.

    Hi there

    At a guess I would say he is trying to 'burrow' out

    It's common behaviour with some rabbits. Some do it anyway, even if they are out.

    How is the bonding going?
    Up to date and comprehensive info on RHD2:
    http://forums.rabbitrehome.org.uk/sh...16-Sept/page14
    An extensive guide to all things RHD2 - Please Vaccinate!

  7. #7
    Young Bun C9FAL's Avatar
    Join Date
    Oct 2017
    Location
    North Lanarkshire, Scotland
    Posts
    88

    Default

    Quote Originally Posted by MightyMax View Post
    Hi there

    At a guess I would say he is trying to 'burrow' out

    It's common behaviour with some rabbits. Some do it anyway, even if they are out.

    How is the bonding going?
    Hi

    It was all good until they had a fight. I've been scared to put them togethet again but I know if we want them bonded we have to. We are moving house soon and would like them bonded for moving house. Our other 2 were so so easy. They just bonded straight away with no problems at all.

    Sent from my SM-G950F using Tapatalk

  8. #8
    Wise Old Thumper
    Join Date
    Jan 2012
    Location
    IOW
    Posts
    14,887

    Default

    I have a rabbit spayed which does this now and then. She scratches right in a corner. I assumed she was feeling broody? She was in a playhouse last year, with her brother, and quite a big enclosure, yet she would keep on jumping out and as I have other rabbits running around it was dangerous for her so I bought a big hutch and put them in that! I couldn't make the enclosure higher as I can't find anyone to do jobs for me. So, I have no real advice, just make sure he has plenty of hay to keep him occupied.

  9. #9
    Wise Old Thumper MightyMax's Avatar
    Join Date
    Dec 2004
    Posts
    40,604

    Default

    Quote Originally Posted by C9FAL View Post
    Hi

    It was all good until they had a fight. I've been scared to put them togethet again but I know if we want them bonded we have to. We are moving house soon and would like them bonded for moving house. Our other 2 were so so easy. They just bonded straight away with no problems at all.

    Sent from my SM-G950F using Tapatalk

    Are they in a neutral area when they are together? Also, was it a devastating 'lock on' fight?
    Up to date and comprehensive info on RHD2:
    http://forums.rabbitrehome.org.uk/sh...16-Sept/page14
    An extensive guide to all things RHD2 - Please Vaccinate!

  10. #10
    Young Bun C9FAL's Avatar
    Join Date
    Oct 2017
    Location
    North Lanarkshire, Scotland
    Posts
    88

    Default

    Quote Originally Posted by tonibun View Post
    I have a rabbit spayed which does this now and then. She scratches right in a corner. I assumed she was feeling broody? She was in a playhouse last year, with her brother, and quite a big enclosure, yet she would keep on jumping out and as I have other rabbits running around it was dangerous for her so I bought a big hutch and put them in that! I couldn't make the enclosure higher as I can't find anyone to do jobs for me. So, I have no real advice, just make sure he has plenty of hay to keep him occupied.
    That's exactly where Domino scratches. Right in the corner. He likes to jump out to so we have a sheet over his pen. I'm just hoping he settles once bonded.

    Sent from my SM-G950F using Tapatalk

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
  •