Play activity

Destructive behavior, such as chewing or digging into your carpet, can be diverted into healthy projects for your rabbit.

Play space and playthings are important extensions of your bunny’s basic necessities of food and water and a place to sleep. We cannot expect our rabbits to lose their natural urges to chew, dig, explore, and claim territory when they move into our house. But we can provide outlets for these needs with safe running areas and an abundance of toys to channel their energy in a desirable way.

By including these provisions, we are giving our rabbits “power to make choices in their daily lives and setting up their environment so they can successfully choose appropriate behaviors.”1


  1. Dr Susan Brown. ↩︎

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  • Marinell Harriman

    Marinell Harriman is the author of The House Rabbit Handbook. Over the past 35 years she has fostered and rescued hundreds of rabbits. She has published numerous articles on house rabbit philosophy, care, and behavior. She has a special place in her heart for disabled and special needs rabbits.

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