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6 Reasons Why Your Rabbit Bites Your Clothes

By Christine

Adorable, cuddly, and full of personality, that’s what rabbits are.

No wonder they’re among the most common animal companions, along with cats and dogs.

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Their cuteness quotient and gentle nature make them a great addition to any family. However, they also have weird behaviors that can be perplexing, especially to new bun owners.

Why Do Rabbits Bite Your Clothes?

Biting clothes or other random objects is one of the ways buns communicate and interact with their environment. It’s just rather unfortunate if it’s your favorite shirt that got the receiving end of those teeth.

Following Their Instincts

Rabbits are natural chewers and diggers. They’re born that way. In the wild, they live in tunnels that they dig and chew plant material like hay for dinner. Chewing is also an essential part of their well-being.

If your sweet, furry pal has had enough of being on his own, he might chew on your clothes, the carpet, wires, or whatever objects he can sink his teeth into just for something to do.

Out of Boredom

Due to Anxiety or Frustration

In the wild, digging a hole in the ground is one of the ways they conceal themselves from predators. A pile of clothes makes a great substitute, so you can’t blame your furry pal for digging and biting into that bundle of laundry in the corner.

Unnatural or Strong Scents

Aside from having excellent hearing, rabbits also have an incredible sense of smell. Strong or pungent scents make them anxious, as they associate those smells with danger.

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