A Very Bunny Existence

Life with a husband and 3 bunnies.

Diggy Box

Crispin has been a bad bunny lately.

 

The other week we bought a black indoor/outdoor carpet to put down in Crispin and Junie’s play area.  Crispin likes digging at our (rental apartment) carpet, which will make it difficult for us to get our security deposit returned one day.  We figure it’s better for him to chew on the cheap carpet than our rental one.  The cheap carpet is, however, cheap, and Crispin can chew a hole in it in about 15 seconds.  So we still have to keep an eye on him.

 

This morning I was in the bathroom getting ready for church.  Five minutes, no joke, five minutes go by without me checking on him and he’s pulled the carpet through the bars of their fence and has chewed a massive hole (or ten) in it.  Having finally had enough, I quickly threw together a diggy box.  Crispin likes to dig, so why not put a bunch of stuff in a box and put it over the spot on the carpet where he likes to dig?  He’ll have fun and our cheap carpet will be saved some holes.

 

So I got a box, cut off the lid flaps and put a bunch of shredded paper packaging in it.  He and Junie got in to explore this new thing in their area.

 

What is this stuff?

Junie enjoyed pushing the packaging paper around.

Here they are being good little bunnies:

After a few minutes of poking and prodding the stuff, Crispin decided that was boring and started work on a new project.  Rather than digging in the packaging paper like he’s supposed to, he chose to push it all out of the way and chew on the edge of the box.

Chew, chew, chew, chew, chew….

Then Junie decided to get in on the action:

DIE BOX, DIE!!!!

After an hour or so in the morning and a few hours this afternoon, their diggy box looks like this:

Destroyed.

We turned it around and they started chewing on the other end, too.

Crispin stands by his handiwork.

I think Crispin thought the main idea of this box was to create a barrier between him and his precious carpet.  And he’s right.  So he valiantly took on the challenge of destroying the box to get back to the carpet.  Silly bunny…

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A Bunny (Nearly) Escapes and Several Cute Pictures

The time:  6:15 a.m. on Saturday morning.
The place:  our living room.
The people:  just me.
The reason:  restless night of sleep and the need for a tissue.
What happened:  In what was just supposed to be a quick trip out to the living room for a tissue, I witnessed Nibbles do something he’s never done before.  I went over to his cage and said “hello.”  He stood up on his back feet and JUMPED up onto the top of Crispin and Junie’s pen.  In this old picture, you can see where he jumped up to:

The two panels to the right of Junie is what he hopped onto.

Now, thankfully, Crispin and Junie’s pen is totally enclosed on the top (otherwise, they’d be jumping out).  If it wasn’t, Nibbles would have been able to get into their space and that would have meant a lot of flying fur and bloody noses, no doubt.

Anyway, I quickly covered Nibbles’ eyes while I tried to think what to do.  I knew if I tried to pick him up, he would try to scramble away from me and I didn’t want his feet to get caught in the panel spaces.  He started jerking his head around trying to get my hand off.  I decided to let go since he was getting agitated.  He quickly spun around and hopped back down into his pen.  I gave him food to distract him while I went to get Matt.  So much for sleeping in on Saturday…

We had two spare panels, so they’re now installed to make Nibbles’ pen three panels high:

new panels

He hasn’t tried to jump it again, but he has gone up on his back legs to check it out.  Hopefully this will deter any further escape attempts.

N escapeThe newest escape artist.

He’s never tried to jump over his pen before, so we never put extra panel height on it.  I always thought he could jump it if he wanted to, but I figured he just wasn’t the jumping type.  Apparently now he is.  *sigh*

Anyway, here are several pictures I took over the last few days that don’t really have a story behind them…they’re just cute.

N wetRemember how Nibbles likes to lick the sheets?  He’s still at it.

Why go around when I can go over?

Crispin doesn’t seem to mind.

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