Digging box for dwarf rabbits
The rabbit digging box is designed and manufactured in Denmark
This digging box for rabbits is made of plywood which is hard wood thats why rabbits do not gnaw in it as it is too hard. Therefore, it also has a long lifespan compared to natural wood boxes, which rabbits in most cases like to gnaw in pieces.
It has a transparent plastic inner box that you can fill with digging material and take out and wash as needed.
Measure 41cm long x 30cm wide x 30cm tall (16.1″ x 11.8″ x 11.8″)
It’s small and saving space. Therefore, it is ideal for dwarf rabbits and if you do not have too much space in your home.
The sides of the wooden box are 12mm thick and therefore very robust and durable.
Why is my rabbit digging
Wild rabbits, which are, after all, the ancestors of our pet rabbits, dig long tunnel systems underground, where they stay most of the day and at night. Here they feel safe from predators and bad weather. They’re sleeping, resting and having their kits down here. They have small caves underground and tunnels connecting them to each other. And always several different escape routes and exits that they can use at risk.
It’s just buried deep in their instincts to dig. If you don’t already have a digging box, you’ll probably have seen your rabbit digging into carpets, pillows or anything else, and thereby maybe ruined the fabric. They simply can’t help it.
For the same reason, they also like tunnels, so it’s also good thing to give them. See our own production of tunnels and houses here : The Bunny Village where you can put together your own rabbit village in the sizes that suits you best.
Why your rabbit needs a digging box
- Your rabbit meets its need to dig
- It reduces stress hormones in the body
- Activity makes happy
- Counteracts boredom
- You won’t get your pillows and blankets ruined
- Your houseplants will have their dirt in peace
This is our plywood is made of
Our wood is made of birch ply and only suitable for indoor use. There is plywood which can be used outside and therefore weather resistant, but since phenolic glue is used, which is toxic in these wood types, we have of course chosen the wood which can only be used indoors. Birch wood veneer is also used for the manufacture of furniture for humans.
Want to know more
We can clearly recommend a book called The Private Life of Rabbits by RonaldLockley if you are interested in how wild rabbits live their lives. The book is about a group of scientists who have studied the behavior of wild rabbits on an island. Their lives and interaction, both what happens above ground, but also what happens inside the caves and tunnels underground. It really provides a good basic understanding of rabbit behavior.