Ever wondered how bunnies are able to bring about so much destruction, armed only with their teeny mouths and even teenier teeth?
This is Buttons. And this is her favourite barbell-shaped baby rattle.
This is what Buttons does daily with her little toy.. LIFT!
And TOSS! The further away, the better!
Unfortunately, she wasn’t very co-operative and kept tossing the rattle away from the camera. This is the best picture I could get of her, training up her jaw & neck muscles.. Its no wonder nothing survives that herculean little jaw of hers, and strong neck muscles make it a breeze to rip things apart!
The latest item destroyed?
This is our Astro decoder (Astro is a local service provider offering satellite television services). In order to view television programs with the decoder, we need to slot in the Astro smart card. Its the little gold card sticking out on the top left of the decoder:
The smart card only sticks out a little.. but of course, nothing escapes Buttons’ eyes! Ever since she was a baby, she’d stand, all stretched out, with her toes barely touching the ground, trying to reach the card and yank it out. Many times, the tv screen would go blank on us.. and when we glance down, sure enough, we’d see a little orange furball binkying away.. gleeful that she had succeeded in her mission!
We didn’t really mind her yanking out the card then.. that was all she did, yank it out and leave it lying on the ground while she looked for something else to occupy herself with.
But now, she’s started chewing the card! No matter how we try to block access to the card, she always finds a way to get at it. We can’t block off the entire decoder, otherwise we wouldn’t be able to use the remote..
This is how the card looks like now:
It’s not very badly chewed up, but it’s no longer working 👿 Yup, no more tv for us until a replacement card arrives (and I had to pay quite a nice sum just to get a new card!!).
Costs of keeping rabbits: Cheap
Costs of all items destroyed by rabbits (including costs of making good all damage caused, wherever possible): FAR FROM CHEAP
But, well, we still love the little troublemakers.. 😀