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My rabbit is digging through the run wires

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My rabbit has been in the Eglu hutch and run for a month and has now figured out she can dig up the ground underneath the run, through the wires. 
Has anyone else had this problem and does anyone have any suggestions about how to prevent it?

Thank you 😊 

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Best way to prevent any of this is to place the hutch and run on paving slabs. It prevents digging and is also kinder on their feet. Sitting on wire isn’t ideal and counterintuitively concrete or stone is better than earth+wire.

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Thanks for your reply. The wires are fairly well imbedded in to the grass/ground, so I think her feet are safe enough. Surely the rabbit would be sitting on wire if the run was on paving slabs? Also, she enjoys grazing on the grass so I wouldn't want to take that pleasure (and health benefit) away from her. I was thinking of laying chicken wire underneath the eagle run wires as the gaps between this are smaller?

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The rabbit rescue I volunteer at, really advices against wire of any sort. It can really damage their feet. They advice a run on paving slabs without wire and supervised grazing. Alternatively you can dig in slabs and put grass back over it.

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