How to Stop Rabbits/animals Chewing Cords

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About: My name is Danielle. My instructable are focused on hair tutorials. I love cats more than anything (:

Intro: How to Stop Rabbits/animals Chewing Cords

My bunnies love the texture of rubber so im constantly buying phone chargers and cords. This trick is easy, cheap and super effective!

I know this isnt beauty related but i want to help fellow bet owners!

Step 1: Buy Wire

You want to buy wire which also has some sort of cover over it to distract animals.

I bought a 10 metre roll and it cost me 4 or 5 dollars.

Step 2: Wrap Around the Whole Cords

Take the wire and wrap in a circular motion along to wrote cord or wire, leaving a 3-4 mm gap in between each loop.
Cover all hanging cords and your done! This is super easy but takes time.

As you can see my bunnies have already started chewing and the iPhone cord is intact!

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13 Discussions

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Kammy Kay

3 years ago on Introduction

I don't understand how wrapping a wire with wire, discourages rabbits that like chewing on wire from chewing on two wire's? Perhaps I am being dense, but could you elaborate? Please & Thank you :) !

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安陳

3 years ago on Introduction

or add some chillies and the bunnies would stop hahaha

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DaddysGal22

3 years ago

One of your bunnies look exactly like one of mine xD

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erugerSparkySolar

Reply 3 years ago on Introduction

Sorry to duplicate your suggestion above. Somehow I missed your comment :/ I've heard that bitter spray actually attracts rodents, and many birds too.

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Sangri31SparkySolar

Reply 3 years ago

hot pepper never worked for my bunnies, or bitter spray. they still chewed and it gets all over your hands if you touch the cords you get it in your hands and eyes.

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Jeph DielSangri31

Reply 3 years ago

try off bug spray. It works for our dogs

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eruger

3 years ago on Introduction

Good, simple Instructable. What about wrapping it with paper tape, then painting it with a little chile juice? Most critters avoid it. Obviously you'd have to go light or you'll wind up rubbing it in your eyes eventually. Think it would work? Side note: I know that would NOT work for parrots, many of them love chiles. I wonder what would repel them, since with a beak like that, a second or two is all it takes to wreck or sever a smaller cord?

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fzumrk

3 years ago on Introduction

Split Loom wire protector works pretty good too. It's probably a little less labor intensive to install.

http://www.amazon.com/Install-Bay-Split-Loom-Inch/dp/B005V9UU1O/ref=sr_1_2?ie=UTF8&qid=1424977285&sr=8-2&keywords=split+loom

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wbannister

3 years ago

now put a high current though the outer black wire, they won't do it again lol

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Brian35

3 years ago

That's genius