Gonzo is driving my husband crazy, and we’re running out of ideas. It seems like every day we uncover new things he’s chewed to shreds, including: baskets, areas of our carpet, telephone cords, laptop power cords, the cord on our paper shredder, etc. The most dramatic moment occurred a few days ago, when Sondi discovered that Gonzo had snacked on his cellphone charger, chewing it into about 20 pieces, some of them less than an inch long.
So here’s a status report:
1. rabaldar/cord wrap—seems to work, but areas of cord remain exposed/vulnerable. It’s also hard to cover all the cords, all the time, especially for things that move around (vacuum cleaner, phone chargers, laptop cords, etc.)
2. tabasco—complete failure.
3. bitter yuck no chew spray—no impact on Gonzo, he chews right through it
Our latest strategy—buying him lots of things he’s allowed to chew on: twiggs (colored rabbit treats), wooden toys, carpet scraps, grass mats, etc. Everytime we catch him chewing something he shouldn’t be chewing, we try to redirect him to an alternative.
We weren’t having this problem with him a month ago—does anyone know if this is just a phase? We’re really hoping he’ll stop on his own in a few days/weeks/months. 7 years ago