Wednesday, October 11, 2006

Oddity #22

My oddity of the day doesn't really have anything to do with being in Iraq.

The rabbit here is eating the plaster of the wall near where he likes to sit. We don't know why. Do you?

3 comments:

Aiming at Proverbs 31 said...

Rabbits evidently need alot of fiber in thier diet. When we got Laurel's rabbit, the store told us to be sure to keep cardboard boxes in the cage both for protection from the wire cage and for the rabbit to eat as the rabbit food was too low in fiber (it is made of grass mostly). Maybe rabbits are like goats and eat anything that is handy.
Love, Mom

P. Bauer said...

Colleen, appreciate your blog and your newsletters. Thanks for sharing these glimpses into your world. Regarding the plaster - I've read that an animal will eat clay when its stomach is upset...it helps to soothe and protect the lining. Maybe your bunny has a tummy ache? Or it may need additional minerals - doesn't plaster have calcium in it? Blessings!

mreddie said...

Long ago we kept rabbits and they will chew anything they can reach, especially the wood frames of their cages. It is evidently getting some nutrient out of the plaster. ec