Why do rabbits chew? Well, their teeth are constantly growing, and chewing trims their teeth. The degree of chewing is indicative of the rabbit’s personality and intelligence. (Trust me; rabbits are smart little critters with a higher degree of intelligence than most people give them credit for.) As the pet owner, we, yes WE, have the responsibility of providing healthy options for the rabbit to chew on. This discussion leads me to one of my soap boxes of rabbit ownership. If one choose to have a pet rabbit, one must acknowledge that one has selected a pet that will chew EVERYTHING; it is the human’s responsibility to maintain an environment devoid of items the rabbit should not chew while full of options that the rabbit should be encouraged to chew. A rabbit is going to chew no matter what, so as the human, once must be prepared. Hence, the Oath of Rabbit Ownership.