Anyone who lives with rabbits knows that the hidey box is an essential element to keeping them happy. They need bolt holes and places to snuggle that offer cover similar to a real underground warren. But bunny people also know that rabbits are creatures of habit and do not like change. They hate having their pens cleaned after all that carefully placed "scent" (dooters) and especially hate when their boxes are replaced. Old boxes are reconstructed and deconstructed, chewed, stomped, scratched, shredded, wee'd upon, pooped in, and lined with hay and floof. Boxes are as sacred to bunnies as their litter boxes and their dignity.
But there just comes a point when the boxes HAVE to be changed. I line the floor with flattened boxes that I get at Wal Mart. We have tried blankets, but that does not go well. I change their floor every time I clean, but decided that it was time to change hidey boxes for the new year, you know, to start afresh. This went over like a turd in a punchbowl with Minnie, who is a bit neurotic about her boxes. She spend the last 24 hours scratching and gnawing to make this new box suitable. She drove us crazy with her grunting and scratching and scattering her hay all over the place. She drove the other bunnies crazy with her grunting and obsessive rearranging of everything that would move. These boxes should be good until Summer, Heaven help us.