: Telephone wires probably carry too little current to hurt...
How I wish that this were true, but it is NOT! When the phone is not in
use, or when a conversation is happening, the current is very low and
unlikely to do harm. HOWEVER, when the phone rings, a larger current is
passed, and can definitely do serious harm to the bunny that is in
contact with it via his little mouth! Trust me on this, I worked over
20yrs designing telephone systems and I KNOW!
Do whatever you can to get the cords up and out of reach, or cover them.
Apparently there are special wraps available from Radio Shack, etc.
You might also go to an electrical supply house and buy flexible metal
conduit. But for this you will have to take the cord off your appliance,
or the plug off the cord, thread it thru' the conduit and then reconnect.
This would be the most armor plating solution, tho' expensive and not
pretty. But then neither is a dead bun a pretty sight.
Even if the bun doesn't get hurt, or the cord is only frayed, you and
your entire household could end up in trouble if the frayed cord started
a fire. Better safe than sorry.
Now everybody go check each and every phone and electrical cord in the
house. Replace any damaged ones and protect them all one way or another
from future chewing.
Plink (Yeah, she's a real safety nut! But you should've seen her jump
when she was putting in a new phone jack and the phone rang! Human binky!)