Mice, Rabbits Chew Bark in Summer?

To deter borers, have been advised to remove my plastic spiral wrap apple trunk protectors in April, leave off for the summer and put back on in October.

Question: won’t mice and rabbits chew bark in summer too?

I had terrible rabbits this winter but removed the spirals a month ago. Never had a problem in spring. If it was going to happen seems like it would be this year- the rabbits chewed everything they could reach in my nursery this winter, killing several trees with inadequate protection- there was so much poop it was like I was raising them for food.

They have better food sources now, apparently.