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It could be rabbits or mice - probably the latter if the chew marks are tiny. The only preventative measure that I can think of is a fine wire cage that you stand over the tulips at night - or mouse traps.
Squirrels are also known to do this. It's happened to some of mine this year. For some reason only the white ones have been attacked.
Also had this problem which I think has been caused by squirrels but like gol1locks only certain colours, they are obviously fussy animals! www.alisonpike.com/blog/
Gold1locks - maybe it's because the white ones are much easier to see in the dark!
I think it's mice or squirrels, too. This year I've seen more of this than usual with the tulips, but at least my clematis are being left alone! Last year something was nibbling many new shoots and completely decimated two Hagley Hybrid (group 3) which were eaten back to ground level, and I thought may have been killed. Luckily they are both back this year!