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Hay or Grassy Mat
|Rabbits really love these to sit on and chew.|
Digging box filled with shreddables
|theres no way your rabbit will resist playing in in a digging box|
|Rabbits love to forage and dig for the best food. Hide some treats in the fold of a phone book to keep them entertained.|
Hay or Grassy Mat 1
Rabbits adore sit on and chew these mats. These mats are also good for covering areas of enclosures as they are relatively cheap and can be simply replaced when needed. Make sure it’s made from 100% natural and edible material material like the so you can safely leave them out when your rabbit is unsupervised. The only draw back with them is they can create a bit of a mess when they start to fall apart, so its best to contain them in some way for instance in a cardboard box. It may not look the most exciting toy however when it comes to what bunnies like, then food you can also sit on seems to be the winner!!
Rabbits really love these to sit on and chew.
Digging box filled with shreddables2
If your rabbit loves to dig and shredding then you one of the best toys you can make is a digging box and the best thing is its free! All you need is cardboard box or basket filled with paper or hay to keep your rabbit occupied. The box or basket is primarily to keep the mess contained to save on tidying up. Avoid glossy paper and paper with heavy print. It’s important to keep an eye on how much paper your rabbit eats which if excessive can be harmful.
theres no way your rabbit will resist playing in in a digging box
A simple and free toy which offers an excellent safe and acceptable entertainment is to leave an old phone book out for your rabbit to tear up. You can hide a few treats in the pages to get your rabbit interested and they will love ripping the pages out. This can get a bit messy so it’s best to contain it in a box or basket.
Rabbits love to forage and dig for the best food. Hide some treats in the fold of a phone book to keep them entertained.
An old broom head or brush can be a simple, cheap and fun toy for your rabbit to dig and forage about in. Make sure its made from a natural material and it would be wise to get a new one to insure it does not contain any harmful materials. You could start if off by hiding some treats in the bristles.
An broom head or brush can keep your rabbit busy digging and shredding.
If you want to make your rabbit a quick treat simply take some hay and wrap them in a sheet of paper then twist the ends up like a giant sweet rapper. Alternatively you can stuff a toilet roll tube with hay and fold the ends in. Your rabbit will love tossing it around and ripping it apart. We like to make our rabbit Christmas crackers with wrapping paper so our rabbit doesn’t get jealous when we are opening our presents at Christmass.
A quick and simple toy that you rabbit will love tearing apart.
Rabbits often like to play by arranging and bunching loose material, this can be especially true of girl bunnies or doe’s who may be looking for things to build a nest with. If your rabbit does seem attracted to cloths left out or cushions on the sofa then why not help them exerciser this natural behaviour by leave a few towels out especially from them. Make sure it’s a made of a natural material like wool or cotton and keep an eye on how much your rabbit eats which if excessive can be harmful.
Girl bunnies like to build nests by arranging and bunching towels.
Sometimes the simple toys are the best. A paper bag with a few seeds in the bottom of it can keep a rabbit amused just as well as lot of expensive shop bought toys. Your rabbit will enjoy crawling inside which is safe as they can easily tare their way out if they get stuck. Rabbits also love making a noise when they are feeling confident and will enjoy rustling the bag, ripping it up and leaving a satisfying mess. Brown paper bags are the best and avoid bags with heavy print.
Your bunny will love making noise with this especially if there are a few hidden treats inside.
If you are feeling creative then its easy to make your own shredding toy that your rabbit would love as much as any toy from a pet store. All you need to do is takes some strips of paper and hang them just above your rabbits head height. You can do this by clipped a wedge of paper onto somewhere convenient, rabbits are quite strong so make sure its got a strong spring to it. This will not only keep your rabbit amused it will also help stop your rabbit shredding things in you home like soft furniture, bed sheets and curtains.
A simple toy to make that will keep you bunny amused
Some rabbits like to attack the cushions and pillows on sofas and beds, this it natural behaviour for a rabbit but can do some serious damage as they have strong front paws made for digging into hard earth. If your rabbit does do this its best not to try and stop them and instead give them their own toy that you don’t mind getting damaged. They don’t make these for rabbits however they do for dogs so this is the best option as you know they are made from safe materials and can be washed if it gets dirty. Its best to get one without any stuffing like the [xxx] so it does end up everywhere if your bunny chews a hole in it.
Get you rabbit a safe soft toy rather then beeting up the cushions on your sofa
Digging box with sand or soil10
If you don’t mind a bit of mess then you can build a digging box filled with sand or even soil. You will need a tough plastic tub and some clean soil or sand that you would use in a children play area like. Its unlikely you will be able to contain the mess so you will need to put it somewhere thats easy to tidy up. If you think its being used as a litter tray then you may want to take it away.
Great fun but can get a bit messy
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