Rabbits Love Toys - 30/03/2011
Rabbits are very inquisitive and need things to stimulate them,
otherwise they can become very bored and depressed.
Phone directories – free, thick and provide plenty of chewing and
shredding opportunities for your bunny.
Tubes – made from willow, cardboard or plastic, tunnels are
wonderfully exciting and natural toys for bunnies. See a selection in
our runs here at Bobtails. Check out local carpet shops or construction
sites for any unwanted tubes, or online shops such as
Toilet roll inner tubes – are great for rabbits to chew, roll and toss.
They can also be stuffed with hay to make your bunny work harder
Willow toys – always ensure they are untreated and not painted or
Either left empty or filled with hay, baskets provide a wonderful toy for
bunnies to chew, throw around, jump on etc. Also great fun are willow
floor mats, table placemats and coasters.
Check out www.willowwarren.co.uk for some excellent ideas.
Boxes – cardboard boxes allow bunnies to be inventive and create
their own doorways and windows. Endless hours of fun can be
provided with a free supermarket box. (Ensure all staples and sticky
tape are removed). These are great for bunnies to hide in and jump on.
Baby rattles (made from hard plastic) – rabbits love things they can
pick up with their mouths and throw and if it makes a noise, all the
Feeding balls/domes – there are various types of these on the market
especially manufactured for rabbits. They are a good way to stimulate
your bunny and make him work for his food.
Check out pet shops or online as mentioned above.
Branches from apple trees – these are good for bunnies to strip and
eat the bark helping keep teeth in shape. Ensure that the tree has not
been treated with any chemicals.
Flower pots – available in hard-wearing plastic and in a range of sizes,
pots are fun for your rabbit to throw around. They can also be filled
with hay and hidden treats.