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DIY Bunny Toys

Do you have a rabbit? If so, we probably don’t need to tell you that you’ve chosen a super cute pet! Bunnies can make wonderful animal companions! These adorable little furballs do have some specific care needs, however. One thing that is very important is making sure your fuzzy pal has plenty of playthings, including lots of chewable toys. Fortunately, you don’t have to break the bank to keep Floppy’s toy box full. In fact, you can make some great bunny playthings out of common household items. In this article, a local Cameron Park, CA vet lists some great DIY bunny toys.

Foraging Toys

Bunnies love snacks! Stuff some fresh herbs or grass hay into a paper lunch bag for your furry friend to nibble on. You can also string a piece of twine between two chairs, and use clothespins to hang leafy greens from it. Just be sure to offer only foods that are safe for rabbits. Ask your vet for nutritional recommendations.

Wood

Many wood and wicker items make great rabbit toys. Some suitable options are old spoons, children’s blocks, and baskets. Just avoid anything with sharp edges or dangling threads, as well as anything covered in varnish or dye.

Cardboard Toys

Cardboard items can make great rabbit toys. The cardboard tubes from paper towel or toilet paper rolls can be upcycled into lots of fun playthings. Cut them into rings, and reassemble them into a ball shape. Or, poke holes in the sides, and put bunny chew sticks into them. You can also put several in an empty tissue box, and drop treats inside them.

Obstacle Course

Make your cute pet a fun obstacle course out of footstools and boxes. Bunnies love to jump! You can also make Floppy a little box castle. Just be sure to do some bunnyproofing before letting your furry buddy out to play. Ask your vet for specific advice.

Paper

Shred some plain copy paper, then pile it over a yummy treat or stuff it into a box or paper bag. You can also crumple a sheet of paper up over a tasty snack. Another cute option is to cut little paper shapes for Floppy to play with. (Tip: this is a great project for the kids!)

Please contact us, your Cameron Park, CA animal hospital, with any questions about your bunny’s health or care. We’re here to help!

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