WHAT KIND OF TOYS CAN WE GIVE OUR BUNNY?
A bunny with toys of his own will be more likely to leave your things alone! Try to avoid rubber toys. They will become lunch in short order and although I'm not aware of any serious consequences, but why tempt fate?
You can buy all kinds of toys (see our catalog page under chew toys) but there are plenty right around your house.
Empty aluminum soda cans are a particular favorite. They will roll it and scratch it and yes, even chew it. I've even seen bucks throw them at one another! Shove a rock down inside for some noisy entertainment (not recommended for house bunnies or you'll never sleep!).
Cardboard toilet paper rolls are fun when stuffed with hay.
Empty oatmeal boxes with both ends cut out make a great tunnel or hurdle to jump over.
Empty orange juice cans and lids are good toys.
Canning jar rings are light weight and fun to throw.
Large plastic PVC pipe make a great tunnel.
Ferret balls and toys.
Metal measuring cups and spoons.
Baby teething rings and keys.
Cardboard boxes and paper sacks can offer hours of hide and seek fun and the ultimate destruction of both, creating a mess to keep you entertained! Other fun litter makers are cardboard egg cartons, paper towels, napkins and paper plates.
A twig or block of wood (NOT REDWOOD OR CEDAR) makes a good toy as well as helps keep their teeth worn down.
Rabbits are the ultimate recyclers so basically, before you throw it away, throw it in the rabbit cage first and see what they will do with it.
If compelled to purchase something try a metal cat ball, the wire cage type (without a bell). The bunny can pick it up easily and frequently will play catch with himself. Whiffle balls are fun and light weight.
Or how about a ping pong ball? The ultimate insanity..... they can't catch it!
Pet stores have flavored chew sticks or wooden dumb bells (used for training dogs) that bunnies enjoy.
Some creative pet stores offer bunny baskets made of willow branches and filled with twigs, and/or dried fruit as treats and toys for your bunny.
Since bunnies like to dig, hay or straw, and newspapers can be lots of fun and more terrible mess.......... generally better offered outside.
Use your imagination but always be sure to avoid painted objects or fabric covered items which may cause poisoning or bowel obstruction.
AVOID ANYTHING WITH STRINGS! Strings on toys or in bedding can get wrapped around delicate legs and cut off the circulation. Check the yard and house as well for any stringy traps.
A bunny with toys of his own will be less inclined to chew on or play with household items not bunny-proofed.