Toys For Your Rabbit To Play With
Your rabbit will enjoy a wide variety of activities which will help him (her) stay active and satisfied. There are many items you may have already that you can use to create toys for him, without having to go out and buy anything expensive and fancy. Here are some ideas for toys that your rabbit will enjoy playing with.
When you think of toys for your rabbit, think of toys he can chew on. Rabbits need lots of chewing to keep their teeth sharp. They enjoy munching on anything from toilet paper rolls, to cardboard boxes. You can use small cereal boxes, or even salt boxes with all salt and metal parts removed.
Willow balls are easily found at the craft store. These pretty items are often used in home décor. However, they also make a great toy for rabbits; toys that can easily be pushed and batted around at will.
Pellet and Hay Sock
For this rabbit toy, you can put to use any clean, old sock that no longer has a match. Insert some pellets and hay, and tie it up the end. You can use a ribbon or simply tie a knot in the end of the sock if it is long enough. Your rabbit will enjoy throwing this around.
Because rabbits often groom each other when living in groups, they will usually do the same to a stuffed animal which is put into their cage. Choose a clean stuffed animal and remove all tags, plastic and metal from it before giving it to them. Then put it into the cage and watch them play with their new stuffed friend.
Some rabbits love to dig. If your rabbit is one of these types, simply purchase a long, flat container; a plastic one that is sold with a lid works well. You want the sides to be high enough to allow the sand to stay contained, but low enough that you can slide it under a piece of furniture when not in use, if you wish.
There are many plastic container brands that carry long, flat containers that are specifically made to slide under beds as extra storage, and these are wonderful for this purpose. Fill the bottom of the container with sand, and let your rabbit use it while you supervise.
Muffin Tin Surprise
This is a fun little game that your rabbit will enjoy playing, and he will enjoy the rewards at the end as well. Take a muffin tin, and then sprinkle some dry treats in the bottom of each indent. Cut circles out of thick card stock paper that are just a little bigger than each of the holes, and then poke two holes in each circle.
Using a thick string, guide it through each of the two holes and bring the ends back together, tying the ends together to form a circular string. Place the circles on top of each muffin tin hole, and allow your rabbit to seek the treats beneath each of the circles.
Rabbits are curious critters, and love to play. Create some more fun for your rabbit to spice up his daily life. By making these toys for your rabbit, he will be able to indulge in many great moments.