Homemade toys for rabbits

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Rabbits are the most sociable and playful animals. For this reason, these sweet animals need attention, affection and environmental enrichment from their caretaker, in order to stay well stimulated and entertained. In this way, their correct well-being is guaranteed..

If you have decided to host a rabbit in your home and you are not sure how to satisfy its play needs or you want to learn new ways for your furry to be distracted, keep reading this AnimalWised article, in which we explain how to make homemade rabbit toys, simple, made with recycled materials and with which your little one will have a great time.

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  1. Chew toy for rabbits
  2. Hay tube
  3. Tunnel for rabbits
  4. Digging box
  5. Homemade Rabbit Food Dispenser

Chew toy for rabbits

Rabbits are animals that love to eat vegetables, as it is one of the main foods in the diet of this animal. For this reason, a toy that offers him the chance to chew on his favorite food will be perfect for keeping your rabbit entertained and healthy. For this toy, you will need to:

  • Vegetables
  • Rope
  • Tweezers

Instructions

  1. First, you must wash and cut vegetables. For example, you can use carrots, chard leaves, lettuce, arugula… Check the recommended Fruits and vegetables for rabbits.
  2. With the help of the tweezers, you should hang the vegetables along the rope.
  3. Tie the two ends of the rope to an accessible area so that your rabbit discovers it and can reach the vegetables.

Hay tube

Hay is essential in the feeding of the rabbit. In fact, up to 80% of their diet should be hay. For this reason, a tube of hay can stimulate your rabbit to eat part of his daily amount while having fun. Hands down, this is one of the best and easiest homemade rabbit toys. To make this toy, you will need to:

  • Roll of toilet paper
  • Two strings
  • Pair of scissors
  • Hay

Instructions

  1. With the help of the scissors, you should make two small holes (through which a rope can pass), on one side of the roll. Be careful with the scissors, as you could accidentally hurt yourself. And if you are a minor, ask for help from an adult.
  2. You shall insert each string through one of the holes and tie a knot inside to prevent it from coming off.
  3. Fill in tube with hay. Discover the best hay for rabbits in this other article.
  4. By last, hang the toy in an accessible area for your rabbit.

Tunnel for rabbits

Many keepers include tunnels as one of the best toys for rabbits, as these animals love to run through them, hide and / or relax inside, where they are well protected. For this reason, we teach you how to make a homemade tunnel for rabbits very easily, because for this toy only you will need to an empty medium box, such as a cereal box.

Instructions

  1. You shall open the box at both ends.
  2. Put the box on its side on the narrower sides.
  3. Crush the box carefully, preventing it from breaking, so that two folds are formed on the wide sides, thus giving it the shape of a tunnel.
  4. Finally, tuck inside the folds at the ends of the box. This way you will get a perfect tunnel for rabbits and totally safe.

To better see the step by step of this homemade toy for rabbits and of the previous two, do not miss this video.

Digging box

Rabbits love to dig, because in their natural habitat these animals they live in burrows that they create with their strong legs. To satisfy this need that your rabbit has, as well as to offer him fun times in which his curiosity and desire to explore are encouraged, we invite you to try making this toy. To make this homemade rabbit toy you will need to:

  • A big box
  • Recycled paper
  • Vegetables
  • Pair of scissors

Instructions

  1. With the help of scissors, you should cut the top of the box and also open a hole through which your rabbit can access its interior. Be careful, as you could cut yourself with the scissors. Also, if you are a minor, you should ask an adult for help.
  2. Then, with your hands (or if you see it necessary, with the scissors), cut various papers in different uneven pieces. They should not be too small to prevent swallowing. Then crumple them up.
  3. Lay out the crumpled papers inside the box.
  4. By last, wash and cut the vegetables that you have chosen and add them inside the box mixed and hidden between the paper. In this way, your rabbit must access the box, explore inside and stir with its feet to find the food..

Homemade Rabbit Food Dispenser

In order to offer your rabbit a challenge that keeps him distracted and mentally stimulated, we propose the following toy, with which you can hide food inside so he can try to get it out. For this dispenser, you will need to:

  • Roll of toilet paper
  • Vegetables and / or treats in pellet form
  • Pair of scissors

Instructions

  1. Wash and cut the vegetables in Little pieces.
  2. With the help of scissors, cut small holes in the paper roll through which the pieces of food can come out without much difficulty (to begin with). If you make this game for rabbits too difficult, your animal will quickly become frustrated by not getting the prizes.
  3. Next, you must close the roll bending both ends down so that there is a concave shape so that the food cannot be dislodged.
  4. Add the vegetables inside the roll by opening one of the ends and closing it again.

Go ahead with all these games for rabbits and have a fun time both making toys and later playing with your animal. ¡Do not forget to leave your comment to tell us which one your furry liked the most!

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