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Rabbit Toy Enrichment Ideas and Accessories

Rabbit toys and enrichments
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The role and importance of rabbit toys cannot be ignored. They are essential in ensuring your bunnies remain entertained, happy and exercised. Rabbits enjoy climbing, tunneling, hiding, chewing, digging, and flinging. Your toy choice should encourage these natural behaviors.

Rabbit toys and enrichments

Rabbit toys enrichment

Overview

There are many types of good chew, hiding, logic rabbit toys you can buy in the market. However, you do not need to spend a lot of money on them.

If you are interested in specific ones, we have covered the best logic, best chew, and best tunnel rabbit toys as well as homemade DIY toys separately.

Before going for any of them, you need to ensure they are rabbit-safe, they won’t be ingested if not safe or they won’t block your furry friends’ digestive system.

Let us look at what it takes to make most out of these toys.

Participate in their playtime with toys

As the pet owner, you are the best toy for your bunnies. Spend time and interact with them. For instance, you can let her or him hop over you while you are lying down.

Also, toss them various toys including toddler keys. Let them pick toys or bat them back. Sometimes, they will pounce at them growling.

Always, encourage them to play, often change the toys you are giving them once they get used to the previous ones and begin to ignore them.

Rabbits are fun to play with, and they love being petted once they are used to you especially if you are the one who grooms and feeds them.

Examples of good rabbit toys and supplies ideas

When providing your bunnies with toys, you need to give them a variety since they are different and what one likes might not interest the other one. There are many types and varieties of good commercial ones you can buy.

Besides going for the commercial ones, some good examples and ideas that will keep your furry friend exploring, digging, foraging and exercising include the following:

Wooden chew toys

For chewing, flinging, battling, and scratching. You can hang some of them on your cage roof while others can be placed on the floor of your cage.

Toilet paper and paper towel tubes

For shredding, filling in hay for them to eat and roll them.

Tissue box

Remove any plastics, fill it with hay and let it try to get it out. Be sure its head does not stick inside them.

Wicker baskets and straws

Go for untreated ones. They will be good for chewing, and if filled with straws or shredded papers, junk mails or magazines, they can be ideal for digging. You can also put treats inside them to encourage exploration.

Cardboard box toys

For chewing, hopping in and out after cutting an in and outdoor. You can also fill them with dried leaves, shredded newspapers for your furry friends to jump into and dig. Ensure the dried leaves are rabbit-safe. Remove any adhesives. Finally, you can also place tunneling pipes inside them.

Cat toys

Get those that can be rolled, tossed including the Batta balls and avoid those that can be chewed, have small parts that can come off easily.

Parrot toys

Ideal ones will be those that can be hanged, tossed, hit or chewed

Baby toys

Choose hard plastic ones such as rattles and keys, stacking cups, stacking blocks, fish links, and those that can be knocked or tossed around and so on. You can also give them wooden letter blocks for chewing if you are sure they are safe.

Climbing toys

Cottontail Cottage, kitty condos, tunnels, tubes, and some trees will be ideal.

Pine cones for rabbits

They are excellent and safe for chewing. Wash and dry them for not less than four months. They should be untreated. You can find some in the wild or buy them from your local pet store.

Paper bags, books, and papers

Give them telephone directories, Yellow pages, and old books with any shiny part removed as well as the back, front pages, and its spine. Your bunnies will enjoy shredding, ripping them off or shoving them.

Plastic and metallic lids

Any metallic lids especially those for covering food containers such as those covering mayonnaise jars will be good for rolling, flipping since they will be noisy. If you opt for plastic ones should be colorful and hard.

Tree twigs and branches

They are ideal for chewing and playing. Ensure they are rabbit-safe and pesticide-free and age them for at least three months. Note that apple branches can be given for eating even when still fresh.

Balls

They are good for pawing, flinging or nudging. Give them light kid’s balls, plastic balls and those made from wire. They should not be so big. Also, consider giving them treats in hollow balls too.

Tunneling tubes

Give them cardboard tubes, clay pipes, plastic or fabric ones. They are suitable for tunneling, hiding, and jumping over them.

Others

  • Plastic Rainbow slinkies, plastic Playskool truck type, and Tonka trucks
  • Straw whisk Ensure they are made from straw only.
  • Old towels (if you are sure they cannot ingest them). They will be ideal for scooting and bunching.
  • Small cups or bowl made of stainless steel and toys that dispense food.
  • Cardboard concrete forms to give them a chance to burrow.
  • Stuffed animals can also be provided under supervision.
  • Untreated seagrass mats
  • Rabbit piñatas
  • Stuffed bags with some grass such as the sweat smelling orchard

Bunny toys to avoid

While making every effort to keep your rabbits entertained with the various toys, there are some you should avoid especially those who opt for homemade rabbit toys. Those to avoid includes:

  • Avoid twigs from plum, redwood, apricot, and cherry since they are poisonous.
  • Dusty ones which may affect the respiratory systems
  • Those that are brittle and those with sharp edges may harm your rabbits

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