Fun Things to Make for Rabbits

Your pet rabbit should be kept stimulated to prevent boredom.
Your pet rabbit should be kept stimulated to prevent boredom. (Image: Jupiterimages/ Images)

It is important to not only make sure your rabbit remains healthy through proper nutrition and exercise, but also that your pet is kept stimulated to prevent boredom. A bored bunny is more likely to create his own entertainment, which often involves chewing curtains, shoes or wires and digging up your garden. With a few ideas, you can make fun toys and treats which will keep your pet rabbit away from trouble and amused for hours.

Grass Tray

Fill a seed tray with compost and sprinkle on grass seeds to make a miniature piece of lawn for your rabbit. Water the seeds once a day and the tray should soon be full of grass. Add in some dandelion seeds along with the grass seeds to create more stimulation.

Cardboard Box Toys

There are many things you can do with a cardboard box to make a fun toy for your rabbit to play with. Cutting a door and windows out of the box turns it into a house your pet can explore in. Add shredded paper and hay in the box for extra interest. Cut a little hole in smaller cardboard boxes, fill it with pellets and treats and seal it back up; when your rabbit throws these around the food will fall out, providing added stimulation and giving your rabbit a nutritious snack.

Pine Cone Treat

Pine cones stuffed with rabbit-friendly treats, such as small pieces of apple and carrot, can make a healthy and stimulating homemade thing to make for your rabbit. Ensure that the food you put in does not contain any pips, as these can be toxic.

Obstacle Course

An obstacle course will keep your bunny active and give him plenty of stimuli to stop boredom. Use cardboard boxes, large cardboard tubes for tunnels and wicker basket to create a fun course for your bunny to explore. Keep your rabbit safe by making sure that the course is not too high, there are no sharp edges and that any wood you use is safe for rabbits.

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