Toys are a means for bunnies to express their essential rabbitness (chew! dig! toss! forage!) without hurting themselves or demolishing your house. But the same old toys get boring. How to find a steady stream of fun for buns? One option is letting someone else do the searching for you: buy a rabbit goodies subscription.
Since the onset of COVID-19, I’ve had lots more things delivered. I’ve converted the ensuing logjam of shipping boxes into bunny toys, and even whole rabbit recreation areas. But amid the pandemic, there’s been social media warnings claiming companies are spraying their packages with antibacterials that are toxic to our furry friends. Is it true?
What to buy for the rabbit who’s got everything — and never plays with it!?!? Lots of sites have rabbit toys that look great. You buy them, your bun just stares at you, hops away, and chews the sofa. Sound familiar? Here’s a guide to the Bunny-tested and approved — toys that all get three tails up.
Moraea here. So, my female humie probably had other plans for her blog this week. Like some dreary treatise on all the yummy snacks rabbits aren’t allowed to eat because it’ll make them fat. Anyway, she left the keyboard unattended and her desk chair out, and I’ve got something much more important to tell you:
It’s my bunniversary!
So this post is all about me.
You know you’re a Certified Rabbit Nut when your self-worth is determined by how much your bunnies like the puzzle toys you’re making for them. Further disturbing evidence? Piles of dried vegetation, half-chewed cardboard boxes, and polyester ribbon littering your kitchen counters. So here’s my current level of success, according to my four-legged food critics.
Something to do! Everybody needs something to do, including pet rabbits. Besides just giving your bunster a rockin’ good time, it also helps keep them from doing things you might not like them doing! But how to give your bunny a steady supply of entertainment without breaking the bank? One way is to make your own puzzle toys.
A puzzle toy is simply a rabbit-safe object that hides food. Your bunny should be able to detect the presence of the food, and then do something rabbity, like dig — or chew — or pull — to get at the food. Presto! He not only gets something tasty to eat, he also gets an activity he’ll enjoy. Here’s a step-by-step guide to creating puzzle toys for your whisker-nosed friend.
Things are weird – I think we can all agree on that. Make a silver lining for your rabbit.