Indoor Bunny Toys – Keep your Rabbit entertained for hours
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Rabbits can be a bit like children. Buy them an expensive toy, and five minutes later you see them happily chewing through the box. Some people don't think that rabbits need toys, but those people generally find that their rabbit keeps itself entertained chewing on the wiring of their house and tearing up the furniture. This is the rabbit version of play, so you can either provide suitable places to play, and objects for your bunny to wreak havoc upon, or you can say goodbye to the polished good looks of your home.
Rabbits generally like to remodel their environment, so a cardboard box big enough to push around, chew on, and generally beat the hell out of can be a fun toy for any rabbit. It creates an obstacle they can use to hide behind when they do their mad sprints, and it is easy to dispose of and replace once they destroy it entirely.
You can get creative with cardboard too. Breaking down a box can open up a wide array of possibilities. You can build tunnels, small ramps, or perhaps even a satellite if you know what you're doing. Bunny may not be particularly interested in a satellite, but you never know.
When they're not remodeling, rabbits often enjoy picking things up and tossing them. You can purchase "flip and toss" toys from your local pet store especially for this purpose. I purchased my rabbit one, and she has faithfully ignored it since that day, preferring to flip and toss the hated brush that is used on her when she'd much rather be causing bunny anarchy elsewhere.
Inner cardboard rolls from various things can make good flip and toss toys, essentially, anything cardboard is a good idea, assuming your rabbit doesn't eat it. Watch bunny at work, are there loads of cardboard shavings around, or is the box simply dissapearing? Rabbits tend to enjoy doing things that might kill them, so keep an eye on them whenever they are playing with any toy.
Wood is a great toy material as long as it is untreated. Gnawing on wood wears those ever growing teeth down, and provides a real challenge for the bunny on a mission. Wooden blocks, ramps,and houses are all good environmental toys for a rabbit. You can even create jumps and obstacle courses with a little bit of imagination and effort, something that will keep both you and your bunny entertained for hours.
Essentially the rules are simple. Keep it safe, keep it fun.
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