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Fun Toys For Rabbits: Bunny Castles

Updated on July 10, 2008

Behold! Bunny Castle

Walking the halls...

As anyone who has a house bunny will know, it doesn't take much for a rabbit to get bored and start destroying your home with great skill and efficiency. Owners of bored bunnies quite often find that their sofas have been remodeled in the latest burrow style, the television doesn't work because bunny decided that the cord should not be running behind the back of the set along the floor like that, and wooden furniture starts to look as if it has been attacked by a rogue troop of angry termites.

One solution to this problem is to bunny proof your home, which means removing stray wires from places that bunnies can get their teeth on them, taping them up etc. But you can't remove all your furniture from the floor, so the other option you have is to provide your rabbit with toys it can remodel and destroy.

Bunnies are quite intelligent little creatures, and they need mental stimulation in order to be content. Some bunnies are great 'builders', meaning that they love to chew on things and rip things up, and generally create a nice little home for themselves. Bunny castles are the perfect solution for this type of rabbit, and they can be made with just a few cardboard boxes too!

A word of warning though, if you notice that your bunny is eating the cardboard instead of just ripping it up, then you should take away the cardboard, as this can lead to blockages and death. You can make your own bunny castle by getting several cardboard boxes and cutting holes in the sides for the rabbit to run through. The holes should not be too large, just sufficient for the bunny to get through. They will want to redesign the doorways themselves later on, so its best you keep things simple. Placing several of these boxes together creates kind of a maze, or a tunnel, and your bunny is sure to love running through it, peeking over it, hiding behind it, and if you use several boxes not just one in front of the other, but next to one another, they will soon learn to go from 'room' to 'room',

What makes it a castle? Well, a turret of course! The turret is more for your pleasure than the rabbit's but there is no reason why you shouldn't have fun making your bunny toys too. Simply take a cardboard box, raise the flaps so that the are vertical, and cut slots in at regular intervals to create ramparts. This box can then slot on top of one underneath it, creating a fun dark space for your bunny to hide in.

The pictures are of Wicket the bunny enjoying just such a fun castle. The best thing about it is that the boxes can be taken apart to form different configurations, or folded away for storage, which means that you can set up a bunny play land and take it down within minutes.

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      Oreo_The_rabbit 

      5 years ago

      I gonna beg my owner to make one!

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      X STUDENT 

      5 years ago

      Very help ful thx

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      alexis 

      6 years ago

      My new bunny looked really but my cat ma bord so this should help!!!! Thx

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      boobunny 

      7 years ago

      I just bought a bunny for my daughter and we are all in love with him. We are trying to get him comfortable and provide stuff for him to do while we are at work and at school. This seem like a great idea to make with my daughter and I think Boo will love it too.

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      Daisy 

      7 years ago

      Kool my human is puttin together one 4 meeee!!!

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      missy 

      7 years ago

      What type of rabbit do you have mine look similar but i have no idea what type they are?

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      Heather 

      7 years ago

      I am going to try this for my 7month old bunny I bet he will love it lol

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      Zooe 

      8 years ago

      Awesome idea! I took 3 hours doing it today, and it came out perfect! It looked neat too :P

      ...TOO BAD IT WAS TO SMALL FOR MY BUNNY.

      UGHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHH

      Just a warning to you guys, check the size first!

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      awesome 

      8 years ago

      my bunnys don't do anything but dig holes. do you know what i should do? maybe to stop them?

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      christine 

      9 years ago

      cool im going to try to make one of those today for my bunny

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      Joe 

      9 years ago

      my rabbit won't even touch that,he'd rather chew on furniture

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      serena 

      9 years ago

      i built one f these for my outside rabbits and put it in their run. they absolutley loved it until they ot bored and teared it down. ;)

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      louisa 

      9 years ago

      looks shit

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      louisa 

      9 years ago

      looks shit

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      Rebecca 

      9 years ago

      agreed! but what a great idea i feel sorry for my poor rabbit Timothy without anyone to talk to so i might create one of these!

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      Angelina 

      9 years ago

      Wow

      you sure have a lot of time on you hands!

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