Your rabbit has a very active mind and can get bored very easily. Rabbits get a fair amount of mental exercise from their diet of grass hay and green foods, but additional toys are appreciated.

The best way to keep them entertained and stop them from being destructive is to supply them not only with a companion but with toys as well. Here are some ideas:

  • old cardboard boxes – hay packed toilet rolls
  • willow sticks /branches from untreated trees (dry the wood for at least a month to prevent any adverse reactions to the sap)
  • stuffed animals
  • unfinished unpainted wicker or straw baskets
  • hard plastic baby toys like keys and rattles that can be tossed around
  • old bunch of keys
  • untreated sea grass doormats
  • little plastic trucks about 10cm higher or bigger
  • a use for those unmatched socks (empty or fill with hay)
  • paper bags, large ones
  • cat toys
  • dried out pinecones
  • jungle gym type kids toys, they like to investigate high places, make sure they are sturdy
  • empty yogurt containers, one inside the other with a treat in the middle
  • hanging parrot toys or solid baby mobiles in their hutches
  • wooden or basket tunnels to run through and hide in
  • upturned large plant pots
  • clay pipes to run through
  • treats in a large box of shredded newspaper
  • treats in a hollow treat ball
  • rabbit piñatas! Make from cardboard skeleton with non inked paper layered over using flour /water glue. Make hollow and stuff with hay and a tablespoon of dried fruit (this is a treat and your rabbit should not be over fed!!)

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