Toys for Rabbits
There are all sorts of fun, commercially-available toys for rabbits. These are great for entertaining your pet and keeping its mind busy. Many people don't know that rabbits like to play with toys as much as any other animal, so lots of bunnies go their whole lives without ever having something to play with. Isn't that sad?
Here are several types of toys that your bunny is sure to love!
You can make your own bunny castles, or you can buy them on line. The online ones are probably prettier, and also more functional as they have multiple stories that your bunnies can climb between! Your rabbit will enjoy renovating them to suit their needs, and when the floors give way, you can order extras to replace them! Many people really do swear by these bunny castles. If you do buy one, just make sure that you get one that doesn't have a whole lot of ink on it.
There is a great range of wicker/willow and other wood toys which are available for rabbits. These are great because they are entirely chew safe, and are also quite durable, providing your rabbit with plenty of ongoing fun! These toys come in balls, as baskets, in the form of chew rings, and other shapes too. Untreated wood is better for your pet.
Flip N Toss
Made from sisal, flip n toss toys are a big hit among rabbits. If you've never given your rabbit toys before, you might be surprised to learn that they just love to pick things up with their teeth and throw them around! You can make your own flip n toss style toys at home with things you find around the house.
Shake and Rattle
Much like babies and other small animals, bunnies quite often like toys that rattle. Bird toys, baby toys, and things you make from scratch are all good ways to stimulate your bunny's mind. Small rolls of cardboard taped up with pebbles inside are quite fun, for instance. They're easy to make, and your rabbit can have fun both rolling it around and subsequently destroying it. If your rabbit has to spend extended amounts of time in its cage (like when you're at work), you can hang bird toys on the inside of the cage to give it something to play with until you come home.
You might be surprised to learn that your bunny might quite like to play with a ball. Some bunnies love to nudge and push soft balls around with their noses and paws. Just make sure that it is made from a non toxic substance, or take it away if you find your rabbit chewing on it.
This article is accurate and true to the best of the author’s knowledge. It is not meant to substitute for diagnosis, prognosis, treatment, prescription, or formal and individualized advice from a veterinary medical professional. Animals exhibiting signs and symptoms of distress should be seen by a veterinarian immediately.