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Making Your Own Rabbit Toys
Rabbits need toys, too! Thankfully, they're easy and fun to make, and you'll get lots of ideas here.
Sometimes, it seems that rabbits are the most forgotten pet in the house. Usually quiet, they can't bark or meow to get your attention, and they're often locked in cages where they aren't noticed until feeding time. However, just because rabbits are quiet, it doesn't mean they aren't intelligent, playful creatures. In fact, rabbits are very smart and can even get health problems from lack of mental stimulation.
That's where toys come in. Rabbits need toys even more than cats or dogs, which at least have windows to look out and space to roam. There aren't a lot of rabbit toys on the market, though, and the ones available are usually expensive and poor quality. That's why I wrote this article. There are numerous toys you can make that your rabbit will love—and, best of all, they're so cheap that you can make a ton of them, so you can switch out the bunny toys as your rabbit gets bored or destroys them.
DIY Toy Ideas for Bunnies
- Chew Toys
- Cardboard Rabbit Castle
- Toilet Paper Tubes
- Willow Toys
- Rag Dolls
- Phone Books
- Household Items
- Small Plastic Bottles
- Grass Playthings and Mats
- Outdoor Fun
- Indoor Grass Lawn
- Recycled Cat Toys
- Cereal Boxes
Make a Tunnel for Your Bunny
In nature, rabbits like to burrow, so tunnels make popular toys.
One way to make a tunnel for your rabbit is to use a piece of poster board— you can even recycle one that you used for a garage sale sign. Grab it by the short edge, and bring it around so it matches up with the other short side and forms a tube. Using a stapler, attach the two edges. You'll want to cover the staples with tape to soften sharp edges and prevent injury. You can also cover one end with a circle cut from another piece of poster board—some rabbits like the feeling of being closed in and others don't, so see what works best for your rabbit.
Another idea for a tunnel is to just use one of those cement mold cardboard tubes you find at home improvement stores. They're sturdy enough to hold up well to the bunny's play.
Give Your Rabbit Chew Toys
Rabbits love to chew and will chew on everything from food bowls to their cages and even themselves if they don't have anything else. Giving them something to gnaw on offers them a way to keep their teeth in good shape without endangering themselves.
Wooden Chew Toys
Alhough many rabbits love to chew on baseboards, some don't prefer wood. They each have their own personalities, though, so yours might just love a branch to chew on. You can also find a block of wood and either set it in the cage or bolt it to the cage wall. Only use wood that is safe for rabbits, though. Avoid chemically treated wood at all costs! Untreated pine in small amounts is okay, and a few of the fruit trees, but never let them chew on branches or twigs from apricot, cherry, plum, or peach trees, and not redwood trees either.
I've heard lots of people say apple branches and twigs are okay, and if you use them sparingly you should be fine, but they are a member of the same family as the other dangerous fruit trees, so use with caution. Most people use apple, pine, or willow for their rabbit toys, and that is typically what commercial toys are made of as well.
Paper or Cardboard Chews
You can also give your rabbits cardboard to chew on. Toilet paper tubes are extremely popular, as are cylindrical oatmeal boxes. A thoroughly cleaned out cardboard salt container with the metal parts removed can be fun as well.
I also like to take random pieces of cardstock from bills and other places, the ones I would normally just toss into the recycling bin, and fold them up or crumple them and toss them for the rabbits to play with and chew on. Most rabbits love these most of all, and either toss them in the air or just sit and rip them apart. Don't use any glossy papers, though, since they can contain too much dangerous ink.
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Build a Cardboard Rabbit Castle
Don't toss out those cardboard boxes too soon. Rabbits love to play hide-and-seek, and a cardboard box is the perfect venue for a fun game.
You can just toss an old box on the floor for them, but with a few additions and modifications, that cardboard box will be even more fun: Cut a hole in each side of the box, big enough for the rabbit to squeeze through, and then add a few smaller holes scattered around the sides so the rabbit can peek out. You can even connect a few of these boxes by cutting holes, lining them up to make passages to neighboring boxes. Bunnies like these but many take a little bit of time to get brave enough to play in them.
Toilet Paper Tubes Make Great Bunny Toys
Many bunny owners know that rabbits love toilet paper tubes and will invent all sorts of games with the empties, but if your bun starts getting bored with the regular empty rolls, try to mix it up a little. Do one of the things below and see what your rabbit thinks.
- Stuff the tube with hay or grass—rabbits love to pull the pieces out.
- Cut the tube into rings—these are fun to toss about.
- Hang the tube by a string—bunnies love to push these around.
Try to come up with a few other uses for the toilet paper tubes. They're free and easy to work with and rabbits have lots of fun with them.
Toilet Paper Tube Toy Ideas
Though these are called cat toys, my rabbits often snag them right from under the noses of my cats, so I think they almost work better as rabbit toys.
- DIY Toy Out of a Toilet Paper Tube
Though this article is titled making a cat toy, it is great for bunnies as well. Rabbits love to bat this toy around and watch it spin across the floor. The toy reacts differently than normal shaped toilet paper tubes, so its actions are fascinating.
- Make Free Toys from Toilet Paper Rolls
This toy comes from something you probably throw away. It only takes a few minutes and a pair of scissors to have some fun homemade toys.
Balls and huts made out of woven willow twigs are great fun for most rabbits. You can weave them together yourself, just find some willow trees and pick a few twigs and twine them in and out of each other. Or you could re-purpose some willow balls from a craft store. They have piles of all different shapes and sizes. Make sure you do not get any that are lacquered, though— if it has a high gloss on the surface, choose another type. They're also fairly inexpensive if you want to just pick some up from the pet store.
Rabbit Rag Dolls
If you have old, clean rags, especially legs from jeans, you can make you rabbit a rag doll.
It doesn't have to be anything fancy. Just take a scrap of sturdy cloth, tie a knot in the middle, and toss it to your bunny. They love to toss the toy around and play tug with it. Since some like to rip it to shreds. It's best to be cautious and remove the toy if they rip up too much, since the fabric particles might not be good for them.
Small stuffed animals can lots of fun, too. Remove any eyes or loose pieces though, and get rid of them if they start to get torn up.
Most rabbits love playing with bath towels. Dragging them around, sitting on them, even digging on them, bath towels are lots of fun for rabbits, though make sure to wash them regularly, as many rabbits also really like peeing on them.
Bunnies Like Ripping Up Phone Books
Something about paper makes bunnies want to tear it up and phone books are full of paper that they have to rip from the binding so it's even more fun.
Household Items That Make Good Toys
- Crumpled paper bag
- Old phone book
- Old paper boxes
- Pieces of cardboard or empty chunks from cereal boxes folded in odd shapes
- Empty spools of thread
- Hay, alfalfa, or timothy
- Old wicker baskets
- Retired cat toys, stuffed animals, or baby toys
- Cardboard egg cartons
- Empty oatmeal canisters
- Milk jug rings
- Wicker paper plate holders
Any ball can be made into a rabbit toy. They seem to love rolling them along the floor and occasionally swatting them. Look for a few balls around the house, but remember to guard carefully against them chewing on their new toy. Most balls are rubber or plastic, so you need to watch them carefully so they don't ingest any.
Many rabbits like the little balls with bells in them. For some reason bunnies often like the sound of bells, and so will have a ball pawing their little toy around.
A nice natural wood ball is best, but almost impossible to find. Only use wood that's safe for rabbits to chew on, and avoid lacquers. You may even be able to find a natural chunk of wood with a roundish form that you can shape into a ball using sandpaper.
Small Plastic Bottles
Small plastic bottles, like those for sodas and water, make nice rabbit toys. Empty them, put the caps back on, and then give them to your rabbit. Especially on a linoleum floor, pushing around a plastic bottle is lots of fun for your furry friend. This isn't recommended if your rabbit is a big chewer though, and don't let them have the bottles if they start chewing on the plastic.
Dried grasses are a bunny's best friend. They seem to love everything about stuff made of dried grass: the smell, look, texture, and even the taste.
Items made of dried grass will be extremely popular with your fluffy butts, but remember, part of the fun is tearing them up.
How to Make a Grass Mat
If you have some bunny-safe grasses in your area, you may want to try your hand at weaving a grass mat. Don't worry too much if it doesn't turn out pretty, your bunnies won't care what it looks like. To get the grasses you could let a small patch of your lawn grow out and become tall enough for weaving or just use some pieces of hay or straw, then weave the pieces in and out like a basket until it's in a mat-like shape. Whatever it turns out like, I'm sure your rabbit will love it.
The great outdoors can be a wonderfully thrilling place for your rabbit. A safe and secure fenced backyard with appropriate oversight by a human is a place where your bunny can eat grass and dig to their heart's content.
Options for Taking Your Rabbit Outside
- Playpen: There are numerous folding animal playpens that you can unfold and set on the grass so your pet can run around inside in relative safety.
- Cage: You can also you a large cage and set it on the lawn so the grass comes through the bottom. This will keep your bunny safer than the open-top playpens.
- Leash: You can even use a leash. Rabbits are easily leash-trained, and though you can walk them like a dog, you can hold the end of the leash and follow behind them as they explore.
Whatever way you let them explore the outdoors, make sure you are very careful. Lots of things like to eat rabbits and if you aren't watching you might lose your bunny. There are even stories of people holding their bunnies and getting attacked by dogs, so always be aware of your surroundings.
Warning: Don't Let Your Bunny Get Too Hot!
Also, the sun may feel good to you, but rabbits are extremely sensitive to heat and vulnerable to dehydration, indoor ones especially, but all of them will die if they get too hot. Make sure they have some sort of shade and access to water and that you take them inside if it gets too hot for them. Even if they're playing outside for a few minutes they should have a container to drink from.
Enjoy the outdoors occasionally, but do it safely.
Make an Indoor Grass Lawn
If you can't let your bunny have outdoor time, you may want to grow her some grass of her own. Any sort of plastic pan will work as a planter and then just start some grass seed in it in some dirt and keep it watered. When the grass is nice and tall, give it to your pet as a nice treat.
Alfalfa should always be part of your bunny's diet as well, and moving hay racks can be lots of fun for them.
Recycled Cat Toys
Many cat toys make wonderful rabbit toys as well. Anyone with house rabbits and cats knows this since often rabbits will snatch the cat's toys right from their furry mitts.
Be cautious when if giving your rabbits cat toys, since some of them will be dangerous if chewed on. Make sure the toy is appropriate before you let your rabbit pretend he's a kitty cat!
Empty cereal boxes make great toys. Simply cut them up the middle so the rabbits can't get their heads stuck inside and then toss the boxes down on the floor. They love light things that are easy to pick up and toss, and cereal boxes work great for that. Try stuffing them with grass for some extra fun.
Setting a mirror down on the floor against a wall can really interest your rabbit. They are territorial and so become very intent when they spot another bunny, even if that bunny is their own reflection. Once they realize that bunny they see has no scent and moves just like them, they may become fascinated by the new experience.
Make a Rabbit Toy Activity Zone
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.
Questions & Answers
Question: How do I make my bunny feel at home?
Answer: Give your rabbit a safe place to stay. even if she is a house bunny, she should have a large, cage or caged in area that is just hers. Place a house or some sort of hide inside so if she gets frightened she can go inside it. Reassure her by giving her treats often, not a lot at a time, just small ones here and there so she sees you as the treat-bringer and knows you love her. Resist picking her up as that will scare her and leave her feeling off-balanced and nervous. And most of all make sure other animals or people don't harass her.
Question: How do I potty train my rabbit?
Answer: Even if it's a house rabbit, you'll want to confine the bunny at first until it learns to use a litter box. Use a playpen or cube grids for this. Rabbits tend to go pee in one corner of their cage, so place a litter box there. Use a larger litter box, not a small one. Some people like a litter box with an inner grid to keep pee confined to a pee pad. Use either aspen wood pellets or compressed paper litter pellets in the pan (even if you use a pee pad in the bottom). Be cautious, many litters are dangerous. Yesterday's News or Gentle Touch litters are good. In the beginning you may also want to add some Critter Litter Potty Training litter as the smell makes them want to pee there. You can stop using that after the rabbit is trained. Place the box in the corner where she pees. Add the pee pad if you're using a litter box with a grid, then place the grid on top of that. Add either the aspen or paper pellets. Add a bit of Potty Training Litter. Place your rabbit's hay rack over the litter box, so the hay falls into it as they munch. Your rabbit will like to sit in the box and eat their hay. They may also eat some of their poops, as rabbits are coprophagous and will eat a special kind of poop they make called cecotropes. Your rabbit should start to use the litter box. If they use a different corner add a litter box there as well. They will eventually learn to go in it. Keep them confined to the smaller playpen until they use the litter boxes well. Rabbits that aren't fixed may still spray to mark their territory, so it's best to get them spayed or neutered. An unfixed rabbit can be a bit of a menace.
Question: What would happen if a rabbit ate the cardboard off of the toilet paper tube toys?
Answer: They probably will eat the cardboard. As long as you have cleaned off the paper itself and they don't eat a bunch of them it will be fine. TP rolls don't have a lot of dyes or chemicals that will cause problems.
Question: I do not have much to make rabbit toys out of, what should I do?
Answer: Take some empty toilet paper rolls and stuff them with hay. Toss them in the cage for the rabbits to play with or hang them. Look around the house and see if you have any small, sturdy balls for them to roll. Hide treats and hay inside an empty kleenex box.
Question: Is it okay to give a rabbit a baby toy to play with?
Answer: Many baby toys are okay for rabbits to play with. Make sure there are no loose pieces that could get chewed off. Some rabbits chew more than others, so if the rabbit starts chewing off pieces you should remove it so they don't swallow any plastic.
Question: I have two rabbits that are losing fur. What's happening?
Answer: Fur loss can have numerous reasons. If they are both females, they may be experiencing false pregnancy symptoms, or if they've been exposed to a male, they could be preparing to have young. Fur loss in those cases will usually be from their soft bellies. Patchy fur loss with dry, flaky skin may be a mite infestation or other parasite. Try doing a Google search for the exact symptoms of your rabbits.
Question: Can my rabbit Mocha have a tissue box or is the coloring on the outside bad for her?
Answer: There is always lots of debate over the safety of printed materials. Since we don't know what inks they used we don't know if they're 100% safe. Since rabbits like to rip up cardboard, not ingest it, most people consider printed cardboard okay.
Question: Should I give Clover, my rabbit a blanket?
Answer: Sure, rabbits love blankets. I use one to line the cage and usually the rabbit has fun ripping it up from the floor and wadding it into how he wants it. Just watch carefully to make sure your rabbit doesn't chew on the blanket.
Question: What can't rabbits eat?
Answer: Rabbits can't eat onions, raisins, chocolate, processed foods or things of that nature. They also shouldn't have too much acidic fruit like oranges or tomatoes.
Question: Can one use small cat balls that are plastic for rabbits play?
Answer: Lots of rabbits like those, but if your rabbit chews you will need to find something sturdier.
Question: About how much does it cost to spay or neuter a lionhead rabbit?
Answer: It really depends on the vet you go to. Getting them fixed could cost a couple hundred dollars, but if you shop around you may be able to find a cheaper price. Ask at your local humane society, they should have information on low cost vets in the area and may even be able to offer you low price spay or neuter there at the shelter. The cost of getting a rabbit fixed is just one reason it's a good idea to get rabbits from a shelter as the adoption fee for a spayed animal is much less than getting a rabbit then getting it fixed.
Question: Can pet rabbits live outside?
Answer: Years ago many people had their rabbits live in hutches outside, but now most people keep them inside. Rabbits are sensitive to the heat and cold, and many of them died during the summer. Inside there is climate control to keep them safe, and plus being inside means they are more a part of the family than if they were locked away somewhere easy to be forgotten.
Question: What is a good way to stop your bunny from chewing on your clothes?
Answer: Just don't let her. If she grabs the clothes you are wearing tell her no and push her away. If she grabs clothes thrown around the room, pick up your room so she doesn't ingest the fabric and get hurt. A room kept clean is important if you let your bunny freeroam.
Question: My friend has a rabbit and I’m making two playhouses. Can I somehow put toys inside of the boxes?
Answer: Sure. Use a short length of shoelace (not long enough to be a danger of getting tangled) and you can hang a toilet paper tube from the ceiling of the box. Or a box with a rim would be a good place to leave a ball with a bell as it won't get lost then. You could put nearly any toys inside.
Question: My bunny is allergic to bananas. What do I do because most treats have bananas in them?
Answer: Sticks made of apple wood make great treats. Also, there are some really good alfalfa-based chews. Remember, treats are nice, but not an important part of pet care. They are a bonus. Many commercial rabbit treats aren't very good for them anyways. If you check labels and can't find many treats that don't have bananas in them, it's okay. Just make sure your bunny has plenty of wood chews, timothy hay, and fresh fruits and vegetables.
Question: What can I do if I'm having problems litter box training my rabbit?
Answer: Most importantly, is the rabbit spayed or neutered? If they aren't fixed they will likely never be completely housebroken since they need to spray pee to mark their areas. Some rabbits that are fixed will still do this. Pen the rabbit off into a smaller area, maybe a small bathroom. This restricts where the rabbit will want to go to the bathroom. Put in a litterbox with some safe wood pellet or newspaper litter. Top with some timothy hay. The rabbit will hang out in the box and eat the hay and will learn to go to the bathroom in that spot. Once he has learned to use the litterbox slowly expand how much space he has.
Question: How can I convince my parents I need a rabbit?
Answer: Do a lot of research on rabbits. Learn what kind of care they need and how long they live. Are you still going to be able to take care of the rabbit in 12 years? Prove that you are responsible. Keeping your room clean and chores down shows that you will likely keep the rabbit's cage clean. If you can't even keep your own space clean it will show you probably won't keep the rabbit's space clean. Do a cost analysis and work out how much a rabbit costs to care for (cages and supplies get expensive), and figure out how you are going to pay for it. Maybe get a part-time job if you're old enough. You'll also have to plan how to pay for any vet bills and start a vet fund for paying for veterinarian visits. Check out petfinder.com and look for rabbits in your area that at local shelters and rescues. Find out the requirements for adopting from the shelters in your area.
Amelie Boyle on June 04, 2020:
my bunny peanut butter loves his cardboard castle I made it for him as a birthday present.
Ali on March 27, 2020:
Thanks you so much these all help me so much because I alway need way to make my bunny active
Alisha Vargas (author) from Reno, Nevada on February 25, 2020:
Rabbits bite when afraid or being aggressive or just generally being rabbits. If she is biting you when you pick her up, she's probably scared and trying to tell you not to do that. If she's biting when you are near her food, she's protecting her food from you taking it away. A lot of rabbits will bite if they are in their cage and you stick your hand in. Cage aggression is because they see you as an intruder into their territory. Try distracting her with a treat if you need to clean the cage.
Alisha Vargas (author) from Reno, Nevada on February 25, 2020:
Alisha Vargas (author) from Reno, Nevada on February 25, 2020:
Some rabbits just don't like toys or treats. Try playing with the toys in front of her to get her interested. If you are having fun with something she'll naturally be more curious.
Mac on December 18, 2019:
My rabbit prince seems to love his little cat ball that i brought for him!
He chews at it and really thinks it's wonderful!
Anonymous on December 15, 2019:
My bunny loves the paper!
Anonymous on December 12, 2019:
My bunnies Stormy and blizzard love the shredded paper!!!!!!
bailey on November 13, 2019:
i am so happy, this website gave me some tips and tricks but i have a question how do get my rabbit to not bite me?
Savannah on October 04, 2019:
My rabbit (bun bun) loves toys!
Muffinandme on September 22, 2019:
My bunny(muffin)loves these toys!thx!
Adriana on September 04, 2019:
All of my other rabbits love the toys though. Super great ideas!!!
Adriana on September 04, 2019:
My Mini Lop doe is very uninterested in any toys or treats I give her.Any toys that would tempt her or could she simply not like toys and treats?
Susan on February 23, 2019:
Can my rabbit Mocha have a tissue box or is it bad for her because of the coloring on the outside?
Karsyn on July 27, 2018:
My bunny thunder loves toys i make new ones all the time so when i go over to him and i have somthing in my hand he will come running and expect me to have a toy
Marcella on June 25, 2018:
I have a bunny , his name is mouse . The thing is he is wild . I got hime 3 days ago he likes to hide . I love him so much and hope to get more bunnies .( house bunnies tho) bunnies ar so great
JoAnna on May 20, 2018:
What about the colors, dye's used in Rabbit toys sold. They give no information about it. Thanks
Bunny lover on March 27, 2018:
Bunnies are GORGEOUS and I hope to buy one sometime soon.
I'll DEFINITELY bookmark THIS page!
LHP on March 26, 2018:
I am a first time owner of a Dutch rabbit and this page has helped give me ideas on how to play with him. He likes to toss the toilet paper rolls in the air and find the treat hidden in the roll filled with hay.
12345 on March 16, 2018:
I LOVE RABBITS
231129❤ on February 23, 2018:
Thanks my bunny is so happy with the toys she loves them❤
bunny saver on January 25, 2018:
Callum I like you and I would love to help you! I save bunns.
Bunny baby on January 18, 2018:
I absolutely cannot believe how much you have helped me! My bunny absolutely loves them! Thx so much xoxo
mystery on January 12, 2018:
thanks ALISHA IT IS VERY HELPFUL FOR ME WITH MY BUNNY .
FROM UP THERE THANKS
HANAE SUDO on January 11, 2018:
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kyleigh on December 27, 2017:
my Netherlander dwarf bunny will love the toilet paper rolls and everything else thx for ur help these ideas are amazing and really coooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooolllllllllllllllllllllllll
Linden Yates on December 22, 2017:
This page is really helpful for me. I needed some ides for christmas toys for my bunny.
Nuha Abrahams on October 18, 2017:
Thank you! I tried the paper castle and my bunnies loved it!
I will be trying loads more in the future
Áine Cassidy on September 23, 2017:
this is a great site please help me to get a rabbit stop peeing on the couch
Bunnylover on August 25, 2017:
trinityayers123 on May 06, 2017:
Very helpful my bunnies will love this ideas
Veradesmore on May 01, 2017:
This page is very helpful! thanks!
animal on April 09, 2017:
yay helped a lot
Kartik Das on February 24, 2017:
Great things I saw for rabbits. Well, my pet rabbit doesn't play with the toys, instead she eats them. She's hungry all day.
callum on December 28, 2016:
my rabbits like toys to play with but i want to make my very own toy any one would help
Sasha N on November 07, 2016:
My New Zealand white will love these ideas
kaylee on June 16, 2016:
I love my lion head rabbit but I can't seem to find a place to groom and shorten her hair I need some help!
Deepak Rana on November 28, 2015:
my rabbit is most cute in universe and in world kkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkk
Jenna Durbin on November 13, 2015:
You don't want to let them eat coloring but i like this
rosina2002 on May 20, 2014:
thanks this has made my new pet rabbit very happy!!!
tonypaull on December 02, 2013:
Nice lens. Given me a different perspective on an animal I knew very little about. Thanks
Kaylab123 LM on November 23, 2013:
Very nice lens! It sounds like your bunnies are really well loved and taken care of! My aunt owns a few and she's also very dedicated to making sure they get activity and mental stimulation. Thank you for sharing!
marvins on November 22, 2013:
Wow great idea.... :) definitely will try with my bunny :) thumbs up lens :)
amycorp on November 11, 2013:
Thanks so much for the info! We have a rabbit, so this lens in very helpful.
aleereviews on November 04, 2013:
Great tips! There's a lot more to rabbits that I didn't know :)
Hansoph on November 04, 2013:
What a great lens - some fantastic ideas. Thanks
ddbdanielle on October 20, 2013:
Nice lens, didn't know rabbits were so playful.
joyfuldesigns lm on October 08, 2013:
Great lens. I used to be a rabbit breeder and showed rabbits, so know quite a bit. They really are FAR more playful and social than most people think. Great job highlighting this and what amazing pets they really do make.
FionaWalters on August 21, 2013:
After building a lens on baby gifts and toys, I was browsing around Squidoo and found your lens about rabbit toys! Curious, I explored it a bit - and now realize how important toys are even to these tiny critters. Nice lens, thanks for sharing your passion.
tonyaalves3 on August 11, 2013:
The rabbits are so adorable in the photos.
diegocomercio on July 29, 2013:
always cute animals. great tips you have here. nice lens
mayraborcea on July 29, 2013:
Wow...cool! I didn't know that rabbits like playing with toys...! So cute!
anonymous on June 01, 2013:
Brilliant my rabbit who is 3 weeks old and is the size of my hand will love this
weballan on April 24, 2013:
Very cool... We used to have bunny and I never knew about getting him a toy. There is always the next time.
Matt_Lowe on April 23, 2013:
These are great!
imagelist lm on March 29, 2013:
Thanks for sharing...
anonymous on February 28, 2013:
Love these ideas! My bunny loves all these homemade toys and gave up on the store-bought ones.
Virginia Allain from Central Florida on February 26, 2013:
You've put a lot of thought into choosing the right toys for a rabbit. I appreciate that some are easily made at home. I had a house rabbit for awhile, but he scared my cats so I found a new home for him.
Erin Hardison from Memphis, TN on January 27, 2013:
Lots of fantastic creative ideas for rabbit toys. wish I would've thought of some of these for the Flemish Giant I had as a child.
anonymous on November 24, 2012:
Great lens! Harry loves his new toys, thanks!
anonymous on November 17, 2012:
Really helpful my bunny loves his new toys! !
anonymous on November 05, 2012:
WOW so many great ideas! I just got a 10-week old bunny 2 days ago and once I cut her off from all the electronics and dangerous things, she's already gotten a little bored. I just stuffed hay in a toilet paper tube and she's enjoying it. :)
anonymous on August 23, 2012:
oh my gosh that is epic great for when i get my new baby rabbit.
i can't wait to get building the toys !!!
lauranlauran on August 07, 2012:
anonymous on June 19, 2012:
Awesome! I have been babysitting my friend's rabbit off and on now and he always seems a little bored. He has plenty of roaming space but just doesn't seem too impressed. I felt bad and happened to stumble upon this page. Trying a few things, the bunny seemed to love it! Now he's binkied everywhere around this room and playing with all of these toys. Thank you so much!
Matt_Lowe on June 03, 2012:
Great lens. We just got a rabbit for my little girls. They are going to love these ideas.
anonymous on May 31, 2012:
I have a lionhead rabbit and it have only two toys but I play with my rabbit a lot and he is very friendly so it don't matter what kind of toys that he have it can be anything?????
anonymous on May 08, 2012:
Great info! I'm tryin to learn all I can before I get my first rabbit. It gave me some ideas. Thanks.
brynimagire on March 26, 2012:
Great information. Nice lens !
JessyGene on February 03, 2012:
awesome lens! I'm going to feature it on my lens about Love Your Pet Day (Feb.20)
anonymous on February 02, 2012:
Aw, I love bunny rabbits. We always had a bunny growing up, and my kids had bunnies. One was house trained when we got it, so that made things easy. This is so sweet, I smiled and smiled big all the way down. I can see your your rabbits are loved and cared for in a great home. Good on you! :)
anonymous on January 29, 2012:
This helped me for my 4-H demonstration idea! thanks!
navalava lm on January 28, 2012:
Great lense, really! I have a bunny who likes to eat toys, rather than play with. :D
He enjoys paper bags and cardboard egg cartons. So, you may guess we have lots of eggs in the fridge. :D
anonymous on December 31, 2011:
i love rabbits
toiletbowl3 on December 07, 2011:
Good lens of wicker storage baskets, Each and every point is good enough. Thanks for sharing with us your wisdom of wicker storage baskets.
anonymous on November 27, 2011:
@anonymous: My rabbit is the same way! we got him when he was about 1 year old and he had not been introduced to treats and toys, that may be the problem with your rabbit too. He loses interest in toys and treats fast but he eems to like high places, if you rabbit is mellow like mine she might just want a nice view :) hope this helped.
anonymous on November 12, 2011:
@anonymous: yes they are safe! if your friend hangs up the knotted rope, then they will have a good time pulling it down!
anonymous on November 05, 2011:
@anonymous: It's only dangerous if they eat what they break off. If the stuff is just left on the floor, then it's fine.
anonymous on October 29, 2011:
Thanks for the great ideas. My rabbit found a wine cork to play with but she likes nippling the edges, does anyone know if this is safe?
scarfaceclaw on October 28, 2011:
Love it! Thank you very much. I am going to try heaps of these ideas.
anonymous on October 22, 2011:
Are felted wool balls/knotted ropes safe for rabbits if supervised? I wanted to buy one for a friend's rabbit, but not sure if it would eat bits and choke? (See here: http://www.etsy.com/listing/83351494/knots-and-rop...
LotusLandry from Southern California on October 01, 2011:
I wish I could have a rabbit, but I settled for writing a story - /the-naming-of-the-animals.
There is a great story today in LA Times about the extra rabbits at Long Beach City College.
MustangHistory on September 21, 2011:
Great bunny hop.
lessardsgutters on September 19, 2011:
I have a lionhead. Aspen loves playtime outside. I take out his toys with us and he loves to hide behind his cardboard like he would out in the wild. Then he runs up to me and does his signature "BINK".
anonymous on September 16, 2011:
I got my first rabbit two days back. He is perfect, active, loving and totally sassy!
He is a lop eared, brown and white color..he is only 2 months old. He looks just like the one in the 'Rabbit want to play too' picture. What breed is that lop?
anonymous on September 03, 2011:
I have a really really picky bunny. She is a holland dwarf lop. She doesn't like balls (even the ones that rattle), she doesn't chew on any of the wood chews we have bought (and made) for her, no will she play with toilet paper rolls, or boxes, she doesn't even like bunny treats!! Please help!
I love my bunny sooo much and want her to be happy, but I can't find anything she likes to play with!
Alisha Vargas (author) from Reno, Nevada on August 01, 2011:
@anonymous: Thanks so much! Lil Bit was half lionhead and I'm not sure what the other half was. She never got any bigger, so I'm thinking the other half might have been Netherland dwarf.
anonymous on July 31, 2011:
Great Ideas!! I will definitely be trying some out! A questions though; in the We Want To Play! Picture(right after the willow ideas), what breed is the rabbit on the right?
Murphypig on February 10, 2011:
my rabbits throw everything around as well and rip any paper into pieces. It's great to see them how they have fun :-)
anonymous on January 16, 2011:
My bunny likes to play with those wicker plate holders like you put paper plates on at a picnic. Very inexpensive and he loves to chew it and flip it over and over.
brittanyshaf on January 13, 2011:
these are so cute! i love the bunny pics! will have to try some of these toys out with my rabbit. blessings.
Dustbunnyodoom on December 28, 2010:
Great suggestions for rabbit toys, it gave me a few new ideas
anonymous on November 27, 2010:
I have seven rescue bunnies and their most favorite toy at the moment is the cardboard box my tall stick vacuum came in. Bunnies are so full of joy when they play they make laugh just watching them have fun.
Biomechanoid on November 04, 2010:
Got some really nice ideas from here, I was just thinking about getting something entertaining for my bunny! By the way, my bunny looks almost like the one that last picture here. Thanks for a good lens, enjoyed that! :)
Lisa Auch from Scotland on October 28, 2010:
Wow......great lens our rabbit is crazy about her toys she need them to live
scar4 on October 13, 2010:
like the cute rabbit pictures. Next year is the Year of the Rabbit!
aliwatson on September 23, 2010:
Brillian lens loads of great ideas my little bunny rorschach is going to just love them, thank you for saving my shoes from being eaten
amychantelle on September 18, 2010:
awww, I have 2 rabbits who love to toss and chew, i'm sure they'd love some of these toys.
kimmiekins on September 17, 2010:
I've got a few of the ideas for my Bella Bunny... She LOVES to rip up phonebooks! I'll have to try some of the ideas here. Thanks for a great lens!
JanieceTobey on September 16, 2010:
What a fantastic collection of ideas for bunny toys! We'll have to try some of these with our pet rabbit, Amerisa! In fact, I love this page so much, I'm going to lensroll it to my lens on House Rabbits!