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4 Handmade DIY Toys for Your Bunny

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A few years ago, I got a bunny. I bought all kind of toys and found great joy in watching my beloved Mr. Cookie play with it.

However, one day I stopped buying many of the small rabbit toys I’d given him.

The secret?

I started making DIY bunny toys. By making those toys myself, I discovered something: Giving your bunny toys will make it feel awesome but making those toys yourself will make you and your bunny feel awesome together. What’s even better is that these toys are so easy to make, that your kids will love making them with you.

Today, I’m going to show you exactly how by making 4 very easy DIY toys for your beloved bunny.

So, let’s get started.

1. The Hanging Stuffed Toilet Roll

First off, I present The Hanging Stuffed Toilet Roll.

This is a great toy for a bunny as it will activate its muscles as well as training its mind.

What you need:

  • A string of rope
  • One toilet tube
  • Scissors
  • Hay or grass

How to make it:

  1. Tie a knot on the end of the string; This will hold the toilet tube
  2. Make a small hole with the end of the scissor in the middle of the toilet tube
  3. Pull the string to the hole until the knot is firmly holding the toilet tube
  4. Stuff with hay or grass
  5. Hang it at a height where your bunny will be on its legs

This toy works great as the bunny get on its legs, activating its muscles while trying to hold the toilet tube will gnawing on the grass. In addition, it will train its brain as it will figure out how to get the hay out while holding the toilet tube so it doesn’t swing away from it.

adorable toddler girl with beautiful curly hair wearing a white dress playing with a real bunny in a sunny living room with a big garden view window sitting on the floor

2. The Leafy Slinky

If you have a slinky to spare, this is a great toy for rabbits. It is incredibly easy to make and works great when you want your bunny to play outside of its home.

What you need:

  • A slinky
  • Leafy greens or herbs
  • A chair or table
  • An enclosed playing area

How to make it:

  1. Make sure you are in an area where the rabbit cannot run away
  2. Hang a slinky from a chair or table so that it can swing freely
  3. Insert greens into the slinky making it stick by twisting and turning it; This will make it more challenging for the bunny
  4. Let the rabbit play

This activates both the brawn and brains while you can admire the beauty of watching the bunny play.

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3. The Roller

The next one will give your rabbit something to think about and it’s a toy used for pretty much any type of animal. You can buy these from the stores in all kind of varieties but I say, “why even bother when it’s so easy to do yourself”?

What you need:

  • A cylinder cardboard container (for example, a cracker cylinder)
  • Scissors
  • Treats

How to make it:

  1. Take the cardboard cylinder and make round holes in it
  2. Place the treats in the cylinder and make sure the holes are large enough for the treats to fall out
  3. Place the cylinder on the floor and show your bunny how to get treats out
  4. Watch your bunny play

The Roller is great for activating the senses and motor functions of your bunny to stimulate the brain.

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4. The Baked Pine Cone

Giving your bunny something to chew on can keep it occupied for hours on end. Rabbits need something to chew on to help wear down their teeth. In nature, they chew on wood so it is great to give them either wood or pine cones to chew on.

What you need:

  • Pine Coves
  • An oven

How to make it:

  1. Collect pine cones during a trip to the forest or purchase them at a pet shop
  2. Bake the pine cones in the oven to get rid of any unwanted bugs
  3. Give it to your rabbit

The pine cone is quite simply one of the best bunny gnawing things around and it is much easier (and in many states also legal…) compared to sawing a branch of a tree.

Tip: If you do not have access to pine cones an alternative is to get Corn Husk Chews.

brown and white rabbits in the grass

Now it’s your turn

I hope you’ve enjoyed this introduction to easy DIY bunny toys. Once you get started making your own toys, it gets hard to stop. It’s just so rewarding to watch your bunny play with stuff you’ve made with love. I hope you’re inspired to go make some toys, and if you have any questions you can ask them below – I’ll be around to answer them.

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About the Author:

Susan from My Perky Pet is a proud pet owner and teacher who loves to share pet tips for the benefit of pet and owner.

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