How to Make Rabbit Toys

There’s nothing a rabbit likes more than toys they can climb inside, shred, and drag around. With a good pair of scissors, you can make a steady supply of bunny-pleasers that won’t cost you a thing.

Instructions

  • Step 1: Make rag dolls Cut off the legs of the jeans with the scissors. Discard the top part of the jeans, and tie a knot in each leg. Presto: two machine-washable rabbit 'rag dolls.'
  • TIP: Clean old T-shirts or rags can also be made into rabbit toys.
  • Step 2: Make towel toys Give your rabbit towels to sit on, drag around, and play tug-of-war with.
  • TIP: Make sure to wash all bunny towels regularly. Rabbits may use them instead of a litter box.
  • Step 3: Make cardboard castles Use heavy-duty scissors or a sturdy knife to cut rabbit-sized doors in a few boxes and turn them into playhouses. biting the doors into new shapes.
  • TIP: Always cut two doors in a cardboard box. Rabbits prefer to play in boxes that they know they’ll be able to get out of easily.
  • Step 4: Offer boxes or containers Give your bunny empty cereal boxes and cardboard oatmeal containers to shred, drag, and sit on. Stick a handful of timothy hay inside to make the toy especially enticing.
  • TIP: Cut a slit up the side of an oatmeal container so there’s no chance your rabbit can get their head stuck inside.
  • Step 5: Use old phonebooks and paperbacks Since they don’t contain staples, old phonebooks and paperbacks are fun and safe for bunnies to tear up.
  • FACT: President Abraham Lincoln let his sons keep rabbits in the White House.

You Will Need

  • A rabbit
  • Heavy-duty scissors
  • Clean
  • old towels of any size
  • A sturdy knife
  • Corrugated cardboard boxes
  • Empty cereal boxes and cardboard oatmeal containers
  • Feed-quality timothy hay
  • Old phone books and paperback books
  • A clean old T-shirt or pieces of cotton cloth

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