Do you have a bunny? If so, it’s probably safe to say that you have a super cute pet! Bunnies are lots of fun, and can be very charismatic. In order to keep your furry buddy happy and healthy, you’ll need to offer her plenty of entertainment options. Read on as an Omaha, NE vet offers some tips on how to prevent bunny boredom.
Floppy should have a variety of toys in her cage. You’ll also want to set some in her play area for her to use when she is out and about. Bunnies need to chew to keep their teeth healthy, so be sure to offer your pet plenty of chew toys. Many wood, wicker, and cardboard items are fine. (Tip: the cardboard tubes from toilet paper rolls can make great bunny toys.) Clean, untreated pine cones can also be lots of fun for rabbits. Floppy may enjoy playing with teething toys made for toddlers. Even plain paper can keep your furry friend amused. Fold it into shapes, or crumple it into a ball around a snack.
We all know that bunnies love jumping. Why not make Floppy a little obstacle course? You can incorporate sturdy cardboard boxes, wooden crates, footstools, and/or small benches. If you have the space, you can even make your pet her own little playroom.
Treat toys are a great way to combine two of Floppy’s favorite things: eating and playing. String a piece of twine between two chairs, and then use wooden clothespins to hang leafy greens from it. Or, fill a cardboard box with shredded paper, and hide some yummy tidbits at the bottom. Another option is to fill a paper grocery bag with fresh hay or herbs. Instant happy pet!
Many bunnies love digging. Get a wide, shallow storage bin, fill it with soil, and bury a few toys for Floppy to dig up. Just be careful not to use dirt that has fertilizer or other chemicals in it.
Always put your fuzzy friend’s safety first. Make sure Floppy’s toys do not have sharp edges or small parts that could cut or choke her. Also, avoid anything coated in paint, varnish, or dye. Ask your vet for more information.
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