Home-made bunny toys

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The Treat Tube:
Requires:
            1 toilet roll tube, or a kitchen roll tube cut in half
            Some of your buns regular food,
            Some of your buns favourite hay
Method:
            Fold the sides of one end of the tube inwards, this should partially seal one end of the tube
            Fill the tube with your buns favourite hay and regular food
            Fold sides of the other end of the tube to seal the second end
            (Please note if your bunny is not showing much interest you may need to poke holes in the tube so they can smell the goodies inside)

The Cardboard Ring Stack:
Requires:
            Toilet roll or kitchen roll tubes
            Scissors
Method:
            Cut tubes into rings and stack however you please

The Cardboard Ring Ball:
Requires:
            Toilet or kitchen roll tubes
            Scissors
            Your buns favourite treats and nibbles
Method:
            Cut the tubes into rings
            Slide the rings over each other at angles until it has a solid structure
            (Please note if you wish to stuff the balls this can be a little fiddly, and will need doing before too many layers of rings are added)

The Cup Stack:
Requires:
            Paper cups (NOT the waxed type, if you are unsure please do not do it)
            Your buns favourite treats
Method:
            Stack cups however you please (you could put treats under some cups and make a game of hide and seek)

The Hanging Cup:
Requires:
            Paper cups (NOT the waxed type, if you are unsure please do not do it)
            Your buns favourite hay and treats
            Bunny safe rope or twine (If you are unsure please do not use it, this toy would work just as well just left on the floor and not hanging)
Method:
            Poke holes in the cup and stuff with the hay and treats so that they are poking out of the cup
            If you have bunny safe rope of twine hang from the enclosure (Please ensure the rope is not long enough that your bun will get caught up on it, if bun has to stretch to reach it will make it all the more challenging!)

The Tube Wheel:
Requires:
            Toilet or kitchen roll tube
            Scissors
Method:
            Cut into the tube from each end all the way around the tube (making strips)
            Fold the strips outwards on both ends to make wheels

The Sealed Hay Box:
Requires:
            Small cardboard box
            Your buns favourite hay and nibbles
Method:
            Seal one end of the box by folding the flaps over each other and tucking the last one under the first
            Fill the box with the hay and nibbles
            Seal the second end of the box in the same way as the first
            Poke holes in all sides of the box so that bun can smell the goodies

The Open Box: (Can get messy)
Requires:
            Large cardboard box
            Your buns favourite material to dig in (I use hay, wood shavings or brown paper)
Method:
            Seal one end of the box by folding the flaps over each other and tucking the last one under the first
            Cut a bunny sized hole or two in the box so bunny has a way in and out
            Fill the box with your chosen bunny safe material and let bunny dig away
            (If your bunny is a chewer you could always make the holes a bit smaller to make your bunny work to be able to get into the box, and you could always hide food in here to encourage foraging and natural behaviour)

The Paper Ball:
Requires:
            Safe paper (I use brown or just a clean bit from a pad which I remove and replace if he starts to eat it)
Method:
            Screw up the paper any way you like and let bunny throw it around.

Bunny Hurdles:
Requires:
            Toilet or kitchen roll tubes
            Scissors
Method:
            Cut two tubes to the desired length
            Poke holes in the tubes
            Cut one tube open lengthways and roll up tightly
            Push this rolled up tube into the holes in the standing tubes
            (I find doing this top and bottom of the standing tubes gives it a little more stability)

When using any items please inspect to ensure they are totally safe, for example boxes sometimes come stapled, and more often than not come with tape on – this is not safe, remove these before allowing pets to play.
Check items regularly and replace when worn.

Most toys can be varied to suit your buns play needs and desires, so play away and experiment. Have fun, and let your bun have more, but most of all please ensure all items used are bunny safe! I stick to the rule ‘If in doubt, leave it out!

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