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Last Post by britt and yeti at 8/15/2012 10:26 AM (14 Replies)
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User is Offline britt and yeti
Edmonton, AB
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8/14/2012 1:46 PM

My bun Yeti has a favourite toy... 

he has fallen in love with a medium size mcdonalds cup

its a bit strange but I refuse to take it away from him.. i understand the wax on the cup is most likely harmful but he has never chewed it or tried to eat it.. he just shoves his face down into the end of it.. flips his head up so it flys off. he always gets happy when he hears the "plunk" sound it makes. he races after the cup if i move it.. if i walk with the cup he follows me. 

i never just give him his pellets.. we hunt for them.. i found a really cool wicker ball (untreated of course) so all i do is put his pellets or any treat in his cup and block the opening with the ball.. so he has to push around the cup and throw it. its a great game. he gets exercise and play time out of it and the occasional treat.


if you have a bun that doesnt chew what he isnt suppose to. i HIGHLY recommend trying a mcdonalds cup. just keep a sharp eye to watch if he chews.


since he is a lazy bun im always looking for ways to get him active.

if anyone has other ideas on getting him goin let me know.. 

we are open to all suggestions

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User is Offline Cristina
Texas
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8/14/2012 1:59 PM

How adorable!!! My Beatrix who recently passed away, had a mad love with swiffer dusters. lol One day I was dusting and would tap her playfully with it. She adored it!!! I began sitting on the floor with her and playing with the swiffer. She'd wrestle with the swiffer. I'd hold the swiffer duster and circle it around me, and she's chase after it, then I'd reverse direction and go around me in the opposite direction. I'd say "all around the world, bring it back around" as I went. She simply adored it! I'd even say "bring it up high, take it back down" and bring the swiffer up, and she'd stand on her back legs to reach it, and then I'd drop it to the ground and she'd pounce on it. I found if I forgot to "bring it back around" she'd automaticcaly reverse direction and look at me like "come on!" It was a fantastic toy for the both of us. And perfect because it wasn't one that she could shred like she could with willow balls and baskets. 

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User is Offline britt and yeti
Edmonton, AB
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8/14/2012 2:07 PM

I'm very sorry for your loss.

swiffer... not just for cleaning anymore

that is actually a wonderful idea.. i never thought of trying something fluffy and shakey.. i built him a little cardboard hideout and threw in a tiny pillow and he loves shoving it around so perhaps he would be interested in more soft stuff rather than plain ol' cardboard.

he also has one of my old MASSIVE feather cushions (2ft by 2ft) he loves scratching and rustling around on that too.. 

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User is Offline Cristina
Texas
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8/14/2012 2:12 PM

haha I actually have a video of Beatrix and I playing with a swiffer. My family found it histerical the first time they saw us do it. B was a big time chewer. She loved paper, willow treats. Often if we couldn't find her, she was in the fire place (unlit!) chewing on the logs of wood. LOL She'd break bits off and carrying them around the house and chew them until they were gone. The great thing about the swiffer duster, was it was uncorquerable. (sorry for bad spelling!) With paper, cardboard, etc. eventually she'd chew till it was gone. With the swiffer she couldn't seem to shred it or destroy it. Which made it greatly intresting to her. And I loved it because it held her attention and made a great interactive toy for us both to play with. It's worth a try! Let me know if it works

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User is Offline britt and yeti
Edmonton, AB
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8/14/2012 2:15 PM

i will definitely let you know

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User is Offline Mimzy
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8/14/2012 6:50 PM
That's so cute! My bunny seems to like this little vacuum I have. It's just a cheap cordless one, not loud so it doesn't scare her. But when I turn it on to just do a quick clean up in my room, she likes to chase after it. I also have an animal puppet, it's a red and yellow rooster and I've never known what to do with it until I decided to see if Mimzy liked it. She'll chase after it if I move it and if I hold it in front of her, she bows her head for it to pet her. I haven't really tried anything else yet. I have yet to find something she goes absolutely crazy for though. I love how most things us bunny lovers get for our bunnies are usually not labeled in stores as for bunnies
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User is Offline britt and yeti
Edmonton, AB
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8/14/2012 6:58 PM

ive been reading about bunnies allowing you to vacuum their fur and im thinking of actually giving it a shot.. i have a weak hand held one aswell and it doesnt seem to scare him.. he prefers to binky rather than lay down when it comes time to give him a good brush.  i was really happy i found him a toy he liked.. and i was super surprised its a freaking mcdonals cup. how easy is that?!

hes such a lazy dude and i dont want him building up too much weight

BY THE WAY do you know of a good brand for nail clippers.. i am TERRIFIED to do it.. i've never done it before and its coming up on that time.. hes very much an urban bunny and we are outside on the sidewalk and grass for 2 hours each day so im hoping thats been keeping them ground down so they arent so crazy. but yeah im terrified. is it like clipping a cats nails? 

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User is Offline Kokaneeandkahlua
Edmonton, Alberta; Canada
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8/14/2012 7:16 PM
OK I am going to have to try it to see if mine like a cup-that sounds way too cute, and it sounds like this is serious fun for bunnies!!
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User is Offline britt and yeti
Edmonton, AB
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8/14/2012 7:30 PM

you should definitely try it.. Yeti goes nuts for it.. sometimes i cant help but grab the cup and popping it over his face for him.  

i couldnt help but notice you're from edmonton... i live in edmonton myself.. do you know of any good places besides the humane society to do some dating?

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User is Offline Mimzy
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8/14/2012 7:57 PM
I bought some cat nail clippers from walmart. Try to get the ones that are a curved cut rather than straight across. If your bun has white nails, it should be easy to determine where to cut. Make sure you have styptic powder or a styptic stick in case of bleeding. If they are white nails, you can see where the quick starts. The quick will be pink like our finger nails, don't cut that far!
As for black nails, you'll need a flash light to shine on the nails so you can see where the quick is. Some bunnies are very easy to clip, you can sometimes just set them in your lap and clip them. (you can dab a little bit of water to help move the fur out of the way). Mimzy just sat in my lap the first time and didn't even move. But now she won't let me, I have to pick her up and take her to a room she's not used to and clip them.
If none of those work, you can look up tips on how to turn your bunny on it's back. It puts them in a trance for protection against predators, I personally don't like doing this but for a last resort, I suppose it would be fine.

And I've never clipped cat nails before and I would never try it with my crazy cat lol. I've only done bunny and dog nails.
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User is Offline britt and yeti
Edmonton, AB
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8/15/2012 6:17 AM

thats awesome! thanks for all the info..

i use to catch my seriously crazy cat who would try to claw my eyes out whenever i picked her up, so im thinking bunnies may be easier than her.

so guillotine clippeds and styptic. simple enough. 

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User is Offline TH004
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8/15/2012 8:53 AM
My first buns was more playful and liked every toy that I didn't get from a store. She liked laundry detergent caps, especially if I stacked them. She liked to knock them over and roll them around. Paper towel rolls were very popular. Her favorite toy ever-- A big wire bow that fell off a plant. She had that for 5 years. She would pick it up in her mouth and hop around and bob her head with it. She also cuddled with it for naps. It was too cute! She never took to the purchased toys. My rabbit now isn't very playful. He likes to run or snuggle with me.

User is Offline britt and yeti
Edmonton, AB
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8/15/2012 9:06 AM

all his toys are as followed..

toilet paper roll

paper towel roll

wicker ball

hangy clangy wood thinggers in his cage

a solid plastic ball cat toy with jingle things inside 

he also has little pillows for his scooting pleasures..

and of course his beloved mcdonalds cup.

he pays no attention to any of those toys with the exception of the cup..

the only time he even touches the rolls is when i put his pellets inside them.. if i roll the jingle ball the sound interests him he'll give it a sniff but thats it. sometimes he goes in his cardboard house and scoots around the mini pillow i have in there. but then he just lays down all lazy like.

i cant seem to find things he likes.. he really isnt playful.

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User is Offline TH004
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8/15/2012 10:09 AM
My rabbit now, who isn't playful, does like to eat things, like a wooden hut. He is too big to go under it, but he will sit and chew away. Is your buns a chewer? At least he has one toy he loves, and if something happens to it, you can always get more McDonalds cups

User is Offline britt and yeti
Edmonton, AB
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8/15/2012 10:26 AM

hes not a chewer either.. its odd.. he does like to scoot so he has a little pillow he scoots around and i have a giant feather cushion and he like to fluff that up scoot and pounce on it.. but he doesnt do it all that often

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