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Forum HABITATS AND TOYS bunny wont play with toys

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    • poopy
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      i just adopted Medusa a week ago. she loves her pen space and her new home, and happily flops on the rugs and mats. i bought her lots of toys: rattle balls, wooden chew balls, big cardboard tubes, pinecones, other chew toys, she has a cardboard box….she is not interested in any of them! they are always in the exact same place in her cage…she won’t touch them! she doesn’t seem to be interested in chewing or digging either. i have no idea what she keeps herself busy with at night and am considering staying up one night just to confirm that she does more than just lay around munch hay all day. anyone elses’ bunny like this?


    • hooty22
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      Maybe our bunnies are related…Felony just likes to run, flop, bounce, lay around like a lazy butt, and be petted. He wants nothing to do with any toys. About the only thing he will play with is me. He loves it when I’m on the floor and he can jump and crawl around over me. Other than that, he doesn’t want any toys.


    • poopy
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      ya i am kind of worried though that she won’t wear down her teeth though if she’s not chewing on the chew toys i gave her


    • dmh426
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      Get Medusa some apple branches. They have a sweet taste to them and are great for the teeth. My bunny can’t get enough of them. There is a great seller on ebay named FrmrDave who specializes in organic, non-pesticide use of natural apple branches and he also sells dried fruit that he grows that bunnies looooove. Sophie really only likes to be destructive with cardboard and paper and other than that, toys she likes are few and far between. Loves to chew wood though.


    • BinkyBunny
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      WELCOME POOPY!!

      In time, you may find out what makes her tick.  I have a bunny who isn’t a big chewer, or digger, but she loves exploring.     Another bunny is a big chewer, and I have to keep him busy by blocking his normal pathway with something to chew on.   He actually gets annoyed that it’s in his way, so he works his way through it by digging and chewing on it, but if I don’t do this, then my rugs become victims.

      It’s only been a week, but once your bunny becomes even more comfortable, some of her interests will emerge.


    • dmh426
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      Sophie has a hand towel that she could spend hours with, just bunching it up and rearranging. Maybe Medusa will prove to be a “Buncher”. It’s worth a try, right?


    • poopy
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      thanks for all the suggestions…i will definitely try the apple chews. and i think she is an explorer…during play time if i turn my back she will dart to the heater and try to go behind it. as for the towels, she has a blanky that is ignored.


    • missrealwoman23
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      only two things Casper truly plays with that is a phonebook he loves to tear it apart, and wood to chew on other than that i find no point in buyinghim toys he has over a 100 that just sit around.


    • Deleted User
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      My Teddy Bear has no interest really in toys.. except to move them out the way, although he has a habit of plonking a plastic tub into his drink or food bowl and then wonders why he cant get to his food etc. He has created his own favourite toys tho… and they’r called a sofa, a bed and long curtains lol! I think his fav at the mo is the curtains! Im quite lucky he’s not much of a chewer except with towels but he eats those so i dont let him have them anymore. Oh and i made a tunnel out of cardboard for him too which he never seems to tire of and only chews in very small bits so its still in tact after 2 months. He’s more of a nibler on the odd thing but fortunately not much.. he prefers to run and play through tunnels and stuff and then plonk down nakerd rather than sit chewing on something for ages.


    • Hedi
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      Have you ever given your buns toilet paper or paper towel rolls? They seem to be the perfect size for them to chew on and toss around. I think thats probably both of my buns favorite toy.

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