Toy Test Archive
Some other toy tests we have features
NOTE: MAKE SURE THE NEWSPAPER YOU USE HAS SOY BASED INKS!
(Most do Nowadays, but if you are in doubt, call your newspaper and find out)
Contributed by member: CowieCow
- Take a flat piece of cardboard (you can cut off one of the sides of an old box if you have one.). You can use a square shape, or cut a round, rectangular, or triangle – whatever fits best for your situation.
- Poke a bunch of holes in the cardboard.
- Then take a newspaper pages out of your local and shred it into inch wide pieces going down, the long way. (NOTE: Most newspapers today use soy-based ink- safe for your rabbit, but check with your paper first).
- Take one of the ends of the shredded paper and twist it until it’s thin enough to fit through the holes in the cardboard. Fill the all the holes until you have a little “jellyfish” like toy.
- Now you have to hang it – so put holes through the corners, or put three holes on the edge of a circle (equal distance apart) and use sisal or some other safe twine to string it through (remember to tie a knot at the bottom so it will hold the jellyfish up.
- Then tie the strings together at the top and hang it in a doorway or somewhere low to the ground where your bunny can chew and run through the “curtain”.
My rabbit loved this, I made it about a month ago and she’s still playing with it. The best part is, once all the paper is pulled and ripped off you can just rethread it and it’s brand new again.
(box is upside down so you can see inside)
|“Boredom Buster” Box -This took just a few minutes to make and my bunnies loved it.|
This took just a few minutes to make and my bunnies loved it
A Simple and easy idea. Just take a laundry basket, cut an exit/entry hole, fill it with shredded paper, hay, cardboard rolls (from empty paper towel or toilet paper rolls) and you have a Diggy Box!
|Tip – Bury some healthy treats like mint & rosemary. They love to hop in and out and dig and rearrange the paper.|
NOTE – As with any homemade toy, chewing on cardboard and paper and eating a little is okay. Most bunnies will eat a little, but mostly they’ll chew it up into smaller pieces and spit it out. But if your bunny loves to eat cardboard and paper as if s/he is having her last meal, then you need to take it away to prevent digestive upsets.