Things To Consider
There’s plenty to choose from when it comes to picking a toy for your rabbit from challenging and stimulating devices to just plain fun ones! Things like gnaw toys and puzzle games are great for solo play, but if you want to join in, balls and tunnels are probably better!
Most rabbit toys provide your ickle bunny with something to gnaw on or paw on to keep them stimulated and so it’s crucial their toys have been made from pet safe, non-toxic materials. It’s best to pick natural materials like wood, grass and hay.
This might not seem like an important factor for a rabbit toy, but if you’re purchasing things like tunnels and playhouses, size really does matter! To make sure your wee cotton-tail doesn’t get stuck, give them a quick measure and be sure to always check the dimensions of a product!
With gnawing products, it’s also important to ensure there are no small parts that could be potential swallowing hazards!
Rabbit toys often come in all kinds of designs from simple colours to carrot patterned eyesores, so make sure to choose one which you think will fit right in with your rabbit’s hutch or enclosure!
Your Bunny’s Needs
If you own a few rabbits, you’ll be well aware that every animal has its own personality and needs! Some rabbits are shy while others are incredibly confident and inquisitive, so you should let this inform what kind of toy you purchase for them. For example, a shy, conservative bunny isn’t going to want to run around your garden playing football, but a hideaway house made of hay might help them feel more secure and keep their gnashers in good shape!
Some rabbit toys feature long pieces of string or rope which require supervision when your rabbit is playing with them, as there’s a small risk they could become tangled and hurt themselves.
If you want to be able to do your own thing and let them play without needing to keep watch, try and choose chunky products where there’s clearly no risk of them causing themselves injury!
Body & Mind Health
Offering rabbits toys and stimulating activity in their run or around your home helps keep them in optimum health, as sitting around grazing on hay all day can lead to a seriously chubby bunny!
Gnawing toys can also help to stop a rabbit’s teeth from becoming overgrown and painful, while the toys themselves help cure boredom and prevent bunnies from becoming distressed and destructive in your home!
Rabbit toys come in all kinds of prices, but they’re thankfully all pretty cheap! In general, you’ll rarely pay over £10 for a single toy!