Bunny teeth never stop growing. That’s because, in the wild, rabbits eat lots of tough roots and plants that wear those little choppers down. Since your furry friend has a much softer diet, she’ll need plenty of chew toys to nibble on. You don’t have to break the bank filling Floppy’s toy box, though. You can make your pet’s playthings out of many common household items. For instance, the cardboard tubes from toilet paper rolls can make great bunny toys. Many plain wood, wicker, and cardboard items are also fine, as long as they are clean, and do not have sharp edges, small parts, or dangling threads. Ask your vet for more information.
One of the best things you can do for your rabbit is to make sure that she has a comfy cage, and that she isn’t too cramped in her quarters. Floppy should have room to run around, play, stretch, stand up, and lie down, all without tripping over anything. Consider getting her a new habitat. A new hide box would also make a great gift.
Bunnies absolutely love treats! Ask your vet to recommend some safe, suitable snacks for your rabbit.
Offer Floppy beneficial mental stimulation by giving her some playthings that will keep her mind occupied. Try putting some plain, shredded paper in a cardboard box, and burying a few toys beneath it. Or, just crumple up some pages of plain paper, and stuff them in a paper grocery bag. Put treats in a few to make it more fun.
Bunny Play Zone
Petproofing is a must for bunny parents. If Floppy has typically been restricted to one bunnyproofed area, consider expanding her play zone. Make a quiet back room into a safe, fun, play area. Incorporate things Floppy can jump on, like boxes and footstools, as well as lots of suitable toys.
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