For the last year, over on Instagram I’ve been getting to know lots and lots of things about bunnies!! HIGH MAINTENANCE!! in such a good way! the way these bunnies (and other animals of course, ours at J&S being french bulldogs), just fill our hearts with such joy... the time, especially adults, just give to these animals is amazing. The love, care and time. down below are some ideas for your bunnies, what you can make at hole, from recycling boxes, tissue paper and even forest walks
Jenny over at @bonnie&clyde has changed a lot of people’s perspectives on homemade boredom breakers
So with my boredom breakers , I started by looking on Pinterest of ideas of different homemade enrichment I could do at home.
I then made a couple and the buns loved them so from this I just developed! To make them more prettier and more going on for them!
I’ll constantly keep my eyes out on Instagram for other ideas from other bunny accounts.
Always using rabbit safe materials, treats and forage.
Of course, SAFETY COMES FIRST. The only thing I’d mention is that with any new boredom breaker I would always make sure you’re present WITH ALL BOREDOM BREAKERS. To ensure the safety of all animals, please supervise.
I’ll also try and recycle as much as possible - old boxes , toilet rolls , tissue paper from parcels.
All cardboard used has to be plain and without ink to ensure it’s safe for the bunnies. Also something with has recently come to light is that cardboard packages are now tending to be sprayed with sanitiser for COVID purposes. There has been a few reported cases of this causing illness to pets.
Thankfully all of our boredom breakers are months old and also I know that my bunnies don’t tend to chew the cardboard. But this is something that needs to be considered in present times and especially if your bunny chews cardboard.
This is also the case for tissue paper - I know my bunnies do not chew so it’s not an issue using these products!
Brown paper could be an option to overcome this.
Alternatively using wooden (bunny safe wood) or a plastic box or litter tray instead is also an option.
I tend to use a litter tray (clean) for my forage boxes anyway as the bunnies do unfortunately tend to toilet at the same time as munching away so the cardboard can get soggy! This is just a tip I’ve found works for us!
4-6 WEEK PROCESSING TIME
*this is simply a estimate*