How to Make a Cardboard Toy for Your Bunny

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How to Make a Cardboard Toy for Your Bunny
Bunnies are playful and curious. (bunny image by Allyson Ricketts from

Pet bunnies need to have exercise and stimulation just like any other pet. Since bunnies have constantly growing teeth, they tend to chew on things to file their teeth down. This is normal for them to do. Bunnies like to play, and may smack around things in their cage. It is important to keep your bunny occupied. Pet toys can be expensive, depending on where you buy them and what the toy is made out of. Your bunny will chew on things that he should not if you do not give him adequate things to play with. Making these toys is an inexpensive way to make your bunny happy.

Skill level:
Moderately Easy

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Things you need

  • 1 cardboard toilet paper tube
  • 1 kitchen knife
  • 1 apple
  • 4 cups of hay
  • Pair of scissors
  • 1 carrot
  • 1 small cardboard box with lid

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    Cardboard Tube Toy

  1. 1

    Grab the cardboard paper tube and use your kitchen knife and cut your apple into four pieces. Do this by cutting the apple in half, and then in half again. You should have four separate apple pieces.

  2. 2

    Put one of the four pieces of the apple inside the cardboard tube. Take some hay, and stuff both open ends of the cardboard tube with it. Now the tube should have the apple piece inside, and hay stuffed at the ends.

  3. 3

    Use the end of your scissors or knife to poke a few small holes in the middle of the tube. This is so the aroma of the apple can escape from the tube, and your bunny will know his favourite treat is inside.

    Cardboard Box Toy

  1. 1

    Cut up the carrot into small pieces with a knife.

  2. 2

    Take a few pieces of the carrots you just cut, and place them inside the cardboard box.

  3. 3

    Put about a handful of hay on top of the carrots inside the box, and put the lid on the box.

  4. 4

    Take your knife and carefully poke three or four tiny holes on the cardboard box lid.

Tips and warnings

  • If you do not have cardboard tubes from toilet paper, you can cut up empty wrapping paper rolls into small sections.
  • Never put anything sharp or not intended for your bunny to eat inside the tubes or boxes.

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