Bunnies are super cute pets, and have a way of melting our hearts with their cute faces and lovable antics. Rabbits are both smart and curious, and can quickly get bored! In order to keep Floppy happy, you’ll need to provide her with ways to amuse herself. Here, a Covington, GA vet offers tips on entertaining bunnies.
Floppy will need lots of toys, including plenty of suitable chew toys. Because bunnies have open-rooted teeth, they can develop serious dental issues if they don’t chew enough. You can buy your pet’s things, but you can also make your own. For instance, the cardboard tubes from toilet paper rolls make great bunny toys! Look online for more ideas.
Floppy spends a lot of time in her cage, and will quickly get bored and unhappy if she doesn’t get enough free time. Most bunnies need at least a few hours of recess every day. Do some bunnyproofing before letting your rabbit out. This will protect both your pet and your belongings.
We all know that bunnies love to jump. Make Floppy a little hopstacle course! You can use footstools, ottomans, storage totes, and even sturdy boxes. Rearrange things every few days to keep things fun for your little pal.
Many bunnies really enjoy spending time with their humans. Let Floppy doze off on your lap if you like. Or, just spend time petting or playing with her.
Rabbits love digging through things. Fill a storage box with dirt or plain shredded paper, and bury some toys and treats in it for your furball to dig up. (Tip: if you opt for dirt, you may want to put it on a patio.)
Just like any other pet, Floppy loves treats! Just be sure to only offer your furry buddy safe, suitable snacks. A small piece of fruit, such as a strawberry, is fine on occasion, but you don’t want to offer these sugary foods too often. Ask your vet for specific nutritional advice.
Combining toys and treats is a great way to amuse your cute pet. Use wooden clothespins to hang leafy green from twine strung between chairs. Or, bury a snack beneath some plain shredded paper.
Please reach out to us, your local Covington, GA pet clinic, for all of your rabbit’s veterinary care needs. We’re here to help!