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Keeping Your Bunny Entertained

Do you have a bunny for a pet? If so, you’ve got a super adorable little buddy! These little furballs aren’t difficult to care for, but they do have some very specific needs. A comfy habitat, proper diet, and veterinary care are of course all very important to Floppy’s health and well-being, but good bunny care doesn’t end there. You’ll also need to provide your rabbit with fun toys and entertainment options to keep her from getting bored and restless. A Cambridge, MA veterinarian discusses keeping bunnies entertained in this article.

Toys

Make sure Floppy has plenty of suitable toys. Since bunnies need to chew to keep their teeth healthy, it’s very important to give your rabbit lots of chewable toys. Wood, wicker, paper, and cardboard items are all suitable. You can buy toys for your furball, or make your own. The cardboard tubes from paper towel or toilet paper rolls can be repurposed into great bunny toys. Try stuffing some Timothy hay into a brown paper lunch bag or tissue box, or hide a yummy snack inside a crumpled-up piece of plain paper.

Mazes

Bunnies love mazes and obstacle courses. Make Floppy a fun play zone out of PVC pipe, shoeboxes, or cardboard boxes. You can also arrange boxes and ottomans for your furball to hop onto. Move things around now and then to keep things fun and exciting for your pet.

Playtime

It’s very important for Floppy to have time out of her cage each day. Generally, bunnies need at least a few hours of free time every day. Use this time to play and bond with your furry pal: try rolling a ball at her, or give her some fun foraging toys. Or, just spend some quiet quality time with Floppy: pet her, talk to her, and let her cuddle up on your lap. Don’t forget to bunnyproof!

Safety

Always be sure to put your bunny’s safety first. Never give your furball anything that has been covered or coated with varnish, ink, stain, or dye, or decorated with glitter or small ornaments. Also, avoid giving Floppy anything with long threads that could entangle or choke her. Ask your vet for more advice.

Please contact us, your local Cambridge, MA vet, with any questions or concerns about your bunny’s health or care. We are here to serve all of your pet’s veterinary care needs.

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