Yesterday I wrote about our Great Wall of Cardboard which got me thinking a lot about cardboard and just how much the bunnies love cardboard. Hands down, the things that have kept our bunnies the most occupied over the years were made of cardboard or paper.
If you want to keep a bunny occupied, they are a lot like small children, much more interested in the box than what came in the box. Remember that before you go investing in expensive bunny toys that you think are cute but the bunnies ignore. When you use up the paper towels, save the rolls for the rabbits. When that new phone book comes, give the old one to the rabbits. If you have an office paper shredder, you might want to take those old newspapers and shred them up. Then fill a big cardboard box with them to let the bunnies dig it out or tunnel through it.
If you want to invest in purchased bunny toys, a great place to start is cardboard tunnels. You can get them online or at pet stores. Or you can just go to the home improvement store and get the cardboard rounds that are used for pouring and molding concrete.
Online stores that cater to rabbits are carrying boxes, cottages and tunnels made out of cardboard that have been designed with how rabbits play in mind. Since I know how much our rabbits love cardboard, I would see those as a good investment in something they would spend their time playing with. One key thing in finding things rabbits like to play with is that it reduces the amount of time they might be playing with (chewing on) things you would like to keep bunny free.