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8 Easy DIY Rabbit Toys You Can Make at Home (With Pictures)

Nicole Cosgrove

May 17, 2021

Rabbits need toys to keep them from getting too bored in their hutch. Toys can also keep bunnies healthy by engaging their minds, keeping them physically active, and helping file down their teeth.

You don’t have to spend a large amount of money on toys for your bunnies. In fact, using basic household items, you can learn how to make rabbit toys!

We’ve created a list of eight DIY rabbit toys you can make at home today to keep your bunny happy.

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1. DIY Bunny Snuffle Mat, From Bunny Approved

This DIY rabbit toy tutorial from Bunny Approved shows you how to take everyday household items like a sink mat and felt strips to create a fun, interactive toy for your bunny. You can hide treats among the felt strips, which will engage your bunny’s natural foraging instincts.

  • Materials: Plastic or rubber mat and fleece strips
  • Tools Needed: Scissors

2. Twig Tree DIY Rabbit Toy, From Bunny Proof

If you’re looking for a way to use everyday household items and be more eco-friendly, then this DIY twig tree rabbit toy tutorial from Bunny Proof is perfect. It’s made from a toilet paper roll and sticks — that’s it! Your bunny will enjoy chewing the sticks and shredding the toilet paper roll.

  • Materials: Toilet paper roll and willow sticks
  • Tools Needed: Sharp pen or pencil to poke holes

3. DIY Rabbit Chew Toy, From A Farm Girl in the Making

This DIY rabbit chew toy tutorial from A Farm Girl in the Making shows you how to use natural outdoor materials to give your bunny something to chew on. The wrapped bundle of sticks provide an excellent toy for your bunny to file down its teeth and promote good dental health.

  • Materials: Apple twigs and willow branches
  • Tools Needed: Scissors or pruning shears

4. Festive DIY Rabbit Toy, From Petplan

This festive DIY rabbit toy tutorial from Petplan shows you how to use leftover holiday materials, like a shipping box, to create a toy for your bunny. You can use a plain cardboard box that’s free of ink, glue, tape, and staples and fill it with treats for your rabbit to forage for. Your bunny will love nibbling the box and burrowing inside.

  • Materials: Plain cardboard box, plain wrapping paper (optional), and treats
  • Tools Needed: Scissors

5. DIY Cardboard Shreddable Mat Rabbit Toy, From The Rabbit House

This DIY rabbit toy tutorial from The Rabbit House shows you how to repurpose a cardboard box into a fun and interactive toy for your bunny. The toy encourages your bunny’s natural digging and shredding instincts. It can also be a foraging toy if you add herbs or treats between the cardboard layers.

  • Materials: Plain cardboard box
  • Tools Needed: Scissors and ruler

6. DIY Digging Box Rabbit Toy, From Bunny Proof

This digging box with shredded paper tutorial from Bunny Proof shows you how to make a simple toy for your rabbit out of household items. Instead of tossing out that shipping box, why not repurpose it as a toy for your bunny? You can fill the box with shredded paper, and your bunny will love to dig and search through it.

  • Materials: Plain cardboard box and paper
  • Tools Needed: Paper shredder or scissors

7. DIY Rabbit Grazing Mat, From 101Rabbits

This DIY grazing mat video from 101Rabbits on YouTube shows you how to take leftover cardboard and turn it into a fun toy for your bunny. With the paper strips, this toy encourages your bunny’s natural foraging instincts. You can also hide treats under the paper strips for your bunny to find.

  • Materials: Plain cardboard box and plain paper
  • Tools Needed: Scissors or utility knife and ruler

8. DIY Egg Box Rabbit Toy, From Best 4 Bunny

This DIY egg box rabbit toy from Best 4 Bunny tutorial shows you how to take an egg carton and turn it into a foraging toy for your bunny. All you need to do is fill it with treats and hay. Your bunny will be engaged and entertained, shredding the egg carton and getting to the treats inside.

  • Materials: Egg crate, treats or herbs, and hay
  • Tools Needed: None!

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Entertaining your rabbit doesn’t have to be expensive. Learning how to make rabbit toys is a great way to reuse household products and other natural materials you can find out in your yard. Your bunny will love the DIY toy just as much as a store-bought one.


Featured Image: Jennifer Chen,Unsplash

Nicole Cosgrove

Nicole is the proud mom of Baby, a Burmese cat and Rosa, a New Zealand Huntaway. A Canadian expat, Nicole now lives on a lush forest property with her Kiwi husband in New Zealand. She has a strong love for all animals of all shapes and sizes (and particularly loves a good interspecies friendship) and wants to share her animal knowledge and other experts' knowledge with pet lovers across the globe.