Do you have a pet bunny? Rabbits make adorable little pets! Bunnies have their own specific needs, and have very different care requirements than dogs and cats. As the holidays approach, you’ll find all sorts of great gift options for Fido and Fluffy, but shopping for a pet rabbit may be a bit trickier. We are here to help! Read on as a North Phoenix, AZ vet discusses holiday gifts for bunnies.

Chew Toys

Chew toys are very important for bunnies. If Floppy can’t chew enough, her teeth will grow too long, which can cause painful dental problems. You can buy some fun new playthings for your furry pal, but you can also make some really adorable bunny toys out of things you probably already have around your house. For instance, the cardboard tubes from toilet paper or paper towel rolls make great bunny toys. Many items made of wood, wicker, or cardboard are also fine. Just be sure to avoid anything with sharp edges, small parts, or dangling threads. Items covered in varnish, glitter, or dye are also on the no-no list. Ask your vet for specific recommendations.

Box Castle

Why not make Floppy a box castle? This is a great way to use up all those empty boxes you’ll have after everyone has finished unwrapping their gifts!

Digging Box

Many bunnies love to dig! Fill a cardboard box or plastic storage tote with shredded copy paper or sheets of tissue paper, and hide some yummy snacks and toys beneath it.

Fresh Herbs

Just like any other pet, Floppy really enjoys yummy treats and snacks. Why not give Floppy a little pot of fresh organic herbs? Some good options are basil, parsley, cilantro, clover, and mint. Thyme, marjoram, lemon grass, and wheat grass are also safe.

New Digs

Consider getting Floppy a bigger, better habitat. Your adorable pet should be able to stand up, stretch out, and play without tripping over her dishes or litterbox. A new hidey-hole is also a great gift idea for your bunny.

Obstacle Course

Bunnies love to hop and jump onto things. Make Floppy a little obstacle course. You can use footstools, storage totes, and even plain boxes. Set out toys and small treats between the obstacles.

Do you have questions or concerns about your bunny’s care? Please feel free to contact us, your North Phoenix, AZ veterinary hospital, anytime.