!Header Logo Right

How to Keep Your Bunny Entertained… And Out of Mischief

August 15, 2015

Do you have a pet bunny? These little furballs are almost unbearably cute. They also can be quite a handful! Bunnies are both intelligent and curious, which makes for a pet that enjoys exploring. They also need to chew frequently to keep their teeth from overgrowing. Put these traits together, and you have an adorable pet with a knack for getting into mischief! Below, a North Central San Antonio, TX veterinarian offers tips on keeping Floppy amused, and out of trouble.


Make sure to provide Floppy with plenty of suitable toys. Bunnies need lots of chewable playthings. You can buy bunny toys, or make your own. Wood, wicker, straw, cardboard and paper can all be upcycled into great rabbit toys. Look online for great DIY toy ideas.

Foraging Toys

Bunnies love to play, and they also love to nibble. Incorporate fresh treats into some of Floppy’s playthings. Try hanging a string of twine between chairs, and then hang bunny safe veggies from it with clothespins. Or, simply stuff a paper grocery bag with hay. The options are endless!


Floppy needs time outside of her cage each day. To make her free time more fun, consider setting up a little obstacle course. You can use an Ottoman, boxes, or kitty tunnels. Remember to spend some quality time with your pet when she’s out of her cage. Play with her, pet her, groom her, and, if she likes to snuggle, let her snooze on your lap.


Bunnies are quite capable of learning what they should and shouldn’t chew. These little furballs can be stubborn, so it may take time and patience to teach your pet good habits. When Floppy chews something she shouldn’t, don’t punish her: this may only make her angry, and could lead to behavioral issues. Instead, simply tell her ‘No’ and offer a more acceptable plaything.


Before letting Floppy out to play, you’ll need to bunnyproof your home. Use protective coverings on baseboards, wires, furniture legs, and carpet. Remove dangerous items, such as toxic plants, medicine, household chemicals, such as cleaning agents, plastic bags, and anything that could hurt your pet if swallowed. You’ll also want to block off empty spaces beneath furniture and behind your cabinets.

Do you have questions about rabbit care? We can help! Contact us, your North Central San Antonio, TX veterinary clinic, anytime.

  • All
  • Uncategorized
Black labrador dog looking to the right side

Black Dog Day

October 1st is National Black Dog Day! Our canine pals sport a variety of coat…
Read More
Two gray bunnies in a log

Heart Disease In Bunnies

International Rabbit Day is coming up on September 24th. Just like any other animal, these…
Read More
Dog treat on snout

Safe Treats For National Dog Day

August 26th is National Dog Day. Our canine companions truly do deserve to be celebrated.…
Read More
Garfield kitty looking straight up

Summer With Kittens

Has a new kitten recently joined your household? Congratulations on your furry new arrival! There…
Read More
Three dogs sitting on a couch with lady in pink shirt kissing the tallest dog

Reasons To Bring Your Puppy To Doggy Daycare

Have you recently adopted a puppy? Good for you! Training and socialization should definitely be…
Read More
Gray small Terrier swimming on waters

Fido’s Pet Peeves

Does your pup have some specific likes and dislikes? Just like people, dogs all have…
Read More
Gray adult cat with head titled to the left

Caring For A Deaf Cat

Specially-Abled Pets Day is coming up May 3rd! This unofficial pet holiday was started to…
Read More
Two gray bats with orange neck hair hanging on a dead branch

Bat Appreciation Day

April 17th is Bat Appreciation Day! We know, we’re usually focused on pets, rather than…
Read More

National Pet Day     

National Pet Day is April 11th! Our animal companions really have a special way of…
Read More
1 2 3 17