Enrichment Ideas to Keep Your Rabbit Entertained

Discover simple and inexpensive enrichment ideas to keep your rabbit entertained and happy. Easy-to-make, inexpensive projects, that your bunny will thank you for.

Denise Moore

4/18/20242 min read

"Hoppy Fun: Enrichment Ideas to Keep Your Rabbit Happy"

Keeping your rabbit entertained and mentally stimulated is essential for their well-being. Enrichment activities help prevent boredom and encourage natural behaviors, leading to a happier, healthier bunny. Here are some fun and creative ideas to enrich your rabbit's environment and keep them hopping with joy!

1. DIY Bunny Playground:

Create a bunny playground using cardboard boxes, tunnels, and ramps. Rabbits love to explore new spaces, so set up obstacles for them to hop over and hide under.

2. Foraging Fun:

Hide small treats or pieces of their favourite veggies around their enclosure for your rabbit to find. This mimics their natural instinct to forage for food and provides mental stimulation. Check out our video with one of our guests, the gorgeous Frankie, who loves hay with foraging and treats, stuffed into an empty kitchen roll, he played with it for hours! Super easy to make.

3. Toy Rotation:

Rotate your rabbit's toys regularly to keep things interesting. They'll enjoy rediscovering old favourites and exploring new ones. Safe toys include chew toys, cardboard tubes, willow balls and apple wood they can push around with their noses.

4. Digging Box:

Fill a shallow container with soil or shredded paper for your rabbit to dig in. Rabbits love to dig, and this activity provides both physical and mental stimulation. Hide treats or toys in the box to make it even more enticing and exciting for them.

5. Tunnel Time:

Invest in a few rabbit-safe tunnels for your bunny to explore. You can create tunnels out of PVC pipes, cardboard tubes, or even fabric tunnels designed for small animals. Set up a maze of tunnels for your rabbit to navigate and explore.

6. Obstacle Course:

Set up a mini obstacle course using household items like cushions, cardboard boxes, and small hurdles. Encourage your rabbit to jump over obstacles and navigate through tunnels. This activity helps improve coordination and keeps your rabbit active.

7. Socialisation Sessions:

Spend quality time with your rabbit each day, interacting and bonding with them. Gently petting, grooming, and talking to your rabbit helps strengthen your bond and keeps them mentally stimulated.

8. Outdoor Adventures:

If weather permits, take your rabbit outside for some supervised outdoor time. Make sure they're in a secure enclosure to prevent escapes or encounters with predators. Outdoor exploration provides fresh sights, smells, and textures for your rabbit to enjoy.

9. Training Sessions:

Train your rabbit to perform simple tricks like hopping over a small hurdle or coming when called. Use positive reinforcement techniques and plenty of treats to encourage learning. Training sessions provide mental stimulation and strengthen your bond with your rabbit.

10. Interactive Toys:

Invest in interactive toys designed specifically for rabbits, such as treat puzzles or rolling toys that dispense treats as they play. First stop for us is usually the cat toy section in B&M! These toys provide mental stimulation and encourage your rabbit to problem-solve.

Enriching your rabbit's environment with these fun and engaging activities will keep them happy, healthy, and entertained. Remember to always supervise your rabbit during playtime and provide plenty of love and attention. With a little creativity and effort, you can create a stimulating environment that your rabbit will love to explore!