Cardboard Tube Toys (Part 3)

The cardboard tubes stuffed with even more cardboard tubes and cardboard tubes made into rabbit treat balls went down well, so next on the agenda is toilet roll inner tubes turned in to hay parcels.

No scissors necessary this time, you just need a cardboard toilet or kitchen roll tube and some tasty hay. You can also optionally add a little of your rabbit’s dry food or some vegetables. I guess fresh grass would work well too but it’s still a bit early in the year for that to be sprouting much.

Here’s what you do…

Start with a toilet roll or kitchen roll cardboard inner tube

Push the edge of the cardboard tube with your thumbs until it folds inwards.

It should look like this!

Rotate the tube and do the same to the opposite side to block the end.

Add your choosen filling.

Push in the sides as you did with the first end to seal it up

Finally give the hay parcel to you bunny. I made a slight technical error at this point, I gave Scamp the hay parcel and then found the camera batteries had gone flat. There was just a few wisps of hay left once they had charged so you’ll have to imagine the photo of him eating it or perhaps you could email me one of your bunny having fun with cardboard tubes? I’d love to see them.

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13 Responses to “Cardboard Tube Toys (Part 3)”

  1. Shell May says:

    Kiddo’s here just love them!! Cheap entertainment for sure!
    xx, shell

  2. D. Moll says:

    We’ll try this and send you a picture in the morning (light).

  3. Lisa says:

    You are so clever! My rabbits alwys make such a mess if i just stuff it. This will give them something to work on. I’ve actually been saving toilet paper rolls since you started all this.

  4. Abigail says:

    This is fantastic! I want one. I’m gonna tell mommy to make me one of these!

  5. Dani says:

    I just made one for my rabbit. She’s been a bit stressed due to our recent move out of state and this just made her night. GREAT idea 🙂

  6. vicki says:

    I gave my bunny plenty of toys and a cardboard tube which she loved but i wanted more creativity in her cage and she loved this! Bit curious at first and worried as she is still very distressed and abit poorly (just got her from a previous owner) but i think by tomorow it will be all chewed up.

    • Tamsin says:

      Aww, I hope she settles in soon. It can take bunnies a couple of weeks to really settle down and get used to the new sounds, sights and smells.

  7. Manuela says:

    Hey my bunny doesn’t really get what to do with it.
    Is there a way to make him get what to do?
    I would really appreciate it if you answered this!!

    • Tamsin says:

      Hi Manuela.

      Put your rabbit’s favourite food inside, so it’s very tempting. Then for the first couple of times leave one or both ends open so he learns there is something good inside and it’s easier for him to get to. You could also try punching holes in the sides with scissors so he can smell the contents easier and knows there is a treat to get.


      • Manuela says:

        Hi Tamsin!

        Thanks for the reply. I will try this tomorrow.
        I wanted to know what are the tastiest treats for rabbits that will encourage them to go to the toy.


  8. Debbie says:

    Hi Tasmin, we are loving all these loo roll play treats. Frodo (my little furry friend) has worked out that if he carries the cardboard over to his water bowl and gets it wet, he can get to his treats quicker! never under estimate a rabbits ability to get to his treats….mission impossible, should be mission possible ;o) Thanks for all these ideas x

  9. Tamsin says:

    What a smart bunny! Scamp throws his plastic treatball in the water bowl sometimes, but this has the opposite effect – they swell up and won’t fall out, and then he gets quite miffed!

  10. . says:

    one, or both of my rabbits, ate nearly all of the cardboard tube? Is that ok for them?

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