Edible Christmas Snowflakes for Rabbits

That thing that happens at the end of December is sneaking up again, and it brings with it a whole new range of rabbit-proofing challenges. I hear some rabbit mums actually hang the tree off the ceiling in an attempt to keep little teeth and paws from causing trouble!

Obviously what we need is more bunny suitable decorations, like these…

They are snowflakes (you can tell right? Scamp already ate the best looking one).


I used the little white paper bags like you get cookies in from the baker. But you could really use any thinnish white paper. Then something your bunny likes to eat – these are Scamp’s dry food (a mix of Supreme Science pellets), but you could use dried veggies or similar.

Snowflake Step one

Tear the paper in to 1.5″ wide strips about 6″ long. Three strips per star. You can use scissors for straighter strips but they don’t need to be perfect.

Snowflake Step 2

Add a treat one end and twist the paper each side of it. Twist all the way along adding another treat just before the other end.

Snowflake Step 3

Repeat three times.

Snowflake Step 4

To put the stars branches together I just used another piece of paper about an inch wide, folded lengthwise twice to make it a bit tougher and then wrapped in around the three branches, making sure to make one wrap in between each set of branches.

And you are done!

Just hand them to your bunny to decorate his/her house or hang them up for nudging…

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14 Responses to “Edible Christmas Snowflakes for Rabbits”

  1. Saira says:


  2. annette says:

    adorable! Scamp on the mantlepiece 🙂 and these are great ideas Tamsin! shall try them with Wes, thank you!

  3. brandi says:

    Scamp is the cutest. I bet he is lots of fun. I can see why you would need to keep the little wild thang entertained. LOVE the edible snowflake ornaments! Merry Christmas to you, yours, and of course to Scamp!

  4. Saira says:

    Happy New Year Tamsin and Scamp <3 😀

  5. Diana says:

    I made these for my buns for Christmas and they loved ripping them apart! Thanks for the idea!

  6. carolyn eroh says:

    Bunny loved these. In fact he’s still chewing and searching for all the treats. I hid a few small pieces of banana in them too. makes him go crazy to find them. Thanks for this idea. it makes watching an already adorable lop bunny even more fun. 🙂

  7. Mei says:

    Made some for my bunnies and being lazy, they only ate two sides. Maybe I wrapped the pellets up too well. Will try other treats! Thank you for the idea!

  8. Renee Valtin says:

    I am new to bunnies in the home…what kind of dried veggies could I use as treats? I also have a question about the cardboard boxes or tunnels….can they have advertisements/ink on them? I saved boxes from Christmas that would be great but they aren’t plain cardboard. Any suggestions on the best way to get her acclaimated to being picked up? I need to be able to trim her nails and the nail trimming I can do, but she freaks out about being picked up so it really stresses her out. Any suggestions would be greatly appreciated!!

    • Tamsin says:

      Herbs are good – things like basil or parsley. You can also get dried dandelion and brambles – or dry your own. I think there are a few companies that offer mixes of dry herbs and plants with things like rose petals too.

      I give Scamp normal brown cardboard boxes that sometimes have printing on. I’d be a bit more cautious if your rabbit eats the box but most just shred them.

      I’ve an article here on bunnies that don’t like being picked up that may help you: http://www.therabbithouse.com/behaviour/problem-picking-rabbit-up.asp

  9. Isa says:

    Hey, I have a question about my rabbit. Is it ok for me to give it a bath from time to time, and what is the best way to do it if I can.

    • Tamsin says:

      No, rabbits shouldn’t have baths. It’s bad for the coat as it removes the natural oils and it’s also very difficult to get them fully dry as the water soaks into their undercoat.

      Rabbits are very clean animals so if you find yours is getting dirty, there is usually an underlying problem that needs fixing, for example the wrong diet can cause sticky poops that get stuck to the fur.

      They do often enjoy grooming though as that helps get rid of loose fur 🙂

  10. . says:

    can you use anything else apart from thinnish paper?

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