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daphnephoebe
29-11-2015, 04:25 PM
Has anyone ever got any of these for their bunnies?

Its a soft cuddly toy with a wheat inside that you pop into the microwave and warm up.

I have the snugglesafe but our bunnies don't really like them so I'm trying to find an alternative. (Our house is freezing downstairs as we can't have the radiators on - one is under the grand piano and the other is behind the hamsters cages) so we want to supply them something to snuggle to help keep warm.

MightyMax
29-11-2015, 04:37 PM
Has anyone ever got any of these for their bunnies?

Its a soft cuddly toy with a wheat inside that you pop into the microwave and warm up.

I have the snugglesafe but our bunnies don't really like them so I'm trying to find an alternative. (Our house is freezing downstairs as we can't have the radiators on - one is under the grand piano and the other is behind the hamsters cages) so we want to supply them something to snuggle to help keep warm.

No I haven't heard of them, but they are probably similar to the wheat bags I make myself with organic wheat grains?

The only issue I have is that they don't stay warm anything like as long as a snuggle safe.

daphnephoebe
29-11-2015, 07:13 PM
Thanks. I'll give them a go - not too expensive and if bunnies don't like them I claim them as my own

Shimmer
29-11-2015, 07:24 PM
I would be worried that the rabbits would chew through it and eat the wheat - which may not be good for them. It may have been treated or otherwise unfit for consumption.

daphnephoebe
29-11-2015, 07:33 PM
I would be worried that the rabbits would chew through it and eat the wheat - which may not be good for them. It may have been treated or otherwise unfit for consumption.

They'll only have these supervised. At night they have no choice but to have the snuggle safe.

MightyMax
29-11-2015, 07:57 PM
They'll only have these supervised. At night they have no choice but to have the snuggle safe.


I wouldn't worry about them ingesting a wheat berry, but having looked at the item you describe, they are unlikely to be able to get to them without a lot of chewing, which you would notice!

Why don't they like the snuggle safe?

daphnephoebe
30-11-2015, 11:20 AM
Why don't they like the snuggle safe?

I've not a clue. I've tried it at various temperatures with various protectors on it but they just don't seem keen. Maybe because its fairly rigid?

Shimmer
30-11-2015, 11:27 AM
I use Snugglesafe heatpads under a pile of hay, either in the normal bed area or in a litter tray. I don't use the fleece covers as they just collect hay. A piece of newspaper works to keep them cleaner if they are likely to be wee'd on - wrapped up like fish & chips. If they are sandwiched in the hay, it gives a nice warm bed without being uncomfortable to sit on. If they are indoors, maybe try it underneath a heap of blanket or fleece. I don't think any of mine would just sit on a heatpad on its own.

daphnephoebe
30-11-2015, 11:30 AM
I use Snugglesafe heatpads under a pile of hay, either in the normal bed area or in a litter tray. I don't use the fleece covers as they just collect hay. A piece of newspaper works to keep them cleaner if they are likely to be wee'd on - wrapped up like fish & chips. If they are sandwiched in the hay, it gives a nice warm bed without being uncomfortable to sit on. If they are indoors, maybe try it underneath a heap of blanket or fleece. I don't think any of mine would just sit on a heatpad on its own.

I've tried most of these. I'll try it under the hay in their bed (they are inside but I they are on sawdust in the house as blankets to clean every day isn't realistic)

MightyMax
30-11-2015, 02:49 PM
I've not a clue. I've tried it at various temperatures with various protectors on it but they just don't seem keen. Maybe because its fairly rigid?

I have to say mine took a while to get used to them.

But for young healthy rabbits in the house, why use them at all? :)

(extra work for you ..)

daphnephoebe
01-12-2015, 12:56 PM
Our house is freezing. We generally can't heat the downstairs because of the piano etc and I pretty much live in a blanket when home. They have their boxes, blankets, hay etc but if given something like a hot water bottle (warm water) they'll sit and cuddle this for ages but I don't like hot water bottles, never trusted them.

MightyMax
01-12-2015, 03:35 PM
Our house is freezing. We generally can't heat the downstairs because of the piano etc and I pretty much live in a blanket when home. They have their boxes, blankets, hay etc but if given something like a hot water bottle (warm water) they'll sit and cuddle this for ages but I don't like hot water bottles, never trusted them.

Yeah I live in a fridge too :lol: Five layers, hat, scarf and gloves and then working at home :D

You should ask them to kindly grow their thicker coats if they are spurning your offer of snuggle safes :lol:

daphnephoebe
01-12-2015, 07:11 PM
Yeah I live in a fridge too :lol: Five layers, hat, scarf and gloves and then working at home :D

You should ask them to kindly grow their thicker coats if they are spurning your offer of snuggle safes :lol:

Think they'd tell me where to go and just go snuggle David instead.

MightyMax
01-12-2015, 07:23 PM
Think they'd tell me where to go and just go snuggle David instead.

Haha I see - buns with attitude :lol:

daphnephoebe
01-12-2015, 07:27 PM
Haha I see - buns with attitude :lol:

They are quite a pair now they are together. Can always tell when they are upto something they shouldn't be as you have Daphne lead the way and Phoebe will follow her on her tip-toes. No hopping when causing trouble.

daphnephoebe
05-12-2015, 08:09 PM
Ok - so I got two of these form Amazon and the buns love them!

They haven't chewed and seem safe enough. (I still don't let them have unattended just in case of nibbles)
http://www.amazon.co.uk/gp/product/B002OL2LOQ?psc=1&redirect=true&ref_=oh_aui_detailpage_o00_s00

MightyMax
05-12-2015, 08:13 PM
Ok - so I got two of these form Amazon and the buns love them!

They haven't chewed and seem safe enough. (I still don't let them have unattended just in case of nibbles)
http://www.amazon.co.uk/gp/product/B002OL2LOQ?psc=1&redirect=true&ref_=oh_aui_detailpage_o00_s00

Good to know :D I think I might consider one of these as a Xmas pressie to keep an old lady company :D
(no I don't mean me :lol:)

daphnephoebe
05-12-2015, 08:16 PM
Good to know :D I think I might consider one of these as a Xmas pressie to keep an old lady company :D
(no I don't mean me :lol:)

Well you never know ;)
Bunnies having to steal them off my feet

MightyMax
05-12-2015, 08:20 PM
Well you never know ;)
Bunnies having to steal them off my feet

:lol: Just discussed this with OH and he says that she won't know what shape it is (she's blind) so I could microwave one of my homemade wheat bags inside a furry pillow case I got from the R.S.P.C.A. shop and put it in her bed? That is, of course, if it doesn't end up on my feet!

daphnephoebe
05-12-2015, 08:43 PM
:lol: Just discussed this with OH and he says that she won't know what shape it is (she's blind) so I could microwave one of my homemade wheat bags inside a furry pillow case I got from the R.S.P.C.A. shop and put it in her bed? That is, of course, if it doesn't end up on my feet!

That sounds like a brill idea