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loobers25
10-01-2019, 09:53 AM
Hi everybun,

As you may be aware Dennis eats and injests everything including fleece, woods etc. There's no chewing and shredding he literally sits eating stuff.

I'm struggling to come up with daily activities. I've had to conviscate fleecy and fabric tunnels. Even plastic baby toys where I used to stuff hay in has been nibbled

Has anybun got any Dennis safe toys and activities they could suggest?

With Millie and Toby I could build cardboard fortes, cardboard tunnels, toilet rolls but dennis will eat all of these.




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nap91
10-01-2019, 10:29 AM
What about the wooden balls (that he could eat) that you can put food in and he could push it around?


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joey&boo
10-01-2019, 10:36 AM
Enough hay to build tunnels; sticks when it comes to foraging time; natural (willow, jute, water hyacinth, hemp) rugs & balls?

I don't think he's doing so bad - he has his train, all the MPH stuff, places to jump, binky & hide & beautiful Maples to share it all with

loobers25
10-01-2019, 10:43 AM
Enough hay to build tunnels; sticks when it comes to foraging time; natural (willow, jute, water hyacinth, hemp) rugs & balls?

I don't think he's doing so bad - he has his train, all the MPH stuff, places to jump, binky & hide & beautiful Maples to share it all withBut how much is safe to eat? I can't wait for foraging times

I'm going to order another run around tunnel like yours as too thick to chew. They must get bored though. I don't trust Dennis when he is bored


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loobers25
10-01-2019, 10:44 AM
What about the wooden balls (that he could eat) that you can put food in and he could push it around?


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Graciee
10-01-2019, 10:50 AM
Willow, seagrass, loofah toys? :)

Omi
10-01-2019, 11:32 AM
Enough hay to build tunnels; sticks when it comes to foraging time; natural (willow, jute, water hyacinth, hemp) rugs & balls?

I don't think he's doing so bad - he has his train, all the MPH stuff, places to jump, binky & hide & beautiful Maples to share it all with

I agree. Your rabbits have certainly got loads more of this type of thing than mine. Mine have mostly cardboard boxes with sticks stuffed inside, which they pull out and I put them back :) They eat both the cardboard and the sticks, but not to excess. If you want to give them more, then I would get some of the natural stuff that j&b has suggested. Mine really don't play with anything that I have tried them with before. It takes them ages to get through a willow/water hyacinth tunnel or even a hay brick. They much prefer to just nibble their hay.

mikek
10-01-2019, 11:48 AM
maize or sweetcorn still wrapped in it's leaves - just a little bit of corn exposed so they know it's there? make him work for it :lol:

supersonic
10-01-2019, 12:03 PM
Apple tree!

joey&boo
10-01-2019, 12:43 PM
water hyacinth bunny

https://i.imgur.com/DeGpW8q.jpg

loobers25
10-01-2019, 12:54 PM
water hyacinth bunny

https://i.imgur.com/DeGpW8q.jpgThat's lovely

I just been looking at MPH they got some bits of interest

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loobers25
10-01-2019, 12:54 PM
I agree. Your rabbits have certainly got loads more of this type of thing than mine. Mine have mostly cardboard boxes with sticks stuffed inside, which they pull out and I put them back :) They eat both the cardboard and the sticks, but not to excess. If you want to give them more, then I would get some of the natural stuff that j&b has suggested. Mine really don't play with anything that I have tried them with before. It takes them ages to get through a willow/water hyacinth tunnel or even a hay brick. They much prefer to just nibble their hay.Hay bricks good idea omi. Unfortunately I can't trust Dennis with cardboard box :(

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Graciee
10-01-2019, 12:56 PM
water hyacinth bunny

https://i.imgur.com/DeGpW8q.jpgWhere's that from? [emoji7]

Graciee
10-01-2019, 12:56 PM
Hay bricks good idea omi. Unfortunately I can't trust Dennis with cardboard box :(

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loobers25
10-01-2019, 12:57 PM
Is cardboard bad if eaten? :SI believe I read on here it can cause blockage?

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Graciee
10-01-2019, 01:00 PM
I believe I read on here it can cause blockage?

Sent from my GT-I9195 using TapatalkOh... Mine eat cardboard with no problems.. I'll have to look into that D:

loobers25
10-01-2019, 01:08 PM
Oh... Mine eat cardboard with no problems.. I'll have to look into that D:I'd imagine nibbles here and there are ok. But dennis will sit there munching some for breakfast, lunch and dinner

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joey&boo
10-01-2019, 01:10 PM
The WH bunny was a Christmas gift (bunnies not keen but I like him)

Zoobec
10-01-2019, 02:04 PM
I believe I read on here it can cause blockage?

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Yes, or a general gut slowdown. Frosty eats cardboard too, so they canít have it! I buy them lots of forage (usually from natures own) and they get lots of apple and willow sticks

joey&boo
10-01-2019, 02:09 PM
To keep him motivated & agile you could peg bits of forage, leaves etc to a line like DP does.

loobers25
10-01-2019, 02:20 PM
To keep him motivated & agile you could peg bits of forage, leaves etc to a line like DP does.Good idea. I think Dillon has that. Hopefully they will come along as they always have fun actives

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Graciee
10-01-2019, 02:21 PM
Yes, or a general gut slowdown. Frosty eats cardboard too, so they canít have it! I buy them lots of forage (usually from natures own) and they get lots of apple and willow sticks
Do we know if willow is safe for them just to consume like its food? Because Atticus eats a willow ball every few days..

loobers25
10-01-2019, 02:25 PM
Do we know if willow is safe for them just to consume like its food? Because Atticus eats a willow ball every few days..See I'm wondering the same as Dennis would probably eat a whole one..OH bought him a giant one but I'm holding out!

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loobers25
10-01-2019, 02:27 PM
Do we know if willow is safe for them just to consume like its food? Because Atticus eats a willow ball every few days..See I'm wondering the same as Dennis would probably eat a whole..OH bought him a giant one

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joey&boo
10-01-2019, 02:33 PM
I don't think a willow ball daily is excessive in dietary terms/ They can consume willow like food cos it is food. It does contain Salicylic acid so I wouldn't free feed (but much more than willow balls worth)

Zoobec
11-01-2019, 07:49 AM
Do we know if willow is safe for them just to consume like its food? Because Atticus eats a willow ball every few days..

I think it’s ok for healthy bunnies, I’ve read something on here about willow and meds or heart conditions before I think but I can’t find the thread now :roll: Frosty and Fern don’t usually eat it all, they tend to nibble the bark from it.

keletkezes
14-01-2019, 10:14 AM
To keep him motivated & agile you could peg bits of forage, leaves etc to a line like DP does.I was about to suggest this: the joys of 'caged' bunnies is we can use their run to provide enrichment by hanging stuff off the top of it :D Here's a video of them eating carrot strips: https://www.facebook.com/keletkezes/videos/vb.199711564/10102245577747988/?type=3 And a bonus one of Lopsy with a cardboard tube (a proper thick one, not a looroll): https://www.facebook.com/keletkezes/videos/vb.199711564/10101316823883178/?type=3. We can't give them tubes anymore because Aboleth gets all humpy as she thinks she's not getting her own way :( I did get some thick PVC piping (the sort used for plumbing applications) that I cut down for Winter outdoor tube use, but never used it after Aboleth got all territorial :(


I think itís ok for healthy bunnies, Iíve read something on here about willow and meds or heart conditions before I think but I canít find the thread now :roll: Frosty and Fern donít usually eat it all, they tend to nibble the bark from it.I'm forever telling the OH to watch it with fresh willow, but we've never had any issues and AFAIK both are generally healthy :) Balls can last anything from a day to a couple of weeks depending on how mine are feeling!

mikek
14-01-2019, 11:08 AM
I was about to suggest this: the joys of 'caged' bunnies is we can use their run to provide enrichment by hanging stuff off the top of it :D Here's a video of them eating carrot strips: https://www.facebook.com/keletkezes/videos/vb.199711564/10102245577747988/?type=3 And a bonus one of Lopsy with a cardboard tube (a proper thick one, not a looroll): https://www.facebook.com/keletkezes/videos/vb.199711564/10101316823883178/?type=3. We can't give them tubes anymore because Aboleth gets all humpy as she thinks she's not getting her own way :( I did get some thick PVC piping (the sort used for plumbing applications) that I cut down for Winter outdoor tube use, but never used it after Aboleth got all territorial :(

I'm forever telling the OH to watch it with fresh willow, but we've never had any issues and AFAIK both are generally healthy :) Balls can last anything from a day to a couple of weeks depending on how mine are feeling!

those vids are brilliant. so funny :)

looks like a really great housing set-up too.

keletkezes
14-01-2019, 11:35 AM
those vids are brilliant. so funny :)

looks like a really great housing set-up too.Thanks :) The Lopsy-only one was when he just had the little hutch and run, now they have the playhouse and dog crate as well :) One day they might (:roll:) have a permanent run on the grass but for now it's just an open pen. Matt decided they could have pretty much the whole concrete area after I bought a load of tubes home (from roadworks) and he spent a couple of hours putting everything together :D