A guaranteed favourite, your rabbit will binky with joy for this goodie bag made just for him or her! Best of all they take just minutes to make and cost next to nothing!
- Brown Paper Bag
- Treats (Unsweetened cranberries, bunny approved snacks from the pet store – we like Martin’s Hearty Banana Muffin cookies)
- Hole Punch
- Large Jingle Bells (Optional)
$2 – $10 (this is fully dependent on what you already have in your house and what you need to buy).
Budget Bunny Savings Tip: Always check your local dollar store first. We found a pack of 40 brown paper bags for $1 as well as a large package of natural raffia. You may spend a little more, but you’ll have lots left over for making multiple bags or for other projects!
Use your hole punch to punch random holes in the brown paper bag. This makes it more enticing for your rabbit. Not only will they be able to smell the yummy goodies hiding inside, but they’ll also get a little glimpse at what awaits! It also gives them a few extra spots for their teeth to grip and rip!
When you’ve punched all of the holes you want (don’t make it too easy to get in the bag – remember this is supposed to be a game that stimulates your rabbit’s mind and gets them excited!) fill it with hay and treats. I used some of their regular hay but also threw in a type of hay they rarely get so it would be extra fun once it’s opened! Caution: We still want to keep this a healthy goody bag so go easy on the treats. A few treats in the bag are okay but too many could upset their tummy. It’ll be extra fun if you can use treats they seldom gets so it makes the game extra special!
Once you have your bag about 3/4 of the way full, tie it securely with the all natural raffia and give to your rabbit to enjoy! I had large jingle bells laying around and tied one to each bag just so it makes some noise when it’s being ripped to shreds! A word to the wise, this is a messy one, so be prepared for some cleanup! Unless of course your rabbit loves it so much he/she doesn’t leave anything behind!