Saturday, 25 May 2013

The bunny challenge step two exercise post 2

This post is addressing the daily task of keeping our little nibblers occupied. In the wild, rabbits can run up to 5 miles a day!   It is essential in keeping a rabbit fit and healthy to have access to an exercise run . This is important as your rabbit need to exercise for 4 to 6 hours a day, for more information on rabbit runs click   Here. Rabbits also need a lot of mental stimulation, they are intelligent, playful beings which enjoy human interactions and games.  People believe that rabbits don't play.Well, they do. They just play differently to say a dog or a cat.
In this post I am sharing some DIY bunny toy ideas, enjoy and please comment.

Before starting your project, remove any tape or staples from the cardboard. Always make sure that any materials you use are bunny safe.

A great first project :cardboard carrot and "toss and chew" toy.

The "daisy"house!

I used a non-toxic kids glue to stick the daisy to the cardboard but if your bunny is a big chewer don't use any glue at all.

the bunny rocket

Great if you want something different in your bunnies run, cool and  very unique!

Don't do what I did . I underestimated my bunny's waistline...A bit of a technical hitch at the photo shoot.

The Tutankhamen's Egyptian pyramid.
Quick And easy to make, great for bunnies that love chewing.

Videos and links
The best shop-bought toys, you could ever get your rabbit.

Saturday, 11 May 2013

rabbit toys

            Home-made bunny toys

                Giant cardboard carrot

                       Bunny Toss Toy
                          Hay ring

Wednesday, 8 May 2013

Science Selective Rabbit food review

From their website

Vets believe that high fibre is most important when recommending a rabbit food*. Wild rabbits mainly eat grass, which naturally contains 20-25% fibre and rabbits’ digestive systems have evolved to need a high fibre diet. Supreme has raised the levels of fibre in Science Selective to 25% so you can provide your rabbits with an even higher fibre, tasty diet that will help to keep them in the very best of health, naturally.

With forage as the main source of fibre, Selective contains lots of other tasty, natural ingredients too – linseed with Omega 3 & 6 that help to keep your rabbit’s skin and coat in tip top condition, as well as natural prebiotics to help promote friendly bacteria.

My verdict:
My pets's usual food is the "Excel rabbit food" so I hoped my bunnies were excited to try a different brand of nuggets.  The size of the nugget is  bigger than Excel ones are, I prefer the larger size, there is less possibility for  your rabbit  to choke on a nugget. There were a few small holes punched at the bottom of the packaging and the powder which was at the bottom of the bag made a mess all over the place.
I mixed some nuggets of" selective" in with their usual food, it did not upset  their tummies and they didn't seem to have a preference.

Excel ingredients.                

Nutritional ValuesBeneficial 
Crude Fibre19%
Vitamin C50mg/kg 
Vitamin D3 *1,500 iu/ kg
Vitamin E *120mg/ kg
Copper **12mg/ kg
Vitamin A *15,000 iu/kg


Grass, Oat Bran, Wheat, Soya Bean Hulls, Lucerne, Peas, Yeast, Molasses, Mint, Soya Oil, Calcium Carbonate, Monocalcium Phosphate, Ligno-Cellulose, Fructo-oligosaccharides 0.25%, Salt, Vitamins and Minerals, Contains Natural Antioxidants. No artificial colours, flavours or preservatives. Vitamins are guaranteed until Best Before date.

Selective ingredients.
Alfalfa meal, soybean hulls, wheat, wheatfeed, flaked peas, linseed, beet pulp, soybeanmeal, soya oil, monocalcium phosphate, calcium carbonate.


Vitamin A 15000 IU, Vitamin D3 1500 IU


Crude protein 14.0%, Crude fibre 25.0%, Crude oils and fats 4.0%, Crude ash 8.0%, Calcium 0.6%, Sodium 0.3%, Phosphorus 0.4%.

The ingredients list seems quite similar on both brands, but we can note that "selective" has 25.0% crude fibre compared to 'Excel"with 19%.

As time went on I added more and more "selective" to their usual food, they  enjoyed crunching on the larger nuggets . " Excel" have different flavoured nuggets such as mint, oregano etc but" selective" only have one flavour.
I prefer a selection of  flavoured nuggets  for picky bunnies .
 My rabbits agree "supreme selective rabbit food" is a good all-round nugget rabbit food.
It s available in Science Selective Junior Rabbit, Science Selective Rabbit,Science Selective Rabbit Mature, 4 years+.
So it comes down to your bunny tastes.


Thank you to Science pet food for supplying me with a sample of their Science Selective Rabbit food.