DIY Rolling Treat Dispenser for Rabbits (with toilet paper tubes)

DIY toys rolling treat dispenser

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This is a super simple toy to make with a toilet paper tube. It will only take about 5 minutes to create, but it can give your rabbit hours (or more) of fun. The goal for this toy is to create a simple food dispenser. You can put rabbit pellets or treats inside of it so your rabbit has a chance to roll it and toss it around while they figure out how to get the treats out.

Ellie (rabbit) playing with the DIY toy

Tools needed:

  • A toilet paper roll
  • Scissors or a razor
  • Rabbit treats or pellets

Step by step directions:

  1. Use the scissors or razor to cut holes into the middle of the toilet paper tube. I usually prefer to use a razor, but use whatever pointy object you are most comfortable with. You want the holes to be relatively small, but big enough that the treats will be able to fall out if the tube is tossed around.
  2. Fold down the ends of the toilet paper tube. Fold down both ends of the tube so that they create a concave, arced shape. Pinch the folded edges so that the flaps at the end don’t just pop back up. You want to make sure the treats won’t be able to fall out of the ends of the tube.
  3. Place treats or pellets into the tube. Lift up the flaps on one end and place the treats inside, then fold the flaps back down. I usually like to use a little bit of my rabbit’s pellets instead of sugary treats. That way I don’t risk giving her too many treats.
DIT rabbit food dispenser
1) Cut holes in the tube; 2) Fold over the ends of the tube; 3) Place rabbit food or treats into the tube

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Amy Pratt

Amy Pratt is a lifelong rabbit owner who has been specializing with rabbits at the Humane Rescue Alliance. She helps to socialize the rabbits and educate volunteers on the care and behavior of these small mammals.

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