The Easiest DIY Toys (PartII)

Layla doesn’t really play with toys aside from boxes. I have bought and made her many different kinds of toys and she has maintained a steady indifference towards most of them. This is a three part guide to the easiest DIY toys, which have all been approved by a very picky bunny.

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Our second easiest DIY toy, which happens to be Laylas favorite, is made from a pill bottle. You can use any container really, but I happened upon a pill bottle because it was something that already needed to find a new purpose. At the time I filled it with a few pellets, just because it was what I had on hand and would be safe in case she did get it open.

This happenstance toy turned out be beyond what I ever imagined. She actually picks it up, moves it, and gives it a shake. For a diva such as Layla that is the ultimate blessing for a toy. After I settled from astonishment, I stared to wonder what made this toy different. I really have come to believe it is the pellets! I have always known she is food driven, but it never occurred to me to make food part of her toy. I think the smell of the pellets is able to escape the bottle which instantly makes the toy seem that much more exciting.

It really is that simple, bottle+pellets and you have on your hands a new toy to be rolled, thrown, and shaken. This would be a great solution for your treat driven bun.

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Love it Tuesday: Fancy Animals

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Animals in clothes, don’t mind if I do! These adorable illustrations by Berkley Illustration scream class and sophistication, of course with a little touch of wacky. If your fur friend is hesitant on dressing up, this may be the answer of your dreams.  One look at these cuties and you will be sold. They would make the perfect gift for that eccentric friend or a little treat for yourself.

The Easiest DIY Toys (PartI)

Layla doesn’t really play with toys aside from boxes. I have bought and made her many different kinds of toys and she has maintained a steady indifference towards most of them. This is a three part guide to the easiest DIY toys, which have all been approved by a very picky bunny.

The first, is the easiest DIY toy on the planet. Do you eat oatmeal? If the answer is yes then you have a toy!

One day while visiting my parents my dad held up an empty oatmeal container and asked if Layla wanted it. I said we could try, figuring it would just be like any other toy. She might chew on it for a day and then forget about it the next. Well, let us just say she fell in love instantly. She was rolling it, flipping it and sticking as much of her body as she could fit inside of the thing. I was amazed at how long her attention lasted. The original container has stood up and remains months later.

It is as easy as removing the lid. Then cleaning it out a bit and handing it to your bun. It is up to your discretion on whether you give them the lid. I gave her it for a while, she seemed to really like it, until I noticed that she was chewing on the plastic more than I liked. A great part about this toy is when your bun decides they are done it can still be recycled.

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A Snow Day

The weather has been crazy here. A snow storm blew in yesterday and has covered most of the city in snow. The temperature has been staying below the single digits even reaching negative temps. Work and all my events were cancelled today which means I got to have an old fashioned snow day.  Layla and I have spent the day curled up with a quilt while I catch up on some work. Wishing everyone a cozy and happy day!

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