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Funny Bunny Toy Company * Hoppy Holidays
Funny Bunny Toy Company * Hoppy Holidays
Funny Bunny Toy Company wishes you and your bunnies a very happy holiday season filled with much joy!
This is a beautiful time of year with holiday decorations and tasty treats. But all those sparkly decorations and sugary treats can be hazardous to our bunnies. Taking a few simple precautions can make this a fun and safe time of year for you and your bunnies.
If you can’t bunny proof your living room where you have your tree and decorations, put up a puppy gate and keep your bunny out of the room, or put an ex-pen around your tree. I suggest not using any tinsel because it has a way of making its way around the house and it can cause havoc on a bunny’s intestinal tract if ingested.
Although we love chocolate candies, and holiday cookies, those are also dangerous for bunnies and need to be kept up high where your bunny can’t reach them.
Since bunnies seem to get cheated when it comes to enjoying holiday decorations, Funny Bunny Toy Company has created a special little Bunny Home Holiday Decorating Kit. Our kit contains shredded Kraft paper (bunny safe tinsel), a wooden snowman ornament, a wooden star ornament, a wooden tree ornament, and a mini vine wreath. Our kit is packed in an edible Kraft box and tied in a raffia bow. Now your bunny can safely decorate their own little space while you decorate yours.
Funny Bunny Toy Company has many great stocking stuffer toys for your bunny. We have holiday toys made with stars and trees, as well as our year round toys to bring some funny to your bunny.
The holidays make me think of pine and pine cones. I love having a big pine wreath with lots of pine cones. Did you know that bunnies love to chew on pine cones?
If you have access to a pine tree that has not been treated with any pesticides or other chemicals, you can gather up pine cones and give them to your bunnies after cleaning them.
Cleaning pine cones is fairly simple. Just gather up a bunch of pine cones. Fill your sink with warm water and 1 cup of white vinegar (to disinfect). Swish the pine cones around to make sure they all are submerged, and rub off any bugs, debris or sap with your hands. Then let them soak in the water for approx. 20 – 30 minutes. Drain water, fill sink again to rinse pine cones.
Next place the pine cones on paper towels to dry. This will take several days. Keep turning them. If you’d like them to dry faster, you could place them on a foil lined cookie tray in a warm 200 degree oven for approx. 2 hours to dry them. If you put them in the oven, keep a close eye on them and turn often. You don’t want the pine cones to get too hot and smoke.
Now you’ll have a big supply of pine cones to give to your bunny or to bag up with a bow and share with your friends with bunnies for the holidays. These pine cones would make a perfect gift for a bunny!
A big part of the holidays is baking cookies and other treats. I am including a special holiday recipe to bake for your bunnies in this newsletter.
Bunny Holiday Cookies
1 – Carrot
½ - Banana
1 tsp – Honey
¼ c. – Timothy Pellets
¼ c – Old Fashioned Oat Meal
Preheat oven to 325 F
Puree the carrot. Using a blender or coffee grinder, grind the pellets and oatmeal into a powder (similar to flour). Mash banana with a fork or in blender.
Pour all of the ingredients (don’t forget honey) into a bowl and mix with your hands. Dough will be sticky.
Place ball of dough between 2 sheets of parchment paper or plastic wrap. Roll out dough with a rolling pin until it is approx. ¼ “ thick.
Using small star or other shape cookie cutters, cut rolled out dough into shapes and place onto parchment lined cookie sheets.
Bake for 30 minutes, then turn off the oven but leave the cookies in the oven for an hour to harden.
Serving size 1 cookie, unless you used big cookie cutters, then break cookies into halves. Store cookies in a sealed container in the refrigerator, or share some with your friend’s bunnies or with your local bunny rescue or shelter.
Speaking of sharing with your local bunny rescue or shelter, please don’t forget to add them to your shopping list for the holidays. Many rescues and shelters have wish lists of everyday items they need on Amazon.com. Some standard items they always need are white vinegar, Clorox, paper towels and eco-friendly soaps for cleaning. They also need nitrile gloves, peroxide, rubbing alcohol, trash bags, copy paper, litter boxes, blankets and sleeping mats, as well as toys for the bunnies. Stop by your local bunny rescue or shelter and say “hoppy holidays” to the bunnies and drop off some supplies and some fresh greens.
Don’t forget to visit our website and enter your bunny in our contest for a chance to win a free toy. Our next drawing will be on Jan. 2nd. If you’d like to send a photo of your bunny along with your entry we’d love to feature them on our contest page if your bunny is selected as the winner.
Funny Bunny Toy Company wishes you and your bunnies a Hoppy Holiday and a very Hoppy New Year!
Kerry and Henry