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Funny Bunny Toy Company - Hoppy St. Patrick's Day

Hoppy St. Patrick’s Day!!

St. Patrick’s Day makes me think of Leprechauns, rainbows, blarney stones, lucky 4 leaf clovers, and pots of gold.

For St. Patrick’s Day why not give your bunnies some pieces of gold! By that I mean golden raisins. Hide a few golden raisins around your home and let your bunnies go searching for them. Hide and seek food games are a favorite with bunnies. Hide a golden raisin along a base board, next to a chair leg, or anywhere they will normally hop past. Don’t make it too hard for them, but give them a bit of a challenge. You could also use yellow carrots or any bunny safe golden veggie or fruit. Bunnies need to have exercise and mental stimulation, and as long as they don’t have too many snacks this is an ideal game for them.

The world has gone high tech in the past 15 - 20 years. Most of us no longer have a newspaper delivered to our home, we read our news online. If we need to make a phone call we Google the number on our cell phone rather than looking it up in a paper phone book.

Bunnies lost out on some sources of fun with everything going online. However, you can still buy a newspaper once a week at a coffee shop or at the bus stop. And we still get a phone book delivered to our homes annually, even though some of us drop it in our recycle bin.

Your bunnies can have so much fun with a newspaper. Take 2 full sheets of newspaper, leave them together and place them over your bunny with the fold down the middle open and it will make a tent for your bunny. Your bunny will have fun running in and out of her new tent, tossing the paper pages up into the air so they land back atop her, and she’ll delight in chewing and digging at them. A few sheets of newspaper can keep a bunny busy for days if not weeks, depending on how destructive your bunnies tend to be.

A phone book can provide months of fun for your bunny. Bunnies love to sit atop the phone book on one side with the book open and dig and rip at the pages on the other side. They will tend to make a mess, but they are so adorable and have so much fun I’m sure you won’t mind a little clean up.

Most newspapers are made with 100% soy ink which is bunny safe, but make sure the phone book is also made with soy ink. The cover is not soy ink, so be sure to tear the covers off the phone book.

As long as your bunny is digging, ripping, and flinging the paper that’s great. Even eating a little bit is fine, but you don’t want your bunny to ingest too much paper. So keep an eye on your bunny the first time you give her newspaper or a phone book to make sure she isn’t eating it.

Typical fare for St. Patrick’s Day includes cabbage. Since everyone pretends to be Irish on St. Patrick’s Day, so can your bunnies with this month’s cabbage based recipe. Some bunnies have digestive trouble or are gassy, so if your bunny doesn’t do well eating cabbage, broccoli, kale or other vegetables in the brassica family, you can substitute a lettuce leaf instead of a cabbage leaf. Any lettuce except iceberg will be fine.

St. Patrick’s Day Cabbage Roll Ups

Serves 2 bunnies

2 medium cabbage or lettuce leaves (Remove vein from cabbage leaves for easier rolling)

¼ cup of chopped Italian parsley

¼ cup of clover sprouts, sunflower sprouts, or pea sprouts

¼ cup of chopped carrot tops or fennel tops

1/8 cup of chopped lemon grass

Wash and dry all ingredients. After chopping, place equal amounts of each ingredient inside of each cabbage leaf or lettuce leaf. Roll up the St. Patrick’s Day Cabbage Roll Ups as you would roll a burrito. Serve on a bunny safe dish, or one of our bamboo plates.

Bun appétit!

Funny Bunny Toy Company has an adorable Lucky Clover Rattle; it’s one of our 3” wooden rattles. Lucky clovers aren’t just for St. Patrick’s Day, they are fun all year long and any bunny who has a Lucky Clover Rattle is lucky bunny indeed!!!

Why not visit our website and enter your bunny in our contest for a chance to win a free toy. Our next drawing will be held on April 1st (no joke), and your bunny might win a new toy!

Don’t be surprised if your bunny is expecting to be fed an hour earlier if you are in a state that has Daylight Savings Time. Your bunnies’ tummies are still used to being fed at their regular time, and it will take about 2 weeks for them to adapt to their new feeding time.

We’ll be back next month with more bunny information and a new recipe.

Until then, be hoppy and healthy!