A foraging toy that is 100% edible, under $5 and ready for the holidays? YOU WIN!
Rabbits bodies are designed to forage all day, their digestive tract says so. My rabbits have constant access to hay but I supplement with pellets, which they devour instantly and it drives me crazy. So, foraging toys it is.
This little deer-man was only $2.99 at Joann Fabric. They have a massive selection of paper mache goodies. I think my next project is going to be a letter E for miss Ellie. A totally edible foraging toy this cheap and cute gets me pretty excited and the bunnies LOVED it to pieces. Get it? to PIECES?! because it's edible?! Annnyways.
Here's what you'll need:
- Paper mache deer man
- Paper straw
- Seagrass rope
First, drill a hole in the top large enough to fill him up with your goody of choice. I filled my dude up with my bunnies Oxbow organic pelleted feed. Don't make it too crazy big because this will be the same hole you hang the feeder from.
Next, drill a hole in each of his feet large enough for the goodies to fall out of. I used a pencil after to smooth out the shredded paper so pellets would be knocked out easier.
Now, were going to make the edible hanger!
I cut the paper straw in half. Then, I took a length of seagrass rope and threaded it though the straw a finished with an old school double knot like this.
The straw/knot combo slips right into the hole and the straw(inside the deer along his back) keeps it from popping out!
Hang and enjoy!