Five Simple DIY Rat Toys To Make With Toilet Roll Tubes

Five Simple DIY Rat Toys To Make With Toilet Roll Tubes

Rats can be destructive little creatures, and replacing chewed toys can get very expensive. Fortunately, there are lots of excellent toys and enrichment feeding ideas that you can make yourself very easily and cheaply, using things you would normally throw away. In this post, we will guide you through five simple DIY rat toys to make with toilet roll tubes.

These toys are very easy, and all take only a minute or two to make. The only cost is your rats’ usual treats, but you could fill these with their usual food, and create a completely free toy.

Toilet roll tubes are great for rats. They can chew them, play with them, build them into their nests, and of course they’re free. We always save a few for DIYs and just flinging into the cage as they are to play with.

Really Easy Treat Parcels

This DIY takes less than a minute and is the easiest thing to make. If you have small children, they could make these for their furry friends very easily, with very little help from you.

You will need:
– 1 x empty loo roll tube
– Rat treats or food

Fold over one end of the loo roll tube. Drop some treats inside, and fold over the other end to close. Done. It really is that simple. Your rats will enjoy carrying the parcel around and tearing in to it.

Treat Puzzle Balls

These puzzles are almost as super easy to make as the parcels, but are slightly more complicated for your rat to solve.

You will need:
– 1 x empty loo roll tube
– Rat treats or food
– Scissors

Snip off the end of the loo roll and discard it. Cut the remaining tube into four equal sized rings. Take one ring and press it back into a round shape again. Slide another ring inside it, and repeat with the remaining rings, creating a ball shape. Slip treats in between the gaps, and give to your rats.

Rat Crackers

Rat crackers are a fun treat at any time of year, and offer your rat some tissue or paper to play with too.

You will need:
– 1 x empty loo roll tube
– 1 x tissue. You could also use kitchen roll, wrapping paper or any paper that’s rat safe. Use whatever paper you have lying around.
– Rat treats

Lay the tissue out flat and place the loo roll tube on top of it. Pop some treats inside the tube. Wrap the tissue around the tube, and twist the ends closed, like a cracker. Add rats.

Foraging Tube

Foraging toys are great for rats. They encourage your rat to think about how to get at the treat inside, and replicate a lot of natural behaviours. There are some great foraging toys on the market, but you can also make a very simple one yourself.

You will need:
– 5 x empty loo roll tubes
– Rat treats or food

Take four of the empty tubes and squash them into random shapes (only fold length ways, to create folds that will fill the last empty tube). Slide these shapes into the empty tube. Push treats into the gaps at both ends. Add rats.

Tissue Tube

This toy is incredibly simple to make, but makes a fun toy for rats new to foraging.

You will need:
– 1 x empty loo roll tube
– 3 x tissues or bits of paper
– Rat treats or food

Stand the loo roll tube on it’s end. Scrunch up one tissue and stuff it into the end. Flip the tube the other way up, and drop some treats inside. Scrunch up the other tissues and stuff them into the tube on top of the treats. Give to your rats.

These toys won’t take your rats long to work out, but are fun, quick and easy toys to create. They’re great to introduce your rats to the idea of enrichment feeding toys, or for a quick game when you’re low on funds. All these toys are easy enough for children to make, which could be a great way to get them involved with rat care. Enjoy your DIYs!

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