Q - What woods do you use for your rabbit toys?
A - We use only safe, non-toxic woods. Over the past 10 years we have researched many different wood types and use only those that have proved to be safe.
Here are the types of safe woods we use:
- Kiln Dried Pine (We never use fresh pine)
- Oak (Caution: Oak with bark can be dangerous. All our oak parts do not have bark)
Q – I know pine bedding is dangerous for rabbits, what about toys made of pine?
A - Most of our toys are made with kiln dried pine. Bedding made of shaved pine IS dangerous for rabbits due to the massive amounts of oils that are released during the shaving process. These oils are not toxic to ingest but may irritate respiratory systems and eventually lead to liver disease.
However, toys made of kiln dried pine do not pose this threat. First of all the pine used in these toys is kiln dried in order to help neutralize the oils. Also the toys do not give off a strong pine smell since the pine is not shaved but in solid state. And chewing on kiln dried pine has not shown any negative effects but in fact is psychologically healthy for a rabbit.
Our kiln dried pine products have been promoted, used and purchased by rabbit rescue groups for over 10 years!
Q – What is the rope you use on the toys? Is it safe for my rabbit to eat?
A – The rope we use is called sisal rope. It is one of the only recognized as safe ropes used in rabbit toys. Rabbits are able to chew sisal rope in much the same way they chew hay. Sisal breaks up into small pieces when a rabbit chews it so entanglement in the intestines is avoided.
Most ropes do not break up and will cause severe gut entanglement including cotton, jute, utility rope, and most other types of commercially available ropes.
Sisal is used safely by the majority of Rabbit Rescue groups in the US!
Q – What are your toy parts colored with? Is it safe?
A – All our toy parts are colored with a concentrated human grade food coloring. Of course it is safe and non toxic!
Q – My rabbit threw his toy in his water bowl and now the water has turned color! Is this safe for my rabbit?
A – Not to worry, because we use safe human grade food coloring to color our toy parts the coloring in the water is safe to drink. The other great thing about the coloring we use is that it is non staining. If any of the color leaks onto your carpet, clothing, rabbits fur, etc, it will wash out easily.
Q - Is the glue you use safe for rabbits?
A - Yes! We use only safe non toxic Elmer’s glue on our toys.
Q - Where are these toys made?
A - All wood toys are made right here in the USA! Also the bunny pads are made here in the USA as well. Some of the plastic toys we offer such as balls, slinkies, etc are not usually made here in the US and we only offer them on our site as a courtesy.
Q- Do you ship outside of the US?
Q – Why is International Shipping so high?
A – We hear you. In the past several years International shipping has gone through a lot of changes which included removing “parcel post” options. Currently packages can only be shipped 1st Class (packages under 4 lbs) and Priority Mail (packages over 4 lbs). Check out our Shipping Terms page for tips on how to order products without the super high shipping price: http://www.happyrabbittoys.com/shipping-returns/
Q - What forms of payment do you accept?
A - Currently we accept Paypal and Credit Cards.
Q – Can I buy your toys at our local pet store?
A – Not currently. Over the next several months we will be starting a full fledge campaign to get our toys into pet stores throughout the US. Currently the only physical places you can purchase our toys is in the stores or at the events of rescue groups. Because many rescues sell toys that where donated to them for fundraisers, we do not have a list of all the rescues that sell our toys. Call your local group and ask if they carry our toys. If they do not ask if they would consider it and give them our website address! We welcome rescues as wholesale clients.
Q - Can you send my Rabbit Rescue a toy donation?
A – Throughout the year we receive dozens of requests for toy donations to rescue groups. We are a small, very busy company and do not yet have the resources to track and organize all the requests.
So we have teamed up with Gretta Parker from http://www.basketsforbunnies.org to handle all of our toy donation requests. Every month we send one big box of toy donations to Gretta and she redistributes them to rescue groups all over the world. If you need a toy donation for your rescue group please contact Gretta and she’ll help you out. In the future we may move this service back in house but in the meantime Gretta is doing an amazing job!
We also have a program where your customers can purchase a toy donation for your rescue and we will MATCH it! This is a great program to promote on your website, Facebook, Twitter, Bunspace, etc. Since we began this program we have sent thousands of dollars worth of toys to rescues across the country! Check it out here: http://www.happyrabbittoys.com/donate-toys-to-a-rescue/
Q - Do you sell your toys Wholesale to Rabbit Rescue groups?
A - YES! We do offer our toys at wholesale to Rabbit Rescue groups! If you are interested in purchasing our toys wholesale for fundraisers, to sell on your website, etc, send us a message here: http://www.happyrabbittoys.com/contact-us/
Q - When is your next sale????
A – We hold sales often throughout the year. We always announce our sales about a week before they begin to give people a chance to plan for them. Sale announcements go up on Facebook and out via email to those entered in our Rabbit Toy Giveaway drawing. If you have not yet entered our drawing, you can do so here: http://www.happyrabbittoys.com/toy-giveaway/