Tuesday, 7 February 2012

Easy Home-made Boredom Breaker

Here is my step-by-step guide to making your own cheap boredom breaker for your furry friend!

The beauty of this is that it uses up the otherwise useless toilet roll tubes, and doesn't cost anything (apart from the cost of treats...).

First off, this is what you need:
  • Toilet roll tube
  • Treats of any description as long as they are small and not fresh
  • ***Optional*** Toilet tissue - shredded
  First off, get the empty toilet roll tube:

Fold one half of one end over like so:
Then fold the other half of the same end so it seals one end of the tube:
Turn it over and get out a few treats. I chose a vegetable drop, a peanut, and a yogurt drop:
Place them into the tube through the open end (Please excuse my legs, I couldn't get it to stand up):
Then repeat the folding to seal the treats inside:

And there you have it, a super simple, cheap boredom breaker. Mine go nuts for these, and it takes them a good while to get inside. It also gives me something to do with all my spare toilet rolls XD.

***The tube can also be stuffed with plain, unscented toilet roll as well as the treats, to add a little more for your pets to rummage through***


  1. This is such a great idea! ;)
    Lolly loves treats, and loves playing with toliet tubes, so she will love this!
    Will try it soon....
    Hannah xxx :)

  2. This is a great idea, will definitely give it a try!

  3. Love that idea... mind if I share it on my blog?!

  4. Thanks guys, share all you like I don't mind :). I love that it is so simple and cheap :D

  5. I'll try it when I have toilet rolls! Seems interesting!

  6. I am TOTALLY going to do this! Thanks so much!


  7. Love the idea!

    Would it be ok for me to use this idea on a creative hamster toys for A-Z challenge? I will write that it is your idea, and put a link to your blog.
    Hannah xxx :)

    1. Of course, its a great, easy little project for people :)

  8. This is a great idea Thankyou for sharing, my hamster loves it!

  9. This is a great idea Thankyou for sharing, my hamster loves it!