For her toys, have you ever tried a slim cat ball? They seem to be a HUGE favorite for rabbits, and Smudge is obsessed with his. It's a good way to feed them, keep them entertained, and give them exercise at the same time.
Or maybe give her a fun place to find her treats? You could fill a little bin with bedding or something, and throw in some mealworms or other yummy treats for her to forage for.
THis is actually a really great idea!!! Hhogs love to roll around balls, so, maybe this'll keep her occupied!
OMG you guys. I used to think my hhog wasn't social and never wanted to come out to investigate me or the world.. When I'd take her out she'd be huffy then flea from me. Even in her cage, if she was up, she would hide from me when she knew I was coming to get her.
In her Critter Nation tho, her behavior is changed incredibly! TOnight and last night around 8 pm she got up to eat and play. I took her out tonight and she explored my apartment floor as she used to. But then I put her back in her CN when she was done..
Instead of running to hide, she kinda.. hung around. Sitting on the ground, my head is about level with the bottom level where her wheel and hidey log are at. She kinda went for the far dark corner, but then turned around, and inched closer toward me.. she was not huffy at all, very perky-eyed and interested, I was able to offer her my hand near the edge of the cage, and she CAME RIGHT FOR IT! She then sniffed my hand and started wandering about, occasionally looking back at me as if to say "it's okay that you're there, I like you
I then said outloud "Doody want some Worms??" because in the past I always announced her worm-treats in the same voice the same way. So she perked up.. and then i got up and got some worms, she still hung around the edge of the cage looking at me, and i offered her mealworms.. she came right up, she TOOK THEM OUT OF MY FINGERS!!
She never once huffed or balled up. she was completely relaxed and calm. She is SO HAPPY IN HER NEW HOUSE!!!!!
I have never bonded with her like this in the year and change that I've had her.. but now that she's in her CN .. she's like an entirely new hog. SHe is so interested and happy and playful!
She is still incredibly good with her ramp even though I haven't enclosed it. I don't think I will need to. I really like how open it is. Plus, when her liners come, they are padded with 4 layers of fleece and a cottony pad thing in the middle. She goes to the end of the ramp before turning off, and before she went half way down, and then sort of hopped off. But now she knows to go all the way down.
Oh gosh I am sooooo gleeful about how AWESOME her new house is (Thank you for the push, Elliriyanna :p) and about her INCREDIBLE change in behavior.