@Luimeril my bunny loves TP hay tubes too! she's got me trained so I stick in a raisin or papaya and cut a few holes so she has a starting point! www.petrabbittoys.com
has great homemade toys if Mocha likes sisal and wood :)
To the OP: The problem with pine shavings is that if they're KILN DRIED they are SAFE. But the cheap bags that most stores sell (often cheaply) are not kiln dried. They contain phenols which can damage the upper respiratory system of small animals. Most pet stores sell it and say it's great for odors etc. . . Truth is, they are in the business for money. It's cheaper to stock and sell harmful pine and cedar than it is to try to educate customers. If one small mom and pop pet store tried to inform their customers to buy more expensive kiln dried pine, chances are, the customer might ignore them and go to a larger chain store. Mom and pop stores are suffering enough as it is. And it's also true that the owners honestly might not know how harmful it is. I kept my old hamsters on pine and they lived 2 years too. Doesn't mean it's the right thing to do.
I know you already threw them out. Good for you. Education is a long term thing, I kept rabbits for over 5 years and I'm always learning new things. So don't take things personally, the comments made above are harsh and unnecessary :/
I don't keep my bunny in a small cage, she has a condo.. I never used big bags of shavings or bedding. I use blankets and rugs (I recommend rugs only if the pet is not in the habit of chewing it!!). I re-use newspaper in her litter box, I get them free so it's economical for me :) But I liked Yesterday's News in the litter box before. I don't think GP's are as easy to litter train but never use a cat litter (if they ingest it, they can get impacted intestines) or corn cob litter (moisture makes it mold).
Thrift stores are a good place to buy old sheets and blankets for them !! Acacia loves fleece blankets. I wash them in dye free/ scent free detergent :)
I know bunnies, but not so much about GP's.. I know they need vit C everyday. You can buy tablets made by Oxbow but they're full of sugar.. I don't know if you can feed straight citrus fruit to them for Vit C. And Yogies and other store bought treats are full of bad ingredients (at least for rabbits, who shouldn't have seeds). I would look into that a bit more :)
Finally, WHAT A CUTE GP!!!! The pic was adorable :)