Top 10 bunny toys

See our review of the best bunny chew, toss and tunnel toys as well as hideaways and other great toys. If you are wondering what you bunny would like, take a look, we have tried all of these out but maybe there's something you think your bunny would really like.

Our top picksRating
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Treat ball

treat ball bunny toy
Guaranteed to keep your bunny busy and out of trouble and a good way of making them more active.

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Willow balls

willow grassy ball bunny toy
We would not be without some of these as they always temp our bunny to eat a bit more fiber and a few less treats. Grassy balls but can be a bit messy when they fall apart.

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Digging box

digging box bunny toy
Ideal for rabbits that like to dig and tug up your carpet, or soft furnishings.

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Treat ball1

treat ball bunny toy

Toys that you can hide food inside always provide great entertainment for bunnies. They soon get the idea that by nudging the toy around they get a steady supply of treats. If you get a Treat ballTreat ball which is designed specifically to bunnies it has an adjustable hole in the top so you can limit how quickly you want the treats to come out which can be useful depending on their size.

This toy is great for when we are a bit busy and our bunny starts being naughty by pulling things off our coffee table or raiding us on the couch. All we have to do is give it a rattle and he comes running then he will be off using up energy chasing the ball around till he poops himself out and lays down. It's also a good way of making the treats last a bit longer.

Our verdict

Guaranteed to keep your bunny busy and out of trouble and a good way of making them more active.

Key features

  • Makes giving your bunny treats more fun and last a bit longer
  • They have an adjustable hole so you can limit how quickly you want the treats to come out

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Willow balls2

willow grassy ball bunny toy

Bunnies love chewing on things they can toss about the room and twiggy or woven balls are perfect for this. They come in a variety of different shapes and sizes, often the more detailed they are the more expensive they are however, intricate shapes don't really seem to matter to bunnies that much so you may as well go for good value and get a multi pack of simple toys. Having a variety of these toys will also let you swap them out to keep your bunny interested. Make sure you get willow ballswillow balls made for bunnies that are an all-natural material, some people have been reporting finding glue or other materials inside them which is not good if your bunny eats it. Always avoid home decoration product as they may look the same but can be treated with varnishes or fire retardant chemicals that can be bad for your bunnies tummy.

Our bunny loves the chunky willow ball, we have a hard floor so he like the noise it makes as he bats it about. We also prefer them to the grassy variety as they make less mess as they eventually fall apart. They do have a habit of being wedged under furniture so we tend use them for a session where we are playing with our bunny, then we hide them away after a bit, this also make them last a bit longer as it turns out our bunny can eat most of one in one go if he feels like it. n

Our verdict

We would not be without some of these as they always temp our bunny to eat a bit more fiber and a few less treats. Grassy balls but can be a bit messy when they fall apart.

Key features

  • Great for getting your bunny to eat a bit more fiber and a few less treats.
  • You bunny will enjoy tossing the ball around the room.

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Digging box3

digging box bunny toy

If your bunny has a habit of chewing, tugging and trying to dig up your carpet, or is constantly trying to burrow into your couch or bed then this is the ultimate toy to let them exercise this foraging behavior and the best thing is its free! All you need is a cardboard box or a basket filled with shredded or scrunched up paper, hay and other chew toys. This will keep your bunny busy foraging inside and is also a great way of keeping the mess contained. Make sure you check for staples and tape and avoid glossy paper with heavy print on it.

Our bunny loved his digging box when we made him one, we hid some treats in the bottom which he would go mad for. However, when we left it out for too long he got it confused will a litter tray so we had to keep an eye on him and now only bring it out for shout sessions.

Our verdict

Ideal for rabbits that like to dig and tug up your carpet, or soft furnishings.

Key features

  • A free toy you can make yourself that your bunny will love
  • A great way of keeping all the chewing and shredding mess neatly contained
  • Fill it with hay, shredded paper and other chew toys

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Willow bridge4

willow bridge bunny toy

This wooden adventure chew toy is made from a series of thick wooden sticks joined together and can be bent into a variety of shape to make hideaways and bridges. They have a soft wooden bark that can be chewed and your bunny will enjoy picking this out between the logs. Underneath the bark there is some tough wood that makes this toy resilient enough to be left out as a permanent shelter. They come in a variety of sizes, but you will probably need a larger one if you want to turn it into a hideaway. We recommend the natural looking willow Bridgewillow Bridge with a bark as opposed to the some of the more colourful stained ones.

We have a few of these as we have found a number of uses for them as a toy and to help bunny proof our home. We found a good way of setting them out is to bend them into a semi-circle and leave them on their side as our bunny likes tucking his but inside it for a snooze. We also use them to protect things from being chewed by leaning them up against baseboards and wrapping them around furniture legs or the corners of furniture to protect them.

Our verdict

Great to use for lots of bunny proofing jobs like wrapping around furniture. We would not be without these toys as they are an essential part of the bunny proofing we have.

Key features

  • Ideal for using to protect baseboards and the corners of furniture
  • Can be made into a great hideaway
  • This toy is tough and will last a long time

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Grassy mat5

grassy chew mat bunny toy

Grass mats are an edible woven mat big enough for your bunny to sit on. They come in a verity of materials, the best are the 100% Timothy hay matsTimothy hay mats and are good for a number of reasons. First and foremost, bunnies love sitting on them and chew them, two of their favorite activities. Also, many bunny moms have discovered they can be used as a floor covering in an enclosure by laying down a few of them side by side to offer some comfort. They are also cheap enough so can be replaced when needed and often come in a pack.

We didn't know if our bunny would like these at first but they are very popular, so we tried them out, he took to it right away. It seemed to satisfy his urge to tug and chew at the floor which is good because this helped distract him from chewing on our carpet which was an bad habit he had developed. We had to keep this toy to his enclosure as it made a lot of mess and we also used it as a base in a digging box which our bunny enjoyed very much and also helped contain the mess he made as he shredded it to bits. For a simple toy these really do offer great value and are a permanent part of our setup.

Our verdict

Bunnies love munching these simple chew toys and they are cheap enough to use to cover an area of floor to provide some comfort and a snack.

Key features

  • Your bunny will love to sit and chew on this, two of their favorite activities
  • They are cheap enough to use as an area of floor cover
  • They do make quite a lot of mess when they fall apart

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Wooden hidden treat toys6

wooden hide toss bunny toy

Wooden hidden treat toys Wooden hidden treat toys are great for bunnies that enjoying foraging and toss toys about. They are made from a block of wood with cups cut into it that have pegs over the top of them so your rabbit will have to pull these out to get to the treats as well as chewing on the wood itself.

We much prefer these to the plastic versions of these toys as they are a bit heavier which stops them moving about and that make less noise.

Our verdict

Great for rabbits that like to chew and toss toys about.

Key features

  • A great way of keeping your bunny entertained at least until the treats run out.
  • A toy that will get interest again and again

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Toilet roll tubes7

toilet roll tubes

Toilet roll tubes are a free and plentiful toy that are a great way to keep your bunny busy. They will enjoy chewing at the course cardboard and tossing them about. You can also make them even more fun by filling them with hay which is a great way of getting your bunny some essential fiber and give them an alternative to seeking this out by chewing your carpet, wallpaper and wooden furniture.

We never throw an old toilet roll away, we just chuck them in out bunnies path when the roll is used up. He gets bored of them pretty quickly so when they start looking tired we just bin them. We also like to play a game with our bunny where I sit with him and stack a bunch of them up on top of each other which he then knocks over and tosses about. He never gets bored of this game so it's a great way of keeping his attention when playing with him.

Our verdict

A free and unlimited source of entertainment. Why not stuff them with hay to make them even more fun to play with!

Key features

  • Toilet roll tubes are a free and plentiful toy that your bunny will love playing with and chewing
  • You can stuff them with hay to make them even more fun or stack them up and make a fun obstacle for you bunny to demolish

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Tunnel warren8

tunnel warren bunny toy

If your rabbit likes exploring then they will love a Tunnel warrenTunnel warren that has three or even four tunnels that join in the middle. Although they are larger than regular activity tunnels you can still pack them away neatly so you can store them away when not needed. They can be a bit narrower then a simple straight tunnel so if you have a larger bread it best to get a largest size.

We leave one of these out pretty much permanently as our bunny seems to be more comfortable with the shelter it offers in the room. He like the rustle noise it makes and spends more time jumping over and on it then running through it which is still good. It has a peep hole in the center so we make this more fun sometimes by popping some treats inside.

Our verdict

These tunnels transform a room for your bunny to play in and can be neatly packed away when not needed.

Key features

  • It can be folded away into a neat pouch when not in used
  • It is easy to wipe clean if any mess gets on it
  • It can be a great to bring out to make a room more interesting for your bunny to play in

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Twig tunnel9

wicker hideaway bunny toy

These attractive hideaways are not only great fun for your bunny to play in, the soft twigs are also good for chewing so this toy is guaranteed to be a favorite. They come in a variety or materials such as wicker and willow and you can get a full tube or a half tube shape which is better as it will not roll around as much. Make sure you buy a Twig tunnelTwig tunnel for bunnies, not a home decoration which often come treated with varnish or flame resistant chemicals.

This toy was a bit of a special treat as it's quite expensive. Our bunny really loved it, so much so we had to put it away and bring it out when we could supervise him around it as he would have tried to eat in in one go. It did make quite a bit of mess when it finally fell apart so was a bit of a waste at the end.

Our verdict

A fun toy for your bunny to play in and chew. They can be expensive and if you bunny really like chewing it, don't expect it to last very long.

Key features

  • If you bunny really like it they can demolish one of these in no time
  • They can get messy when they start to fall apart

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Willow sticks10

willow sticks bunny toy

Bunnies enjoy eating fresh willow sticks, starting by chewing the soft bark and eventually eating the soft wood inside. There are many different types of willow or better still Apple wood twigsApple wood twigs treats available that you can buy from pet stores or if you want you can even find these yourself. Remember to check its bunny safe as they can't eat all types of wood.

Our bunny likes the thinner sort as they seem easier to chew up. We found we could make them even more appealing by pushing them through the sides of a toilet roll tube. This helps makes more of a toy out of it and keeps them together and off the floor. We buy a pack of these occasionally and give our bunny one occasionally so we don't end up with them lying about everywhere.

Our verdict

A simple way to give your bunny something acceptable to chew on to help ware down their teeth and give them some solid fiber to chew on.

Key features

  • A great way of stopping your bunny getting bored and getting them to eat more fiber
  • They are cheap and will last a long while if you give them out a few at a time

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