|Top 3||Our verdict||Overall rating|
|So long as there are treats in the tumbler they’ll keep your bunny interested.|
Willow and Grass Balls
|A favourite for batting across the floor and chewing, so much fun they often don’t last very long!|
Ball with a Bell
|Lots of fun, but it’s best to put these away at night!|
Toys that you can hide food inside always provide great entertainment and exercise for bunnies. They soon get the idea that by nudging the toy around a steady supply of treats come out. We give our rabbit a Trixie Plastic Snack BallNiteangel Treat Ball as you can fill the ball with a variety of nibbles such as pellet food, treats and adjust the opening to control how quickly the food comes out depending on it’s size.
So long as there are treats in the tumbler they’ll keep your bunny interested.
Willow and Grass Balls2
Rabbits love chewing on the soft material of woven balls made from sea grass, willow or hay. These chew toys can come in a variety of shapes however balls seem to be the most fun and your rabbit will have great fun rolling them about the room. Make sure you get one from a pet supplier such as the Rosewood Boredom Breaker Trio of Fun BallsPeter's Woven Grass Play Ball and not a home decoration product as they can be treated with varnishes or fire preventions chemicals that can be harmful to your rabbit if digested. Our rabbits love willow balls, we have a hard floor and they seem to like making noise by bashing them about. We also prefer them to the grassy variety as they make less mess. We often have to hide them away after a bit if our rabbit takes a keen interest in eating them to make them last a bit longer.
A favourite for batting across the floor and chewing, so much fun they often don’t last very long!
Ball with a Bell3
Tough plastic balls especially those with a bell in are a great toy if you rabbit likes rolling or chasing toys across a room. These toys are great for bunnies as they can be picked up and tossed around making noise at the same time. Be careful to check the ball you select its for rabbits like the Rabbit play Toy BallColorful Plastic Pet Ball with Bell as they can also be designed for cats and can be made of soft material that can be chewed and may be harmful. If you have a smaller bread of rabbit make sure its not to big so you bunny can pick it up and toss it about easily. These balls tend to get rolled to the edge of the room or under furniture where they will be ignored,. A good game to play to keep your rabbit interested is to place a toilet roll tube on its end and balance the ball on top, then see how long you bunny can last before it feels compelled to knock it over.
Lots of fun, but it’s best to put these away at night!
This chew toy is made from all natural dried yucca or wood with cavities cut in it that can be filled with treats to make it more interesting. The most popular choice we found was the Rosewood Boredom BreakerBunny Blast Yucca Chew Toy. Your rabbit will enjoy rolling it about and chewing at the wood when the treats have all gone. It’s a solid toy that you can leave out.
Great for rolling, tossing and of cause chewing.
You should never underestimate a rabbits intelligence especially if it involves treats. IQ toys are great for bunnies that like to forage. They normally contain some sort of pegs that can be pulled out or that slides across to reveal hidden goodies like the Rosewood Small Animal Activity ToyKaytee Toss and Learn Carrot Game. We have had some rabbits that have liked playing with these and others that have largely ignored it, one bunny would simply smash it on the floor until all the treats fell out!
Great for rabbits that like to explore.
Hanging Treat Toys6
If your rabbit likes to reach up and chew things, then toys that you can hang off something so they dangle down can be a source of endless fun. If you can thread vegetables or fruit on them, even more so. Our rabbit likes making noise so we hung one of these that had a bell on it next to his food bowl, he soon got the hand of ringing on it persistently when he ran out of food. Be careful to check the toy is designed for rabbits like the Rosewood Boredom Breaker Carrot Dream Catcher for Small AnimalsKaytee Perfect Chews for Rabbits and not for parrots as these could be harmful if your rabbit were to eat them.
You can load these up with lots of healthy treats to make it more fun
These toys are perfect for nibbling on and tossing about. Some do contain plastic materials however we prefer ones made entity from natural materials such as Rosewood Corn carrot Kaytee 3 Count Chew Toy, Carrot Patch Variety. The corn leaf they are made of is very tough and the natural glues and dyes mean you don’t have to worry about them being left out permanently, they will last a long time and are safe. They can come with a rattle in them or dangling off a larger tree making them more fun. We found that they don’t hold interest for very long so we got a variety of them and swap them over occasionally so they don’t get ignored.
A durable to to chew and toss about.
Wooden dumbbells are a cheap and long lasting toy for your rabbit to chew and toss about. You can find a variety of them in stores including some with a bell inside. They are a great alternative to help distract your rabbit from chewing on other fibrous materials which you don’t want them to eat such as wooden furniture, base boards and carpet. We found out rabbits prefer toys that are easy to grab and chuck about like the Trixie Wooden Dumbell , 9cm x 4.5cm Kaytee Nut Knot Nibbler, rather then simple wooden blocks which tend to get ignored after a short time.
Rabbits love chewing and tossing these around the room.
Toilet Roll Tubes9
Toilet roll tubes are a cheap toy that you can give to your rabbit to keep them busy. You can make them more engaging by filling them with hay or by poking willow sticks through them. Your rabbit will enjoy chucking these around and pulling out the hay. You can raise the game by hanging them on cotton string so your bunny has to reach up to get to them and any treats you have been able to stuff inside. We did this using our clothes airer as the frame to hang them off. Make sure you use something sturdy if trying this out so it can’t fall over onto your bunny
An inexpensive toy your rabbit will enjoy chewing and tossing about.
Apple Wood or Willow Chew Sticks10
Most rabbits enjoy fresh willow sticks. They start by chewing off the bark and eventually eating the soft wood inside. There are many different types of willow or apple wood sticks available that you can buy from pet stores and they come in a variety of shapes and sizes. Always get a product from a pet store such as the Burns Rabbit Food 14 Willow Chew SticksWare Manufacturing Natural Willow Mega Munch Sticks not one for home decoration as these can be harmful to your rabbit. Our rabbit likes the thinner sort as they seem easier to chew up and we found we could make them even more appealing by pushing them through the sides of a toilet roll tube. This helps to make more out of the toy and helps keep them together and off the floor.
A natural, simple and effective chew toy.
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