Top 10 best chew toys for rabbits

Bunnies need chew toys, it keeps them happy and stops them chewing your carpet and base boards. To help choose your bunny the best toys we have put together this helpful top 10 guide.
Making sure you bunny has enough chew toys to keep them entertained is important for their health and happiness. It also one of the best ways to stop them from chewing things in your home . There are many sorts of chew toys available so how do you know which ones are the best for you and your rabbit? Here at BunnyProof HQ we have been trying out some of the most popular toys to find out how much fun they are, what sort of mess they make and how long they last. Continue reading to find out what we think the top 10 chew toys are.
Top 3 Our verdict Overall rating
No.1
Willow & Wicker tunnels and hideaways
"A fun toy for smaller breads to chew and play in."
3.3/5
No.2
Grassy chew Mat
"Rabbit really love these to sit on and chew."
3.2/5
No.3
Cardboard castles
"The perfect toy for providing hours nest building fun."
2.8/5

1 Willow & Wicker tunnels and hideaways

3.3/5

Average price $9

Twig tunnels and tubes make a great hideout and your bunny will also love chewing the soft twigs. They are more suitable for smaller rabbits as they don't offer much room inside. It's worth considering their suitability in small environments as they do take us space that would otherwise be used for hopping around in. You can get half tunnels for larger rabbit or a full tunnel like this Ware Willow Twig Tunnel if you have a smaller bunny. You can never give you bunny enough sources of roughage and this made a lot less mess then the grassy sort and was more fun then the cardboard tunnel.

Final verdict

"A fun toy for smaller breads to chew and play in."

 
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Average
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Fun
4/5
Durable
3/5
Tidyness
3/5

2 Grassy chew Mat

3.2/5

Average price $6

Rabbits adores these to sit on, lie on and chew. Some people even use lots of them to cover areas of enclosures as they are relatively cheep then can be simply replace when needed. They contain no glue, plastic or metal so you can lave them out when your rabbit is unsupervised. This is the most popular choice of any of the toy by far.Peters Woven Grass Mat. In summary we thought it looked a little boring however when it comes to what bunnys like food you can also sit on seems to be awesome!

Final verdict

"Rabbit really love these to sit on and chew."

 
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Fun
3.5/5
Durable
3/5
Tidyness
3/5

3 Cardboard castles

2.8/5

Average price £60

If you had to choose between all the items here that will keep it out of trouble for the longest then cardboard castles are perfect. Your rabbit can spend hours customising it how they want and the additional shelter they provide in a room will help you bunny feel more secure and happy. Make sure they are suitable for rabbit and don't have too much print on them such as theSmartbedz Cardboard Castle . We have has some rabbits that have even become attached to their cardboard dens and when we have eventually taken them away have become even become upset with us, at least till a new one has arrived.

Final verdict

"The perfect toy for providing hours nest building fun."

 
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Average
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Fun
3.5/5
Durable
2.5/5
Tidyness
2.5/5

4 Corn carrots

2.8/5

Average price $11

Primarily designed as a toss toy these toys will get their fair share of chewing as well. The corn leaf they are made of is very tough and the natural glues and dies mean you don't have to worry about them being left out permanently as they will last a long time and are safe. They also come with a rattle in them to make them more fun. Superpet Bunny Flip N Toss Carrot (Pack of 3) >. The only down side to them is they don't hold interest for very long so you may want to buy a variety and swap them over occasional or they will eventual be ignored.

Final verdict

"A durable toy to chew and toss about."

 
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Average
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Fun
1.5/5
Durable
3/5
Tidyness
4/5

5 Chew tube

2.8/5

Average price $8

Most rabbit homes have a chew tube in it as they are relatively inexpensive and come in attractive colours and designs. You can leave them out for your rabbit to play in, they also like to strip the layers of paper off so you should expect some mess. They come in a few sizes depending on how big your bunny is so make sure its big enough for them and be mindful that they take up quite a lot of space so may not be suitably in a small environment. As out rabbit has a lot of room we prefer the large ones such as the Kaytee Large Chewbular Play Tube We have tried out alternatives such as Alfalfa coated ones however they don't seem to prove that much more attractive and created a lot of mess so we stick to the basic type.

Final verdict

"Cheap & simple, cardboard tubes let your bunny burrow and chew."

 
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Average
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Fun
3.5/5
Durable
2.5/5
Tidyness
2.5/5

6 Willow and Grass Balls

2.8/5

Average price $7

Rabbits love chewing on shape that they can easily get their teeth into or nudge about the room and willow or grassy balls are perfect for this. These toys can come in a variety of other shapes however the more detailed constructions can be expensive and don't offer any additional benefits so its best not to worry about the craftsmanship and get one that looks good value for money such as multipacks. Make sure you get one from a pet supplier such as the Ware Willow Branch 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 rabbit loves willow balls and we 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 them to make them last a bit longer.

Final verdict

"A favourite for flinging about and chewing, so much fun they often don't last very long!"

 
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Average
Good
Fun
4/5
Durable
1.5/5
Tidyness
3/5

7 Barbells

2.7/5

Average price $6

Wooden barbells are a cheap and fun toy for your rabbit to fling about and chew. 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 you don't want them to eat such as wooden furnature, Base boards and carpet. Ware Natural Woven Willow Barbell We like these more than simple wooden blocks as they are easier to pick up and toss about which means they get played more.

Final verdict

"Rabbits love chewing these and tossing them around the room."

 
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Average
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Fun
2/5
Durable
3/5
Tidyness
3/5

8 Yucca chew toy

2.3/5

Average price $10

This chew toy is made from all natural dried yucca and is 100-percent biodegradable. It can be rolled about, tossed about and the cavities can be filled with treats to make it more fun. This toy would be good to leave out so your rabbit can find a source of dietary fibre when it wants and rather then chewing your wooden furniture and base boards. They are predominately manufactured by this company Bunny Blast Yucca Chew Toy

Final verdict

"Great for rolling, tossing and of cause chewing."

 
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Average
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Fun
2.5/5
Durable
2/5
Tidyness
2.5/5

9 Willow Chew Sticks

2.2/5

Average price $6

Rabbits enjoy fresh willow sticks, starting by chewing the soft bark and eventually eating the soft wood inside. There are many different types of willow or apple wood treats 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 Ware Natural Willow Mega Munch Sticks not a home decoration as these can be harm 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 makes more of a toy out of it and also keeps them together and off the floor.

Final verdict

"A natural, simple and effective chew toy. "

 
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Average
Good
Fun
3/5
Durable
1.5/5
Tidyness
2/5

10 Hideaway

2/5

Average price $21

Its important to provide area of shelter for your bunny to play and hide in to help make them feel safe. Grass hideaways are perfect for popping in and out of and customising by chewing. They tend to be on the small side so are better for smaller breads and often come up on internet searches labelled for small animals in general so check its one that's suitable for rabbits such as the Prevue Hendryx Grassy Hideaway We found our bunny was not that interested in going inside this and basically used it as a giant chew toy so we did not get much value for money from it compared to his favourite cardboard box. It also made quite a lot of mess when it started to break down.

Final verdict

"Not as long lasting as a cardboard box but much tastier."

 
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Average
Good
Fun
3.5/5
Durable
1.5/5
Tidyness
1/5