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|Easy to bend into a variety of hideaways.|
|Lot’s of fun and relatively long lasting.|
|Not as long lasting as a cardboard box but much tastier.|
This tough wooden toy can be bent into a variety of shapes and can be made into a solid hideaway. They are very resilient so can be left out as a permanent feature for your bunny to shelter under and jump on. Your rabbit will enjoy chewing the soft bark and as they are quite sturdy will feel secure hiding underneath. Trixie Willow Bridge 65 40 cmTrixie Flexible Wooden Bridge and Tunnel for Guinea Pigs and Chinchillas. We always have a few of these about as they are heavy enough to be placed over carpet where it is being tugged up or rested up against base boards or door frames. You can also wrap them around table legs to stop them being chewed. We have made them into a crescent and left it out on their side and our rabbits have enjoyed sheltering up against them.
Easy to bend into a variety of hideaways.
Cloth tubes are a big toy that can easily bough out to make an area more fun. They also make a lot less mess then cardboard tubes that can leave shredded paper every there. They have a wire spring in them so can be easily packed away when not needed. Check to see if their use is suggested for rabbits lile the Rosewood Small Animal Activity ToyLiving World Pet Tunnel as there are cat tubes available which may not be suitable. You can even get tunnel warrens that are essentially three activity tunnels joined in the center or connectors that let you join the tunnels up. We have found that tubes with peep holes cut out in the side add to the fun and we often use them to pop treats in for our bunnies to find.
Lot’s of fun and relatively long lasting.
These toys are made from woven twigs such as willow or wicker. They not only make great hideaways, but the soft twigs are ideal for chewing too so this toy will be guaranteed to get a lot of attention. They come in a variety of shapes and sizes such at huts or tubes. We prefer a half tube like the Ware Manufacturing Hand Woven Willow Twig TunnelWare Manufacturing Hand Woven Willow Twig Tunnel Small Pet Hideout as it tends to move around less. Make sure you buy one from a pet store not a home decoration store as these are often come treated with varnish or flame resistant chemicals which could be harmful. The only draw back is they can be a bit expensive, and if your bunny is like ours they will chew on them more than using it as a shelter. If this is the case then it probably won’t last very long. They also left some mess when they start to fall apart. That said our bunnies absolutely love these so we pick one up every so often as a treat.
Not as long lasting as a cardboard box but much tastier.
If you had to choose between all the items here that will keep your bunny out of trouble and impress your friends then a cardboard castles is perfect. Your rabbit can spend hours customising it how they want, and the additional shelter it will provide in a room will help you bunny feel more secure and happy. Make sure they are suitable for rabbits, we recommend avoiding castles with heavy print on them such as the SmartKitz Cardboard Pet Castle, Small, 23 x 23 x32 cmEnvirosmart Smartkitz Cardboard Pet Castle And Bailey (One Size) (Brown). We have had some rabbits that have even become attached to their cardboard dens and then when we have eventually taken them away have become most upset with us, at least until a new one has arrived.
An exciting but often short lived toy.
Pop-up Activity Tent5
Pop-up activity tents are made from light weight materials and typically come with a removable mattress to add comfort. They are easy to clean and would service as an outside toy in good weather. They are often designed more with cats in mind so be sure to get one that most suitable for rabbits like the Rosewood Small Animal Activity Toy Pop-Up TentKocome Cute Strawberry Pet Bed. These toys are easy to bring out when your rabbit is playing in an area you share and will pack away neatly when not needed. If your bunny likes to chew things then these may not be good if you leave them out too long.
Pop-up tents make a great bring out toy indoors and outdoors.
Snuggle tents are basically a pet bed which extends to make a hideaway your bunny can play or lay in. They have soft padded sides and a padded base which would keep your rabbit insulated from a cold floor and provide comfort. They are machine washable which is great if your bunny is prone to accidents. Make sure it’s suitable for bunnies like the Rosewood Snuggle TunnelRosewood Pet Snuggle Tunnel as they are often designed for cats as well. These toys are often quite small so may not be great for larger breeds. You can also get a tunnel design which would be good if your bunny is timid about getting into enclosed spaces. If you do choose this toy it’s best to keep an eye out to make sure it isn’t being chewed too much as this could be harmful, but if your rabbit simply likes to nest somewhere comfy then this toy would be well adopted as a goto snuggle spot for your bunny.
The ultimate in comfort with the advantage of being washable.
These corrugated plastic tubes made from a tough plastic material are tough and can be stretched out and bent into lot’s of interesting shapes. They can then be collapsed down neatly and packed away. They make a good additional toy to bring out into an area and are also OK for use outside as the plastic material is water proof and can be wiped down. They are very hard wearing so can be left out. They come in a variety of bright colours such as green or purple and some have connecting section so can be made in to a warren like the SnuggleSafe All Weather Flexible Bunny Warren Fun TunnelWare Manufacturing Fun Tunnels Play Tube. We found because they are quite light, they to tend to slide around quite a bit. This is especially the case on a hard surface and can make quite a lot of noise. Fun tunnels were good when our rabbits were babies as any mess made in or on them was easy to wipe off.
A tough weather proof tunnel toy that packs away when not needed.
Grass hideaways are perfect for popping in and out of and your rabbit will enjoy chewing the soft grassy material. They tend to be on the small side so are better for smaller breeds and are available for small animals so check its one that’s suitable for rabbits such as the Happy Pet Grassy Small Animal HideawayPrevue Hendry Grass Hideaway Toy. We found our bunny was not that interested in going inside this and basically used it as a giant chew toy. We did not get much value for money out of it compared to his favourite cardboard box he loved playing in. They also made quite a lot of mess when they start to break down.
Not as long lasting as a cardboard box but much tastier.
If you are looking for something that will act as a permanent shelter for your rabbit then a sturdy wooden hideaway is the best choice. They are strong enough for your rabbits to jump on top. They come in a variety of shapes, sizes and materials, some available with grassy covering however these didn’t prove any more exciting to our rabbits and caused quite a bit of mess. We recommend a simpler shape such as the TrixieCorner House for RabbitWare Manufacturing Rabbit Den that you rabbit can also jump on.
A natural and sturdy shelter.
This tough plastic hideaway is ideal for providing a place of shelter and are tough enough to be left out without permanently without worry. They are cheap, easy to wipe clean and disinfect and unlike willow or grassy hideaways and can help enrich your bunnies space without leaving any mess. If you have the space, a large or even giant igloo like the Superpet Giant IglooKaytee Igloo Hideout, Gaint would be ideal as you rabbit can play inside it and the larger base would be more stable if your bunny jumps on it. If however you are thinking of putting it in an enclosure then maybe a smaller one that takes up less space be more suitable so your bunny would still have room to hop about freely.
An easy to clean indoor and outdoor toy.
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