Top 10 best rabbit Tent & Hideaway toys

Bunnies love exploring hideaways, giving them lots of fun and safe places to shelter makes them feel secure & happy. Find out which Tents and Hideaways are the best with our Top 10 guide.
When your rabbit is playing around your home they will always be on the look out for places to explore, it’s important to provide lots of toys to satisfy this natural behaviour. Providing these toys can help distract them from playing under and behind furniture which can be unsafe. There are many sorts of tents and hideaways 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 types 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 best tent and hideaways are.
Top 3 Our verdict Overall rating
No.1
Willow bridge
"Easy to bend into a variety of hideaways."
3.7/5
No.2
Woven Wicker and Willow hideaways
"For hiding in and chewing, your rabbit will love this as long as it lasts!"
3.3/5
No.3
Cardboard castle
"The perfect toy for providing hours nest building fun."
3.3/5

1 Willow bridge

3.7/5

Average price $12

This tough wooden toy can be bent into a variety of shape to make a hideaway or tunnel. Its very resilient so can be left out as a permanent feature for your bunny to shelter under and jump on. Make sure you get one that s big enough for your rabbit such as thes Trixie Flexible Wooden Bridge. We always have a few of these about as they are heavy enough to be placed over carpet theat is being tugged up or rested up against base boards and door frames that to stop them being chewed.

Final verdict

"Easy to bend into a variety of hideaways."

 
Poor
Average
Good
Interest
2.5/5
Durable
4.5/5
Mess
4/5

2 Woven Wicker and Willow hideaways

3.3/5

Average price $15

These basket like toys not only make attractive looking hideaways 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 and tubes. Make sure you buy one from a pet store like this Ware Hand Woven Willow Twigloo rather then using something from a home decoration store as these are often come treated with varnish or flame resistant chemicals which could be harmful. The only draw backs is they can be a bit expensive and if your bunnys like ours and likes to chew, then it probably wont last very long and leave some mess when it starts to fall apart. However our bunnys have absolutely love these so we just pick a new one up when the old one starts looking tatty.

Final verdict

"For hiding in and chewing, your rabbit will love this as long as it lasts!"

 
Poor
Average
Good
Interest
4.5/5
Durable
2/5
Mess
3.5/5

3 Cardboard castle

3.3/5

Average price $59

If you had to choose between all the items here that will keep your bunny 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 theCritter 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."

 
Poor
Average
Good
Interest
5/5
Durable
2.5/5
Mess
2.5/5

4 Snuggle tent

3.3/5

Average price $22

As the name suggests a snuggle tent is like a pet bed which extends to made 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. Always check that it's not for cats and is suitable for bunnies like the.Mkono Tent Bed. 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 you will need to keep an eye out to make sure 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 great.

Final verdict

"The ultimate in comfort with the advantage of being washable."

 
Poor
Average
Good
Interest
3/5
Durable
3.5/5
Mess
3.5/5

5 Popup activity tent

3.2/5

Average price $20

Popup activity tents are just like the ones used for camping except much smaller, they are made from light weight polyester 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 a commonly advertised as a toy for cats but these may be not be suitable, make sure its designed for rabbits like the Living World Tent for Pets. These toys are easy to bring out when you rabbit is playing in an area you share and will fold away when done, however if your bunny likes to chew then may not be good to leave in an enclosure.

Final verdict

"Pop-up tents make a great bring out toy indoors and outdoors. "

 
Poor
Average
Good
Interest
3/5
Durable
3/5
Mess
3.5/5

6 Plastic igloo

3/5

Average price $14

This tough plastic hideaway is ideal for providing a place of shelter inside an enclosure where they can be left out permanently without worry. They are cheap, easy to wipe clean and disinfect and unlike willow or grassy hideaways and can be brought into a room to enrich the environment with out leaving any mess. They are available for a range of sizes to suit small animals so check the size to make sure it will be big enough for your bunny. If you have the space a large or even giant igloo like the Kaytee Rabbit Igloo Hideout would be good as the larger base would be more stable if your bunny jumps on it and will be harder to turn over.

Final verdict

"An easy to clear indoor and outdoor toy"

 
Poor
Average
Good
Interest
1/5
Durable
4/5
Mess
4/5

7 Wooden hideaway

2.8/5

Average price $18

If you are looking for something that will act as a permanent bit of shelter for your rabbit then a sturdy wooden hideaway can be a good choice. They are strong enough for your rabbits to jump on and the wood is not treated so you can be sure its not harmful if chewed. They come in a variety of shapes, sizes and materials however the important thing to your rabbit is likley to be how much room they have and how sturdy it is. A simple model such as theSuper Pet Woodland Get-A-Way is a solid choice.

Final verdict

"A natural and sturdy shelter."

 
Poor
Average
Good
Interest
1.5/5
Durable
4/5
Mess
3/5

8 Tunnels and tubes

2.7/5

Average price $18

There are a range of cloth, cardboard and plastic tubes available and they all have their advantages. Cardboard tubes are great for leaving out in unsupervised areas and can double up as a chew toy. They can come coated in hay or Alfalfa or have a brightly coloured finish like the Kaytee Large Chewbular Play Tube Cardboard tubes can get a bit messy if you rabbit enjoys stripping the layers of paper. Cloth tubes can be used to make an area more fun, they make a lot less mess then cardboard tubes and can easily packed away when no needed like the . You may need to watch out if your bunny eats the cloth as this will leave them looking tatty and may not be good for them. Plastic tubes are great as they can be used indoor and outside in all weathers like the Ware flexable Fun Tunnel. With all these toys check to see if their use is suggested for rabbits as there are cat tubes available which may not be suitable.

Final verdict

"Tunnel and tubes make great hidaways"

 
Poor
Average
Good
Interest
2.5/5
Durable
2.5/5
Mess
3/5
$17.95

9 Grassy hideaway

2/5

Average price $21

Its important to provide area of shelter for your bunny to play and hide in which helps 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."

 
Poor
Average
Good
Interest
2.5/5
Durable
1/5
Mess
2.5/5

10 Cardboard box

1.8/5

Average price Free

There are a variety of cardboard boxes that you can get for free that will make excellent hideaways for your bunny. These can be found at supermarket checkouts or are often discarded from home delivery. Make sure you have folded the ends up so it's strong enough to be jumped on and you may want to cut a hole in the side and hide a few treats in there to get your rabbit used to using it the first time. We did this a first but found after our bunnies got the hang of it they really liked the challenge of breaking through into a new box themselves. Make sure its not coated in plastic, varnish or has a lot of print on them, the plainer the better and remove any plastic tape or staples before you give them to your rabbit.

Final verdict

"Cardboard castle may look better but your bunny will like this just as much. "

 
Poor
Average
Good
Interest
2.5/5
Durable
2/5
Mess
1/5