Top 10 free toys for rabbits

Don’t wast money on expensive toys. Keep your rabbit busy and out of trouble with our top rated free toys.
House rabbits like toys, it is important for their well-being and good for you if they are distracted from chewing your home. Rabbits do however get bored of them pretty quickly so instead of spending money why not make some yourself. View our list of top rated toys, many are simple to make and just as good as the shop bought ones.
Top 3 Our verdict Overall rating
No.1
Broom head
"A broom head or brush can keep your rabbit busy digging and shredding"
3/5
No.2
Cardboard box
"Rabbits love playing in cardboard boxes which can keep them occupied and out of trouble endlessly."
3/5
No.3
Apple wood
"A safe and acceptable alternative"
3/5

1 Broom head

3/5

Average price

An old broom head or brush can be a simple, cheap and fun toy for your rabbit to dig and forage in. Make sure its made from a natural material and if it has been used give it a clean to insure it does not contain any harmful materials. If you find your rabbit chooses to eat the brush rather then playing with it then it may be unsuitable.

Final verdict

"A broom head or brush can keep your rabbit busy digging and shredding"

 
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Fun
3/5
Durability
4/5
Tidyness
2/5

2 Cardboard box

3/5

Average price

If you had to choose between all the items you can use to distract you bunny from causing damage to your home then the cardboard box would come out on top. Fortunately they are free at most stores they came in a variety of shapes and sizes that means you can keep your bunny amused almost indefinitely. Make sure they are not coated in plastic (the shiny kind) or have a lot of print on them and remove any plastic tape or staples from them.

Final verdict

"Rabbits love playing in cardboard boxes which can keep them occupied and out of trouble endlessly."

 
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3/5
Durability
3/5
Tidyness
3/5

3 Apple wood

3/5

Average price

Rabbits always love to chew on fiberious materials. A great and free alternative is to supply some willow or apple wood twigs, they will love chewing of the soft bark and eventually even eat the soft wood itself. Rabbits can’t eat every type of wood so double check it is the right sort and is fresh and clean.

Final verdict

"A safe and acceptable alternative"

 
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Fun
4/5
Durability
2/5
Tidyness
3/5

4 Hanging paper toy

2.3/5

Average price

Rabbits like to shred paper and if you can suspend this so it hangs down they will find this irresistible. This will not only keep your rabbit amused it will also help stop it damaging other parts of your home such as curtains and materials or furniture that hangs down.

Final verdict

"Rabbits like reaching up to things they can chew and shred and a simple paper toy will keep out of trouble"

 
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Fun
3.5/5
Durability
1.5/5
Tidyness
2/5

5 Home made tent

2.3/5

Average price

You don’t have to spend any money at all to keep a rabbit amused. All you need to do is throw an old towel over a chair or coffee table and this will keep your rabbit happily exploring. Make sure it a natural material.

Final verdict

"Use your imagination to enrich your rabbits space."

 
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Fun
3.5/5
Durability
0.5/5
Tidyness
3/5

6 Toilet roll

2.3/5

Average price

Its a waste of a good toy if you throw away a used toilet tube. They seem to keep rabbits entertained for hours. Try stacking them up as rabbits so they can be knocked down and tossed around. Also try filling them with timothy hay as this makes them even more fun, Try poking some willow sticks through it to keep the hay in.

Final verdict

"Although they don't last long they are easy to collect and free"

 
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Fun
3.5/5
Durability
1/5
Tidyness
2.5/5

7 Phone directory

1.8/5

Average price

A simple and free toy which offers an excellent safe and acceptable entertainment is to leave an old phone book out for your rabbit to tear up. You can hide a few treats in the pages to get your rabbit interested and they will love ripping the pages out. This can get a bit messy so it’s best to contain it in a box or basket.

Final verdict

"Rabbits love to forage and dig for the best food. Hide some treats in the fold of a phone book to keep them occupied."

 
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Fun
2/5
Durability
2.5/5
Tidyness
1/5

8 Paper bag

1.7/5

Average price

This may seem simple, but a paper bag with a few seeds in the bottom of it can keep a rabbit amused for hours. They can crawl inside it which is safe as they can easily tear their way out. They also love making a noise so choose a crinkly bag.

Final verdict

"Noiey and great fun"

 
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Fun
4/5
Durability
0.5/5
Tidyness
0.5/5

9 Cardboard tube

0.5/5

Average price

If you don’t mind hunting around and keeping an eye out then their are plenty of places you can get a free cardboard tube. They are often used as the inside roles for carpet or material and printed material will often come wrapped inside. Make sure its comfortably wide enough for your rabbit and strip off any plastic or tape as its likely to be chewed.

Final verdict

"If you see a disused tube, grab it if it looks good."

 
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0.5/5
Durability
0.5/5
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0.5/5

10 Towel

0.5/5

Average price

Rabbits, especially girl bunnies like to build nests and can spend hours arranging hay and other materials like shredded card and paper. This can be a bit messy in your home so a great alternative is to provide them with a cotton or wool towel to play with which they can drag around.

Final verdict

"Doe’s or girl bunnies like to build nests from soft materials"

 
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0.5/5
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0.5/5
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