Are you looking for the Logic and Puzzle toy to stop your rabbit getting bored?
We have reviewed the most popular types of Treat tumblers and Food Puzzle Toys and tell you their good and bad points.
We tested them with our rabbits to share their reactions as well as rating them for Value for money, Mess and Noise nuisance.
We explain how these toys work and how complicated they are as well as how much entertainment they will provide.
Don’t waste money on a toy that may end up being discarded, take a look at our round up below so you can choose the best logic toy for your rabbit.
This toy is great for when we are a bit busy and our bunny starts being naughty by pulling things off our coffee table or raiding us on the couch. All we have to do is give it a rattle and he comes running then he will be off using up energy chasing the ball around till he poops himself out and lays down. It's also a good way of making the treats last a bit longer.
We find these toys can be a good way of giving our bunny some treats without him eating them in a frenzy. We also had a bunny that used to chew its enclosure when we went to bed so we used to drop some treats in one of these to keep him busy till we settles down which seemed to make him less needy.
We have used these toys with a lot our bunnies all with different results. Some have liked playing with them and would go to work as soon as they were loaded up however other bunnies we have had have mostly got ignored them. We tried it on out on our Continental Giant, he simply smashed it on the floor until all the treats fell out so we had to take it away from him much to his disappointment! The plastic can get noisy so given the choice a more natural wooden peg toy would be a better buy.
We much prefer these to the plastic versions of these toys as they are a bit heavier which stops them moving about and that make less noise.
Much more fun them a simple wooden chew however the novelty may wear off when the tasty treats have been excavated.
Our bunny enjoys playing with these but mostly when we are sitting interacting. It becomes a game to stack a bunch of them up on top of each other which he then knocks over and tosses about. He never gets bored of this game so it's a great way of keeping his attention when playing with him.
We understand how important it is to give your rabbit stimulating toys that will keep them occupied, especially when you are away. Rabbits have a very strong instinct to forage for food and Logic or puzzle toys help stimulate this natural behaviour. Hide-a-treat toys are also an excellent way of providing an alternative to destructive behaviour such as chewing and tugging up carpet or pulling the stuffing out of your couch as they seek out now sources of food.
We created this review because we understand how hard it can be to get this choice right. Every rabbit is different and there is a wide range of chew toys available that all have their merits.
Some make it a lot harder to get to the treat and will keep your bunny occupied by hiding them under a peg or sliding door while others may only last as long as the time it takes for your rabbit to shake the treats free.
In this guide we review the most popular types of logic toys and try to give you an idea of what to expect from the toy and your bunnies reaction. We discuss their good and bad to help you choose the best toy for your rabbit.
Logic toys have many benefits to your rabbits health and this is at the center of our reviews.We consider how good they will be at keeping your rabbit occupied and the positive and negative behaviour they could cause when you introduce them.
We examine what each toy is made from and guide you on how good the materials are in case your rabbit eats more than the treats it contains. We would not review toys that are glued together or constructed from materials we consider harmful.
Every rabbit is different and we understand they will treat the toys in different ways. Some rabbits will over indulge when eating a toy which may be a problem if they eat too many treats, other rabbits may find the toy too complicated and simply ignore it completely leaving it to clutter up their space..
In this guide we also show you the many ways each toy can be used to help you rabbit proof your home, this is after all our specialist subject.
Rabbits are natural foragers and are always on the lookout for new sources of food. This can unfortunately lead them to unwanted chewing of soft wooden materials in your home such as baseboards, wallpaper and wooden furniture. Logic toys can help act as an acceptable alternative to this behaviour.They can also satisfy your rabbits instinctive need to tailor their environment and can be good at stopping your rabbit tugging up your carpet or chewing under your bed or behind your sofa.
In this guide we match the rabbit proofing problem with the toy so you can make sure you are providing a safe distraction that will satisfy your rabbits instinctive needs and avoid expensive repairs to your home.
We have been house rabbit parents for over 20 years and have tested out all of these toys with our own bunnies, they didn’t seem to mind too much. We share their reactions and tell you how these toys performed in the long term.
To help you compare each toy we have given them a rating on three criteria, Value for money, fun and mess.
We also share our opinion on whether we think it gives value for money, how much mass it made as well as how much of a noise nuisance it was.
Value for money - How expensive they are compared to how long they will last
Fun - How much time your rabbit will spend with the toy compared to its other toys
Mess - How much mess may spread about and how hard it is to clean up
Noise - How much of a nuisance this toy may become especially if left out during the night
We created these reviews to provide other rabbit owners with help and advice. We are not associated with any other companies or organisations. We would not review a product for any reason other than we feel it is a suitable choice based on our own experience and the experience of the members of our bunny proofing facebook group.