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.
Toys you can hide food inside always provide a success with bunnies, at least as long as the treats last.
Treat balls are a simple but effective way of making giving your rabbit some treats an activity. They will soon get the idea that by nudging the toy around they get a steady supply of treats to reward their efforts.
These tough plastic balls typically have a slot you can load the treats into then adjust to help control how many treats drop out depending on their size.
They are made from hard plastic so are durable and also double up as a rattle which your rabbits will enjoy making noise rolling it around and smash it into things.
Make sure you buy aas a product designed for a dog or can may not be as suitable.
This toy is great for when our bunnies are a bit bored and start being naughty by chewing our furniture or pulling things off our coffee table.
All we have to do is give it a bit of a rattle and our bunnies become completely distracted from what they were doing and come running out.
They will then let off all their energy chasing the ball around and eventually settle down to digest their treats.
We tend to only bring this toy out when we are supervising our bunnies and it works well to help make giving out the treats last a bit longer.
Once your rabbit picks up a bad habit of chewing your carpet, baseboards or wallpaper this unwanted behavior can be very hard to stop no matter how many times you say No!
Rabbits do not really understand discipline so a better technique could be to try and distract them away from what they are doing with something more interesting.
Treat balls can switch around your bunnies unwanted destructive behavior and are an effective way to stop the destruction driven by boredom.
It is natural for your rabbits to want to forage for food and acan satisfy this natural instinct.
They come in a variety of shapes and sizes, but all typically made with pet-safe materials like those used in fleece blankets and have various folds that allow treats to be hidden in the nooks and crevasses.
Felt or other cloth foraging mats are machine washable.
We find these toys can be an effective 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 settled down which made him less needy.
Rabbits are natural born foragers and in their natural environment are always on the lookout for new things to eat.
This behavior in your home, however, can mean they will end up trying to eat the wooden materials they find around them such as baseboards, wallpaper, and wooden furniture.
By providing a foraging toy you will hopefully avoid costly repairs caused by tugging up your carpet or chewing under your bed or behind your sofa.
This is why it is important to provide a foraging toy that will act as an acceptable alternative to this instinctive but also destructive behavior.
A bored bunny is a destructive bunny andare an effective way to keep your rabbit occupied and out of trouble
Your bunny may be confused at first, but they will soon learn that a bit of effort pays off with a tasty treat.
These plastic molded toys are typically made from a series of compartments you can hide treats in. These can then be hidden away behind some pegs, sliding doors or hatches that can be pulled out or slid in a groove to reveal the hidden goodies.
If you prefer the idea of giving your rabbit more natural toys wooden versions of these are available however, the tough plastic is easy to clean and will be resistant to chewing damage over a long time.
We have used these toys with a lot of our bunnies all with different results. Some liked playing with them and would go to work as soon as they were loaded up, however other bunnies we have had have mostly ignored them.
We tried it 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.
Keeping your rabbit occupied is essential if you want to limit the amount of destruction in your home.
Rabbits are highly adept at foraging for food and satisfy this urge with a toy will help to distract them from seeking out unfamiliar places for food such as behind your couch or under your bed or trying to tug up your carpet to see if there is anything worth eating below.
are a great, hard-wearing toy for rabbits that love to forage for food and toss toys about.
They are made from natural materials such as apple wood or other untreated woods which are comfortable for your bunnies to play with and if they do chew on them will also help wear down your rabbit's teeth.
They come in a variety of shapes and sizes but are mostly made from a series of compartments that can be accessed with sliding panels, flaps, and pegs.
Each compartment can have treats hidden in them and your bunny will soon learn how to access.
This can also be a clever way of making the treats last a bit longer and keeping your bunny occupied.
Some rabbits are smarter than others and many foraging or puzzle toys have different levels of complexity so you may need to try a few till you find one that is right for your rabbits.
Tough plastic versions of these toys are also available that are easy to keep clean and will be resistant to chewing damage over a long time. However, if you prefer to give your rabbit something more natural to play with then these toys are ideal.
We much prefer these wooden toys to the plastic versions as they are a bit heavier, which stops them moving about as much and they also make a lot less irritating noise.
We have a bunny that is into everything, and this toy was a success with him. He would recognize there where treats to be had and persist in trying to get them. His companion, however, would simply try smashing it on the floor a few times then wonder off uninterested.
We also used to load this up when we went to bed or went out to try and make our absence a little less abrupt for them.
A bored bunny is a destructive bunny so if you can keep them occupied this can be a simple way of limiting the destruction.
Forging for food is a natural part of a rabbit's behavior and you should always make a toy like this available to satisfy this urge and distract them from foraging in places such as behind your couch or under your bed.
Log rolls are wooden chew toy made a bit more interesting by letting you hide some treats in them.
chew toys are typically made from natural wood, apple wood or dried yucca or wood
They have several cavities cut in it that come filled with treats your bunny will enjoy excavating. Once these are gone you can refill them again keeping the toy interesting.
Your rabbit will enjoy rolling it about, munching the treats and chewing the soft woody material.
It's a solid toy that you can leave out and will still be fun when the treats have all gone as the soft wood can be chewed as well.
This toy proved to be a lot more fun than some of the simple wooden chew toys we have had before, however the novelty soon wearied off when the tasty treats had been excavated.
We did not try refilling it as that would have been a lot of messing about however if you did have the time or patience then this would be ideal
Keeping a constant supply of chew toys to act as a distraction from chewing your baseboards and wooden furniture can help reduce the constant destruction in your home.
Wooden chew toys that have the addition of high value food and treats embedded in them will encourage your rabbit to prefer this toy over your furniture and wallpaper.
Stacking Cups are a simple toy for bunnies but are among the most popular toys you can buy because they are cheap, hard-wearing and can be lots of fun repeatedly.
They typically come in packs of 8 multicolored cups that increase in size from up to about 3 inches wide. They can nest inside each other or can be stacked on top of each other to make a tower about 14 inches tall.
They are made from the same safe and durable Material that you would typically find in children's toys so are resistant to chewing and you can be sure they won't shatter into shards if they break. They can be left out when your rabbit is unsupervised outside. Make sure you buythat are BPA-free, and ABS-free plastic to be safe and designed.
There are three main ways to use them. Firstly, you can use them as a foraging toy by placing a treat inside them then nesting them inside each other. Your rabbit will enjoy pulling them apart to get to the treats. Another use is to build a tower where your rabbit can smash down something they find surprisingly irresistible. Lastly, they make good toss toys your rabbits will enjoy tossing about and making a noise with.
They are cheap and are easy to tidy away and keep clean, which makes them an excellent choice if you are looking for an all-round toy for your rabbit.
Where this toy really came into its own as a winner was when we were spending time playing together without buns and we found lots of things to do that would keep us and them engaged for ages. It became a game we would play over and again to stack them up and our bunny never got bored of knocking them over.
We also use to stack them up when we let our bunnies out into a room and knocking them over would be the first thing they would do when they came rushing in. We also use to hide treats in them before we stacked them up and this would help make the treats last a bit longer as we were mindful of their diet which was mostly hay.
We did use to play similar games with old toilet roll tubes, however it was always a worry that they would eat a lot of the card, and these did become messy when people visited so these quickly replaced them as a safe and more attractive alternative.
Stacking cups can be a wonderful way to satisfy a lot of the instinctive behavior that can lead to destruction in your home. Rabbits are natural foragers and in the wild they would always be on the lookout for new things to eat.
This behavior in your home can mean your rabbit will want to chew everything.] Unfortunately mean they may end up nibbling the soft wooden corners of the baseboards or stripping off the wallpaper on your walls.
Using stacking cups as a foraging toy by hiding treats in or under them will help provide an acceptable alternative to this natural behavior which can help avoid the destruction and costly repairs.
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 strong instinct to forage for food and Logic or puzzle toys help stimulate this natural behavior. Hide-a-treat toys are also an excellent way of providing an alternative to destructive behavior 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 behavior 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 overindulge 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 behavior. 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 organizations. 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.
Rabbits are intelligent creatures you need to satisfy their constant curiosity, or they will get bored. Stacking cups, treat tumblers, foraging will keep your rabbit occupied and can provide an alternative that stops baseboards, carpet, and wallpaper being chewed.
Treat tumblers are great at distracting your rabbit and redirecting them away from chewing your carpet, baseboards, and wallpaper. Stacking cups make a great game you can play together. Foraging mats will stop your rabbit getting bored and make the treats last a little longer.
To keep your rabbit for long periods at night you should provide them with lots of new and interesting things to do. Foraging toys are a clever way to keep them occupied, at least till the treats run out. Wooden puzzle toys are longer lasting chews they can play with.
Never give cat toys to your rabbit. They can often contain glue or catnip. and synthetic materials such as cloth or string which could make your rabbit unwell if they eat it. Only give your rabbit toys designed specifically for rabbits.
Never give dog toys to your rabbit. They can often contain synthetic materials such as rubber, cloth or string which could make your rabbit unwell if they eat it. Only give your rabbit toys designed specifically for rabbits.
Tough plastic stacking cup toys are great for making noise by tossing about. Wooden puzzle toys will keep your rabbit occupied and make great chew toys you can leave out. Treat tumblers are lots of fun to roll around, at least till the treats run out.
If you do not provide your rabbits with a constant supply of new and exciting puzzle activities to keep them occupied, they may become bored, which usually means they will chew your baseboards, carpet, and wallpaper for something to do.
Place your rabbit's puzzle toy in a quiet corner where they will not be disturbed away from noisy appliances like TVs, speakers, or washing machines. Puzzle toys can provide a helpful distraction from chewing baseboards, wallpaper, and carpet when left in areas being damaged.
Puzzle toys designed for rabbits are safe for your rabbit to eat in small amounts. It is important to monitor how much is consumed, especially wooden or cloth materials as these can cause a blockage if your rabbit eats too much.