We reviewed the best pop up Tents Tepees & Activity tunnel systems with our bunnies. Rated on fun, value for money & mess.
We have reviewed the most popular types of Pop up Tents, Teepees and Activity tunnels 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 can help control unwanted behavior like hiding under your bed or couch and how they provide shelter and entertainment to keep your rabbit healthy and happy.
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 tent toy for your rabbit.
If you are looking for a new hideout toy for your rabbit, then pop-up tents are a simple fun and cheap toy that can be packed away when not needed.
Rabbit tents are a miniature version of a real popup tent you would find in a campsite.
They are made from lightweight materials and can be folded up in much the same way with a bit of a twist which admittedly there is a bit of a knack too.
Your rabbit will enjoy using the tent for shelter and the rustling noise these toys makes when they play with it.
They can be easy to wipe clean which is good as hideouts where rabbits spend time in can get a bit messy as rabbits litter training can wonder off perfect sometimes.
They can be used indoors and outside to offer shelter as the materials it is made from is nonabsorbent and water resistant.
If your rabbit does enjoy this type of toy you may want to consider buying a tent that can be joined up with tunnels so you can extend this toy and build your rabbit a
Our bunnies love the rustling noise these tents make and spend most of their time digging on it, jumping over and on it and tossing it about.
We did use to play a game of putting some treats inside and our rabbits did enjoy finding them however, they did not really spend much time sitting inside probably because it was a bit on the small size.
It is important for your rabbit's wellbeing to have lots of places of shelter to explore and rest in. Unfortunately, many of these narrow places such as under or behind your couch, under your bed or wooden furniture can be unsuitable for your rabbit to play in.
Couches can have rough unfinished surfaces with dangerous staples and nails that poke out. Plastic covers can also be dangerous as they contain long strands of synthetic material that would cause harm if eaten.
Damage can also build up in these areas which can often go unnoticed till it is to late when expensive repairs are needed.
This is why providing acceptable forms of shelter is essential to keep your rabbit out from under your furniture and out of harm's way.
If you want to get your rabbit something really special, then a tent and tunnel system is an amazing toy that you can keep adding bits on to build your rabbit a complete warren to play in.
Tunnel and tent system are probably the most complex rabbit toy you can buy. They combine a collection tunnels, interconnecting section and tents that can be joined together.
They are made from tough fabric stretched over wire springs that is nonabsorbent so you can easily wipe it clean.
They do take up a lot of room however, the wire springs holding the structure ridged but can be folded up and packed away when not needed.
It's also worth checking that the toy you are looking for is aas they are sold alongside cat toys that may be unsuitable. These cat toys typically come with a pompom in the entrance which your rabbit is likely to chew and eat.
This toy will really appeal to a curious bunny that likes to explore and will quickly turn a boring space somewhere they can have an adventure.
This toy was great for keeping our bunnies amused. Every time we set it out differently our bunny would find exploring it irresistible, that said there were treats involved which was part of the fun.
It did take up quite a bit of room but was easy to step over and the novelty made it a lot more fun they a regular activity tunnel and made a lot less mess than some of the construction we have made from cardboard boxes and chew tubes.
A bored bunny is a destructive bunny, and this toy is an amazing boredom buster that will keep your rabbits occupied and out of trouble.
It is also great for drawing out rabbits that like to hide under your couch or bed which can be unsafe places for your rabbit to play.
If your rabbit likes exploring then they will love this activity tunnel toy, The best thing about them is they are light weight and collapse down into a small package when you want to pack them away.
They are made from fabric stretched over wire springs and are make from a tough fabric that is nonabsorbent and wipes clean.
They often come with a hole in the middle which your rabbit can use to peep out of and can be great for popping some treats down to make it even more fun.
This is a big rabbit toy and will take up a lot more room than a single tunnel toy. This does help make them a lot more stable as they spread out which makes them very stable when your rabbit shifts its weight about inside or dives into it.
Although they are larger than regular activity tunnels you can still pack them away neatly in much the same way so you can store them when not needed.
These toys can be a bit narrower so it's best to check the size or make sure you get aespecially if you have a larger bread.
It's also worth checking that the toy you are looking for is designed with rabbits in mind as they are sold alongside cat toys that may be unsuitable. These cat toys typically come with a pompom in the entrance which your rabbit is likely to chew and eat.
If you want to make this even more fun for your rabbit you can buy them as a part of a tunnel and tent system that lets you join them together to build a warren that your rabbit will love.
We leave one of these out pretty much permanently as our bunny seems to be more comfortable with the shelter it offers in the room.
It's good because it breaks the room up a bit but is easy to step over. We have even stepped on it a few times and it always seems to spring back.
Our bunnies like the rustle noise it makes when they dig into it and spend more time jumping over and on it than running through it which is still good.
We like the peep hole in the center as we use this to drop some treats through which always encourages out rabbit to go inside.
Rabbits instinctively explore narrow spaces like behind your couch or under furniture.
Unfortunately, these spaces can lead your rabbits to danger as couches can be pushed back which can crush an unsuspecting rabbit or have materials such as long strands of synthetic material that may be harmful if digested.
This is why it is essential to enrich your rabbit's environment with hideout toys to give your rabbit safe alternative places to play.
Snuggle tents are a combination of a pet bed and a small shelter and will give your rabbit a comfortable place to relax in that will make them feel safe.
They have soft, padded sides and base which would be good for keeping your rabbit warm if you have hard or cold floors.
They are also machine washable which is great as areas where bunnies nest in can get a bit messy over time. Rabbits often prefer shelters with a second entrance so you may want to consider a snuggle tunnel instead.
They are a bit more stable than a thinner pop-up tent which can spring about a bit if as your rabbit crashes in and out as well as into them.
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We have hard slate floors in our home which are good for keeping clean, however they can be a bit cold at times, so we got one of these to provide a bit of comfort for our rabbits.
Our bunnies only went inside it when we put some treats in there but did like to sit more half on it in from time to time or lay up against it which they did seem to enjoy.
It's natural for rabbits to want safe places of shelter to relax in and keep out of harm's way.
Unfortunately, many of these narrow places such as under or behind your couch, under wooden furniture or your bed can be unsuitable for your rabbit to play in.
It's quite common to bunny proof these places typically by blocking them off however in doing so you are taking away the opportunity for your rabbit to express this natural behavior which can lead them to being bored and unhappy
This is why it's important to give your rabbit lots of safe and acceptable alternative shelter to satisfy this natural behavior and keep them from being frustrated by trying to access no go areas in your home.
Rabbit teepees are fabulous looking hideout toys made from natural materials that will offer your rabbit some shelter and comfort when they come out to play.
do very much the same job as a popup tent however they are a lot more attractive looking as they are made from more natural looking materials.
They are typically constructed from wood and cotton so there is less danger of your issues arising from your rabbit eating the synthetic material often found in popup tents.
They are, however, one of the more expensive rabbit shelter toys and may not be as hard-wearing as for instance a wooden shelter. The fabric and wood construction would be as much of a shelter as a chew toy, and I would not expect any pompoms or other tassels to last long.
You may find this toy hard to clean, which can be a problem anywhere a rabbit spends a lot of time as they will often have the odd accident.
That said if you do want to buy your rabbit a fancy shelter to sit in, they really do look a lot more attractive than many of the other wooden or plastic constructions that are available.
We have not tried this toy out on our bunnies, our feeling is that it would not offer value for money. We think this toy may be more suitable for other pets such as a cat.
Every toy is a chew toy for a rabbit, and they will try to eat a lot of things that we would consider indigestible.
This can be a problem especially if they eat a lot of it, not only can they cause a lot of damage these materials can cause blockages in the digestion that can make them very unwell.
If your rabbit is a bit of a chewer, it's often best to choose a simple toy made from a material that you know is safe and that you can easily monitor how much of it your rabbits are eating in case it makes them unwell.
We know how important it is to your pet rabbit's health and happiness to have lots of places to explore and rest in. Rabbits are always on the lookout for places to shelter, and prefer spending time in areas that feel protected and out of harm's sight. Providing your rabbit with a few hideout toys can help make them more relaxed and importantly act as a great distraction to keep them out from under your bed or couch which can be unsafe.
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.
Small tents can be popped up then packed away when not needed to save space. You even get systems of tunnels and tents you can join together to make an entire warren!
We hope by looking more closely at the good and bad points of each type of toy and by understanding the way it will affect your rabbits behavior you will be able to make the best choice for you and your rabbit.
Our reviews put the benefits to your rabbits health and wellbeing first. We understand your rabbits instinctive need to rest and play in sheltered areas and our reviews focus on how well each toy helps satisfy this natural behaviour.
We discuss the many benefits they have as well as any negative aspects you should consider. We give advice on how comfortable these toys will be to use for instance when your rabbit crashes in and out of them or jumps on them or chooses to eat them. We would not review toys that are glued together or constructed from materials we consider harmful.
In this guide we also show you how each toy can be used to help bunny proof your home, this is after all what we know best.
It's natural for rabbits to seek out shelter to explore and rest in however, many of these narrow places such as under or behind your couch, under wooden furniture or your bed can have rough unfinished or exposed materials that may be dangerous. Staples and nails that poke out can cause harm, plastic covers can contain long strands of synthetic material that would cause harm if eaten. Damage can also build up in these areas which can often go unnoticed till expensive repairs are needed.
In this guide we match the bunny proofing problem with the toy so you can make sure you are providing a safe and acceptable alternative that will satisfy your rabbits instinctive needs. Our hope is to help you avoid expensive repairs to your home and to keep your rabbit out of the vets.
We have been house rabbits enthusiasts for over 20 years and have tried out all of these toys with our own rabbits here at Bunnyproof HQ. We share their reactions in our guides and tell you how these toys performed over their complete life not just on the day.
We know every rabbit is different so to help give a complete review we have taken lots of advice from our bunny proofing facebook group which has over 50K members at the time of this article. This has helped us to find out what toys seem to be a go to favourite and what toys have caused unexpected issues.
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 this guide to help other like minded house rabbit owners with help and advice. We are not affiliated with any other groups or companies. We would not review a product for any reason other than we consider it to be a good choice for you and your rabbit based on our own experience and the experience of the members of our bunny proofing community on facebook
Rabbits need places of shelter to explore and rest in and tent toys are ideal for this and can be packed away when not needed. They will also encourage your rabbit to spend less time in unsuitable places such as under your couch and bed where they can come to harm.
All tents have their merits. Collapsible tents can be packed away when not in use and can be wiped clean. Teepees are attractive and made from natural materials. These tent and tunnel systems allow you to build a warren for your rabbit to play with.
You should not give cat toys to your rabbit. Cat hideout toys can contain synthetic materials such as crinkle cloths or string which could make your rabbit unwell if they eat it. Only give your rabbit hideout toys designed specifically for rabbits.
You should not give dog toys to your rabbit. Dog hideout toys often contain synthetic materials such as rubber, cloth or string which could make your rabbit unwell if they eat it. Only give your rabbit hideout toys designed specifically for rabbits.
It is best to place your rabbit's tent away from the busy corridors in your home. Choose a spot in a room that does not get too hot or cold or where there is a draft. Rabbits have sensitive hearing so never place their tent toy next to a TV, speaker, or domestic appliance.
A rabbit tent should be big enough for your rabbit to comfortably turn around inside and have an entrance big enough for them to easily pass through, the bigger the better.
Yes! bunnies love exploring and resting in tent toys. They make them feel safe and they will help keep your rabbit from playing under your furniture, couch, and bed, which can be unsuitable.
Rabbit tent toys, just like real tents, can be left outside. They are non-absorbent and can be washed clean. You may need to weigh it down to stop it blowing away.
You should not let your rabbit eat their tent toy because the synthetic material can cause them to be unwell. It can also expose the wire springs inside that can cause harm. If you do discover your rabbit is eating its tunnel you need to remove it.