I care for rabbits and enjoy sharing husbandry and housing tips.
There are all sorts of fun, commercially available toys for rabbits. These are great for entertaining your pet and keeping its mind busy. Many people don't know that rabbits like to play with toys as much as any other animal, so lots of bunnies go their whole lives without ever having something to play with. Isn't that sad?
Here are several types of toys that your bunny is sure to love!
You can make your own bunny castles, or you can buy them online. The online ones are probably prettier, and also more functional as they have multiple stories that your bunnies can climb between! Your rabbit will enjoy renovating them to suit their needs, and when the floors give way, you can order extras to replace them! Many people really do swear by these bunny castles. If you do buy one, just make sure that you get one that doesn't have a whole lot of ink on it.
There is a great range of wicker, willow, and other wood toys which are available for rabbits. These are great because they are entirely chew-safe, and are also quite durable, providing your rabbit with plenty of ongoing fun! These toys can be balls, baskets, or they can come in the form of chew rings and other shapes too. Untreated wood is better for your pet.
Flip N Toss
Made from sisal, Flip N Toss toys are a big hit among rabbits. If you've never given your rabbit toys before, you might be surprised to learn that they just love to pick things up with their teeth and throw them around! You can make your own Flip N Toss style toys at home with things you find around the house.
Shake and Rattle
Much like babies and other small animals, bunnies quite often like toys that rattle. Bird toys, baby toys, and things you make from scratch are all good ways to stimulate your bunny's mind. Small rolls of cardboard taped up with pebbles inside are quite fun, for instance. They're easy to make, and your rabbit can have fun both rolling it around and subsequently destroying it. If your rabbit has to spend extended amounts of time in its cage (like when you're at work), you can hang bird toys on the inside of the cage to give it something to play with until you come home.
You might be surprised to learn that your bunny might quite like to play with a ball. Some bunnies love to nudge and push soft balls around with their noses and paws. Just make sure that it is made from a nontoxic substance, or take it away if you find your rabbit chewing on it.
This article is accurate and true to the best of the author’s knowledge. It is not meant to substitute for diagnosis, prognosis, treatment, prescription, or formal and individualized advice from a veterinary medical professional. Animals exhibiting signs and symptoms of distress should be seen by a veterinarian immediately.
Emily on May 04, 2018:
I would love to get April a little house like that but the last one I had got her it turned into a big chew toy so I just gave her a cardboard box and changed it once a month she seems to love it.
Sarabie wilson on October 23, 2017:
i was wondering if i could give my bunny my old fluffy toys
Budsy on October 06, 2013:
Can someone please remove that disgusting comment of having sex with their rabbit who they consequently killed. My daughter has been looking at this site and it has really upset her.Please keep your disgusting comments and habits to your sick little self. I hope when you die which YOU DESERVE TO BE SOON that you come back as a rabbit and meet someone who has the same nasty demonish mind as yourself.
PLEASE ALSO REMOVE THIS ONCE THAT SICKO GETS THE MESSAGE!
andrea on June 13, 2013:
I found some excellent toys and supplies for my bunny at a website called bunnyrabbitshop.com , their hay feeder is really nice! So is their toss toy!
morgs on April 01, 2013:
great i'll try with mine and cardboard is great
kylee on March 27, 2012:
I got two bunnies they are so shy what do I do.
Dave on September 12, 2011:
My bunnie plays with my peepee and I play in her butt and in her bunny hole. I'm glag I got a flemish giant because I killed a mini rex with my peepee.
Texas Boer Goats on July 05, 2011:
I raise texas boer goats in addition to breeding rabbits. My bunnies love to mess around with pine cones, so I don't bother with purchasing toys.
AA Rabbits on May 23, 2011:
Bunny Castles! Great Idea I hadn't thought of that before :) I know bunnies do indeed love to climb.
Rabbit Breeders on May 23, 2011:
Thanks for the information on rabbit toys... You gave me a couple of ideas!
Hollie on March 18, 2011:
I was wondering if I tennis ball would do as a toy for my bunny xx
Ali on December 28, 2010:
Here is a great site where you can buy stuff to make your own rabbit toys:
Funny bunny on November 11, 2010:
Lots of bunnies love to play with bells and eat apples but they can't eat to many!! :)
Magen on September 26, 2010:
My bunnie bites at his cage and when i open the door he wont come out and he has plunenty of toys and i try to take some of them out and replace them with new ones i try to make them fun to play with but it does not seem to work thans for the help
Bunnehz on September 07, 2010:
Bunniez all your hubs are amazing! How do I become your follower?
Emily on August 05, 2010:
i am thinking of making a bunny toy for my BFF's bunny. I think the bunny castle is the one!
re. wes on July 18, 2010:
tennis balls are good because your rabbit can pick them up by the fluffly green stuff just make sure your rabbit doesn't eat the green fluff
stacie lea on June 20, 2010:
i have a giant continental rabbit he loves playing in the garden all day he enjoys playing with most of my 2 year olds toys lol i find putting some veg and treats in an egg box and giving it him keeps him happy for ages trying to open it and get the goodies out
wes on June 04, 2010:
would a tennis ball work?
marisa on April 04, 2010:
Thnx i love them ideas, you've been a great help!
The Info-Bunnie on March 21, 2010:
That's like what I was saying about the artificial tunnels. Make long, short structure with holes all around it. My rabbits just love that!
esther on December 20, 2009:
hi can any one help me out here i have a giant rabbit olny had him aweek now but ever time i pick him up he will bit me or kick me any help how i can stop this many thanks
Anna on September 15, 2009:
Bunnies are low maintenance in the way of cleaning cages but high maintenance in the fact that they need LOTS of love and attention. If you are thinking of getting a rabbit please check at an animal shelter before going to a pet store, as pet store pets often have health problems and other things. Lot's of people think of shelter pets as mean and old animals, but this is NOT true. They usually have litters of bunnies there from people who didn't want them.
If you are planning on keeping your bunny outside just make sure his hutch is VERY safe.
If you need any more info here is a website
even though it is UK based it is the BEST bunny forum out there :-)
shannon on August 30, 2009:
rabbits are great i think and i think you need to give them plenty on attention and much owners forget that so if you are an owner please make sure to give you rabbit plenty of entertainment. also my rabbit is called thunder isn't it a great name
kristina on August 17, 2009:
i just got a new rabbit shes 3years old and black any ideaswhat breed?
shes quite big but not huge?
but yes thanks for your pages ive been looking forthings to get her to entertain her
louise on August 06, 2009:
well lop eared bunnys are very cute but then again they all are!
You shouldn't keep rabbits in your house they should be in the garden eatin grass and other greens.
You shouldn't really leave it in a hutch for momst of the day in the wild a bunny can do whatever it wants your puttingiit in your house which can annoyin and distress them a lot and a cage (or hutch).
Like i said they shouldn't stay in there all day.
If their kicking or nudging something it means theywant it out of the way or their tidying up like they would do in the wild when buildin a nest.
Don't keep rabbits in houses hutches (to long) and i dissagree with leads i think they should do whatever they want.
We have a run that we can open and close that we built ourseleves because the ones at the stores ar stupidly small for a bunny of any size and during the day we let them out into the larger run we make sure their ok and we moniter them by keeping an eye on the n we feed them but they do the rest.so don't keep bunnies in your houses they can get disstressed AND NOT RABBITS ARE NOT LIKE BIRDS CATS OR DOGS THEY HAVE TO BE OUTSIDE RUNNING AROUND MOST OF THE DAY !
Dana on August 05, 2009:
Hi my name is Dana and I really want a rabbit! I was thinking oh getting one for christmas!!!!!! Its only 5 months away! WOW! they are so cute! but do you have any ideas on what type of bunnyz i could get? Im thinking one that's sweet and energetic!LOL! well plz help me!
p.s. I am 12!
Jay on June 17, 2009:
Bunniez rulez! It has helped my family with our new bunnies so much! Informative and funny!
amanda on April 24, 2009:
great ideas, thx
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