Bunnies love to explore, play, hide and relax in narrow tunnels or tubes. Therefore, tunneling toys will give your furry friend a chance to practice this natural behavior and at times give them a chance to be alone and enjoy their privacy.
Commercial brands are mainly made from plastics, fabric and a few from woven materials. If you do not prefer spending time on commercial ones, it is possible to make some at home using tubes, cardboard boxes, ceramics with a wide diameter as well as those that are hand-woven using rabbit friendly materials.
Best rabbit tubes and tunnels
It is a fact that there are many good brands. After extensive research, reading an expert’s comments and looking at what users say about these specific brands, here are the highest-rated and most purchased brands you can trust.
Prosper Collapsible 3 Way Play
Prosper Pet Cat Tunnel is ideally meant for cats, kitten, dogs, and bunnies. Bunnies will particularly enjoy using it due to its versatility, size, and quality that makes it very durable. It has three tunnels that meet at the center where there is an opening on the top part for your bunny to peek out its head.
Its material used which is polyester does not collect much fur, and it can be folded flat should you need to store it, i.e., it has a collapsible frame.
It is rated highly at amazon.com with quality, various color options and size being mentioned the most with an average rating of 4.8 out of 5.0 stars from over 4600 votes! It is simply the best!
Ware Manufacturing Fun Tunnels Play Tube for Small Pets
With an average rating of 4.4 out of 5.0 on amazon.com from over 650 reviews, this bunny tube will give you a good tunneling pipe for your furry friends. It is made from durable plastic that is stain resistant, is flexible and can it be made to any shape and will save space.
Another big plus for this brand is that it can be used for indoor and outdoor purposes and be made to fit in almost any hutch design.
Living World Hagen pet tunnel
It is a large tunnel with an easy to fold design that will encourage your furry friends to explore, burrow, play or sleep in it. Its polyester fabric will ensure much fur does not stick to it and last longer.
It has velcro connectors to create more to make it longer, and anchors to attach it to the ground if used outdoors. A few people have complained that bunnies may chew it.
As an assurance to you, the toy is well-rated having received over 896 reviews with an average rating of 4.5 out of 5.0 stars on Amazon.com.
Ware Manufacturing Hand Woven Willow Twig Tunnel Small Pet Hideout
This is a twig tunnel that about 10 inches long made from all-natural handwoven willow forming half a pipe. It will provide your bunny with a place to play, hide as well as something to chew.
Being half a pipe (with an open bottom) it is easy to clean, and the woven willow will provide proper ventilation. On the downside, it will be worn out, and if flipped over, it will require you to flip it back. This is a must-have if you need a hideout and chew toys.
Prevue Hendryx 1098 Nature’s Hideaway Grass
It is a natural-looking couch grass hand-woven tunnel that will satisfy your bunny’s instincts to explore, burrow and nest since it has a fuzzy burlap fringe at its entrance. It is 100% all-natural and safe, and it is suited for mini or dwarf rabbits.
It is well ventilated but if your bunny nibbles the grass, it might make your cage less neat, and the burlap fringe may scratch your furry friend’s face.
Snugglesafe All Weather Flexible Bunny Warren
It’s a flexible, stretchy weatherproofed rabbit tube made from 100% polyethylene, making it a great tunneling and boredom buster for your furry friend. It is easy to wash, can be used indoors or outdoors, and very affordable.
Oxbow Timothy Tunnel
It is a “high-fiber, 100% timothy hay 100% edible – a beneficial source of fiber Hand-crafted for premium quality Made of all-natural material -no chemicals, wire, or thread,” notes amazon.com.
On the downside, being chewable, can be easily destroyed and cleaning it may not easy. Besides the above top brands, we also found the following worthwhile every penny you will spend on them, and they will go a long way in ensuring your bunny friend remain entertained, get a chance to explore, burrow and hide or have some privacy.
Trixie 62791 Play Tunnel for Rabbits
If you are looking for a durable and stable tunneling toy, Trixie 62791 Play Tunnel for Rabbits is a superb choice.
It features spiral springs, high-quality nylon, and has four entrances. Finally, it will provide your bunnies with a great place to relax, retreat, or play ideal for indoor and outdoor usage.
Rosewood Pet Rabbit Activity Tunnel (UK)
Rosewood Pet Rabbit Activity Tunnel is made of high-quality polyester and comes with Velcro tabs to join more together. It is ideal for playing, sleeping, and exploring. Don’t worry about the colors because you will find various colors you need.
ROSEWOOD Small Animal Activity Sea Grass Tunnel Boredom Breaker
This tunnel toy is 100% made from natural materials, i.e., seagrass and rattan without any plastic, glue, or metal. It is a perfect choice for chewing and sleeping. Furthermore, filling it with litter or straws will change it into an ideal burrowing and tunneling toy.
Depending on the size of your rabbit, you have a choice of going for medium or larger ones at very affordable prices.
Other good brands
- B&P Color Fiddle Sticks Hideout Large Folding Wood fence ladder Bridge-Bendable and colorful and hand-painted.
- Ware Manufacturing Tunnels of Fun Small Pet Hideaway, Large – It is made from cardboards which bunnies will enjoy chewing, and will give them a perfect place hide, run through or play.
Runaround rabbit tunnels or connectors
If you want to create rabbit burrow pipes that will connect your rabbit run to the hutch, cage or shed, you need to consider runarounds tunnels. They will work well as rabbit tunnels in the yard and will allow your furry friends to explore, hide play and have lots of fun.
These are nothing other than “runaround door and burrow pipe which safely transports your pet out of its hutch and into the run” as Runaround.co.uk notes. You need a rabbit tunnel connector kits and pipes to link the two.
There also are other rabbit run around alternatives you can opt for including the DIY options. Ensure the pipes are large enough to allow free movement and they can stand the outdoor weather.
Homemade rabbit tunnel ideas and DIY rabbit tunnel
If you want to make yours at home, you have various options including weaving one at home using safe rabbit materials, using cardboard concrete tubes, or the ordinary carboards, boxes, twigs, drain pipes, sticks and on. There are unlimited, or many rabbits burrow pipes ideas at your disposal.
The Rabbit House has a simple DIY made from paper which anyone can make. However, it might not be firm, and some bunnies may spoil it fast.
Round laundry bins
With scissors, pop-up laundry bins, thread, and needle (optional), you can make an excellent spacious tunnel for your furry friends. Try it now
From cardboard boxes
There are two good tutorials to guide you in making rabbit tunnels from boxes. Note that carboards are chewable and safe.
The first one is using a long box, scissors, plate (or anything that has a circular outline) and pencils. It is a simple tutorial you can try now, and it will work well ensuring your bunnies are happy,
entertained, can explore and have a hiding place.
The second tutorial which, the Scamp’s New Rabbit Warren will also teach you how to use boxes as well as readily available materials to make a fantastic tunnel.
If you want a video tutorial, we have two below which you can use. They are easy to follow and uses locally available materials.