The 9 Best Guinea Pig Toys of 2022

Our favorite is the JanYoo 7-Piece Chew Toys Set

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Guinea pigs, like many pets, need stimulation throughout the day. While playing with your guinea pig is highly recommended, you should also keep their enclosures well stocked with toys to play with when you’re not around.

"Having toys for guinea pigs helps keep them from getting bored and helps stimulate their brains, especially if the toys involve treats," says Keala Hepworth, Bunny House Supervisor at Best Friends Animal Society. "Guinea pigs' teeth continuously grow, so it is essential to provide them with plenty of toys to chew on to help keep healthy teeth.”

Our favorite guinea pig toy is the JanYoo 7-Piece Chew Toys Set, which is stellar at keeping your guinea pig's teeth healthy. The toys included in the set are made of high-quality natural wood, with a wide range of ways for your pig to interact. But there are several other toys available that your guinea pigs will also love.

Here are the best guinea pig toys.

Our Top Picks

Best Overall: JanYoo 7-Piece Chew Toys Set

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JanYoo Bunny Guinea Pig Chew Toys

Amazon

What We Like
  • Two different types of wood for multi-textured variety

  • Wood is dried and un-dyed

  • Also comes with apple wood sticks

What We Don't Like
  • Some toys may arrive cracked

The JanYoo 7-Piece Chew Toys Set comes with a bark-covered "watermelon ball," two bell rollers, a wooden dumbbell, unicycle, and molar blocks with cotton rope. The set also comes with nearly half a pound of chewable apple tree sticks, with everything packaged together in a reusable bag. This wide variety will keep your guinea pig chewing and ensure that their teeth don't get too long.

The JanYoo toys set is made from a blend of natural fir wood and Schima superba wood (a soft Chinese-native tree commonly used in furniture). All of the wood elements are dried, un-dyed, and sanded to remove burrs. Several of the toys include bark as well, providing your guinea pig with an intriguing variety of textures.

Price at time of publish: $18

Best Tunnel: Living World Hagen Pet Tunnel

Living World Pet Tunnel

Courtesy of Amazon

What We Like
  • Satisfies the guinea pig instinct to hide

  • Collapsible and portable

  • Combines well with other toys

What We Don't Like
  • Tunnel is a little short

Guinea pigs are prey animals, so they love to have little places to hide. Seeing your guinea pig cozy up in their new tunnel is only one benefit of the Hagen Living World Pet Tunnel. It serves as a nice, safe space for your guinea pig to hide or relax, plus it also has a peek-a-boo hole in the middle for playtime and exploration.

The Living World Hagen Pet Tunnel collapses for easy moving around. It also works well in combination with other toys. The Hagen Pet Tunnel is available in two sizes: a medium tunnel that's 35 inches long, with a 6-inch diameter, and a large size that has an 8-inch diameter more appropriate for rabbits than guinea pigs.

Price at time of publish: $8

Best Playpen: Prevue Pet Products Multi-Color Small Pet Playpen

Prevue Pet Products Multi-Color Small Pet Playpen

Courtesy of Amazon

What We Like
  • Creates a larger playspace

  • Collapsible

  • Built without harmful chemicals

What We Don't Like
  • Should not be used without supervision as there is always the risk of escape

A playpen can be a great addition for your guinea pig as it gives them a larger area to explore without the risk of escape or injury. It also gives you the space to play with your pet. You can set up the colorful playpen outside or in your living room. It has eight panels that are 13 inches wide by 9 inches tall, while the diameter of the playpen is 36 inches total.

The Prevue Pet Products Multi-Color Small Animal Playpen can be expanded by connecting additional panels, allowing you to create a custom space for your guinea pig. It's made from non-toxic acrylic.

Price at time of publish: $22

Best Bed: JanYoo Guinea Pig Bed

JanYoo Guinea Pig Bed

Amazon

What We Like
  • Cute designs

  • Durable

  • Multiple sizes

What We Don't Like
  • Like all plush toys can be difficult to clean

The JanYoo bed offers a cozy place for your pet to hide or relax. It comes in three sizes so if you have multiple guinea pigs and want them to share you have that option in the larger size. The JanYoo bed is insulating and comes in a variety of cute animal designs: giraffe, bee, pig, panda, elephant, crocodile, koala, or reindeer. It's also easy to clean, with a removable pillow case that's machine washable.

The JanYoo Guinea Pig Bed is available in three different sizes, but the Large is well-suited for guinea pigs (go for the XL if you have multiple pigs), and is approximately 9 inches long by 8.25 inches wide.

Price at time of publish: $22 (large)

Best Ball: Ware Manufacturing Willow Branch Ball for Small Animals

Ware Manufacturing Willow Branch Ball for Small Animals

Courtesy of Amazon

What We Like
  • Helps keep your pets teeth in check

  • No harmful chemicals

  • Large diameter and hollow construction makes it easy to roll around

What We Don't Like
  • Your pet might go through them quickly

Not only can this ball be nudged around to keep your guinea pig’s attention, it also doubles as a sturdy chew toy. The ball is 4 inches in diameter and is made from all-natural willow. The wide diameter and hollow construction make this toy really easy to roll around.

Don’t be surprised if your guinea pig chews this toy up pretty quickly—the ball is a great way to satisfy your guinea pigs need to chew and keep their teeth trim. While you can buy the Ware Willow Branch Ball individually, they are also available in 3- and 5-packs.

Price at time of publish: $8

Best Swing: Homeya Guinea Pig Hanging Hammock

Homeya Guinea Pig Hanging Hammock

Amazon

What We Like
  • Works to expand your pet’s living area

  • Reversible

  • Machine washable

What We Don't Like
  • Some Guinea Pigs might not like a hammock toy

  • There are cuter options out there

Let your guinea pig hang out, literally. This hammock is made from a strong but soft fabric and is available in a variety of colors. Each hammock is reversible and thankfully machine washable. The Homeya Guinea Pig Hammock is 14 by 14 inches, providing a lot of space for your pigs to lounge. It's easy to attach to the wire of your pig enclosure, with durable metal hooks that can hold up to lots of swinging.

Be sure to position this hammock low to the ground, to make it easy for your pet to climb into and to avoid any fall risk.

Price at time of publish: $10

Best Wooden Toy: Trixie Pet Products Wooden Bridge and Tunnel

Trixie Pet Products Wooden Bridge and Tunnel

Courtesy of Amazon

What We Like
  • Made from wooden sticks

  • Versatile: can be used as a hidey-hole or a bridge

What We Don't Like
  • Might be too small for some guinea pigs

Spruce up your guinea pig’s home with this natural wooden bridge and tunnel by Trixie Pet Products. The bridge is constructed from real wooden sticks and is held together by a wire. The best part about this bridge is its flexibility.

Bend it and change it without compromising its construction to make a bridge, walkway, ramp, lean-to, or even a hay rack. Your pet will love hiding and playing with their new furniture. The bridge is 11 inches long and 6.7 inches wide.

Price at time of publish: $22

Best Combination Chew Toy and Hideout: eCOTRITION 3-in-1 Snak Shak Activity Log

eCOTRITION 3-in-1 Snak Shak Log Pet Treat in Large

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What We Like
  • Great for chewing or hiding

  • Includes honey and peanut flavoring for guinea pigs who need to be encouraged to chew more

What We Don't Like
  • Small size has an opening that won't work well for guinea pigs

Guinea Pigs, as prey animals, love to have little hiding spots in their habitat. This versatile toy is not only a good place to hide out, but it is also completely chewable and edible.

The eCOTRITION 3-in-1 Snak Shak Edible Hideaway is made from wood shavings, fresh alfalfa, and honey for a nutritious and tasty treat. The log has small amounts of protein, fat, and fiber. Make sure to pick up the larger size, which is more suitable for guinea pigs and measures 9.5 by 5.75 by 6.5 inches.

Price at time of publish: $10

Best Hanging Toy: Oxbow Enriched Life Apple Stick Dangly Small Animal Chew Toy

Oxbow Enriched Life Apple Stick Dangly Small Animal Chew Toy
What We Like
  • Can be a fun way for your pet to work on trimming their teeth

  • Made without harmful chemicals

What We Don't Like
  • Does not include a hook, so must be tied to the top of the cage

These hanging apple sticks are an all-natural toy that is both entertaining and a treat for guinea pigs to chew. Tie this toy to the top of your guinea pig's cage and watch them chew away, and even the jute rope is safe for your pet to nibble on.

The only downside to the Oxbow Enriched Life Apple Stick Dangly is that it doesn't come with a hook, and must be tied to your enclosure.

Price at time of publish: $4

Final Verdict

Since we recommend multiple toys to satisfy the different needs of your guinea pig, your best all-in-one option is the JanYoo 7-Piece Chew Toys set, which includes high-quality wooden chews and toys. It's also crucial to provide a hiding place for your guinea pig. We like the Living World Pet Tunnel, which is collapsible, sturdy, and can combine with more tunnels or tent structures to give your pig lots of places to explore.

What to Look for in Guinea Pig Toys

Safety

Avoid any toys that your guinea pig’s leg might get caught in, like exercise wheels or other toys with bars. Also avoid any toys that your guinea pig might climb up onto and then fall off. 

Hiding Places

Guinea Pigs like to hide to feel safe and secure, so it’s always good to offer them at least one cozy hiding spot in their enclosure. 

"If they cannot find a place to hide, guinea pigs can get stressed because hiding is how they would typically get away from predators," says Hepworth. "I like to have many tunnels in my guinea pigs' enclosure so they can get to point A to point B stealthily if they feel they need to."

The Chew Factor

Toys designed to be chewed on are a great pick for guinea pigs, because it helps them maintain healthy teeth. Look for natural materials, like twigs and wood.

FAQ
  • What toys do guinea pigs like?

    Guinea Pigs love toys that they can either chew, hide in, or both! Beyond that, like many mammals, toys they can play with or roll around will provide needed entertainment factor for your pet.

  • Can guinea pigs have stuffed toys?

    Most guinea pigs do like stuffed toys! However, it is important to avoid anything that metal, small glass, or plastic pieces that your guinea pig could choke on.

  • Do guinea pigs need chew toys?

    Yes! Guinea Pig teeth don’t stop growing so it is vital to always have chew toys which serve the purpose of keeping your pet’s teeth trimmed and healthy.

Why Trust The Spruce?

Ellie Welles is a writer and product expert for The Spruce Pets. Her writing has previously appeared in Newsweek. 

We tested and researched numerous products to create this list. We’re passionate about ensuring your pets have safe, affordable, and fun toys to enjoy. For additional background on guinea pig toys, we spoke to Keala Hepworth, Bunny House Supervisor at Best Friends Animal Society who spoke about the benefits and features of toys.

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  1. "Guinea Pig Care." Tri-City Animal Clinic.

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