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10 Under $10 : Best Chew Toy Gifts for Pet Rats!

Updated on January 2, 2013

If You Love Your Pet Rats, You'll Want to Get Them a Great Gift!

If you have pet rats, then you know what they love most of all (well, BESIDES butter) ... yep, something to chew on! Here are some of the best chew toys for your pet rat. Best of all, they are all under $10.00!

Big Nut Knot Nibbler Chew Toy - A rolling ball with exciting angles to climb AND a chew toy!

The big nut knot nibbler is a great big ball of fun for small animals. Pets will nibble and gnaw this wooden chew toy to reach an all natural surprise inside - a real walnut. Big nut knot nibbler is made from all natural wood and safe vegetable food colors, making it a perfect chew toy for rabbits, guinea pigs, chinchillas, pet rats, and other critters.

Super Pet Small Animal Big Nut Knot Nibbler Chew Toy
Super Pet Small Animal Big Nut Knot Nibbler Chew Toy

Made of all natural wood and contains almond nut

Encourages healthy playing and chewing

4-3/4-Inch long, 5-inch wide, 4-3/4-inch high


Pet Rat Roost Woodchew Playnest - A nest they are SUPPOSED to chew on!

Woodchew Playnests are toys that satisfy small animal's natural urge to chew and hollow their own nest. You'll be amazed how quickly your pet will adapt to this natural, healthy activity.

Wesco Pet Rat Roost Woodchew Playnest
Wesco Pet Rat Roost Woodchew Playnest

Satisfies the instinctive need to chew

Made from soft fibrous pithy wood

Biodegradable, earth friendly

Watch your pets build their own nest


Rats Do Love to Chew! - Rats MUST chew, or their teeth will outgrow their mouths!

Chewbular Play Tube - Chew toy, play tube, and nesting material all in one!

Chewbular play tubes are the charge-thru chew tube hip critters choose. Chewbular tubes are a barrel of fun for pet rats, guinea pigs, or chinchillas that accommodate pets' natural chewing and burrowing instincts. Plus, every chewbular includes a free sample of Super Pet's nighty-night bedding material.

Kaytee Chewbular Play Tube, Medium
Kaytee Chewbular Play Tube, Medium

Chew tube come with free sample of bedding material

Encourages natural burrowing and chewing instincts

For hamsters, pet rats, sugar gliders, and gerbils

9-inch wide, 4-Inch diameter

A perfect place for your cozy critters to hide out


Tropical Fiddle Sticks Hideout - Sticks are flexibly joined so they can be twisted in different shapes!

Tropical fiddle sticks are flexible wooden sticks that can be twisted and bent into a variety of fun shapes creating a fun hiding spot for your furry friend. You'll have fun creating a log cave, tree stump or a stick stairway for your pet. These colorful logs also provide your pet with a safe source for their instinctive chewing behaviors. Medium tropical fiddle sticks are perfectly sized for guinea pigs, chinchillas and pet rats.

Kaytee Tropical Fiddle Sticks Hideout, Medium
Kaytee Tropical Fiddle Sticks Hideout, Medium

Bendable, shapeable brightly colored wooden sticks

Encourage natural hiding and chewing instincts

7-Inch long, 12-inch wide

Fun tropical colors


Rats WILL chew on anything in their cage!

Please make sure that everything in your pet rat's cage is safe to chew on! We once used plastic-coated paper clips to hold a bed to the side of the cage. They chewed the plastic coating off and it really upset their tummies.

Woven Grass Play Ball - A ball to roll, push, climb on ... and chew!

Peter's woven grass play ball is the ultimate in natural grass toys that are safe to chew and provide hours of entertainment for your pet.

Peter's Woven Grass Play Ball for Rabbits
Peter's Woven Grass Play Ball for Rabbits

Ball is approximately 5" in diameter.


Snak Shak Treat Stuffer - Play on the log, find the treats, chew the log!

Two-in-one treat and chew toy for hamsters, gerbils, rats, and mice! The diverse blend of seeds and the fresh alfalfa inside stimulate a small animal's curiosity for hours of stimulating fun.Made with alfalfa and golden honey, the realistic wood-look Snak Shak log has a hard texture that promotes small animals' natural chewing instinct. The perfect anytime treat for your pet.

Snak Shak Log House - Hours of fun to play inside, weeks of fun for chewing!

The first 100% edible hide away for small animals. Made with fresh alfalfa and golden honey. The log provides a fun hide away, great tasting treat and promotes small animals natural chewing instinct. With their natural wood look and design these logs are sure to add a little more enjoyment and stimulation on a daily basis to small pets homes.

Why Do Rats Chew So Much?

The word "rodent" is from Latin "rodere" which means "to chew or gnaw," an appropriate descriptor for our little friends!

Rats' long incisors grow up to FIVE inches each year - they must chew constantly to keep their teeth ground down to a reasonable length, or their teeth would grow up through their jaw or lip.

Combo Applewood and Crispy Puzzle Chew Toys

The perfect combinations of toys and chews in one. Natural chews keep teeth healthy and trim. Fun-shaped loofah piece keep your pet entertained. All-natural wood provides a tasty treat and comes from sustainable resources. Easily slides onto Super Pet Ka-bobs (see below).

Kaytee Combo Chews, Apple Wood and Crispy Puzzle, 16 Pieces
Kaytee Combo Chews, Apple Wood and Crispy Puzzle, 16 Pieces

Combination of wood and loofah chews

Encourages natural chewing instincts

Fits on Super Pet kabobs

For small animals

4-1/2-Inch long, 6-1/2-inch wide, 1-1/4-inch high


Mineral Charm Chews (4 pieces) - Essential minerals plus a great hard chewing surface!

Our Salt and Mineral Chews are safe, natural and fun treats for small pets. They help satisfy the natural craving for salt and supply essential minerals. With a hole drilled in the center, you can wire this to the side of the cage (an uncoated paper clip will work), or use the pet ka-bob (below) to hang the treats anywhere in the cage!

Ware Mineral Charm Chews Small Pet Treat, Pack of 4
Ware Mineral Charm Chews Small Pet Treat, Pack of 4

Ground Sea Shell

Ground Limestone

Tapioca Starch Binder

Vegetable Based Food Coloring

Artificial Fruit Flavors


Pet Ka-Bobs - This is not a chew toy, but it makes chew toys more fun!

This ka-bob is a hanger for many small pet treats such as mineral chews or chew sticks with holes pre-drilled in the middle (see apple wood chews and mineral licks, above). With the pet ka-bob, the chew toys can hang from any surface of the cage, prompting your pet to exercise ingenuity to hold it still while chewing! Such challenges are excellent for keeping your pet rat or other small pet in shape.


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      TommysPal 4 years ago

      My pet rat is in need of some new toys. Thanks for all the great ideas. I'm sure Kimble will love to have some of these.

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      Takkhis 4 years ago

      Nice lens and don't be sorry to know that i don't have rat as pet but i have dog!

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      Tarra99 5 years ago

      Great ideas little rat will love some of these! Thanks

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      shandigp 6 years ago

      My ratties LOVE the Knot Nibbler! I was curious about the no plastic at all. I asked my vet and she said since they don't eat the plastic certain types of plastics are okay (some, of course, like with humans, shouldn't be touched). I know vets don't know everything, though. Can you refer me to more information on this? Thanks in advance!

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      Sandy Mertens 7 years ago from Frozen Tundra

      Great chew toys for your rat.

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      Treasures By Brenda 7 years ago from Canada

      Great resource although I don't need this information I am sure those who have a pet rat do.

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      DesignedbyLisa LM 7 years ago

      Awww....reminds me of my last pet rat.

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      BuckHawkcenter 7 years ago

      Fantastic lens about rat chew toys! I love the Snak Shak items.

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      Dianne Loomos 7 years ago

      The Big Nut Knot Nibbler looks like just the thing for a pet rat's Christmas present!

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      Susan Deppner 7 years ago from Arkansas USA

      I have a pet cat, so no pet rat, but what a wonderfully educational and practical page with terrific rat chew toy ideas. Love the shirts, too!