An indoor rabbit hutch provides a variety of advantages for rabbit owners. The hutch and its inhabitant share the same environment as other members of the family, both animal, and human, indoors are better protected against domestic and wild predators than outdoors and allows better bonding between pet and human.
Indoor rabbit enclosures have some disadvantages, too. Most pet rabbits are subspecies of Oryctolagus cuniculus domesticus, the European rabbit. Except for the pygmy breeds such as Brachylagus idahoensis or cottontail Lepus sylvaticus, rabbits can grow to be quite large. The House Rabbit Society, a non-profit organization, recommends that your rabbit’s housing be four to six times the size of the rabbit. The PDSA (People’s Dispensary for Sick Animals – a UK veterinary charity) recommends that a rabbit enclosure sure be at least 10 feet by 6 feet by 3 feet in size. You can reach that recommended size without devouring a whole room of your house by having a multilevel enclosure with good ramps so that the bunny has easy access to all floors. And, like all indoor cage situations, cleanliness is a must unless you wish to live with a perpetual barnyard odor.
Indoor Rabbit Enclosure
An indoor rabbit enclosure can be good for both you and your pet. Given the opportunity, rabbits are very tidy with their personal habits. They can be trained to use a litter box and spend a great deal of their time grooming. A roomy enclosure gives them enough space to follow their natural inclination to keep their burrow clean. With that said, they do love to chew and burrow; two things that can be extremely hard on human furnishings. Chomping onto a live electrical cord or swallowing fiberfill stuffing is not good for your bunny, either, so some restraint for your rabbit as well as bunny-proofing your home are beneficial all around.
Best Rabbit Hutch
The best rabbit hutch gives your bunny plenty of room to move, two or perhaps even three levels to explore, a bottom level that allows urine to seep away from the living area (but not one that will force your bun-bun to walk on the wire), good ventilation, and the option to add a play space or to allow your bun-bun out to share the family space under supervision.
Here are some examples of the 3 Best Hutches Available:
A two-story structure that features cleanout drawers beneath the upper level and also below the “outdoor” run area. A sturdy ramp allows your pet to move easily from the lower level to the upper. The structure is roofed with moisture-resistant asphalt. The upper level is a cozy nesting box, the lower level is a wire enclosed run for exercise and fresh air. If more space is desired, a play yard can be added outside the hutch. More Details >>
This single-level house is excellent for giving your rabbit some outdoor play and grazing time. Placed on your chemical-free, organic lawn, your bunny will do an excellent job of keeping the grass nibbled down. Heavy, galvanized wire mesh provides a barrier capable of keeping out most predators, while a weather-resistant hutch provides shade and a space for napping. Excellent for allowing your indoor bunny some supervised outside time. A side door and openable top section make cleaning and supplying easy. More Details >>
Model is available as a guinea pig house, or as a rabbit house. The rabbit house has deeper cleanout trays, helping to prevent spills and making clean up easier. The hutch has two levels, and is stylishly designed in white and brown. Specially designed door latches help prevent intrusion from predators. More Details >>
Extra Large Rabbit Hutch
Not all rabbits will fit in your average-sized rabbit cage, and probably you will need an extra large rabbit hutch. Jeff, the largest rabbit in the world, is 4 feet, 5 inches long, and weighs. He is a continental giant rabbit, a breed that has been deliberately created by breed the biggest rabbits in the world together. The original breed was Flemish giants, who are not small by any means.
Jeff’s father, Darius made the Guinness book of world records, weighing in at 45 pounds. Although originally developed as meat animals, these gentle furballs make endearing pets. With that said, you need to plan as much space for one of them as you might for a large German shepherd dog!
Best Outdoor Rabbit Hutch
Due to there are many rabbit owners who decide to place their rabbits in the backyard or garden, let’s see a few best outdoor rabbit hutch in the market today. Let’s face it: if you have a Jeff or Darius, or some other member of the continental giant breed as part of your family, your pet will need some room to roam! Annette Edwards houses her continental giants in crates intended for large dogs. If you plan for a large breed, chances are you will want to add a secure top to a galvanized chain link dog pen such as this one from Kullavik. For smaller breeds, Ogrmar outdoor rabbit hutch is a good bet. It is not small, and it is mounted on four wheels for easy movement. The asphalt roof is waterproof, and it has two spacious levels for your bunny. It also has a ground-level door, so you can easily add a play yard – maybe that chain link dog fence so it can share with your Giant.