If you are new to rabbit care, specifically how to house your rabbit, don’t fret! We are here to give you a quick rundown on the different options you have to keep your rabbit happy and safe so you can figure out which is best for your little bun.
Each option below is designed for specific things. Rabbit cages are for folks who want to keep their little bun indoors on a regular basis.
Rabbit hutches and sheds are for folks who want to keep their little bun outdoors the difference being how many rabbits you own and the size you want to make it! Read through each and decide which one suits you and your bun the best.
A rabbit cage, sometimes called an indoor rabbit hutch, is normally made of wire and is commonly what is used when you want your pet rabbit inside. The minimum should be at least 12 sq. ft.
There should be plenty of space for basic rabbit care needs which include food and water bowl, litter box, a place for her to sleep and space for her to freely hop around. The height of the cage should be no shorter than the height of your rabbit when she reaches up on her hind legs.
A bunny hutch is a great option for rabbits if you are wanting to keep them outside. Hutches are normally larger than a cage, raised off of the ground, and give your rabbit the option to have fresh air, while still being protected from potential predatorswith a boxed area this isn’t just the wire.
Because rabbits scare so easily, it is good to give them an option where they can hide when they are afraid. The ASPCA recommends that your rabbit’s hutch be at least 4' x 2' x 2'. This will give you the best outdoor rabbit hutch.
If you have a larger rabbit, or want to house more than one rabbit, then it might be a good idea to go with a shed. Rabbit sheds give a lot of room which means you can play and visit with your rabbit in the shed too!
Make sure that your shed is weather proofed. This will vary on where you live. Windows are crucial for proper ventilation but still need to be lined properly with mesh to keep out the predators, flies and other dangers to your rabbit. A good sized shed is normally 6’ x 4’.
Once you've figured out which home you want to get for your rabbit, you'll need to decide on what kind of litter box you want and begin training them. Download our Guide to Creating the Ideal Litter Box for more tips on the litters to use vs litters not use!