Keeping your rabbit indoors is a wonderful choice. Rabbits are intelligent animals and will love to be around you. There are many options when it comes to indoor rabbit cages, whether it be a rabbit hutch, wire rabbit cage or rabbit pen.
We’ll discuss the different types of indoor rabbit cages so you can choose the option that best suits your space and your bunny.
Best Indoor Rabbit Hutch
This multi level rabbit hutch has wheels on the bottom for easy maneuvering, two deep pull out trays for cleaning and a wooden feeder attached to the front.
The cage opens in two areas on the bottom floor, one to double as a ramp for your bunny and the other to give you easier access into the other end of the cage. The top compartment also has double opening areas which open the entire front of the hutch.
The roof is covered with asphalt, meaning you could take this rabbit hutch outside if you wanted to, however, it’s not something we recommend. This hutch is best suited as an indoor rabbit cage for longevity of the materials.
Overall, this multi level rabbit hutch is safe, secure and stylish for your bunny.
Small Rabbit Hutch
This small rabbit hutch is suitable for one bunny only and as an indoor rabbit cage. We like that it has a built in hideout, if your rabbit needs to hide or rest. The small loft area is a good utilization of space for a small rabbit hutch.
The end of the hutch folds down as a ramp for your bunny to move in and out and there’s a pull out tray at the bottom for easy cleaning. We also liked the design of the timber at the bottom – it’s built slightly more than other rabbit hutches so less bedding and mess falls out through the wire.
The only downside is there is nothing covering the roof of this hutch. This makes it suitable as an indoor rabbit cage only. Perhaps small blanket or towel placed over the top may make your bunny feel more secure.
Large Rabbit Hutch
This large indoor rabbit cage is 62 inches in length. Suitable for one large bunny or two smaller ones, there’s 3 pull out trays for easy cleaning and 3 opening doors.
Your bunny will have fun hiding in the top condo style section. The trays have been upgraded to plastic, which hopefully should avoid the warping that happened with previous models of this bunny hutch.
If you did want to take this large rabbit hutch outdoors, the slope of the roof would allow for shade and rain run off, however the wire sides are quite open. We recommend using this large rabbit hutch as an indoor rabbit cage only, both for the safety of your rabbit and longevity of the hutch.
Indoor Rabbit Cage
If you have an indoor rabbit, this large indoor rabbit cage has everything it needs to feel at home. It’s actually a little bigger than what you may think, measuring almost 47 inches in length.
There’s a hideout for your bunny, elevated platform with a food dish that attaches on so your rabbit can’t tip it over. The roof of the cage opens fully (in two sections) and the entire wire section of the cage can unclip and lift off for easy cleaning.
We also liked that the plastic base was fairly deep to keep any mess inside the rabbit cage. As all rabbits like to chew, you will need to supplement your rabbit with some timber chew toys to keep their teeth in top condition.
This rabbit cage is available in three sizes – Standard, Large and X-Large (we will always recommend X-Large to give your bunny more room to stretch and move), but check them out via the link below and make the best decision for you.
Cheap Rabbit Cages
If you’re looking for a cheap indoor rabbit cage, we’d suggest considering an exercise pen. They’re fairly cost effective in comparison to purchasing a rabbit hutch or rabbit cage, but, you need to consider than bunnies can jump so make sure you get an exercise pen that is at least 30 inches high.
Any item that you place inside the exercise pen can be used by your rabbit to climb on top of and launch himself out of the pen. This is why we recommend a minimum height of 30 inches, but please consider the size of your bunny before purchasing.
The advantage of a rabbit pen set up such as this, is it easily moved from inside to out to allow your bunnies to exercise during the day. When not in use, the pen folds flat for easy storage.
You can also combine this rabbit pen setup with a crate for a secure house for your rabbit overnight or whenever he needs a rest.
Factors to Consider When Buying a Rabbit Hutch
Bunnies can be a great alternative for those who desire a pet, but don’t wish to have a feline or pet dog in their home. Rabbits can be kept inside or outdoors, and are usually kept in rabbit hutches.
If you are thinking about getting a rabbit as a pet, there are many things you should consider, and purchasing the right rabbit hutch is one of those things. While bunnies are decidedly low upkeep, you do need to care for them correctly.
When selecting a rabbit hutch, keep your environment and weather conditions in mind. If you desire your pet to be outdoors, you have to have something that will protect them from the sun in the heat of the day and safeguard them in the cold night.
Lots of rabbit owners have 2 rabbit hutches. In this manner their rabbit can be outside to enjoy the weather on sunny days, and another for inside for cold nights and rainy weather. Although rabbits have an abundance of fur, they should never be left outside over night in the cold weather. If it gets cold enough, they can easily freeze to death.
When taking a look at rabbit hutches, ensure you get one that is big enough for your bunny. Even if your bunny is a baby at present, think about how large he or she may grow. Rabbits require a lot of room to move around, and they require a lot of fresh air.
You can purchase rabbit hutches made from metal that provide a lot of airflow, but they don’t assist much when the temperature drops. Timber rabbit hutches, on the other hand, might provide a little bit more shelter from the elements, but with that comes less ventilation. Ideally, a combination of both should keep your bunny happy.
Rabbits require exercise much like other animals. Get the largest indoor cage your residence will permit. Always supply fresh drinking water for both indoor and outdoor rabbit hutches, and spend some time daily to invest with your pet and allow them to move around freely.
If you are bringing a bunny into a home with young children, teach the children at a young age to be considerate of the rabbit and its shelter. Some small children may shake rabbit cages simply to see the bunny move, and this can wind up causing harm to your pet rabbit. Rabbits are very sensitive creatures and stress easily.