Cage buster: The biggest rabbit in the world is a German Giant, weighing 23 pounds. Try pulling her out of a hat!
Bring the wood: Some wood is bad for rabbit cages. Plywood may emit toxic gases such as formaldehyde. All of our wooden cages have the rabbit Seal of Appeal.
Going up! Like cats, rabbits love to climb and be above the action. They feel safer when they can look down on the world. If you have room, consider an outdoor rabbit hutch with multiple floors. And keep in mind the space should be about four to five times as big as your bunny for comfortable living.
You're the hero: Let rabbits run free in the house, but always supervise to keep them safe. Never let them play outdoors without a rabbit run or rabbit playpen. Predators can't resist tasty bunnies, and may snatch one right in front of you.
Gender tender: Although every rabbit is unique, males and females behave about the same once they're spayed or neutered.
1. Primarily designed for outdoor use, elevated rabbit hutches keep your bunnies safe from predators and elevated off the cold ground. Outdoor rabbit hutches are usually constructed primarily of wood and can be painted to suit your style. We tend to agree that rabbits should be indoor pets, but providing a safe place to get a little fresh air is a wonderful thing you can do for your rabbit.
2. Outdoor rabbit hutches usually have two compartments, one with a wire mesh window and one that is closed off for nesting. Outdoor time should always be supervised and safe.
3. Elevated rabbit hutches on wheels make it easy to access and move your rabbits. Make sure the doors lock for security.
4. Many outdoor rabbit hutches will feature wood construction to block out drafts and keep your rabbits more comfortable while outdoors. However, your outdoor rabbit hutch should still be placed in a covered, protected area with plenty of shade since rabbits can easily overheat. Rabbits do best living inside, but they dig a nice jaunt outdoors for fresh air. Always supervise your rabbit when it's outside or not in its cage inside.
5. Your rabbit will live in the lap of luxury in a rabbit hutch with a rabbit run at the bottom. Rabbit hutches with multiple levels keep your bunny entertained, and a ramp leading down to a secure rabbit playpen in the grass allows your rabbit to exercise and explore in a safe environment.
6. Designed for ease of use and cleaning, most outdoor rabbit hutches have wire floors with a removable litter pan underneath. Wire floors can be hard on sensitive bunny feet, so cover at least part of the surface with a hunk of untreated wood or a sisal mat.
7. To ensure thorough and complete sanitation, look for outdoor rabbit hutches that have a wooden frame encasing a removable all-wire rabbit cage. You can use a weed burner to burn off hair and debris to completely sanitize the cage before adding a new occupant, and the wood enclosure will keep the rabbit safe and comfortable.
8. Rabbits are safest living indoors, but if your rabbit will spend time outdoors, take plenty of precautions. Keep the outdoor rabbit hutch out of drafts, direct sun, and the weather to ensure your rabbit's comfort and health. And always supervise your bunny when it's outdoor playtime.
9. Even if your cage locks and is completely secure, just the sound of a predator can literally scare your rabbit to death. This is an important evolved prey response, and one you should respect by keeping outdoor play supervised and not in excess.
10. A fresh supply of cool, clean water is vital for rabbits while playing outside in a hutch or run. Choose large, heavy bowls that can't be tipped over, or use a sipper bottle if your bunny knows how to use one.