Indoor Rabbit Hutches
Indoor rabbits need indoor rabbit hutches, too. While you don't need to worry about protecting them from the elements, they still need a safe place to call home when you can't supervise them.
First, you need to figure out where your pet's hutch will go. This will help you make your decision on what kind to get because it will have to fit the space you have available.
You can build your own indoor rabbit hutches from storage cube pieces if you want a really easy way to provide your rabbit with the most room. If you build shelves, cover them with mats or kitchen vinyl, making sure to secure them in place with zip ties.
If you decide to buy an indoor hutch, take a look at what is available. While you can get a wire cage with a tray beneath it for a reasonable sum, not everyone wants to keep their pets on wire floors. Changing the tray can also be somewhat messy in the house.
There are many indoor cages that offer solid floors if you prefer them. If you were given a wire cage and you don't like the floor, you can cover it with grass mats, plastic resting pads or other covering. Solid floor cages may cost more.
Another aspect to think about is the height of the cage. Some cages are very low and the rabbit won't be able to sit up all the way. Single story cages should be tall enough that your bunny can sit up and still clear the top without his ears touching. Cages with more than one story will be tall enough, but you may want to consider how tall it is from the uppermost shelf your rabbit can sit on.
The door of indoor rabbit hutches should be nice and large without any sharp edges. If the door can double as a ramp for your pet to use to get in and out of his cage, all the better. You want the door to be large enough for a litter pan to fit through easily. You also want to be able to reach in and catch your pet without any hassle.
Look for a cage that will be easy to keep clean. Cleaning any animal cages can become a chore very quickly if it is inconvenient or difficult. A cage that is simple to clean will encourage you to attend to it frequently rather than waiting until it is so messy that it becomes overwhelming for you and your pet.
At the bare minimum, keep the litter pan clean and do a thorough cleaning of the cage at least a couple times per month if your pet is good about using the litter pan. If your pet is messy, you'll need thorough cleanings more often.
When you are choosing a litter pan for your indoor rabbit hutches, you can use a normal cat litter pan if the cage is large enough to offer plenty of floor space even with the pan inside. If not, look for the special triangular rabbit litter pans that can be found at pet supply stores.
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