Pet Rabbit Cages
Keep Your Pet Safe and Secure

Pet rabbit cages come in a wide variety of sizes, shapes and types. If your indoor pet has free run of an area you have thoroughly rabbit proofed, a cage provides your pet with a special spot they can rest or hide in when they feel stressed.

The first thing to think about when choosing pet rabbit cages is the size of your rabbit. A cage should be at least four times larger than your rabbit will be when he is full grown. Another rule of thumb you can follow is to allow one square foot of cage per pound of rabbit (fully grown, of course).

Photo of Bunny Rabbits in Cage

Now that you know how large of a cage you need as a minimum size, where are you going to put it? Do you have room for the size of cage you need? Will it sit on the floor or on a stand? Can your rabbit enter and exit it easily, if that is what you wish?

If you don't have a large spot on the floor for a cage yet you want to provide a small rabbit with more room, you may want to consider a two story rabbit condo. Your rabbit can zip up and down the ramp from the first floor to the second and have more space to enjoy. Don't even think about these for larger rabbits since they are not as agile as the little ones. They may be more prone to injuring themselves than smaller breeds.

Many pet rabbit cages have a wire floor so the droppings can fall through into a pan. This removes the majority of feces from your pet's floor. If your pet is litter box trained, a solid floor is fine. They will leave most of their droppings in the litter pan so cleaning the rest of their cage is easy. You can also choose to get a solid bottomed cage and put bedding in it. Your pet's urine will get absorbed by the bedding, making it easier to clean up.

If you want to build your own cage, you are limited only by your imagination, your budget and your space.

If you have an extra room or a large space in part of your house, you can build a cage out of those storage cube panels. These cages give your rabbit lots of room they would otherwise be denied. Cages like this let your rabbit play whenever the mood strikes instead of having to wait until you are home to supervise. Clean up can be a bit trickier with these large spaces, but if you put a few litter pans around, your job should be much easier.

You can also build an indoor hutch. You don't need to worry about a roof and solid sides like you would for an outdoor cage. Wire walls and ceiling are fine. You can make the floor solid or wire, as you wish. Be sure to plan for cleaning by making a large enough door for access. Alternatively, you can make the lid lift off or connect it with hinges so you can reach those far corners.

As you can see, pet rabbit cages can vary a great deal. Plan carefully so you get the cage that fits you and your rabbit best.

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