Rabbit Hutch Plans
Building a Comfortable
Rabbit Hutch for Your Pet

Looking for rabbit hutch plans to provide your pet rabbit with a comfortable place to live. After all, your rabbit will spend all their time in their hutch when they are not with you. Their hutch should provide them with a place where they feel safe and secure. Their food and water will be there, and any toys you want to provide for them.

You will find some debate on what is the most comfortable flooring for rabbits. Many cages provide a wire floor because droppings fall through and they are easier to keep clean.

Some people don't feel comfortable keeping a rabbit on these types of floors because they feel the wire is uncomfortable for the rabbits' feet. This is more true for breeds like Rex and Mini Rex, who have thinner fur than other breeds.

If you decide to go for a wire floor, you can still provide softer footing for your rabbits by giving them a woven grass mat or a ceramic tile to sit on. They will also enjoy chewing on the grass mat for fun. They are cheap and easy to replace.

If you want to provide a solid floor for your rabbit's comfort, wood is the obvious choice. The downsides for wood include the rabbit's tendency to chew on it and the fact that it soaks up urine.

Wood floors work well with rabbits that use a litter box. Litter box training is easy. Fill it with a litter like CareFresh or other absorbent material that is safe for your rabbit. Place it in the corner your rabbit wants to use as a bathroom. The rabbit will automatically start using the box. Be sure to change it frequently and keep it clean.

Other things you can do to make your rabbit's hutch comfortable include adding a private space where they can hide when they wish and adding toys. Rabbits enjoy having a small, enclosed space where they can go when they feel upset or frightened. You can do this by adding a wall to the hutch leaving an enclosed space and an opening for the rabbit to use as a door, or you can build or purchase a box that can be set in the hutch upside down as a hiding spot.

Rabbits love to play, as anyone who has spent time with them knows. You can give your rabbit toys that they will enjoy when they are not with you. Wooden bird toys work well. Hang them from the top of the rabbit hutch so your rabbit can chew on them, bat them around and tug on them.

Hard plastic balls are fun for them to push around. If you can't find any, take a plastic Easter egg and put a little uncooked rice inside. Glue the two pieces shut and let it dry. Your rabbit will love pushing it around and hearing the rice rattle inside.

For their chewing pleasure, put in a block of untreated wood or apple wood sticks. Don't use cherry or peach wood. Willow branches work well, too.

There are a number of free rabbit hutch plans online. We list some of the best at Free Rabbit Hutch Building Plans.

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