– Wire is used due to it's easiness to clean. It can be hard on the rabbit's feet and cause sore hocks. Place a piece of wood on the cage floor for the rabbit to stand on, or a box for the rabbit to go in.

– Rabbits may chew on wooded cages and they are less sanitary. Both cage options can be used.

    • The general cage size rule is ¾ of a square foot per pound of mature body weight.

    • Rabbits do well indoor and outdoor. Either place drafts need to be kept out and the rabbit must be kept dry. The area also needs proper ventilation.

    • Rabbits take better to the winter cold then to the summer heat, and shouldn't be placed in direct sunlight. If the rabbit has colored fur, the sun will also burn it and change its color.

    • Be aware of any animals in the area that may break into the rabbit cage.

    • If it is too hot outside, place long wet towels outside the cage or frozen water jugs inside the cage. Another method is to dampen the insides of the rabbits ears with water; which is a natural way for the rabbit to cool itself.

    • In extreme cold add straw to a box in the hutch. Do no use cedar wood shavings. They cause respiratory problems.

    • Even if planning to let the rabbit have the run of the house, a cage is necessary; for if you go away or it gets sick. It also can be a safe and secure place for your rabbit to return to. You will also need to “rabbit proof” your home. They may chew carpet, baseboards, draperies, and electric cords. If the rabbit is to be in the house, it should be spayed or neutered. Otherwise it may spray “mark its territory” on your walls and property.

      Minimum Cage Sizes

Small rabbits- 24” X 24” X 16”

Medium rabbits- 30” X 30” X 18”

Large rabbits- 48” X 30” X 18”

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