Rabbits should be cage-free; a litter-box-trained rabbit can roam freely if your home is rabbit proofed. Most cages and hutches sold are too small for rabbits, regardless of the size; I say this from experience, having lived with 2 lbs rabbits since 2010.
However, if you’re rabbit can’t roam freely, there are great alternatives for rabbit enclosures. An enclosure should be at least four times the size of your rabbit. Cooper and MINI’s enclosure is 6 feet by 4 feet, plus they have access to an entire room.
Cooper was notorious for chewing baseboards and ripping out carpet. When we moved into our new home in 2018, I asked my brother-in-law if he could build an enclosure for him. Years later, it’s now occupied by MINI.
Here are some housing ideas for you, and if you have one of your own, submit it, and we’ll add it to this page!
Oliver’s mom setup the most beautiful area in her room for Oliver. I absolutely loved it especially because of the windows, they allowed Oliver to enjoy the outdoors from the safety of his room.
Oliver, know that we still remember you sitting by the window sill. R.I.P (2017-2022)
But if you have a free range rabbit, king or queen of the house, make sure to cover all cords and wires. Bunny-proofing your home will make the experience much better for everyone. You can assign an area of your home for your rabbit by adding a bed, litter box, a hay box, food & water bowls and leaving some toys for them to play with. They’ll know that that is their area, so start with a small room in your house.
Oh, and most importantly , if you do have an enclosure, make sure it doesn’t have wire flooring. Rabbits don’t have pads like dogs and cats, and wire flooring can cause sore hocks. If you must, please provide your rabbit with a hay mat or fleece blankets for them to rest on.
One fun item you can include in your enclosure or rabbit room, is a patch of grass. I had it for Cooper and recently started using it with MINI. With proper care your patch of grass can last you a few weeks. If you prefer a new one, BunnyLawn is offered as a subscription.