Common Questions About Rabbit Cages
What Should I Look For When Choosing A Rabbit Cage?
Look for a cage with doors on the front/side and on top. Many rabbits don’t like being taken in and out through the side door. Of course, you also want to be sure the cage is secure and the rabbit can’t escape.
What Size Rabbit Cage Should I Buy?
When it comes to your bunny’s cage size, bigger is better. Exercise is so important to a rabbit’s health! The more time they spend in the cage, the bigger you want it to be. If your bunny gets a lot of out-of-cage time, either in a pen or roaming the house (carefully supervised!), this can compensate for having a smaller cage.
What Should I Put In My Rabbit’s Cage?
Here’s a short list of the essentials for your bunny’s cage:
- A Litter Box – Any safe, preferably plastic box that’s easy to clean, filled with a paper-based bedding. Make your own bedding with a paper shredder or buy some at the store.
- Lots of Hay – You can put the hay directly on the floor, or you can get a feed hopper that holds the hay on the side of the cage. More about Timothy Hay rabbit food.
- Water – Some rabbits prefer bottles mounted on the side of the cage. Others prefer a bowl. We usually have both available until we know what a bunny prefers. If you have a bowl, make sure it’s very hard to tip over!
- Food Bowl – If you also give your rabbit food like greens or rabbit food pellets, you’ll want a separate small bowl for this as well.