Is it OK to keep a rabbit in a cage?


How much space does a house rabbit need?

The total area available to them should be a minimum of 10 x 6 x 3 ft (3 x 2 x 1 m), made up of a hutch at least 6ft x 2ft (2m x 1m) and an attached run or enclosure. The height of their enclosure and sheltered area is very important as rabbits need to be able to jump and stand up on their back legs with room to spare.

Is it OK to keep a rabbit in a cage?

House rabbits should never be kept completely confined to a cage. Exercise is vital for the rabbit’s health. All too often we hear well meaning but poorly informed people describe rabbits as easy to keep because “they can be caged and don’t take up much space!”. Rabbits can be litter box trained relatively easily.

How much space do you need for 2 rabbits?

One to two medium sized rabbits will need a cage/hutch space of at least 12 square feet, combined with a run of at least 27 square feet. The front of the hutch should be long enough for two rabbits to lie down end-to-end.

Is a bedroom enough space for a rabbit?

Yes a rabbit can live happily in a bedroom size area. I know several devoted rabbit parents that have bunnies living in bedrooms. If the room is carpeted they can get traction to run REALLY! fast, they will have room to jump and stretch, they will (usually) jump up on the bed.

Can 4 rabbits live together?

Rabbits are naturally sociable, so they need companionship of their own kind. They will be much happier living in pairs or compatible groups, and will become very lonely if kept on their own. It is easiest if rabbits are kept together from birth, but rabbits less than 12 weeks old will usually live together happily.

Do house rabbits need to go outside?

Indoor rabbits will benefit from time outside so they can get some fresh air and enjoy some fresh grass. However, the sudden change in temperature when going from a warm house to a cold garden can come as a big surprise for them.

How do you potty train a bunny?

How to housetrain your rabbit: Fill the bottom of the litter box with a layer of pellets – about an inch deep. Place the litter box in a corner of your rabbit’s cage. Keep your rabbit in her cage until she’s using her litter box reliably. When she’s ready, let your rabbit have time out of her cage.

How many hours a day should a rabbit be out of its cage?

If you do house your rabbit in a cage or hutch, you must let it out for exercise every day. Even the smallest mammals need to be allowed time outside of their enclosure to run around. It’s vital for your rabbit’s mental and physical health. Rabbits require at least 3 hours of exercise outside their hutch per day.

Can I hold my bunny like a baby?

No you should never hold your rabbit like a baby. It’s a very unnatural position for your fur baby. Yes, but preferably with their feet on your arm (like a baby, but the way up that they would be on the floor) if your rabbit really trusts you, it may be okay, but if they don’t hold them the way that I mentioned above.

How tall should a rabbit pen be?

Usually the general rule we follow is getting a pen 2.5 times taller than the height of the rabbit when it stands on its hind legs without stretching to its tiptoes. Most of our Hollands are 10-12 inches high when they sit up to do incredibly cute things like wash their wee faces.

What does a bunny need in its cage?

Rabbits should have plenty of room in their pen for a litter box, food bowl, water source (bowl or bottle), and toys. Some rabbits also like to have blankets or towels to bunch up and lay on.

How old do bunnies live?

Should I put my rabbit in a cage at night?

As for the cage at night, I agree that that would be a good idea as well. It’ll give the rabbit like a routine (they’ll expect it every night) and somewhere to stay out of trouble, if trouble is to be had. Rabbits do have natural tendencies to be most active at dawn and dusk, so it’ll probably snooze all night.

Do rabbits need bedding?

Bunnies also need to feel warm, safe, and comfortable. Beddings help rabbits to live longer, healthier lives. The beddings must be non-toxic because rabbits often feed on them. Some of the best options for rabbit beddings include hay, shredded paper, and specialists litter.

Can you let a rabbit sleep in your bed?

They enjoy the soft bedding, warm, and companionship. Rabbits are delicate. If your rabbit wants to sleep with you and can do so safely, it’s fine. If you’re prepared to risk losing sleep, sharing a bed with a rabbit will deepen your bond.

  • April 30, 2022