Making a Home For Your Bunny

I love rabbits because they're soft, cuddly, quiet, intelligent, and really cute. I want you to enjoy your bunny as much as possible, so let's hop to it! For starters, it is very important for your rabbit to feel safe and comfortable. The first thing to do for your bun is to set up a proper home. If you don't have any other pets living in your house, then I recommend having your rabbit live inside rather than outside where it could be prone to predators and poor climate conditions. If you have to keep your rabbit outside you should plan on getting a rabbit hutch that elevates off the ground. The picture below is a smaller version of a tall hutch, but it still is applicable for an outside rabbit, especially if you plan on letting your rabbit run around your yard. The little ramp aids the rabbit going in and out of the cage as it pleases. You can purchase hutches at any major or small pet stores or online. This particular hutch is available at Greg Roberts Quality Pet Supplies.

Like I stated before, it is preferable to have your rabbit live inside. In addition, it is also important for your rabbit to have some stretching space, so be sure to look for rabbit cages that compliment your rabbit's size. The picture below displays a plastic cage with a door that can serve as a ramp for your bunny. I have house broken my rabbits, if you plan on doing the same then having a ramp is pretty crucial for your pet. Again, you can get this plastic cage at any big or small pet store, ( Petco, PetSmart, etc.)

After you buy a cage you have to set up the rabbit's new home. First, place the cage in a place where the rabbit is against a wall, preferably in a corner where the rabbit feels safe and can see what's going on in the room. Second, I would suggest lining the bottom of your cage with either recycled paper mulch or newspaper, this is to protect your bunny's feet. Make sure you have a food bowl, hay tray, and a water bottle inside the cage. Set up your bunny first, and then we'll worry about the litter training a little later. When you're done, your cage should relatively look like this, notice that all three of the major components are there inside the cage.

Congratulations you've completed the first stage for making a home for your rabbit! Stay tuned for more information on what to feed, how to litter train, and "speak rabbit" to your bunny!