Rabbit Cage

Rabbit cages, rabbit hutches, rabbit runs, and our own system of all-wire cages on PVC hutch frames
, plus how and why it can be advantageous to keep rabbits in all-wire cages.

This page will direct you to a variety of cage and hutch choices, information, and directions, some of it completely FREE.

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Rabbits Have to be Housed

If you’re going to raise rabbits, you’ll need a rabbit cage for every rabbit. Even pet rabbits in your home do well with the safety and protection of a cage when they are not directly supervised.

You can find a TON of different styles of cages, both commercially constructed and homemade, here and on the web. 

At our Rabbit Cages page we list cages that are the most popular for most common rabbit breeds. These cages are stackable, and come equipped with the tray, and wire guards around the door to prevent harm to either your arms or your rabbits. They also come with urine guards. You'll just need a waterer, feeder, and the rabbit.

Or: Head over to the Bunny Bazaar or Raising-Rabbits Store to find more cages, and also any rabbit supplies you may need.

If DIY is not your thing, Hostile Hare may have you covered. I love their cages, which are constructed entirely of 1/2" x 1" wire, keeping kits in and predators out.  

Hostile Hare(R) stackable cage

Nick at Hostile Hare offers lots of options for:

  • Single rabbits,
  • Quite a few rabbits,
  • And even... "Where did ALL these rabbits come from?!"

Hostile Hare builds amazing cages in a good number of designs, including stackable ones. click the link to jump ahead and check it out.

(Pictured: Stackable rabbit cage from Hostile Hare. Living space is 15 inches high by 36 inches wide by 24 inches deep. Total cage height with slot for dropping pan is 19 inches.)

Where can I find top quality rabbit cages that are great for rabbit feet?

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From Raising-Rabbits, of Course!

Raising-Rabbits has partnered with Hostile Hare to bring you cages that exceed our rigorous rabbit housing standards.

We do not manufacture cages, but we sure recognize a well-built, predator-proof, baby-safe, bunny-feet-safe cage when we see it. We think you'll love Hostile Hare rabbit cages. 

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Build Your Own Cages and Hutch Frames, Like We Do!

Double-large rabbit runDouble-large rabbit run
All-wire cage sized 30" x 30"Wire cages
Single level PVC hutch frame and cagesPVC Hutch Frames

We at Raising-Rabbits strongly favor caging arrangements that make life easier. Stackable cages certainly save room and enable one to raise more rabbits in less space, but cleaning those cage trays requires extra time and elbow grease. That is totally fine if your situation or preference requires it.

But if you have the space, consider suspending your all-wire cages on a hutch frame in a single tier, and let gravity drop the waste to the ground for you!

We built our own cages and hutch frames of various sizes and designs, and collected all our plans and designs into one of the following PDF e-books. My favorite PVC hutch frames are single-tier, as pictured above, but I also built double tier frames as well. There is enough room between tiers to make cleaning fairly easy.

One of these three e-books will be just right for you.

Save the money and build your own cages, hutch frames, rabbit runs, wire pens! Even better, you'll get plans for a heat-busting sunken "cadillac" of a cage that remains cool even in blistering heat. Click on an e-book photo to go to more information on that e-book.

Pet Rabbit Living Spaces, by Raising-Rabbits.com

Pet Rabbit Living Spaces - Hutches, runs, pens and cages best suited to pet rabbits.

Just what you need to give your pampered pet a custom built cage. 

Buy now for only $6.99!

Ideal DIY Rabbit Cages for All Rabbits, by Raising-Rabbits.com

Ideal DIY Rabbit Cages - for ALL Rabbits. 

Combo e-book!
Contains both e-books: Pet Rabbit Living Spaces, and DIY Livestock Rabbit Housing.

Buy now for only $12.99!

DIY Livestock Rabbit Housing, by Raising-Rabbits.com

DIY Livestock Rabbit Housing - for Meat and Show Rabbits 

Rabbit breeders and small farms or homesteaders will love these housing plans designed for multiples of rabbits.

Buy now for only $8.99!

For more information on all these rabbit housing e-books and other rabbit care publications by Raising-Rabbits, go to World of Raising Rabbits.

Links to the wire, the clips and the tools you will need to build your cages are all below, at the bottom of this page, in case you cannot find what you need in your area.

Rabbit Cage, Rabbit Hutch Information, Free Plans

Here are links to our free rabbit cage, PVC hutch and rabbit run plans, plus other housing info and recommendations.

Free DIY All-Wire Cage Plan
With our free rabbit cage plans, you can build this very large, 36" x 30", homemade all-wire cage. Hang this cage on a PVC rabbit hutch frame either inside the house or outdoors in the barn. Ideal DIY rabbit cages will help you alter the dimensions, if you need a different size. We've enhanced these instructions and included many more illustrations of the wire cage-building process in all 3 of our rabbit housing e-books.

2 pet rabbits in large indoor rabbit cage with blue PVC indoor hutch frame

Free PVC Indoor Cage Frame Plan
Build a PVC frame from which you can hang the 36" x 30" all-wire cage. Designed for indoor use, or use on a covered porch.

Free plans for setting up the indoor cage and PVC cage frame
Here’s how we set up our indoor PVC hutch frame with a large wire cage. We used a heavy vinyl drop cloth to unfailingly catch all the droppings. With a litter-box-trained rabbit, this system will be incredibly tidy. You'll find many variations on the basic design of this indoor rabbit cage in our Pet Rabbit Living Spaces E-Book.

Many pet rabbit owners provide their rabbit an indoor cage, and additionally permit the rabbit access to the house, or parts of it. This requires that the owner "rabbit-proof" their home, since rabbits chew by nature. The owner ensures that all electric cords are out of reach or well-covered, and the furniture legs are protected. Some rabbits can be distracted by chew toys - wooden is best, since they eat wood and bark in nature. Learn more at our Pet Rabbits page.


Large PVC Rabbit Hutch Frame
Rationale for using all-wire cages on PVC rabbit hutch frames, plus links to good-sized wood rabbit hutches and more.

(Right: Our PVC hutch frame is pulled outside so you can see in more detail how to suspend the cage on the frame and how to easily place slanted drop pans between the two tiers of cages. The set-up will be moved into the barn once the "photo-shoot" is complete.)

Large PVC Rabbit Hutch Set Up Overview
How to hang slanted drop plans and cages on the PVC hutch frame, outlined, with hutch and cages rabbit-ready. We’ll also show you the many benefits of using an easy-off, easy-on, cage system. 

Once you see how easy it is, you will be able to do it yourself.

Rabbit Runs

Secure yet portable rabbit run

Free Outdoor Rabbit Run Plans
Run rabbit run! Portable rabbit run building plans for a 2' x 8' fully enclosed run, with mesh on the bottom through which the rabbit can nibble grass. Just pull the run to a new location when the rabbits have finishing “mowing” the area.

The advantages to an enclosed portable rabbit run are many:

Not looking to build your own rabbit run?

Check out the Outdoor Wire Panel Pen from our friends at Hostile Hare in our Bunny-Bazaar.

Build Your Own Rabbit Cages and Hutch Frames:
Wire, J-Clips, J-Clip Pliers, Door Latches, More

Cage Wire for Cage Top and Sides, and for Cage Floors

Cage Wire Options

Flush Cut Wire Cutters Cut Squarely, without Jagged Ends

Use Flush-Cut Wire Cutters to Avoid Wire Ends that Feel Like Spears

Cage Door Latches

Options for Cage Latches

J-Clip Pliers

Either of these J-Clip Pliers is Top Quality - should last 20+ years

J-Clip Fasteners

J-Clips - 1 pound or 2 pounds

Wooden hutch sold on Amazon.com

Wooden Rabbit Hutch Plans, Tips and Ideas

Here are some ideas, plans and links for a few university-designed wooden rabbit hutches, and links to some very nice store-bought wooden rabbit hutches. 

We've used wooden hutches in the past. They have some definite drawbacks:

  • They are usually enclosed on three sides, seriously reducing air flow.
  • The hutch can get too hot, or become rank with odors if not cleaned very frequently. This can burn the rabbit’s lungs, predisposing it to snuffles and pneumonia.
  • If you’re not alert, a rabbit could possibly chew its way to freedom.

After learning about my own experiences with wood hutches and hutch frames, you’ll see why I really like PVC hutch frames. But it's not like all wood hutches are horrible. Many of the drawbacks can be minimized with attention to detail.

If you're wondering why many breeders choose all-wire cages over solid floors, read the very good explanations at Shiny Satins Rabbitry.

Nevertheless, countless rabbits around the globe are kept in covered wooden hutches on legs to keep them off the ground and a little bit more secure from predators. With the proper care and attention, wooden hutches can make very suitable homes for rabbits.

Rabbit Resting Mats are Great Additions to Your New Rabbit Cages
Lavender Aromatherapy, OR, EZ Cage Floor Mats

Aromatherapy Resting Mats


Raising-Rabbits Aromatherapy Resting Mats are safe, chewable mats infused with lavender essential oil.

  • Resting mats provide a smooth surface for bunny to sit or lounge on, especially in all wire cages.
  • The lavender essential oil provides a wonderful fragrance that tends to calm and soothe rabbits, even when they are stressed.
  • Rabbits chew! These mats are completely safe for chewing, providing plenty of nontoxic fiber.

To find out more or to buy, click here: Aromatherapy Resting Mats

EZ Cage Floor Mats in Multiple Bright Colors!

Sold in packs of SIX.
Excellent for rabbit feet health.
Designed for use in wire cage floors. (#ad)

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Our policy is to always OVER-deliver on value,
which is why your purchase is fully covered by our
Double-Value Guarantee.

Go ahead - take any of our e-books for a test drive. Peruse our detailed informational and educational e-books. Examine our plans for building rabbit cages, runs, or metal or PVC hutch frames. Check out the Rabbit Husbandry info e-books.

If you aren't completely satisfied that your e-book purchase is worth at least double, triple or even quadruple the price you paid, just drop us a note within 45 days, and we'll refund you the entire cost. That's our Double-Value Guarantee.

Note: When you purchase your e-books, they will be in PDF format, so you can download them to any device that supports PDF format. We advise making a back-up copy to a drive or cloud account. If the books are lost, you can also purchase another copy from Raising-Rabbits.

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