Rabbit Cages

Rabbit Cages: 
They come in a variety of styles, from wire to wood. On this page, Raising-Rabbits reviews several rabbit cage styles and designs to help you choose the best cage for your needs, whether for indoors or outdoors.

At Raising-Rabbits, we love to raise rabbits. And since rabbits each need a cage of their own, we think our own homemade, DIY-type wire cages hung on PVC hutch frames are the most cost-effective way to house rabbits. 

On the other hand, if you have only one, two, or a few pet rabbits, you may prefer to find a suitable rabbit cage commercially built for indoors or outdoors that will last you the life of your rabbit. 

Whether you're raising and breeding rabbits, or simply caring for a really terrific pet rabbit, there is a wide variety of styles and sizes of rabbit cages available to you. What do you think about the different rabbit cages presented on this page? Many are available (most of the time) through Amazon.com. And our friends at Hostile Hare offer some amazing cages as well. 

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Indoor Rabbit Cages

The indoor cages I have seen are either cabinet-type cages, or are cages constructed of wire and plastic parts. My biggest consideration for indoor cages is size - it will ideally be a very large cage to allow the rabbit plenty of room to move about. It also needs to have enough head room to allow the rabbit to stand up fully on its hind legs.

There are always drawbacks to mass-produced products. Plastic breaks; wood may become urine-soaked or may not fit properly. Nevertheless, with care the cages featured on this page (or cages similarly designed) may last for years.

Indoor Double-Story Cabinet-Type Cage for Rabbits

--Ecoflex Indoor Rabbit Hutch with Poly Windows
(Click the above link to view this indoor hutch and to research other choices.)

The Ecoflex Indoor Rabbit Hutch, by New Age Pet, is quite ingenious. 
Is it furniture or is it a rabbit house?? It really does complement a room without looking like a cage. This hutch measures 43.3" long by 23.6" wide by 24.4" inches high. It has a ramp to a second level which includes an enclosed bedroom (or nest box) section.

With clear poly front panels, one can observe and enjoy the rabbit without any of the litter or droppings escaping the confines of the hutch. While this helps with cleanliness, it will also decrease ventilation. It will be important to minimize build up of ammonia fumes. Do this by adding deep litter in the bottom tray, which is quite deep, use litter shown by scientific testing to reduce ammonia formation, and change frequently. See Rabbit Litter for recommendations.

Luckily, the bottom features a watertight deep tray which pulls out for ease of cleaning. Clean it out regularly (the droppings are great for the garden!), and you'll want to keep enough litter in the tray to keep the rabbit separated from its droppings.

Top of the hutch is wire mesh, which helps with ventilation. This is not as desirable as having the sides of wire mesh as well, however keeping the hutch clean will help to minimize problems with air quality inside the hutch.

Indoor Rabbit Habitat - Wire

--Living World Deluxe XL Indoor Rabbit Cage with all the Bells and Whistles
--Ferplast Krolik XXL Indoor Rabbit Cage with Double Extras

Both the Living World Deluxe and Ferplast Krolik Plus are worthy indoor cages.
 (Click the above links to see photos of these cages.)

  • These are what you think of as "rabbit cages." Each has a very deep plastic tray below and a wire cage above, but they are very much more, with all the bells and whistles.
  • They come in extra-large sizes, which will be ample for up to medium-sized rabbits.
  • The Living World Deluxe cage measures 46.9" long by 22.8" wide by 24" high, or 1,071 square inches of space.
  • The Krolik cage measures 64.26" long by 24.06" wide by 19.69" high, or 1,545 square inches of space. 
  • Both habitats come with everything you may need for your rabbit - cage, waterer, food bowl, hay rack.  
  • The Living World Rabbit Habitat has a small bedroom area at the bottom of the cage. If you should wish to breed your female rabbit, this appears to be large enough to serve as a nest "burrow" for the new litter.
  • The Krolik rabbit habitat comes with a large add-on "bedroom" for the rabbit, which could also serve as a nesting box for a litter of rabbits, if needed.
  • I would be happy to use either of these cages for my house rabbit.


Rabbit Cages for Outdoors

Hostile Hare is a commercial cage construction company in Arizona. I love their workmanship! It is what caught my attention - Hostile Hare rabbit cages will confound most any predator, especially ones like snakes or rats that can enter many "normal" cages through the 1" by 2" wire. Check out the Hostile Hare page on Raising-Rabbits for more info.

Where can I find top quality rabbit cages?

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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.

Because we do not produce cages,
but we sure know a well-built, rabbit-safe cage when we see it! And we think their cages will serve you well for years.

Predator-Proof! Most are constructed completely with baby-saver-sized wire (1/2 x 1-inch), from top, sides, to bottom. Rats, snakes, and even mice will clearly get the "no trespassing" message.

Kit-Safe! You might escape the nest box, little one, but you cannot escape the cage! This means less lost bunnies and better outcomes for your rabbitry.

Single Cages to a Turn-Key Rabbitry: Hostile Hare cages are perfect for pets, homesteaders, and breeders. Available as single and multiple cages and configurations, even complete turn-key rabbitries in several sizes.

Explore the choices by clicking the logo or this link

Karen Thinks Hostile Hare Rabbit Cages Are Amazing.
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Wooden Rabbit Hutches for Outdoors

Most typical outdoor wood rabbit hutches are similarly constructed, with a few design differences. Many of them open up nearly entirely - tops open, drop trays pull out for cleaning, a portion of the top is enclosed for privacy should the rabbit wish to retreat or kindle a litter. 

As one who has constructed my own hutches, I am impressed with the creativity of design in these hutches, but a little less impressed with the quality of building materials. (If it were built with heavier materials, it would cost a small fortune, especially once shipping charges were added to the total.) 

Raising-Rabbits Books provide nearly everything you need to know about rabbits.

Use and Installation Tips for Outdoor Wood Hutches

Contact of Wood With Soil: 
Whenever you place a hutch directly on the ground and the rabbit has access to the soil underneath, there is potential for rotting wood and for a rabbit to tunnel out. To prevent tunneling and predator access, and to improve the longevity of the hutch, place the wood on two-inch pavers to keep it dry and off the ground. Additionally, lay some 2-inch by 4-inch welded wire mesh under the hutch and under the pavers. This will allow the rabbit to eat any grass or forages, but will prevent it from tunneling (and will prevent predators from reaching your rabbit as well).

Kindling and Raising Bunnies in These Rabbit Cages: 
I love the heavy wire used in the construction of the cage. But, if you're lucky enough to raise a litter of bunnies in one of these hutches, and any of those tiny kits get lost and wander away from the nest, they could spill out of the cage and then chill to death. For the month that the doe is tending her kits, you'll want to wrap the lower 4-inches of each compartment with 1/2" chicken wire which will keep the kits confined to the cage until they have grown too large to fit through the wire.

As always, wooden hutches have two main drawbacks:

  • Eventual saturation of the wood with urine or feces, causing ammonia formation
  • Rabbits love to chew wood, and this can eventually result in significant damage to the hutch.

You may be able to delay the eventual destruction with a steady supply of tasty and safe chew toys for your rabbits.

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Wooden Rabbit Hutches with Attached Run/Grazing Area

--GUTINNEEN Indoor Outdoor Rabbit Hutch with Removable Leakage Tray
--Pawhut Outdoor Rabbit Habitat with Run

Commercial hutches are sometimes not made out of the strongest materials, although these hutches appear to be sturdy enough. The pluses on these hutches are:

  • Large size, both in the housing area and in the grazing/foraging area.
  • Solid aluminum droppings tray minimizes exposure of wood to urine and droppings, plus it pulls out for easy cleaning.
  • They provide access to grazing
  • Both provide multiple doors to the run and cage. The square run enclosure is detachable, making a hutch move a bit easier.
  • It is possible to secure the rabbit inside the hutch if necessary, such as when moving it to a new spot in the yard.

Just know that in any run/hutch combo such as these, the grazing space will be exhausted within a few days. If you want the rabbit to continue to graze on growing grass, be prepared to move the hutch frequently. (The fact that it separates into two pieces is advantageous.)

Also note that female rabbits in particular tend to dig; with nothing between the rabbit and the grass/dirt, you may soon find yourself trying to locate and catch an escaped rabbit. For either hutch, plan to put 1 inch by 2 inch, or 2 inch by 4 inch, welded wire mesh under the grazing space to prevent digging out.

The Best Rabbit Cage for Your Needs

I hope these observations and suggestions will help you identify and purchase the best rabbit cage design for your needs.

We listed a variety of  both indoor and outdoor rabbit cages available nearly everywhere in the United States. 

We connected you to Hostile Hare Cages and their substantial all-wire cages in multiple configurations, available in the Raising-Rabbits store. We love them and think you will too.

Last but not least, know that you can always build your own rabbit cages so that they will be just right for your needs! Our cage and hutch plans run the gamut from small to large and include cages, hutch frames, covered rabbit runs, and much more. They are suitable for pet rabbits and livestock rabbits. 

Ideal DIY Rabbit Cages

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Who says you can't build rabbit cages? With the right tools, materials, and instructions, cage building is not complicated at all. If I can build them, YOU can build them, and save a ton of money! I dare say you'll save double or triple the cost of this e-book with the very first cage built.

These are QUALITY cages you'll be building: much nicer and safer for your rabbits than cages cobbled together with cheap hardware cloth stapled to wooden boards. Got questions? See the many photos accompanying every plan, including all the tools and supplies you need to build everything.

Ideal DIY Rabbit Cages contains ALL the Raising Rabbits plans for cages, hutch frames, rabbit tractors, runs, pens, and more.

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