Indoor Rabbit Cage for your Rabbit
Rabbits can live quite happily indoors and there are indoor rabbit cages designed especially for indoor rabbits.
Rabbits usually use a particular area of an indoor rabbit cage as a toilet so a corner litter tray is a great idea. To train your rabbit, simply place some soiled shavings in the litter tray.
Wood litter pellets are ideal as they help reduce odour and are highly absorbent. Neutering your rabbits will help to curb their natural tendencies to mark their territory and so may aid litter training.
Gnawing and Chewing.
All rabbits like to gnaw and this can include the wiring in your home. Therefore, if you have a house rabbit it is important that accessible areas are safe and rabbit-proof and that you have an indoor rabbit cage for when you are not around to supervise. Wooden gnawing toys are fun and provide hours of distraction; giant rabbits may even play with toys designed for dogs.
Free Range Rabbits.
Its great to allow your rabbit to roam free, but unless you are prepared to put up with the devastation that some rabbits can cause, the desire for a free range house rabbit should be tempered with the provision of an indoor rabbit cage. Training your rabbit sufficiently and getting your house sufficiently rabbit-proof to give your rabbit free-range around your home is very risky – for your house and the rabbit.
Don’t worry about using a large indoor rabbit cage. House rabbits will soon regard the cage as their home, not a prison. Wild rabbits much of their lives underground in very confined warrens. Your pet rabbit won’t mind being living in a pleasant large indoor rabbit cage, build up their freedom gradually.
Even once you think your rabbit is well trained, an indoor rabbit cage can still be extremely useful.
- A large indoor rabbit cage provides a refuge if there are young children or other pets such as cats and dogs around the home.
- If it is portable, a familiar indoor rabbit cage is a great if your bunny goes on holiday. Or consider a Rabbit Travel Cage.
- Any rabbit may occasionally need confining, for example if your are redecorating your home.
Useful features of a indoor rabbit cage;
- Room and comfort for your rabbit.
- Use of space, such as using the top of the rabbit cage as a shelf to store rabbit food.
- Easy to clean and minimal chance of hay & litter mess escaping into your home.
- Looks right in your home.
- Headroom: A rabbit cage should be large enough to allow your pet rabbit to rise on its hind legs.
All rabbits need hay – it is vital for their digestion and teeth; it also reduces the risk of boredom or behavioural problems. Rabbits and hay means mess, especially indoors; one solution is to put hay inside a cardboard or wooden box and cut a hole the side, your rabbit can hide in the box, eating and digging without littering your lounge. Rabbit Hay Racks.
Creating and indoor rabbit cage.