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The Ideal Rabbit Hutch

Not only are rabbits cute, they make excellent pets requiring minimal care once you understand what you're doing. Bear in mind that rabbits can live anywhere from 5-10 years so make sure you're ready to make that kind of commitment before buying one. Also be ready to provide your pet with an suitable rabbit hutch so your rabbit can feel safe and protected. Consider the amount of time you have available to interact with your pet because rabbits are social animals and shouldn't be left alone for long periods of time. If you're considering getting more than 1 rabbit then consider buying one of the larger multi level rabbit hutches available.

If you choose to buy an indoor rabbit hutch then you'll have to give it some outdoor time. A rabbit run in your garden would be perfect but be very careful to make sure it's predator proof. Never leave your rabbit unsupervised in an insecure rabbit run. If your rabbit is kept indoors you must give it entertainment. Enable your rabbit freedom to run around in a room but make sure there is nothing to harm it such as chemicals and electrical cables. Rabbits love to chew so supply your bunny with toys and safe things to chew on.

If, on the other hand, you have room in your backyard or garden, you may consider an outdoor rabbit hutch. Outdoor hutches come in a huge assortment of sizes and designs. Always ensure you pick the proper size for your rabbit, keeping in mind the general rule that the hutch should be at least 4 times the size of your rabbit to allow it to move around fairly easily. Bigger is always better and some rabbit hutches even come with a run to give your rabbit with some outdoor exploration experience. Rabbits love to hop about and explore.

When space is limited you can elect to purchase a multi level hutch to make sure your rabbit has ample space to move about. Wooden rabbit hutches are the best when choosing an outdoor hutch. Some multi level rabbit hutches even provide storage and attic space. The loft space can be full of straw during the winter months to provide warmth and insulation. Storage space can be used to keep food and treats for your rabbit in a convenient and tidy manner. If you reside in a particularly cold region of the world, rabbit hutch covers are available to provide additional warmth and insulation.

Whichever design you choose, make sure it's sturdy and safe. Rabbits are easily frightened and your hutch should provide an enclosed place where your rabbit can hide from whatever intimidates it. So next time you're choosing from one of the many rabbit hutches available, remember these basic rules: size, security and practicality. Making the right choice can mean the difference between having a healthy, thriving pet and one that's unhappy and unhealthy.