If you’re looking for a home for your bunny, you may be wondering whether a wooden rabbit hutch is a better buy than a rabbit cage. In this article, I’ll do a short comparison of these two options so you can see what each one will be like for your pet.
The good news is that you have a lot of options in both varieties of bunny homes. Whether you choose a wooden rabbit hutch or an indoor rabbit cage you will find a range of possible purchases. Rabbit homes today range from the very simple to big and sprawling complexes. A rabbit cage is not like the bird cages you may have seen in your life. It can have multiple levels, be very large, contain a run and other accessories, and provide your rabbit with a comfortable living environment.
The thing you should make sure about a rabbit cage is that the wires have no protruding points or edges that may harm your pet’s feet. A cage with a solid flooring on all or some levels, is a better choice for your rabbit.
Wooden rabbit hutches are usually placed outdoors and provide a more natural environment for your bunny. For that, you need a yard, so this may not be an option if you live in an apartment.
One benefit of cages is that they tend to be easier to clean. Many of them come with a removable litter tray that you can scoop out and clean quickly. They are also easy to carry, if you decide to travel with your pet to a family weekend or some other event. A wooden hutch is usally heavier and bigger and may be less mobile. However, it often does provide more adequate space.
Both styles of homes are acceptable and there are cheap rabbit hutches of both kinds. If you have a yard and enough space for an outdoor rabbit hutch, go with that. This will be likely made of wood. If you don’t then buy a cage but make sure it’s large enough. If you’re planning of having more than a single pet, think ahead and buy a bigger hutch or an expandable rabbit cage.
Why I Love Bunny Barns
While there are many types of rabbit hutches with all sorts of styles and designs, I have a soft spot for bunny barns such as the one you can see in the picture to the right.
While bunny barns also come in a variety of sizes, models, material, and quality, I happen to love them and for a number of reasons.
Here are the 3 main reasons why I love bunny barns:
1. They just look great – If you’re looking for that country look, nothing beats this kind of hutch. It will look great in your yard and will fit in nicely on grass or near trees. Even if you don’t live on a farm, a bunny barn can give anyone who sees it that warm and cosy feeling of being in a rural area. Look at it, it is simply beautiful.
2. Multi level – While there’s no law that say that it must be so, a bunny barn will usually have more than one level. There are a lot of advantages to having a multi level rabbit hutch as it gives your rabbit extra space to move around in and also gives it somewhere elevated to be in when it sleeps or during bad weather.
3. Usuall outdoors – I am a fan of outdoor rabbit hutches and bunny barns usually are bought to be placed outdoors. If you give your rabbit a place to wander about outdoors, it will be happier. After all, this is an animal that is used to traveling a long distance in the wild, so letting it be in the most natural surrounding possible is very good for it.
For all these reasons I love bunny barns. How do you feel about them?