Keeping a rabbit hutch in the house – should your rabbit live indoors or outdoors? That is the Question
You’ve probably seen people with their rabbits running around the kitchen or living room. There is no reason why you can’t keep a rabbit hutch in the house. Some experts believe that indoor rabbits are likely to live longer due to the safe environment and lack of extreme weather. However, this doesn’t mean that you shouldn’t keep your rabbit hutch outdoors. Rabbits have thick coats of fur and are comfortable in most temperatures.
where in the house should you put your rabbit
If you do choose to keep your rabbit in the house then you need to decide where you are going to put them. Some people give them a room of their own but if you don’t have this luxury then you will probably need to get them a hutch.
One thing to consider is what material the hutch is made of. It is obviously not necessary to give your rabbit a weatherproof hutch if they will be indoors but we advise against metal cages. These can be hard on the rabbits feet and wooden hutches are preferable.
You should of course make sure that the hutch is still big enough for the rabbit to move around in. The hutch should be at least 5 times the size of the rabbit and ideally should have a space where the rabbit can hide away. If you will be locking your rabbit in the hutch for long periods of time then the cage should be bigger still.
If you decide to keep your rabbit hutch in the house don’t forget to let your rabbit outside from time to time. Preferably on some lush grass, for a bit of healthy exercise.