Rabbits need to be cage-free, if a rabbit is litter box trained and your home is rabbit proof, there should be no problem with having them roam freely. Most of the cages sold at pet stores are too small for rabbits; they should have enough space to hop and flop inside their enclosure. However, there are great alternatives for rabbit enclosures if your rabbit is not allowed to freely roam.
An enclosure needs to be at least four times the size of your rabbit in the stretched out position. Cooper’s enclosure was large enough for him to hop and run around in. In 2018 we moved into a new home, Cooper was notorious for ripping out carpet and chewing on baseboards, so we needed to protect it. With the help of my brother-in-law, we built him a 6ft by 4ft enclosure.
- Bunny Cottages – The one I have for Cooper comes in a variety of shapes and sizes
Make sure the enclosure doesn’t have wire flooring as this is hard on their feet. Rabbits don’t have pads like dogs and cats, and wire flooring can cause sore hocks. If you must, please provide your rabbit with a hay mat or fleece blankets for them to rest on.