This section contains information on different types of cages, hutch and exercise runs for rabbits, both indoor and outdoor. Hutches or cages must be big enough to allow the rabbit to stand up freely and take three full hops in any direction and rabbits should be able to exercise as much as possible, ideally via a permanently secured exercise run.
Lack of space and exercise can lead to a variety of problems from bone structure damage and obesity to destructive behaviour and aggression. Rabbits need to live as natural a life as possible, with plenty of space, a companion rabbit to play with and tunnels and toys to keep them stimulated.
A house rabbit is defined as one which is not restricted to a cage at any time and has free run of a room or the whole house. This is an increasingly popular way to keep rabbits as it allows them to express their natural behaviours and live up to their full potential as companion animals.