It’s lovely having pet rabbits. And you will want to do what you can to make sure they are as comfortable as possible living in your household as part of the family. The hutch is where the bunny will be spending a lot of time so you must choose one that suits your rabbit well. So without further ado, let us look at some tips for choosing the perfect hutch.
Get the Size Right
Now, when it comes to rabbits, it’s not a case of one size hutch fits all. Rabbits come in all sorts of shapes and sizes. They can be tiny little things, in which case you will want to purchase them a smaller hutch (one too big may overwhelm them), or you might have a very large rabbit where you would need to look into the more expansive hutch options. Then there is the most common ‘in-between size’. Here you will be looking for a hutch that allows the bunny to have enough room to move and is not restrictive, but also not unnecessarily huge.
Remember, it’s not just a case of having a hutch with enough space for a rabbit when they are fully stretched out, but they will need space to walk around, exercise and play whilst they are in their outdoor hutch. They also require space for their food and water bowl. It’s generally recommended that a hutch should be four times the size of the rabbit.
There are various types of materials you can get your hutch made in. Experts would often recommend a hutch made with a timber frame that contains boarding in between - this is to prevent your rabbits nibbling and gnawing at the timber. Furthermore, this type of hutch often has an interior that can be lined, which is very good for insulation purposes.
You can have a hutch that is painted on the outside or has a finish of safe varnish, however, the inside should not be painted or varnished, as not to risk it being unsafe for your rabbit.
Make Sure Doors Work Well and With Ease
You must be able to get to your rabbit whenever you need to do so. Therefore, the hutch doors must be well made, with the hinges and catches good quality and fitted well.
Rabbit Hutch Cover
When looking to purchase a garden hutch for rabbits, consider buying a rabbit hutch cover. This helps protect your rabbit from weather conditions, defending the hutch material from rain and wind as well as helping your pet to be cosy and safe. You can buy one with a clear window so you can still view your rabbit, and these covers should be water-resistant too.
It can be a fun and rewarding event choosing a hutch for your lovely pet. Just make sure to select something that meets all the right specifications so your rabbit can be happy and comfortable in its new little home. Here at Cocoon, we stock all kinds of rabbit hutches which are perfect for all kinds of rabbits. So, if you’re looking to invest in a good rabbit hutch, call us today on 0845 873 0253 or visit our contact page for more details.