A bunny cage for a pet rabbit needs to be roomy, easy to get in and out of and easy to clean. I wrote about our pet rabbit on my other blog in this post, Our New Pet at Peaceful Forest. After I brought him inside the house due to extremely cold weather, I had to figure out how to manage him inside. He seemed miserable in the cardboard box I put him in. That was just temporary anyway. At that time, I didn’t know a rabbit could be kept as a house pet. Once I started researching online, I found a whole community of house rabbit owners. “I can do this,” I said to myself. I still wasn’t thinking about letting him run loose in the house. It hadn’t actually occurred to me that I could do that. I knew though, I had to quickly replace the cardboard box. That was not making this little guy happy. So off to Amazon I went.
I found a bunny cage that looked big enough, but not too big as space is not abundant in our house at this time. It had a lot of good reviews and I thought the price was good. It turned out to be a good choice. It is well constructed of a good quality steel. It feels like it will last, not fall apart. One of the things I really like about it is that it has wheels and I can move it from one spot to another without much effort. It has a plastic tray underneath the mesh floor that pulls out for easy cleaning. I have Rabbit’s cage set up a little different than most people because he now has the run of our house. He can go in and out as he chooses and the cage door stays open. He has another litter box besides the one in the cage that he uses a lot too. The cage measures 29.5″L x 16.5″W x 24″H. If you have a rabbit that is in the cage all the time or a bigger rabbit, I think you would need a bigger cage.
The bunny cage has two doors. One is on the side for Rabbit to use. The door on top is the one I use for cleaning and feeding. It is kind of small for cleaning out the cage, but I can manage it okay. I clean it out about every other day, unless it is really bad. I saw on the reviews on Amazon where some people with male rabbits were having trouble with their rabbits spaying outside of the cage. They had to put something on the corners to prevent that. So far it has not been a problem for us. Rabbit is neutered now, but even before I had no problem with that happening. I use a bottom of a box that has a 3″ lip on three sides, and open to the rest of the cage. That may have prevented that from happening. He does get some of the hay on the floor and I just sweep it up. You can put a piece of cardboard down around the edges of the cage to help keep the hay from getting all over your floor. Especially if you have carpeting. I am used to having some hay around due to having horses, so a little hay on the floor is no big deal. Since he can come and go on his own though, I have noticed a lot less hay on the floor.
P.S. I wanted to add to this post that the mesh floor does not come off the cage. It is welded to the steel frame. This is a question I have seen many people wanting to know because they do not want the mesh floor. I have mine covered so it doesn’t make much difference to us.
I highly recommend the Kennel-aire “A” Frame Bunny House, 29.5″L x 16.5″W x 24″H. This link takes you to Amazon to make the purchase. Amazon did not ask me to do this review. I am an affiliate associate with Amazon, but this does not affect the reviews I write. I honestly bought this product and am using it and wanted to share with my readers of this blog. Go to my Disclosure page for more information.
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