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Build a Better Rabbit Hutch

Your rabbits deserve the best, and that means building a sturdy, comfortable living space. Follow these tips for building the best possible hutch.
  • Build it Better

    Whether you have rabbits as pets or for commercial use, they need a hutch to live in. Rabits that live outside can take the cold but not drafts. They're prone to respiratory illnesses, so if you're building a hutch, keep this in mind. 

    Date Published: February 28, 2018
    Date Updated: February 28, 2018
  • Protect from Weather

    A hutch should have a solid roof with overhangs for protection from the weather. Your rabbits will need a warm place to stay during the winter. If you can move their hutch into a garage or barn, they'll be more comfortable. Give them a nice blanket of hay to snuggle up in, and they'll be fine. 

    Date Published: February 28, 2018
    Date Updated: February 28, 2018
  • Use the Right Wood

    Rabbits like to chew; if the wood has a lot of knots or edges, the rabbits will sink their teeth into it. It's best to use smooth, solid wood for the sides and provide your rabbits with other chew toys. 

    Date Published: February 28, 2018
    Date Updated: February 28, 2018
  • Give Them Space

    Each bunny needs its own living quarters. If the rabbits are full-grown, it's not a good idea to have many of them in one hutch. Mature bucks may fight. Small breeds need about 2x3 feet of space, and larger breeds should have a hutch that measures at least 2x4 feet. 

    Date Published: February 28, 2018
    Date Updated: February 28, 2018
  • Keep Predators at Bay

    To protect rabbits from predators, hutches should be up off the ground a couple feet or so. 

    Date Published: February 28, 2018
    Date Updated: February 28, 2018

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