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Purchasing a Rabbit Hutch

09/02/2011

Rabbits are very sweet and lovable creatures and they need proper care to thrive in their environment. Rabbits do not like to be left alone and will need to have time spent with them regularly, so get them out of their rabbit hutch everyday for handling and exercise. They like to socialize and should not be left alone in their rabbit hutch for a long period of time.

The most important thing that has to be decided while buying a rabbit is the rabbit hutch. You need to buy the right kind of rabbit hutch for your pet as it will be spending alot of time there and should feel warm and comfortable.

There are many kinds of rabbit hutches available in the market. You should choose the rabbit hutch that suits the size of your pet. Do not make any hasty decisions here. Check out the different types of rabbit houses available in pet stores and on the web. It is better to check the online retail stores for rabbit hutches before visiting the pet shop as you get to check out the different styles and types at the same time which is time efficient. You can also purchase the rabbit hutches online at discounted prices.

You need to consider some factors before purchasing the right kind of rabbit hutch for your pet. First you need to decide how many rabbits you intend to have. The size of the rabbit hutch will depend largely on this factor. You can choose to have either indoor or outdoor rabbit hutches.

If you are going for an indoor hutches then you have to see to it that you provide your rabbit with some quality outdoor time. If you want you can always allow your rabbit to run indoors. However, make sure that you keep a check on it and pop him back in his rabbit hutch when you are not around. Unsupervised bunnies will chew anything including electric wires and carpets and furniture.

You can also consider purchasing an outdoor hutch which are available in many sizes. Make sure that you get the right kind of size for your rabbit. It is said that the rabbit hutch should be at least 4 times that size of your rabbit so that it is comfortable and can move around freely. Make sure that the material is durable and made of heavy duty wire to the front so that it is long lasting. It is important that you buy a hutch that has a water resistant roof. You can also consider putting some chew toys in the cage as rabbits love to chew on things and it will stop them ripping up and wrecking their hutch bedding through boredom.

Rabbit cages are easy to clean and maintain and some rabbit hutches even have removable trays. Most of them can be assembled with the help of a simple screwdriver. It is important that your pet feels safe and secure in the rabbit hutch because it can get frightened easily. It should feel comfortable in its house.

 

 


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