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Hop, Skip, Hutch

If you have a rabbit as your pet, then you would know that they need space and room to hop around in a day. In the modern age with the increasing real estate costs, it is hard to find a proper shelter for your rabbit. While searching for a house for your rabbit, you would want nothing than the absolute best for your furry friend. There are many questions to answer before you start searching for a rabbit hutch, like:

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  • How big should your rabbit’s hutch be?
  • Where will you be placing it – indoors or outdoors?
  • What materials should be used in building the hutch?

A rabbit will spend the larger chunk of its life inside its shelter. It is therefore paramount that you give much thought to your choice of its shelter. A cramped accommodation could result in both mental and physical health-related issues for your rabbit. These ailments could range from obesity, spinal abnormalities in your rabbit to unusual aggression, agitation, and other mental illnesses.

Buy a large habitat for your rabbit which will meet its requirements of space. Rabbits are designed to hop and scamper around in the jungles. Binding them in a shoebox will only hamper their health. They need empty place in their abode to run around. Rabbits are social animals who do not like solitude. You will be amazed to know that rabbits can cover the length of twenty football fields in a day when left in the wilderness. Therefore, finding the perfect hutch for your rabbit is not an easy task.

A rabbit hutch is the most common form of accommodation for a rabbit. A hutch should be large, have adequate safety measures, and should safeguard your rabbit against all type of weather. Look for a sturdily built hutch rather than a cheaply assembled hutch made of hastily joined together pieces of plywood.

Ensure that the rabbit hutch you opt for have space more than that recommended by the Rabbit Welfare Association. It suggests that the hutch should at least be 6' x 2' x 2' in size to allow an average-sized rabbit enough room to move and stand on their hind legs. There should be added space in the hutch for the food and sleeping purposes. The size of the hutch will increase if your rabbit is more than the average size.

The hutch should also be secure and offer the rabbit safety from lurking prowlers like cats. To do so, the hutch should be covered with mesh wire to form a mesh barrier. The mesh wire should be tightly wounded in close proximity to each other so that the cat and any other curious animal cannot claw your rabbit and hurt it when you are not around. Any entrance to the hutch should be properly fastened. This will act as a double barrier to safeguard your rabbit from hungry animals and young children.

Rabbit hutches should also be raised on a platform so that they are unaffected by dampness. Raise them using bricks, clamps, or wheels. You shouldn’t opt for hutches made from cheaper plywood as they will require to be changed in a couple of years. Keep a constant eye on the wear and tear of the rabbit hutch. The walls may start to crack and stains may appear with longer use.

DuringDays sells some of the best hutches that you can find for your rabbit in the market. Our hutches come at an affordable rate with the option of free shipping across Asutralia whether you want the hutch to be delivered in Melbourne, Adelaide, or Sydney. Check out the wide assortment of rabbit hutches available with us and pick your favorite.

 

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