2021 Indoor Cages.....add your photo!

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Each year we start a new thread to show off our rabbit cages. Not only is it fun to see everyone's cages, it is also useful for new bunny owners.

Whether you've made a cage out of cube grids, exercise pen, xl dog crate, old furniture or any combination, we'd love to see it! (there is a separate thread for outdoor cages here: Outdoor Cages... post your photo )


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We want this thread to be full of photos!

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A WORD ABOUT CAGE SIZES

"Proper" or "recommended" cage size can be a touchy topic. However I believe all can agree that bigger is always better.

There are varying recommendations by different groups so I will include a few here to give a general feel for some of those recommendations. The sources will be included as well. Generally, these are for indoor house rabbits. The information is included in the spirit of providing the best we can for our bunny companions.


Bigger is better! A rabbit's home should be at least 4-6 times the size of your bunny when he's entirely stretched out - more if he is confined for a large amount of the day. Enclosure sizes also should be decided in conjunction with the amount of exercise time and space the rabbit has. One guideline to go by is at least 8 square feet of enclosure space combined with at least 24 square feet of exercise space, for 1-2 rabbits, in which the rabbit(s) can run and play at least 5 hours per day.
Housing | House Rabbit Society (House Rabbit Society)


A rabbit needs at least four hours per day of running time inside the house or in a fenced yard, supervised by a human to prevent attack by predators. Our house rabbits are often never caged, but if you find it necessary to keep your rabbit confined while you are away, then be sure the cage is at least 3' x 4' on the floor dimensions, and at least 2' high, so the rabbit can comfortably stand on her haunches to look around. Large breeds (more than 6 lbs.) need an even larger hutch to be comfortable and healthy.
Rabbits: Why an Indoor Bunny? (by Dana M. Krempels, Ph.D.)


Our recommendations are based on research, where it exists. One thing that all welfare organisations agree on is that A Hutch Is Not Enough. We recommend a minimum area of 10ft x 6ft x 3ft high (3m x 2m x 1m) for a pair of average sized rabbits, regardless if they live indoors or outside.
Housing (Rabbit Welfare Assoc Fund)
 
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Theo is "temporarily" inside, but who knows if he will ever move back into our shed. Right now, he is free-roaming in my room 24/7 but he has a simple home base. Here is a picture of his home base, his toy basket, and his bed.
 

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Here's the view of Sir Lawrence and Lucas's room when I'm not home. When I'm home, they free-roam throughout the house (which apparently requires a lot of sleeping under the coffee table).

Lawrence has the large "custom-built" pen, and Lucas has the double-large-dog-crate-joined-together. As I've said in other posts, they love their homes, and will often choose to stay, even when the house is open to them. Lawrence used to have the whole room, but when Lucas came home, they did not get along well enough to be left together unsupervised. They LOVE being neighbors, though! I should mention that this room has its own heater and air conditioning, as they both seem to prefer it a little cooler than I prefer. The pic is from my "security" (rabbit-spying) camera, so sorry for the weird view! Both have jute-fiber rugs, but as you can see, they like some bare floor to lay on sometimes!


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I've made a couple changes to Shen's area, by converting the shelf above his bed to a sleepy shelf, added his pillow bed, bought him a hidey house from Ross and put it under his shelf, and moved his other bed with bio-degradible material to the shelf near my bathroom where my blackout curtain doubles as safety and escape.
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Storm has moved back to the cottage without me(i'll be joining them next weekend) and sadly without Lümi(technically he arrived there earlier, but to his underground resting spot). As he's just moved, his garden-fence enclosure is so barren it hurts me. Only containing his toilet&hay (also fresh forage and sticks which he instantly devours whole) and a water bowl and a rug, it's way too empty. If i go home tomorrow, i'll definetly do something about it. The first thing in my mind is converting an old laundry box to a tunnel/hideyhouse of his. At least he'll be having that 3mx1m area all to himself, for better or for worse. Dad said he's in the process of cleaning up rest of the room so it could be safer for the "grumpy old man" to hop around.received_1059232237934600.jpegreceived_381981246399378.jpeg
 

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Storm has moved back to the cottage without me(i'll be joining them next weekend) and sadly without Lümi(technically he arrived there earlier, but to his underground resting spot). As he's just moved, his garden-fence enclosure is so barren it hurts me. Only containing his toilet&hay (also fresh forage and sticks which he instantly devours whole) and a water bowl and a rug, it's way too empty. If i go home tomorrow, i'll definetly do something about it. The first thing in my mind is converting an old laundry box to a tunnel/hideyhouse of his. At least he'll be having that 3mx1m area all to himself, for better or for worse. Dad said he's in the process of cleaning up rest of the room so it could be safer for the "grumpy old man" to hop around.View attachment 55323View attachment 55324
Wow! That's a big pen!
 
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