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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 )


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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My Wick has an ongoing fractured toe complication (10mo running), so restricted space, platforming, and flooring considerations are important. This is his main enclosure, catered to his specific situation, mobility, and care, dubbed "Sheepette Haven", haha. It should not be a used as a blanket model for rabbits with fractures/mobility complications -- always consult with a rabbit veterinary about enclosures for rabbits with special needs.

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This is my female lop Willow’s xpen. She gets 5-6 hours of free roam. Unfortunately I have not had success with bonding her to my boy Gunther otherwise she’d be free roam 24/7 just like him. There is green grid attached to front of xpen as she has history of jumping over xpen.

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I’m a new owner so I’ve been steadily trying to improve on my buns’ pen. Their space is currently 2ft x 8ft but I allow the girls to free roam the living room, dining room and kitchen for almost 20 hours each day.

I’ve only had them for about a month and a half and they were also spayed a month ago, so it’s very possible they’ll be able to free roam 24/7 soon. I often leave them on their own for an hour or two to see how they are without supervision and it’s gone fine. They also have many boxes, tunnels and toys that I’ve made scattered around so they’ve been quite well-behaved this past week!
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Here are the bunnies playpens! They are in the process of bonding, but once they are bonded they will have freeroam of my room.
Many people ask me why I have the wire baskets over their water bowls. That is because when they get excited they will put their paws on the playpen (as Theo is doing in the picture). When they were next to their water bowls they would put their paws in the bowls and would accidentally spill their water. So now I have the wire baskets blocking them from spilling water all over the place.
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Bonded my 4 bunnies (Left to right: Echo, Zola, Gemini, Romeo) with my 2 foster buns (Ember & Juliet/Jewel). This is the pen they all share! They get lots of playtime too. Sorry about the lighting..7B7B9ACC-A1C3-4002-B175-6713ADC2C8BE.jpeg09961AF4-4BAA-42AD-823A-BD4728FD25E4.jpegA32EAC29-98FA-4C5B-9C13-B09FFC93B8B7.jpeg422A8BE3-6F18-4697-A1AF-97B137F03283.jpegFA32267B-AFED-4DBE-90D5-C0270F9BF1DE.jpeg347F26FC-6990-47DA-BE15-E7A95227C1E5.jpeg
 

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