Do you plan to keep them in a cage year-round?
Typically, for full-time outdoor rabbits, I see large enclosures, not cages like they sell in stores. They're around the size of a small shed, and offer an enclosed area for protection from the elements; e.g., http://www.rabbitresidence.org.uk/uploads/8/1/7/9/8179726/p985.png
That said, I have no personal experience with outdoor rabbits. I'm sure others here do.
Have you considered rabbits as house pets?
That Shed in the above link looks amazing for an outside rabbit.
You guys are really helpful! Samoth I do plan to keep them in a cage year around and that cage looks really nice! Just one question is it affordable?
Diane R I would like to keep them in a cage I'm not buying bunnies just to release them into the wild that's dumb. I have six acers they would get lost and I would never find them again.
Bunbunbuns I'll have to look into oxbow it sounds like a good site to buy accessories for bunnies THANKS!!!
Here's the link to the cage I was looking into I would like you guys to get back with me and tell me if it's ok for two bunsCOZIWOW Wooden Rabbit Hutch Chicken Coop Bunny Backyard Removable Tray&Roof | eBay
This hutch may be alright for your buns, but I would suggest also finding a reasonable-sized assemble and disassemble fence pen, so that your buns can be given a good exercise time.
A pen like the one I posted below. As long as it is a big enough space for both rabbits to get exercise
I live in New Zealand, so I can't give many ideas on where to get a pen like this in America.
Having your Buns outside can work, as long as you give them everything they need to protect them from the outdoor elements. Also adding toys to their enclosure keeps them busy.
Someone above mentioned your interaction with the Buns if they are outside.
I can't have my Bun inside, because I get asthma, and itchy eyes from my Bun's fur if they are inside. I'm not sure why, but I have tried having them inside a couple of times, but my asthma and eyes just get irritated, I think it's because the loose fur congregates and there isn't as much airflow. So due to this, I have my Bun outside.
I would have to agree that it is harder to interact with them when they are outside, especially if they are your pets. But I will say that you can get that interaction time in, if you plan well, I know it may not be easy if you're busy and you're inside and they are outside.
I often plan around feeding time. So I feed my Bun big feeds of fresh grass and fill the hay twice a day. In the morning when I get up, and just before tea time at night. During both these times, I spend 30 minutes each time with my bun, giving her strokes, talking to her, and playing with her.
I then also clean her hutch/pen after work in the afternoon, around 3:30 pm, and during this time I give her a run on the lawn in a self-assemble fence pen, (as I have acres of paddocks). I then go and give her strokes, and interact with her for 20 minutes. My Bun is the sweetest and loves her strokes and head rubs.
I know this may not be as much interaction as those above who have indoor Buns. Some people also may not approve of keeping Buns outdoors, due to a lack of interaction, and outdoor elements, and I totally can see their point of view, and I wish I could keep my Bun inside.
But as a person who has an outside Bun, it can work, it just takes a bit of work and planning to give your Bun the best possible care and give them those interactions.
Hope this helped Sweet Bunny
All of you Bunny parents/carers, are amazing and have helped me so much.