The RSPCA and RWA recommend a minimum living area of-2'592 plus an additional exercise area.
There are a few different options for indoor set ups, we have only really found one style that we are happy with. This being the Rabbit 120 deluxe or Rabbit 150 deluxe indoor cages with a training pen to the front whilst the bunnies are being trained. We offer discounts on our complete indoor packages when collected with our bunnies
The quality of these can vary considerately as can the practical function of the cage. A double story 100cm cage will not give the bunny double the space-what it will give is two restrictive floors with a dangerous ramp between levels and an inadequate door for the bunny to exit into the room.Some indoor cages have a completely encased plastic dome top with just a wire grill -making ventilation very poor and the risk of heat exhaustion high, plus the bunny can not exit the cage into the room without the top being removed. Wooden hutches indoor can be dark for the rabbit plus very difficult to keep clean.
The worst indoor cage I've have every seen was a home made one. (Photo on right) This was an Hi-fi unit that the person had "tweaked", strangely we did not home a pair of bunnies to this, and we really hope that they took our advice and that there is not even one bunny leaving in it. :(
The best style of indoor cages I have found is the Deluxe range that we stock. These range from the rabbit 100 to the massive Rabbit 150-the biggest indoor cage available. These come with extra shelves areas that the bunnies enjoy sitting up on, the shelves do not restrict the floor hopping area which is very important. The wire top of the Deluxe range is made of a high quality gauge of metal, some other well know makes of cages have a very poor metal gauge- we have know rabbits to get their heads stuck between the wire- resulting in injury and even death. Another point often over looked is the door, this needs to be big enough for the rabbit to exit the cage safely, which it is on the deluxe range; we always advise removing the door section when the bunny is hopping freely into the training pen or room, to avoid leg injury, replacing the door when you put bun away. Some cages the whole front lifts up and over; care must be taken that the rabbit does not get caught up with this if they are in the habit of siting on top of the cage whilst out and about, or that the top does not fall down stopping the bunny from returning to it cage, you will have a very un-happy bunny.
So depending on what breed of bunny and how many you are housing will determine which deluxe size of cage, is best for you. Of course if your budget allows and you have the space available- bigger is better. We advise the use of a training pen to the front of the cage whilst bunnies are being trained to be good clean house bunnies. It's very much like having a puppy and house training it not to mess indoors or chew everything insight up. Bad habits are very hard to correct if the rabbits have been allowed to do what they want when they want.
If you have homed a bunny from us we would of explained in depth how to start the house training of your new pet and are on hand via email or phone to help with any problems you may have along the way.
Bunnies love sitting up on things-great place to power snooze- like the Otter pair on the right.