There are a whole variety in cages out there that can be purchased for your rabbit.   These cages range from the great to the well…not as great.  :)

Just like when building your own rabbit cage, think of the rabbit’s needs.   Bigger is generally better.

Houses on wheels

Pros to this style is the rabbit is up off the ground and therefore it is easier to feed and water it.   Disadvantage is that you then either need to build a ramp so the bunny has out of cage time, or you need to the lift the bunny in and out.  Not that I found find that an issue, but it doesn’t mean that if bunny is out running around and needs to have a potty break he can’t just zip back into his home and take care of that business and then continue along his way.  This style of cage is also nice in that they usually have a wire bottom in them which allows their droppings to fall through if they aren’t well litter trained.

Units that have shelves for the bunny to lay on are recommended.  Bunnies like being up on something looking around.

Houses that are plastic bottomed that generally sit on the floor

cages like this that are solid all around are generally not a good idea. Small animals need good airflow.  There is also no door for them to come and go as you so please for floor time, therefore you need to lift them in and out and they can’t return for potty time should there be need.

The only problem I have with cages like this is that sometimes people buy them and don’t realize their bunny will grow. Some of these styles are too small for the adult rabbit. They work fine for polish, dwarf, brittania, dwarf hotot…but everything else should get a bigger cage UNLESS you give your bunny lots of out of cage time.

Both of these models have wheels which makes it nice to move around, I’m not sure if they lock or not.  If they don’t lock I’d be concerned about the cage moving if the bunny runs into it VERY quickly and hits the ramp with speed.   But you’ll notice the sitting ramp in each of them.   These cages should work well for most bunnies.

Metal bottomed cage

I’ve seen these ones, and I DO NOT recommend this style at all.  The reason being… the base is too small to hold rabbit waste, the cages are too small to allow an ADULT rabbit to move around freely, and there is not enough room to put in a litter box.  They also tend to be cheap flimsy cages.  They are excellent to pick up second hand, tear apart and use as fronts for building your own cage.    One can often get them free off kijiji.  NOW.. they do have another purpose as they are light and often have a carry handle.  They work as transportation cages.  If you are taking a bit of a trip, put bunny in this cage, inside a box cut down to about six inches to catch any waste and your bunny will be comfy for the trip.



These are purchased hutches for your rabbit and can work quite nicely. Once your rabbit is litter trained a well placed bucket will catch most of the rabbit waste.  The disadvantage of wood is that is catches everything…pee, rabbits chewing, fecal matter and so forth.  It can get pretty grungy pretty fast if you don’t keep it clean.   Some come with doors built in, some require that you build a door and often they come with a play area built in.  They are a handy way to keep your rabbit.   AND often can be used outdoors which means you can leave the bunny outside and tarp it for the winter, OR you can bring bunny in the house where it is more apt to be played with.

The exercise Pen

These can be a bit messier when first starting out with a baby rabbit but litter training can be messy regardless.  :)  Newspaper, and patience is the key.  BUT they are lovely in that they give the rabbit lots of room to run around in.  you can easily place a litter box, a hay box, fix feeders to the side, and hang a water bottle.  They have a door that can be propped open when you want to give the rabbit free range time.  They are also easy to move outside into a shady area to let your bunny enjoy fresh, unsprayed grass.

IF you have a link to other types of indoor housing that comes premade, let me know and I’ll happily add it.