Rabbit Housing

You can keep your rabbit inside the house and train him to use a litter box. However, your rabbit also will want a place to call his own. Choose a large crate or cage with a solid floor that is tall enough for your rabbit to stand on his hind legs and stretch out. Inside your rabbit’s home, include a hide box such as Oxbow’s Timothy Club bungalow or tunnel and some toys. Hay and clean water always should be available. Place your rabbit’s home near household activities, but away from drafts.

Once your rabbit is litter-boxed trained, you can allow him to hop around outside of the cage. Be sure you rabbit-proof the area. Check cords and make sure outlets are covered. Place houseplants out of reach, because some can be poisonous. Be prepared for your pet to chew on just about anything, including curtains, carpets and furniture.

Make sure you have these supplies for your rabbit:

  • Large cage or x-pen with solid flooring
  • Hide box (try an Oxbow Timothy Club bungalow or tunnel)
  • Litter box
  • Oxbow’s Eco-Straw or other litter
  • Heavy water bowl
  • Heavy food bowl
  • Oxbow Bunny Basics 15/23 or other fortified pellets (rabbits under one year)
  • Oxbow Bunny Basics/T or other fortified pellets (rabbits over one year)
  • Grass hay