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shibby69
18-08-2005, 01:37 PM
how large should an indoor rabbit cage be for one rabbit?

kaspar is in a FERPLAST RABBIT 120 BLACK and it is 46.85" x 23.03" x 18.29". if i were to get him neutered and get him a little friend would they need a larger cage than that?

Tamsin
18-08-2005, 01:56 PM
How much time does he spend in it? If it's just a base and the door is open for him to run around the room then that would be okay.

If they are going to be closed in it for more of the time then something bigger would be a good idea.

Dog crates tend to be the next size up as that's about the biggest rabbit cage you can find already. Why they don't make them bigger I don't know :roll:

shibby69
18-08-2005, 01:59 PM
lol! i have been looking at cages. I will be getting him a friend, but he's got to be neutered first and then recover from it! i was looking at spending about 150 on it 200 with accessories. will this be enough?

Tamsin
18-08-2005, 02:26 PM
Yes, I would think so. A 4' puppy crate is about 50 - you could get two and join them together (or a 4' and a 3'... depends how much space you have. If your good at DIY you could add a shelf for even more space - http://forums.rabbitrehome.org.uk/viewtopic.php?t=6267

Or it might be worth talking to a carpenter if you want something more along the lines of an indoor hutch. There are some ideas here: http://www.rabbitrehome.org.uk/care/hutch2.asp

Tam

shibby69
18-08-2005, 05:07 PM
i didnt know rabbits would use shelves!

Tamsin
18-08-2005, 05:21 PM
Yep, rabbits are very good at jumping and quite enjoy a box (or shelf) to sit on top of. They can also manage ramps.

There are some nice pictures here of bunnies enjoying boxes: http://forums.rabbitrehome.org.uk/viewtopic.php?t=8510

Tam

shibby69
18-08-2005, 05:35 PM
aww cute pictures. my rabbit has an igloo type thing, its big, with no bottom, and he sleeps on it rather than in it :)

sophiemarmion
18-08-2005, 06:49 PM
the bigger hutch the better!

sophie