Rabbits are very active pets, so a hutch should have enough space for pets to stand up on their back legs without their ears touching the roof. They need space to run, jump, graze, dig and rest.
Hutches and runs should ideally be placed out of the sun and sheltered from the rain and ideally hutches should be raised off the ground. In the winter, the hutch must be moved into a garage or outhouse.
Wood shavings are ideal for rabbits in outdoor hutches and wet bedding should be removed on a daily basis. Rabbits need to live in a clean environment to prevent serious health problems such as fly strike. Hutches should be completely stripped out and scrubbed ideally once a week during the summer and more regularly during the winter when rabbits spend more time inside. However wet bedding should be removed as soon as it is noticed.
Blankets or towels are good bedding for litter-trained house rabbits.
House rabbits are gaining in popularity and make great indoor pets. They should be provided with their own indoor cage, a litter tray full of cat litter and food and water should be easily accessible.
It’s also advisable to remove items from a rabbit’s reach such as indoor plants and electrical cables so that they don’t chew them.