Small Pet Hutches, Cages & Runs
Rabbit hutches, small pet cages & runs – Homes for small pets
Be it small pet cages for a child's room or a large run for the garden: At bitiba, we offer you a big choice of dwellings for rabbits, guinea pigs, hamsters, mice and other small pets. A rabbit hutch made from weather-proof and winter-proof material is ideal for keeping your rabbits outdoors, whilst classic mesh cages for indoors are a good choice for small pets that live with you in your home. The range is complemented by runs with generous dimensions, which offer your pets plenty of exercise indoors or outdoors. Find out in the following paragraphs what to consider when choosing the right rabbit hutch or small pet cage.
Which rabbit hutch is good? Tips for the perfect rabbit hutch
A common error when housing rabbits is simply not providing enough space for them. In order to keep rabbits in a species-appropriate way, sufficient space should be available in and around the hutch. A practical option to easily achieve more exercise is to add a run to the rabbit hutch. A combination of a covered rabbit hutch and enclosed run around it allows your rabbit to live out its natural urge for exercise and be able to return to the sheltered interior at any time. As for rabbit hutches for outdoor use, it must also be ensured that the construction is weather-resistant, i.e. that the wood is treated to permanently withstand moisture.
Rabbit hutch equipment: What is needed?
The perfect rabbit hutch doesn't just offer sufficient exercise opportunities as well as protection from bad weather and predators, but is also comprehensively equipped. Food bowls, drinking troughs and hay racks as well as opportunities to retreat – e.g. a little indoor area to sleep and hide – are essential. Play options for activity complement the rabbit hutch equipment. A combination of an absorbent material like ready-made small pet litter and a layer of hay or straw is recommended as litter.
Which rabbit hutch is good for outdoors or indoors?
A rabbit hutch for outdoors has to withstand the wind and rain – ideally in winter too. The material must not swell, rust or warp upon contact with moisture. It's also important that the construction offers sufficient protection from predators like martens or foxes. The doors should close securely and only be able to be opened by human hand. As for rabbit hutches for indoors, it is very important to make sure that it isn't too small. As well, the base trough should be made of a material that doesn't let through any moisture in order to avoid contamination on the floor.
Are wooden small pet cages better?
Small pet cages can be made from different materials, each with their own advantages and disadvantages. Cages with a plastic base and metal grille are often used indoors. They are easy to clean, protect the floor well from moisture and dirt and are usually inexpensive to purchase. An outdoor rabbit hutch is traditionally made of wood and renowned for its robust assembly. It's important for the wood to be treated so that it doesn't swell or start to rot upon contact with moisture. Features such as little huts should ideally be made of wood, because many rabbits and rodents like to nibble at them.