If you are looking for good advice on bunny cages and which type and size of bunny cage would be right for your pet, then you have come to the right place.
On the following pages, you will find the information necessary for you to decide on the best Bunny Cages on the market are, and what the needs of your rabbit are. Remember that a bunny is not some static animal, which can simply be put into a plastic container and just taken out whenever the children or you wish to play with it.
Most people tend to underestimate the importance of choosing what is best for their animals when shopping for Bunny Cages. Some choose the cage depending on the color, others by how it fits into their corner of the living room and some even purchase their bunny cages, based on some odd design that they believe is pretty!
For you to be able to choose the right type of cage for your bunny there are a few key elements that you should take into consideration before you go shopping for a cage.
Bunnies are highly active animals, and in the wild the normally circle an area of about 15000 square feet when looking for food in the wild. Now of course bunny cages of that size do not exist, and where would you put it if they did? The best way to meet the exercise requirements of a bunny is either by walking them or having a section of the yard sealed off so the bunny can tumble around a few hours a day under your supervision. The best rule of thumb when I comes to the size of a bunny cage, is a surface area of approx. 10 ft2 per rabbit in the cage.
Bunny cages with plastic lids are a BIG no! They will effectively cause respiratory problems and death in you beloved pet. The reason for this is that the droppings that bunnies leave behind are high in ammonia and other harmful fumes, and there is a lot of it. Plastic lid bunny cages prevent the cage from being properly ventilated and basically suffocate the rabbit that is trapped inside it.
You should go for a bunny cage what has netting top and sides. This will allow for adequate ventilation to pass through the cage and remove the harmful fumes from the cage and you’re bunny.
Plastic bottom bunny cages do however require that you clean out the cage every other day, as things like both urine and droppings will build up in the hay and sawdust and could cause disease and death in your bunny if not frequently cleaned out.
There are many cheap bunny cages out there, and it is as with many other things. You get what you pay for! This is also true with bunny cages. Cheap cages with plastic bottoms then to break more easily, and in many cases, the plastic used to produce to cage floor is actually soft enough for the bunny to chew of pieces of it. These small chips of plastic are potentially harmful to your bunny if accidentally digested. So always make sure that the bunny cages you are considering are made from eco plastics with a hardiness that prevents it from being chewed up by your bunny.
For requirements on outdoor bunny cages, the please go to the bunny cages section of the site, or take a look at the cheap rabbit hutches page for great tips on how where to find cheap quality homes for your bunny.