|about 2 and a half feet long on the top, one and a half feet wide and about 17 inches tall. Is that small? I thought it looked pretty big. It took up half of the back of my lexus. And there was probably a rabbit or something in here before, it has a feeder and a chew toy dangling down with a carrot... Pretty sure its the same one I've found online. What's an appropriate sized cage?|
It depends on the size of rabbit you want actually! The bunny should, at it’s adult size, fit at least 5-6 times all stretched out in the cage… and more than that if it’s going to spend a lot of time confined in it, or if there’s going to be a lot of stuff taking up space in the cage. I’m not too familiar with feet and inches so I can’t really tell but most cages sold for rabbits are too small. Sadly the people who design these cages don’t all have animal welfare in mind. :/ It looked kinda small on the picture but it was hard to tell without anything to compare the size with so I may be wrong!
I guess it’s up to you to see what kind of bun you’d like, and compare the adult size with the cage. If it turns out to be too small you could always sell it, or use it for now and eventually buy a bigger one.
Though with a smaller cage it’s especially important to let the bun out of the cage for some time every day, but always with supervision, and in a bunny-proof room!
Perhaps honeybvnny would be able to help you better than I can, they know a lot more about buns than I do! :)
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The cage being described is way too small for any sized bun. You need to keep in mind that rabbits need a lot of space to run and jump around. The only time I would really suggest this sized cage is if you have a free range rabbit who only uses his/her cage for sleeping. Otherwise, invest in a good dog pen!
If you’d like a size reference, my own rabbit enclosure is composed of a large cage with a pen attached to it (cage is always open). It gives them a space of approx 4 feet by 6 feet. They also get some time outside (leashed OR in a pen under supervision) and we allow them to roam in our bedroom when we’re home (remember to hide wires and anything you don’t want him/her chewing on!).
What’s important to remember with rabbits is that they are not meant to live in cages. This a myth perpetuated by the pet trade. They should be free range, but I can understand that not everyone can allow this so a nice big enclosure is the best alternative. Keeping them in confined spaces will just result in boredom and destructive behavior anyway.
This concludes another episode of my life story titled: 23 going on 40. My rabbits are the best. Penny & Lucy.Disclaimer: my rabbits and all rabbits are at least a ten year commitment. They require a high quality diet, proper housing, exercise, love, attention and vet care. They require a spay or neuter like dogs and cats. THEY ARE NOT AN EASTER GIFT. Also most likely not suitable for children. Also stop “hypnotizing” your rabbit for “fun” I assure you it is not fun for them and only necessary if checking health or trimming nails. At the end of the day it’s worth it, cause look at those faces. They’re the best.
domestic rabbits can’t survive in the wild. They DO NOT revert back to their wild state. They will simply die.
Never ever dump your rabbits.
More animal blogging from the weekend! Feat. Pip (brown mini Rex) and his son Pepper, and a bonus appearance from the blissfully chubby barn cat Dippity~