Hutch and Cage
How to choose a hutch?
The choice of rabbit hutch is essential as it will reflect the well-being of your rabbit. This accommodation will allow your pet to eat, drink, rest, play, so it is essential that it feels comfortable there. There are several features to consider when choosing a hutch.
First of all, the size of the kennel is a factor to be taken into account, particularly in relation to the number of rabbits. The more spacious the environment you offer your animals, the more they will thrive. Next, you need to decide what material you want to buy. There are different materials for hutches: wood, metal, concrete...
You can choose a hutch as a small house, but also as a cage. However, you must ensure that the hutch is safe from cold and damp so that your rabbit thrives and is healthy.
It is necessary to be able to clean your rabbit hutch regularly to encourage access. The rabbit needs to be in a healthy and clean environment so that it feels good, and thrives.
If you want to offer your rabbit a larger, more varied enclosure, it is possible to combine a hutch and a pen so that it can exercise more and move around.
Which accessories to choose?
There are a number of essential accessories that must be present in your hutch. First of all, the feeder is essential to provide food and keep your rabbit healthy.
The drinker is also necessary. Rabbits drink a lot and they need to keep fresh water available at all times.
The litter, it can be present in different materials such as notably pine shavings, aspen or even beech or straw. The litter is the comfort of your rabbit. It helps to maintain humidity.
The barn will provide fresh grass and hay for the rabbits.
Disinfection and cleaning
It is advisable to clean the hutch every day, especially the area where your rabbits relieve themselves. This will help to optimise hygiene and thus promote their well-being. For the general area of the hutch, it is recommended that you change the litter once or twice a week, and that you do the same for the lining. However, if you have rabbits, it is essential to clean them thoroughly every day.
The maintenance of the hutch is essential and will limit the occurrence of potential diseases in the future, such as myiasis.