Sometimes you have to keep your rabbit where you know it cannot be dangerous and make sure they don’t find something naughty in your house. You may be working, sleeping, or doesn’t want your rabbit to get underfoot. One easy way is to buy a rabbit cage. However, many bunny owners choose to give their bunnies a bit more room to improve their habitat by creating an enclosure that gives them enough space to run and play and also can include a breadboard, hay feeders and toys to cheer them up.
An enclosure can be quickly built without DIY skills, and every item can be bought in a home or pet store at a low cost. The key elements are the wire fencing of a pet pen or a new storage system such as an NIC cube, which can be used for building large closed structures.
You then have to think of the floor which must be robust, easy to clean and will not be a problem if it is occasionally chewed. When you set up that in your home, it’s essential to put it together with the litter trays, food station and lots of toys for your bunny to have fun.
Read our short guide below, and you will learn that with a little effort and not much cost you can keep your bunny happy and take the worry out of the times when you are away.
How to build an indoor rabbit enclosure
The best way of creating a pen is to construct a perimeter fence with the segment from one or more animal pen. Be careful how you clip them together because a resourceful bunny will chew the plastic clips usually supplied with the pens so that there is something durable to add like a few additional wires or cables. Rabbits may be very springy. Keep a close eye on this first to figure out whether they can run and you may have to build the sides a little or get your rabbit a cover.
How big should the enclosure be?
There is no limit to the maximum space you can provide to your rabbit and the higher, the better so that this comes down to how much space you can give up in your house, the cost of the pen and the floor, and the effort that it takes to clean it up.
You will have to pay attention to the minimum space required, and you can find useful online advice on this. It would be best if you discovered minimum area sufficiently large that your rabbit can carry out its normal behavior, such as jumping around, at least three steps. There should be additional space for the other items within it such as a litter tray, a water bowl or a feeder, toys, and a hideaway. Remember, rabbits can pick a lot of speed, so you don’t want them to crash into stuff. The bottom line is, you need to come up with a design that suits the space you have.