Rabbits can be a lot of fun, but they have some special needs. Choosing a cage for your rabbit can be challenging if you have never purchased one before, and you may have some questions about which brand is the best and what features you need to have included.
We’ve chosen 10 of the most popular indoor rabbit cages to review for you. We’ll go over the pros and cons of each one and fill you in on what features they have. After the reviews, we’ve included a short buyer’s guide. In this section, we take a closer look at rabbit cages and talk about the essential things to look for while shopping.
Keep reading while we go over the size, ease of cleaning, number of platforms, hiding spaces, and more to help you make an educated purchase.
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The 10 Best Indoor Rabbit Cages – Reviews 2020
1. MidWest Wabbitat Deluxe Rabbit Home – Best Overall
The MidWest Wabbitat Deluxe Rabbit Home is our pick for the best overall indoor rabbit cage. This model features an elevated eating platform as well as a small private space on the ground floor for your rabbit to get some alone time. The cage is easy to assemble without the need for tools, and you can expand it with two extension sections you can purchase later. This kit comes with a hay feeder, water bottle, and feeding dish to make an instant home for your rabbit they can use immediately.
The MidWest Wabbitat Deluxe Rabbit Home only has one downside, and that is its size. This cage is only suitable for one rabbit, and even then, you may want to spring for the extensions.
2. MidWest Wabbitat Rabbit Home – Best Value
The MidWest Wabbitat Rabbit Home is our pick as the best indoor rabbit cage for the money. The cage is durable and features a black electro-coating that resists corrosion and rust. It’s easy to assemble and doesn’t require any tools. There are two doors, one on the top and one on the front that helps make cleaning and managing your rabbit easier. It also comes in two sizes. The small size is better for smaller rodents, while the large is suitable for a rabbit.
The downside of the MidWest Wabbitat Rabbit Home is the plastic tray and urine splash guard. The splash guard is not effective, and the tray makes a mess as you remove it for cleaning, spilling debris on to the floor. Another downside is that there are no platforms for your rabbit to explore, and this is simply an open cage.
3. Prevue Pet Products Small Animal Cage – Premium Choice
The Prevue Pet Products Small Animal Cage is our premium choice indoor rabbit cage. This model features two large doors, one on top and one on the front. It’s easy to move, and it rolls on sturdy caster wheels. The cage is a durable, powder-coated steel that resists rust and other types of corrosion. The coating is non-toxic and will not harm your pet if they manage to scrape some off. There’s a single platform with a ramp that your rabbit can explore, and it has an extra-deep pan for collecting debris.
The biggest problem we had with the Prevue Pet Products Small Animal Cage was that it was very difficult to set up and the instructions were of little help.
4. Living World 61859A1 Deluxe Habitat
The Living World 61859A1 Deluxe Habitat is a large cage that features a rounded top. Each side of the lid opens, so it’s easy to access the entire inside of the cage. A third door on the front is smaller and allows your rabbit to enter and exit the cage. On the inside, there is a platform provided where you can place the food bowl ad your pet can access the water bottle. Under the platform is a small hideaway space your pet can use for privacy. This cage also comes with a food dish and water bottle.
The primary downside of the Living World 61859A1 Deluxe Habitat is that it’s very flimsy despite its attractive look. The wire bars are thin, and so is the plastic bottom. Moving the cage is difficult because there is so much flex, which can result in a broken plastic or bent wires. The flimsy material isn’t limited to the bottom, and it is also present in the platform and water bottle. The only way to clean this cage is to disassemble it and hose it down, which can be a lot of work and can result in damage to the cage.
5. AmazonBasics 9013-1 Cage Habitat
The AmazonBasics 9013-1 Cage Habitat is another great rabbit cage that has plenty of room for your rabbit to explore. The cage has a platform for the food bowl, and under the platform is a hiding space so your pet can get some alone time. Assembly doesn’t require any tools, and it has large top and front openings for easier cleaning and managing your rabbit.
The AmazonBasics 9013-1 Cage Habitat is a great cage that has really nice features, but we had a few problems also. The included ramp was a little too slippery for our bunny, and he had a difficult time making it up to his food bowl. It was also hard for our rabbit to get in and out of the cage without help. The plastic base is quite high, and there are no entrance and exit ramps. Finally, when you close the top doors, they lock in the middle and hang in the cage somewhat. If you have cats, they could climb here and break into the cage.
6. Petmate 49960 Kennel-Aire Bunny House
The Petmate 49960 Kennel-Aire Bunny House is a unique barn-shaped rabbit cage. This model features a front door and a top door for easy access to all areas of the cage. It’s maneuverable and rolls on four caster wheels. We found the cage durable and is uses thick metal bars that feel far sturdier than some of the others on this list.
The Petmate 49960 Kennel-Aire Bunny House is not without faults, however. The cage is not very big and doesn’t provide much room for your rabbit to move around. There are no platforms to place a food bowl and no hiding areas. The plastic slide-out tray is handy but is too shallow and is a little smaller than the cage floor, so there is always a messy area around the cage. The front door latch does not do much to prevent an escape, so if you have a curious rabbit, you will need to take extra steps to keep the door closed. Finally, one of the wheels on our unit broke after only a few weeks, despite not moving the cage other than for cleaning.
7. Ferplast 57072570 Krolik Rabbit Cage
The Ferplast 57072570 Krolik Rabbit Cage is a large attractive rabbit cage with all of the amenities. This cage is the type that will immediately attract the attention of visitors. It features a home shaped hiding room, that’s important for rabbit health. There is also a play area and an elevated platform for the dinner bowl. The deep plastic base is removable and easy to clean.
The downside of the Ferplast 57072570 Krolik Rabbit Cage is that it is extremely expensive. The layout of the cage results in a cluttered environment despite its large size, and there’s surprisingly little room. The full front door is nice for cleaning, but if you open it with the rabbit inside, it will be able to get out.
8. Petsfit Indoor Rabbit Hutch
The Petsfit Indoor Rabbit Hutch is an attractive cage that many pets and pet owners will love. This unique wooden cage features a fold-down front door that turns into a ramp your rabbit can use to get in and out of the cage. Inside the cage is another ramp to a raised food area, and under that is a hiding spot your rabbit can use if it feels threatened. There is a plastic pull out drawer for collecting and disposing of waste, and the complete top of the cage opens for easy access to the rabbit and cleaning.
The biggest downside of the Petsfit Indoor Rabbit Hutch is that it may contain cedarwood, which may be harmful to rabbits kidneys. Besides being potentially harmful, rabbits can also chew through wood pretty quickly. The drawer on this brand is hard to pull out, and we would often make a mess trying to remove it for cleaning.
9. PawHut Indoor Small Animal Rabbit Cage
The PawHut Indoor Small Animal Rabbit Cage is a tall cage that features four levels that your rabbit can explore by using three ramps and three platforms. Easy-rolling wheels allow you to move the cage around freely, and it features a removable tray for easy cleaning.
The primary downside to the PawHut Indoor Small Animal Rabbit Cage is that rabbits aren’t very good climbers, and they can easily fall from the platforms. Since this cage goes for more height, there’s less side to side running space than many of the other cages on this list that would be better for your rabbit.
10. Trixie Rabbit Hutch with Sloped Roof
The Trixie Rabbit Hutch with Sloped Roof is an outdoor style cage that features two unique stories separated by a ramp and a closable interior hatch. It has one front door on each level and a hinged roof for accessing the inside of the cage. A weatherproof coating allows you to use the cage outdoors. The roof is also sloped, so no water or moisture sits on top.
One major downside of the Trixie Rabbit Hutch with Sloped Roof model Is that there is no bottom. The lack of bottom allows your rabbits to access grass if you place it in your yard, but in our experience, the rabbits quickly started digging, so you will need to use supervision if you place this cage in a yard or you will need to build a floor or place the cage on a hard surface.
The cage itself is wood, and rabbits will also chew that. The top door latch is not sturdy, and one of our more curious rabbits was able to get it open easily. It’s also very challenging to get into the bottom cage to clean it, as you can only access it through the small front door or by tipping over the cage.
Let’s look at some of the most important things to consider before you purchase your indoor rabbit cage.
One of the biggest concerns you need to worry about is the size of the cage. Rabbits need a lot of space to be happy, and most experts recommend a minimum distance of three hops inside the cage. We recommend getting the largest cage you can afford and fit in your home.
Even if your cage provides the minimum room, we still highly recommend allowing your rabbit to run free in your home for several hours a day for mental and physical stimulation. Exercise is essential to a rabbit’s health.
The height of the cage is not as important as open roaming space. Rabbits are curious animals and will climb the platforms, but they prefer to roam around the flat ground. Rabbits are also sometimes clumsy and can fall from high platforms and injure themselves. Rabbits can also become too heavy for the flimsy platforms often meant for ferrets.
However, it is common to have one platform that holds the food dish and designates a separate feeding area of the cage.
Rabbits can be nervous creatures and enjoy a place to hide. Many rabbit cages can work this into the feeding area platform and use the area below as the hiding space. Some cages designate a special space for hiding, but this can take up valuable real estate on the inside of the cage if not correctly designed.
We recommend providing at least a minimum hiding space for your rabbit.
The flooring of a cage is a significant concern that can make her break a brand. You can train a rabbit to use a litter box, but most cage bound rabbits just go wherever they stand. If you are unable to train your rabbit to use a litter box, you will need a cage with a wire floor so the urine can pass through to a plastic tray below. Most rabbits are fine walking on the wire floor, and urine has ammonia in it, which can burn their paws. If you have trained your rabbit to use a litter box, many cages provide a section that you can use for this purpose.
We hope we have helped you get closer to purchasing an indoor rabbit cage. The MidWest Wabbitat Deluxe Rabbit Home is our pick for the best overall, and we believe it has everything an indoor rabbit cage should have. It includes a feeding space, a hiding space, and it comes with a water bottle and food bowl. Your rabbit will need little more than a few hours out of the cage each day. The MidWest Wabbitat Rabbit Home is our pick for the best value, and it’s a great budget cage that will give your rabbit plenty of room to move around.
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Featured Image: Prevue Pet Products Small Animal Cage, Chewy