If you want a rabbit but don’t have enough outdoor space for a huge cage, an indoor rabbit hutch is the way to go. They’re created for indoor use but still give your furry friend enough room to play, eat, and sleep in. The best ones have proper flooring, wooden or metal bars, as well as plenty of access points to reach your rabbit.

So in this article, we’ll decide which is the best indoor rabbit hutch of 2021 by reviewing the following products:

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Picking the Best Indoor Rabbit Hutch: Buying Guide

Your bunny needs to fit in the hutch, but it also needs to be as comfortable as possible. Therefore, let’s have a look at some features of the best indoor rabbit hutch.

Size

Your rabbit shouldn’t feel cramped and needs a hutch at least four times longer than itself and two times wider. If you have a baby rabbit, you should buy a hutch that will suit their full-grown size since they grow quickly.

Naturally, if there is more than one rabbit in the hutch, go for a larger cage. You should also know that a rabbit needs separate spaces for sleeping, defecating, and playing. You should offer your rabbit a place to hide that has a roof and walls for it to feel more secure.

Since this guide is about an indoor rabbit hutch, we understand that it can’t be too large in order to fit inside your home, so consider this as well. However, remember that you should give your bunny as much space as possible to prevent depression or inactivity in your furry friend.

Number of Levels

Generally, you have two alternatives here. The first one is a single-level standard hutch or cage that gives your rabbit one floor to play, eat, and sleep on. They take up less space in your house but also give your bunny less space to roam.

a white rabbit mom and kids inside a cage

Your other alternative is to go for a multi-level hutch where your rabbit can move through two floors easily. This is a good choice for more active rabbits since it gives them more space to explore and play on. It does take up more space in your house; however, you should give your pet plenty of room if you can.

Flooring

There are a few different things to consider regarding the floor. First of all, you want the bottom of the hutch to be removable to make it easier to clean the floor. 

Second, consider the material of the cage. Rabbits need something flat and smooth to walk on, such as plywood, and mesh material can get uncomfortable for them after some time. If you have mesh or plastic flooring in your bunny’s hutch, cover it with straw or cardboard to give better support for its feet.

Wood or Wire

In terms of material for the hutch itself, you can choose between wood or wire, or a combination of the two.

A wooden hutch is usually “homier” and can be painted in any color you like. However, they don’t last as long as wire cages since rabbits tend to chew through the wood. Also, they’re more difficult to disinfect and keep clean. If you choose to go for a wooden hutch, avoid treated pine since it contains chemicals that can be toxic to your bunny.

On the other hand, a wire cage is durable, but it also doesn’t look as nice as a wooden hutch.

Accessories

For new rabbit owners, a hutch that comes with all the bells and whistles might be a good idea. Some additional accessories include a water bottle, hay guard, and a food bowl. Getting some toys for your bunny is also a good idea to keep them active and prevent boredom.

Portability

If you’re a frequent traveler or if you’re going to move your rabbit hutch around a bit, consider getting one that folds down when you want to transport the hutch. Also, think about the weight of the cage since a lightweight hutch will be much easier to carry. Finally, a hutch with wheels is probably the easiest to move back and forth inside your home.

Access Points

Another important point to consider is how many doors there are on your rabbit hutch, so you can easily access your bunny when needed. Those with plenty of doors on different sides are generally preferable. This will also make it easier for your rabbit to get out of the cage when it’s playtime.

 

Preparing Your Indoor Rabbit Hutch

Now that you know what features the best indoor rabbit hutch should have let’s look at how to prepare it before your bunny moves in.

Placement

Your rabbit will need exposure to natural sunlight; however, you shouldn’t place the rabbit hutch directly in the sun. Find somewhere with partial sun exposure, and you’re in the right place.

Rabbit-Proofing Your House

Bunnies that live in an indoor hutch still need to roam in larger spaces at least once a day. For this reason, you need to prepare a large rabbit run or make sure that your house or room is safe for your rabbit.

a girl wearing a skirt playing with two bunnies inside

Do the following:

  1. Protect any exposed wires, as rabbits tend to chew on these.
  2. Make sure that there aren’t any plants toxic to bunnies inside their roaming space.
  3. Don’t keep fragile or expensive items in the space—remember that rabbits like to chew on everything.
  4. Try and provide a non-slippery surface for them to exercise on.

Inside the Hutch

Before you place your rabbit in their new home, you need to first fill the floor with some newspaper or cardboard. Then, lay out a generous amount of hay, straw, or wood shavings on top of the paper. We’d recommend using oak or hardwood. Finally, set up a sleeping area with hay or soft straw.

Your rabbit also needs constant access to clean water, so put up a filled water bottle that’s preferably wall-mounted. This encourages your bunny to stand upright. Also, fill one food bowl for each rabbit with 80 percent grass or hay, 15 percent leafy vegetables, and 5 percent pellets.

You should also give your rabbit some chew toys or balls that they can throw around. More grass or a box of dry paper is also great when your rabbit feels like digging.

 

Reviews of the Best Indoor Rabbit Hutches

Here are some of the best products on the market right now that are small enough to fit in your house without compromising too much on roaming space for your rabbit.

Our Overview

For those of you that have some more space to spare, this large 40.6 by 26 by 37.6-inch cage is a good fit. It has multiple levels and strong stainless steel wires as well, as a removable plastic tray that can be taken out easily. 

This means that you can clean the tray while still keeping your rabbit inside the hutch since they’re standing on a removable wire netting on top of the base. This is designed as such so that your rabbit never stands on its poop—it’ll simply drop down to the tray below. 

The Aivituvin Upgrade hutch has two levels that can be separated by a sliding door in case you want to breed your rabbits, separate them, or place them in one area while you clean the other. There’s also a large door that can be opened completely at the lower level.

According to customers, the wheels equipped with brakes make it easy to maneuver the hutch and then keep it locked in place. They also like the pretty color and design of the cage and the fact that there are water bottles, food bowls, and litter boxes on both levels.

However, some users report that they’ve gotten cages with rusty nails, which questions the durability of the product. This is also a heavy hutch at 51.6 pounds and is reportedly difficult to lift.

Pros:

  • A large, multi-leveled cage.
  • Removable, separate tray for easy cleaning.
  • Large access door.
  • Wheels with brakes.
  • Beautiful design.
  • Water bottles, bowls, and litter boxes on two levels.

Cons:

  • Some products have rusty nails.
  • Heavy to carry.

Our Overview

For all bargain-hunters, this affordable indoor hutch measuring 55.91 by 23.62 by 19.69 inches is an excellent choice. It’s rather large and high-quality, but cheaper than many other similar products. The cage mainly has steel wires but also features a wooden hutch section that works as a hiding place for your rabbit. It also functions as a separate place for nesting.

Other features of the cage include a deep 5.5-inch base that prevents hay and feces from spilling out from the sides. It’s also detachable, which makes for easy cleaning of the whole cage. Another thing worth mentioning is that it has a full front door that opens up wide if you want to safely place your rabbit in and out of the hutch.

Users like that this cage includes a water bottle and feeding bowl, as well as an elevated feeding area. They state that this makes it near impossible for their rabbits to knock over the food bowl. The hutch, as well as the items inside it, are also easy to clean, according to customers.

What’s less popular is the fact that the wooden hutch tends to absorb smells, so if your rabbit isn’t potty trained, this could be a problem. Also, the included water bottles fasten rather flimsy to the cage and are reportedly easy for your bunny to knock over.

Pros:

  • Bang for your buck.
  • A wood hutch section that works as a hiding place.
  • Detachable base for easy cleaning.
  • Full front door.
  • Includes a water bottle and a feeding bowl.
  • Elevated feeding area prevents the bowl from getting knocked over.

Cons:

  • The wood section tends to absorb smells.
  • Water bottles are flimsy when fastened.

Our Overview

The Petsfit Indoor Rabbit Hutch is a good alternative for those that live in smaller homes. It takes up less floor space than the other hutches on our list, but still provides sufficient space for a rabbit, with an area of 35.5 by 21 by 21 inches. It’s also a two-level cage, so your bunny can play on multiple floors and hide underneath the second floor as well.

This hutch is reportedly easy to assemble and “snaps” into place as you attach the parts to each other. Another appreciated feature is the beautiful gray color of the cage that blends in well with the furniture in your house.

With a pull-out tray that collects your pet’s feces, users say that it’s easy to clean. However, note that the plastic flooring can hurt the feet of your rabbit and you need to coat it with hay and other soft materials.

The biggest con with this indoor hutch is that it’s made from pine, which can be poisonous to your rabbit. It’s typically treated pine that is toxic, and while the manufacturer states that their wood is coated with “safe and environmentally-friendly varnish,” more research is needed into what this means specifically.

Pros:

  • Compact build.
  • Multi-level hutch with hiding spaces.
  • Easy to put together.
  • Beautiful inside your home.
  • Easy to clean.

Cons:

  • Treated pine can be toxic to rabbits.
  • Plastic flooring tends to hurt bunnies’ feet.

Our Overview

This is a metal cage measuring 63.8 by 23.5 by 19.7 inches and is big enough to fit two rabbits. It has wire bars that make it durable and includes a separate hatch which is ideal for breeding or keeping injured animals apart from the rest. It’s also completely knock-down, which means that it can be folded down flat and transported easily.

Another feature of the Krolik XXL hatch is the 5.5-inch deep detachable base that can be removed for easy cleaning. According to customers, the deep base keeps hay and litter from falling out outside the cage. Other features include multiple doors for easy access to your rabbit.

Also liked by buyers is the fact that this is a sturdy cage that reportedly doesn’t even need zip ties. It’s also rather lightweight at 23.9 pounds, even though it offers quite a lot of space for an indoor hutch.

While it’s convenient that this hatch assembles without any tools, several users state that it’s difficult to put together and requires a “Lego-like approach”. The instructions are reportedly unclear. Another con is that the flooring isn’t soft, so you’ll need lots of hay and other materials to make it comfortable enough for your rabbit.

Pros:

  • Big for an indoor cage.
  • Separate hatch for nesting.
  • A deep detachable base makes it easy to clean.
  • Multiple doors.
  • Sturdy.
  • Lightweight and foldable.

Cons:

  • Not the easiest to assemble.
  • The mesh floor is harsh for your rabbit’s feet.

Our Overview

While some of the products on our list are wire cages, the CO-Z Topnotch consists mainly of wood with smaller wire bars. This gives lots of hiding space for shy rabbits and also looks friendly and homely. It’s a relatively large cage at 40.9 by 19.7 by 40.9 inches and features two floors that can be separated if needed.

According to owners, it looks charming and clean inside your home. It also features two doors at each level of the hutch, so you can access your rabbit easily, no matter where they are. It also has two separate trays to make it easy to clean the hutch.

As a final pro, the roof can be opened as well to let in air and make it even easier for you to clean the cage as well as take your rabbit out. The opening mechanism is made from stainless steel, which is a durable material due to its corrosion resistance.

As for the cons, some buyers state that the back pieces are flimsy and don’t look as nice and smooth as the rest of the cage. This can be hidden if you place it against a wall, however. Also, the latches feel flimsy to some and as if they won’t hold the cage closed properly. Finally, some users state that their rabbits chew through the wood.

Pros:

  • Beautiful wooden hutch.
  • Gives your rabbits plenty of privacy.
  • Multiple levels that can be separated.
  • Two doors and a roof that can be opened.
  • Easy to clean due to separate trays.

Cons:

  • Back pieces aren’t smooth.
  • Flimsy latches.
  • Rabbits can chew through the wood.

Our Overview

The PawHut 32” L has a whole four levels for your rabbits to play around on. The different floors feature platforms, and the connecting ramps are anti-slip. It’s also available in black, pink, or white, depending on the interior of your house.

This indoor rabbit hutch has four wheels with two brakes, which means that it’s easy to transport around your house. It also stays in place when you press the brakes down. It further has two access points, one on the front of the cage and one at the top, so you can reach your bunny from anywhere.

According to customers, the latches are very secure, and your cage isn’t likely to open unexpectedly. Also, the plastic platforms can be removed and cleaned easily. Buyers also like the pull-out tray, which makes it easy to clean any feces or dirt. Just note that rabbits need soft flooring, so you have to place some hay or grass on the plastic floor.

This isn’t a good cage for baby rabbits, however, since they might fall down from the platforms. It also doesn’t have any hiding spaces for your pet, which might make it anxious. Finally, it’s rather heavy for an indoor cage, weighing 31 pounds, so it won’t be easy to carry.

Pros:

  • Four levels.
  • Anti-slip ramps.
  • Has wheels and brakes for easy transport.
  • Two large access points.
  • Secure latches.
  • Easy to clean.

Cons:

  • Not appropriate for baby rabbits.
  • No hiding places.
  • Relatively heavy.

Our Overview

At 13.87 pounds, this is the lightest product on our list, which makes it easy to transport and carry around in your house. It’s also the cheapest indoor hutch on our list, which is another pro for those on a budget.

With iron wires, this is reportedly a sturdy cage that stays put after assembly. It features canvas flooring, which the manufacturer states is soft for little feet. However, the material is polyester, so you’ll do best to still cover the floor with hay or grass.

According to buyers, it’s easy to clean up the cage since the base is detachable, and you can rinse the canvas floor with soap and water. It also folds up easily when it’s not used and can be transported with ease.

This is a rather small cage, however, measuring 47.64 by 13.98 by 24.21 inches, so it’s only appropriate for one rabbit. It’s reportedly difficult to assemble as well since the instructions are unclear. Note that there are no dividers in the cage either, or much space for your pet to hide.

This indoor rabbit hutch has four wheels with two brakes, which means that it’s easy to transport around your house. It also stays in place when you press the brakes down. It further has two access points, one on the front of the cage and one at the top, so you can reach your bunny from anywhere.

According to customers, the latches are very secure, and your cage isn’t likely to open unexpectedly. Also, the plastic platforms can be removed and cleaned easily. Buyers also like the pull-out tray, which makes it easy to clean any feces or dirt. Just note that rabbits need soft flooring, so you have to place some hay or grass on the plastic floor.

This isn’t a good cage for baby rabbits, however, since they might fall down from the platforms. It also doesn’t have any hiding spaces for your pet, which might make it anxious. Finally, it’s rather heavy for an indoor cage, weighing 31 pounds, so it won’t be easy to carry.

Pros:

  • Lightweight.
  • Affordable.
  • Sturdy once put together.
  • Easy to clean and take apart.
  • Folds up compactly.

Cons:

  • Rather small.
  • Hard to put together.
  • No dividers or hiding places.

Frequently Asked Questions

Still have some questions regarding indoor rabbit hutches? Read our answers to some of the most frequently asked questions in this section.

Can You Keep a Rabbit Hutch Indoors?

Yes, you can! Some benefits of keeping your rabbit inside is that it stays closer to you so you can form a closer bond, you can keep them away from extreme weather, and it’s also more protection from predators.

a black bunny with fluffy ears sitting in a bed

Just be sure to bunny-proof your house before you invite your rabbit inside, and make sure that you have enough space inside your house to get your rabbit an appropriately sized hutch.

Do Rabbits Smell If Kept Indoors?

No, they shouldn’t. Rabbits are very clean animals that have fur without odor. They also clean themselves frequently. However, their urine can smell foul, but as long as you clean their hutch regularly and potty train them, this won’t make the rabbit or the cage smell bad.

Are Indoor Rabbits Messy?

While we’ve already established that rabbits themselves are clean, they tend to make quite a mess around them. Since they like chewing on things, it’s very common that anything from furniture to electrical cables get chewed on. They also like to dig, so beware of your carpets and other things on your floor when they’re left to roam the house.

How Do You Potty Train a Bunny?

You can train your rabbit to go about their business inside a litter box. Follow these steps for some guidance:

  1. Fill your litter box with pellets, and then cover them with hay.
  2. Place the box in one corner of the cage, preferably where they already usually pee.
  3. Keep your rabbit inside their cage until they’ve learned to use the litter box.
  4. Once your bunny is potty trained, you can take her out of the hutch and put a litter box in the space she can roam in as well. Start with a small space, such as the bathroom, then expand it when your rabbit has learned how to use the litter box.

bunny looking out through window

 

Summing Up: The Best Indoor Rabbit Hutch Is…

By now, you know that the best indoor rabbit hutch provides lots of space for your rabbit and is easy to take apart as well as move around. It should also be sturdy and have many access points, not to mention extra accessories such as water bottles and feeding bowls.

In our opinion, the product that lives up to the criteria the best is the Aivituvin Upgrade Rabbit Hutch. This indoor hutch has two levels and lots of space for several rabbits. It comes with feeding accessories, a large access door, and provides hiding space for your rabbit so it can feel secure.

If you’re looking for something a little more compact and affordable, the Ferplast Krolik Rabbit Cage is ideal because it has an open cage as well as a wooden hutch section for your rabbit to hide away when they need to. It also comes with an elevated feeding area to prevent spillages, a large door, and a removable base for easy cleaning.

But which indoor rabbit hutch is the best in your opinion?

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Sarah Logan

Sarah Logan is the Editor here at The Bunny Hub. Sarah is a long-time bunny lover having kept pet rabbits since early childhood. With over 35 years of experience caring for fluffy-tailed, lop-eared friends, Sarah wanted to create a space dedicated to providing expert advice on not only general care, but proper nutrition, and, the best products and accessories every serious owner needs. Here you will find everything you need to make informed decisions in all aspects of becoming a proud rabbit owner. We do all the hard work for you. We research and test out the latest products, then we tell you about our discoveries. From choosing the right breed of bunny for your family, to making purchases you won’t regret for the important things like a hutch for your fur baby to live in. We’re here to make sure you have all the information you need to give your bunny and happy and healthy life.

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