Buying a rabbit cage is a very easy process. There are, however, many things to consider when doing so. Listed below are the easy steps to follow in order to choose and purchase your rabbit cage.
- The Size of Your Rabbit: This is the most important thing to consider. You will always want to make sure that you choose a cage that is big enough so that when your rabbit stretches out on its side, it has ample enough room to do so. If you are just getting a rabbit and do not know its exact size, it is best to investigate the breed and you will always be able to find weights. Size of the cage can be determined after that.
- The Best Cage Style: Cage style is based on preference mainly. One feature that is best to look for is one that has a dropping pan. This will make conditions in the cage more sanitary for your rabbit, and will make it easier for you to clean. Cage styles also depend on whether or not you are going to keep your rabbit indoors or outdoors. Large wooden protected hutches are available for outside rabbits.
- Where To Get a Cage: Cages of all different styles can be purchased at almost any privately owned or chain pet store. They range in price from $20 to $200. Cages may also be purchased at a farm supply store. The best place to buy your cage is probably at a rabbit show. At a show, cage dealers will come and likely offer you the best selections and prices. It is also a good place to pick up supplies like feeders, water bottles and food, and a good place to speak to rabbit professionals. Check out the activities at your local county fair grounds, a rabbit show just might be taking place in the near future!
There are many options when purchasing a cage for your rabbit. Ultimately the choice comes down to your lifestyle and your rabbit's needs. Here's hoping you find what you are looking for and good luck!