Providing a comfortable and safe environment for your bunny to live in is pivotal to their happiness and their health. In our article Housing and Supplies, we discuss some of the common housing options including exercise pens and Organiz-its cubes. This article highlights the not so common and is intended to go a step further and help you think outside the box to create something that’s not only adequate but inspired!
If you already own a rabbit or are considering adoption, you should be familiar with their needs as far as space and safety are concerned. The articles Housing and Supplies and Bunny Proofing cover the topics of space and safety and reading them is the perfect place to start before you begin your rabbitat planning. It’s important to do your research before you introduce your bun to their new environment, and ideally before you take the time to build it, so that you can be sure there are no hazardous materials or plants that could pose a risk to your bun.
There are other considerations besides space and safety when planning a rabbitat. Rabbits are curious little critters with instincts and behaviors that set them apart from other animals. Tailoring their space to accommidate their unique characteristics will make them more comfortable and inspire them to play and explore.
Their tendency to take cover and hide should be taken into account. Make sure to provide them with a spot where they can stretch out and feel safe. Hidey boxes are often used for this purpose. Tables to seek shelter under is another. Most of the ideas below incorporate a rabbit’s desire for privacy and and do so in fun and creative ways.
Rabbits also like having a high vantage point to look out from. This is another feature you can build into your rabbitat to make them feel more at home. Ramps, stairs and tunnels are other features a rabbit would be sure to enjoy!
The photos below are a collection of images found around the web, the majority coming from Spoiled Rotten Rabbits Facebook page. Though we would love to give credit to the creators of these spaces, we don’t know who owns them. If you recognize the original source of any of these pictures, please feel free to contact us so we can credit the creators.