Outdoor Rabbit Hutch - 3
Specific Considerations Before Buying Rabbit Hutch
You may want to let your pet rabbit be domesticated while
living outdoors. It is a sort of compromise between its
natural habitat and its life with you. If that is what you
want, you need to buy or to build an outdoor rabbit hutch.
The outdoor rabbit hutch provides the sense of being in
touch with nature but still domesticated.
Specific Considerations When Picking an Outdoor Rabbit
When choosing an outdoor rabbit hutch, you must make
sure that it is comfortable for your pet. Just because your
pet will be staying outdoors does not mean that it cannot
get the kind of comfort living you are capable of giving it.
Though in the great outdoors, the rabbit is still confined
in the hutch. So, you need to make sure your pet will have
enough space to move around inside. If you want to know just
how much exact space your rabbit needs, you have to first
gauge its fully-grown size. Then, multiply the area that it
can take by four. The answer should be the minimum space you
should provide. Of course, you can always go all out and buy
a really large hutch, sort of like a mansion for rabbits.
The design should be comfortable as well. Pick one in which
your pet rabbit can move around freely without getting hurt
by rough edges or hard walls or flooring. You may have
decided that your pet is living outdoors and not in a cage
inside your home but you should still ensure that your
rabbit is not restrained by an uncomfortable hutch.
A rabbit living in an outdoor rabbit hutch can be vulnerable
to some dangerous predators. So, you should make sure that
the hutch does not only house your pet but actually keeps it
safe from all sorts of harm. Your pet must also feel that
sense of security. So, make sure that the hutch is built in
a way that predators, even slithering snakes, cannot get
into it. Your pet rabbit must not also live in constant
fear. Even if a predator does not get to your pet, a heart
attack may well be able to kill your pet rabbit instantly.
When you buy or volunteer to care for a pet, you take full
responsibility of it. You do not just think of it as a
plaything or any source of entertainment but you should also
provide it with all its necessities. A hutch or cage should
provide your pet comfort and a sense of security.