When you consider buying a wire rabbit cage for your bunny, you need to be well informed on the ins and outs of the wire cage in question. Only by being educated will you be able to effectively look after your bunny and keep it healthy and happy.
Whether your bunny will live outside or inside your home, you will need a cage or a place of your own where you can find security and privacy time. If the animal is to be caged for a long time, (for example when you are absent for work) the cage should be very wide, so that the animal can do exercises, standing, stretching, and feeling free. Try not to buy a small cage for the smallest bunnies, since in a few months it will grow in size and you will need to buy a new one. The bigger the cage, the healthier and happier your rabbit will be. Make sure that the cage is constructed of a sturdy material, and without thin wires that could cause a risk of injury to the animal, as well as having a wooden board on which the rabbit can rest, to rest their feet after constantly stepping on the wire. This table will also help the rabbit to polish his teeth, which grow continuously. A large cage, however, will not replace the animal’s need to have a time of freedom. Rabbits need physical and social stimulation, something no cage can provide. In addition, an isolated rabbit is a rabbit with less joy and grace, so it will maintain a colder and distant relationship with you and your family.
It is extremely important to keep the cage clean, to prevent any type of disease. For good cleaning, remove all components from the cage, and, if you have a metal table or tray, be sure to clean it carefully, daily. You can also use a bleaching solution to clean and disinfect the cage and the table or tray. A good cleaning program will prevent your animal from suffering all those problems that can have an impact on their health, which in turn lead to being happier and more vital.
With regard to the physiological needs of the rabbit, you should know that it is relatively easy to educate him to do them in the right place. You should put a small bunk in the cage, so that they begin to relieve their needs in that place, when they are inside the cage. Praise your bunny and give it some treat whenever you see it relieve its needs in the litter, to encourage him to continue with this practice. Some rabbits learn this almost by themselves, others require time and patience. Rewarding the bunny that behaves correctly and preventing its external evacuation by confining it to the cage, are the keys to handling this issue. Punishment does not make any sense to the bunny.
As long as you remember this, you will be able to keep your rabbit happy and healthy.