Our list of essential items will take the guesswork out of setting up your new rabbit hutch for your new cottontail.
Hutch and run
Bigger is better when it comes to a rabbit hutch. Our hutches have plenty of room where your bunnies can eat, sleep and play. And don’t forget the run. We suggest getting one that attaches to the hutch.
Our covers don't only protect outdoor pets from the elements; they also protect the hutch from rain and sun damage.
Choose from our extensive range of nutritious pellets, nuggets, feed and healthy treats to keep your rabbit happy and healthy.
Your bunny needs bedding. We stock fresh hay, straw, softwood shavings and eco bedding.
Pets should have clean drinking water 24/7. We recommend spill-proof water bottles.
Taking care of your rabbit
Make sure everyone knows what their responsibilities are when it comes to looking after your cuddle bunny. Set up a rota and stick to it.
Assembling the Hutch
Our hutches need assembling but don't stress. Everything you need is in the box. However, you will need an electric screwdriver and someone to hold things for you.
Best and Worst Place to Put The Hutch
The best place to put your rabbit hutch and run is in a quiet spot in your garden. Make sure it’s sheltered and has enough shade. Avoid placing it in damp areas, or anywhere near drippings taps. Not only is it bad for your bunny’s health, but it’ll also damage the hutch.
Always place your hutch up against a wall or fence
Hutches, in general, are designed to withstand harsh weather from the front and side, the roof is angled from the front to the back to let rainwater run down and off the hutch.
Your hutch should be up against a wall, side of your house or fence so that the back is protected from rainwater coming in at it from straight on. From our extensive customer feedback from over 40 years of manufacturing hutches, we have learnt that the great majority of hutches are placed up against the side of a building or wall.
Because of this fact and to cut down on the weight of our parcels, a direct reason for courier damage we use a thinner lighter ply for the backs.
As long as there is a sufficient gap (approx 2-3 inches) between the wall and the back of the hutch to allow rainwater to run off the roof.
If you place your hutch in an area where the back is exposed and wet weather persists then you may run the risk of the ply peeling and fail.
Add a cover if siting options are limited
If you have limited options where to place your hutch we would recommend adding a water-resistant hutch cover. A cover will repel the rainwater and let it run off protecting the plywood back.
The front of our hutch covers roll up and secured by velcro, when not raining we would recommend having the covers in this configuration to allow fresh air in.
Maintaining the Hutch
You should do a spot check every day, and replace wet or damp bedding. Only use a pet-friendly disinfectant to clean the hutch.
Feel free to get in touch with us if you need help buying any of the items we’ve mentioned. Our team of experts will be more than happy to assist.