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Best Rabbit Hutches for 2020

A rabbit hutch is an outdoor living space for your small pet, unlike a cage which is primarily for indoor use.

Hutches are usually made from wood and wire mesh and are larger than cages, and should form part of a wider area for your rabbit to exercise and have some space.

There are other accessories you will need for the full setup too, but these are our picks for the best rabbit hutches with reviews and a handy buying guide.

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    Our Top Picks

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    Pets at Home Bluebell Hideaway Rabbit Hutch
    • Extra large size
    • Secure
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    Chartwell Double Rabbit Hutch & Run Combo
    • Larger than a lot of other 6ft hutches
    • Deep floor space
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    Ferplast Grand Lodge 120
    • Plastic build - chew-proof and looks smart over time
    • Thick wire to make it fox proof
    • Easy to access top section
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    Top 10 Best Outdoor Rabbit Hutches Reviewed

    1.
    Pets at Home Bluebell Hideaway Rabbit Hutch

    Not only is this hutch extra large to give your bunny plenty of room to move around and have its own space, but lockable doors will keep them secure yet easy to access.

    They have a private sleeping area, so you can really jazz up their bedding. This is covered by a closed solid door too, so they won’t be disturbed by light or other events.

    When they aren’t tucked up, strong mesh allows the hutch to air and also gives you the chance to watch them. It is all made out of timber which gives it a weatherproof finish, ideal for outdoor use as it will be able to withstand the cold and rain.

    Features

    • Extra large size
    • Secure

    Specifications

    • Size: 6ft
    • Material: Timber

    2.
    Chartwell Double Rabbit Hutch & Run Combo

    From The Hutch Company, who is a member of the Made In Britain campaign, this Chartwell double hutch with a run is perfect for giving your pet ample space.

    Each level is at least 2ft deep, which gives them ample headspace. Fitted with fox proof wire, it will keep any predators away and ensure your bunny doesn’t escape either. It is really easy to clean out as the doors open so you can sweep everything into a pile, and then open the little door cleaning bar to dispose of it all.

    Two rabbits could be kept separate if you needed to, as the trap door can be closed and the ramp removed. The run is easy to access as well, with two lidded doors to allow you to reach in and bring Thumper out if you wish.

    Features

    • Larger than a lot of other 6ft hutches
    • Deep floor space

    Specifications

    • Size: 6ft
    • Material: Timber

    3.
    Petface Double Rabbit Hutch

    Not only does this hutch have two floors so your rabbits can have their own space and place to relax, but it is generously long as well which gives them a bit more of a chance to stretch out.

    Made from a very strong wood combination, as well as heavy-duty wire, it will keep your rabbits safe as well as secure. Each floor is split into two sections, so they also have somewhere to kip in the evening separate to where they eat and play.

    The ramp is lockable to prevent them from moving around at night or to keep two rabbits who don’t go well together yet can’t be apart just far enough away from one another.

    Features

    • Spacious

    Specifications

    • Size: 6ft
    • Material: Pine, Fir Wood

    4.
    Ferplast Grand Lodge 120

    Plastic outdoor rabbit hutches are a good idea for anyone who maybe wants something more lightweight which they can move around, one for occasional use, or if a wood one isn’t working out due to chewing or weather conditions.

    This hutch is on the slightly smaller side according to minimum size guidelines, making it our pick of the best small option too, so would be good for one rabbit or two small. It is similar to the infamous plastic Mr Snugs Plastic Rabbit Hutch, except over two levels, which even gives it an edge in our opinion.

    The fully hinged roof is perfect for access to the top-level, making cleaning and filling food so easy. This is a better design than their older 140 model which was very fiddly to access. You do get smaller doors which they can come in and out of, too. It all securely locks back in place.

    To empty it out, there is a drawer which pulls out so you don’t have to sweep and disturb the inner of the hutch. You get the feeder, feeding bowl, plastic water bottle and two wooden ladders so are good to go when it arrives, and because it is plastic, it will be easier to keep clean and won’t look tatty after a year.

    Features

    • Plastic build - chew-proof and looks smart over time
    • Thick wire to make it fox proof
    • Easy to access top section

    Specifications

    • Size: 6ft
    • Material: Plastic

    5.
    Pets at Home Bluebell Hideaway Rabbit Hutch

    Four doors for easy access, strong mesh wire for peace of mind and waterproof quality, this is a safe little hutch for your small animal to call home.

    The ramp will be nice and easy for your bunny to go up and down on thanks to the little steps, and there is plenty of space for a pal to join them if you have two rabbits.

    The grey colour is perfect if this is the lighter look you are after, so you don’t have to grab the paintbrushes. With large doors, it is easy to access all areas of the hutch and clean it out, including the midsection which can be tricky with other models.

    Features

    • White and grey design
    • Easy to access

    Specifications

    • Size: 5ft
    • Material: Timber

    6.
    Pets at Home Foxglove Rabbit Hutch

    Suitable for two rabbits to live together, this is one of the best rabbit hutches in terms of the look and style as it looks just like a mini house.

    It is a little hideaway, picturesque and able to give them a bit of privacy. The upper level is hidden away slightly which will help protect them from the elements and keep it darker for sleeping. The bottom section is a meshed opening, which gives some air to the living quarters.

    Made from solid wood, it is water-resistant and is also covered by a fully waterproof asphalted roof. Each level is also quite deep so they could stand up on their hind legs while inside.

    Features

    • Good design
    • Waterproof

    Specifications

    • Size: 5ft
    • Material: Chinese Fir

    7.
    FeelGoodUK Bunny Ark

    One of the few outdoor hutches which combine plastic and wooden construction, this double-height model has two access doors, as well as a small-size run which will allow your rabbit to have some air and space on top of the extension run you should buy as well.

    A slide-out galvanised tray can make the cleaning much easier, as you can brush the waste right into a bag as opposed to having to reach in and bring it all out.

    The upstairs living area can best be described as a slightly larger nest box, so will be fine for smaller breeds but maybe a bit of a tight squeeze for larger ones, especially if it will be their only place to shelter. If you want two rabbits or to house a Giant breed, you will have to buy a cover.

    It is also a 5ft model but on the smaller side, so really best for minis. Insulated plastic panels will help with warmth though.

    Features

    • Adorable design

    Specifications

    • Size: 5ft
    • Material: Wood

    8.
    Kendal Outdoor Rabbit Hutch and Run

    One of the largest hutch and run combinations around, thanks to the raised housing, this is a good all-in-one unit if you want a bit less fuss when it comes to setting up your new rabbit area.

    They have plenty of headroom inside and a separate sleeping area which is covered with a door. When they go down the ramp they are inside a lovely large run area, where they can get some fresh air and a bit of exercise.

    You can close off this ramp if you don’t want them being out in the open at night time, and when it is up it is safely secured so they will always have access. The top section can also be placed to look over the run or towards the back, depending on where it will be and the need to weatherproof it.

    Features

    • Sturdy build

    Specifications

    • Size: 6ft
    • Material: Timber

    9.
    Chartwell Double Guinea Pig Rabbit Hutch

    A double floor setup will give your rabbit(s) enough space for them to have proper living headquarters, with a dedicated bedding section and a spacious open base floor.

    The size and weight of the hutch work with the fox-proof wiring and sturdy build in order to deter any predators, as your rabbits will be less noticeable and difficult to reach.

    Cleaning is simple; as with all Chartwell models, there is a little cleaning bar which can be opened to make it easier to sweep everything out onto a dustpan, without the need to get it over ledges and suffer it sticking in joins.

    Features

    • Easy cleaning
    • Waterproof wood

    Specifications

    • Size: 5ft
    • Material: Timber

    10.
    Pets at Home Sycamore Lodge XL Rabbit Hutch with Double Run

    Offering plenty of room for two rabbits, this Lodge is spacious and focuses on giving your rabbit plenty of options to go down the ramp and have a runaround.

    The double run gives you the chance to jazz up their headquarters with toys, hiding boxes and plenty of food and drink. With larger doors, it is simple to reach around and clean out or remove them from the hutch safely.

    The ramp is quite steep, so you may need to make some adjustments for your bunny. Other reviewers have also added hinges and locks to be able to open from the top so it is easier to clean out, as well as attaching further runs.

    There is no way to close the ramp off so they will have access to the run at all times – ensure your garden is safe and free from predators if you don’t want to have to bring them inside.

    Features

    • Secure

    Specifications

    • Size: 6ft
    • Material: Timber

    11.
    Pawhut 2 Floor Wooden Rabbit Hutch

    A hybrid rabbit hutch and chicken coop home, this is a nifty product with loads of accessories to help you look after both animals (although preferably only one at a time, of course).

    This means that for rabbits, there is a steady incline ramp to go down into the open pen area, a large opening to be able to reach into this, large pull out tray to make cleaning easier and a closed private area with mesh window for air.

    You can remove the run from the product if you wish, as it just clips on. We will say it is quite small, so definitely more for the smaller breeds of rabbit such as Holland Lops, Netherland Dwarfs and Polish rabbits as opposed to your Giants and Fuzzys.

    Features

    • Very large access areas

    Specifications

    • Size: 5ft
    • Material: Fir Wood

    Buying Guide

    Storeys

    Hutches are available in single-storey and double-storey models.

    With single options, it is usually just a covered area which you are getting, for them to sleep and eat. You will need a separate attached run, and they are often only big enough for one rabbit too.

    Double-storey hutches can either have two living floors, which is good for two rabbits or if you want to give them extra space, or one top living storey and an open grassy section at the base.

    Hutches with runs are also available. These are often double-storey, but rather than a small grassy section, it usually extends out to be twice as deep.

    Size

    Most rabbit hutches come in 5ft and 6ft sizes, which explains the length of the unit. The important thing to remember is that a hutch can never be too big for a rabbit. They should be at least four times the size of the rabbit according to some experts, while others say they should be eight times their length.

    It may, therefore, be the case that the ones above are not suitable and you need something larger from a specialist pet shop or outdoor building company.

    Height is also important, though. You should look for a minimum internal height of 24 inches/60 cm so they can stand up, which is a natural behaviour for rabbits.

    Look at the dimensions and check you have enough room in your chosen space for your dream hutch. Also bear in mind how large your rabbit is when comparing to the access doors in between rooms, and the inside areas.

    Price

    You will probably pay more for larger huts with more space, but as seeing as it is vital they have enough room to move about and relax, you can’t scrimp and get a cheap one if it isn’t appropriate.

    You also will likely get better materials, equipment, security and easier cleaning if you pay that bit more. A hutch can start at around £80 for something basic and small which will need jazzing up with runs and extra space and can go towards £200 and over for larger multi-floor options.

    Material

    Outdoor hutches are often made from wood, which is tough and usually largely waterproof and treated with weather-resistant paints and covers.

    Woods can range from pine to fir and timber. There may also be plastic used in the construction on floors to prevent them from getting wet from urine and making them easier to clean.

    In terms of the wire used, you should go for something really strong. This will stop bunny from escaping but also prevent any predators from getting in. Chicken wire is common.

    Always check the build of your hutch to ensure no wire is coming apart, no wood is chipped and it is all still intact.

    Other Buyers Ask...

    How Large Should My Rabbit Hutch Be?

    According to advice, a hutch for two rabbits should be around 6ft x 2ft at the very least, depending on the size of your rabbits. They prefer company, but if yours doesn’t, a 5ft model should probably still be as low as you go for a standard-sized bunny. Others say you should work it out as around four times the size of your rabbit.

    Remember that you should have toys, hiding spaces, food and drink in with your rabbit at all times which can all take up more room than you’d imagine.

    This should then be combined with at least 24 sq ft of exercise space per rabbit, which they can use for around 5 hours every day.

    What Else Will I Need For My Rabbit?

    As well as a hutch, which is where your rabbit will probably sleep and eat, they will need some space to exercise and play as mentioned above.

    They don’t do well cooped up in one small space all day, but it isn’t practical to watch them24/7. So, buying a rabbit run is a great idea. This way, they are still safely contained and protected from other animals and getting lost, but have enough room to get their four hours of exercise.

    You can give them free rein of your garden, but you will have to ensure it is well-fenced, it is fox-proof and there are no predators or dangerous aspects to your garden, and you will probably want to have it plant-free too so they don’t nibble any geraniums.

    Outdoor hutches also need protection from the elements, so it is a good idea to buy a cover which will stop rain and has thermal properties. Rabbits also need a lot of enrichment and playtime, so ensure they have access to plenty of toys and accessories.

    Don’t forget their carrier for vet trips too – you can’t really take them in a cage or hutch.