Rabbit owners and experts stress the need to provide well-built and designed hutches for pet rabbits. One expert described outdoor rabbit hutches as “a must have” for rabbit owners. A good hutch has the following features:
• A safe and private environment where the rabbit feels secure.
• Accessible and easy to clean.
• Sufficient space to move around freely.
• Good ventilation.
• Built with durable quality materials that have been completely smoothed and finished.
• If the hutch has a ramp, it should be easy for the rabbit to come down and go up.
The best solution to meet that requirement is an Advantek The Stilt Rabbit Hutch.
Advantek The Stilt House Rabbit Hutch is a well-regarded designer of outdoor rabbit hutches and their Stilt Rabbit Hutch is a highly rated, roomy and quality constructed hutch that comfortably accommodates two rabbits. The hutch is constructed of light weight cypress fir lumber that is rot and insect resistant. The hutch is built on stilts and measures 25″L x 48″W x 36″H. This generous amount of space gives the rabbits plenty of room to move around freely. It is also easy to move because it only weighs 40 pounds.
The Stilt Rabbit Hutch is painted in an attractive auburn and white. It is a two story hutch with two doors for the nesting area. One for easy owner access to the rabbits and a second door for the rabbits to go down a ramp to a rabbit safe wire enclosed outside area. The hutch also has a pull-out tray for easy cleaning.
Another consideration is weather. Rabbits handle moderately cold weather well as long as they have a warm and dry shelter. Avantek’s Stilt House Rabbit Hutch is constructed with cypress fir lumber that is will remain dry and a roof is covered with water-proofed asphalt.
The range of rabbit hutch sizes runs from simple wire cages to elaborate, spacious hutches. The best outdoor hutches are large enough for one or two rabbits to move comfortably, provide protection from the elements and allow access to fresh air, exercise and the outdoors.
In selecting a rabbit hutch, there are several different models and manufacturers on the market to consider. Many hutches are built on one level; with and without a run area. It is important for rabbits to have an exercise area and for this reason, an outdoor hutch with a run is a much better choice for rabbits. A two story hutch makes the most efficient use of space for a run by placing the nesting space above the run area.
One of the often overlooked concerns in designing an outdoor rabbit hutch is security from predators. Rabbits are easy prey for foxes and coyotes, among other predators. A rabbit hutch must be sturdily built to protect rabbits and deter predators. Durability is very important.
Advantek The Stilt House Rabbit Hutch is a popular, high quality product. It provides all the qualities that a rabbit owner is looking for in and outdoor hutch. It is durable, secure, spacious, accessible, attractive and definitely worth seriously considering.