Can rabbits live indoors?

Rabbits can live indoors. However, consider this very carefully as it can have quite an impact on your home.

Your rabbits will still need as much space indoors as they would outside. To achieve this, you’ll need to convert a minimum of one standard-sized room  into their living quarters.

Things you’ll need to consider with indoor rabbits

  • A baby gate or similar to keep them secure in the room but enable them to see what’s going on
  • Unless the floor is carpet, you should consider rugs or plenty of ‘hop to’ areas, as slippery flooring can cause muscle wastage or back damage
  • Your rabbits will need a room with natural sunlight and a steady, comfortable room temperature that will aid their natural twice-a-year moult
  • All electrical wires or plastic water pipes will need protecting from being chewed
  • All household plants will need to be removed
  • Provide lots of toys and activities, like dig trays, litter trays and items for them to hop on to and run through
  • Be prepared for chewing of furniture, faeces and urine stains on flooring.

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