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Best rabbit hutches: Find the perfect home for your bunny

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A black, baby rabbit in the best rabbit hutch
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The best rabbit hutches provide your floppy-eared friend with a comfortable and secure home that allows them to get all the benefits of being outside in nature while still ensuring that they stay safe from predators. Given that your bunny is likely to spend most of their time eating, sleeping and playing in their hutch, there are a few things worth considering before you buy one.

Unlike the best indoor rabbit hutches which don't have the elements to contend with, you'll want to make sure that your chosen hutch is strong, durable and weatherproof so look for materials that are built to withstand sun, snow, wind and rain. It's also vital that the hutch has a few solid compartments that can be made into cozy spaces for your rabbit to shelter in on cold days. 

Strong mesh and escape-proof latches are also incredibly important as this will ensure that your bunny stays in their hutch and predators stay out and you want to make sure that the mesh allows for plenty of fresh air to circulate. Removable trays are a good idea too as this will make your job a lot easier on the cleaning front.

Next up, you'll want to consider the size of the hutch and we recommend going large with a hutch that's at least four times the size of your rabbit - remember that your bunny is going to be spending a lot of time in here and they need plenty of space to hop about. It should also be tall enough that they can stand up on their hind legs without their heads touching the top. 

If your backyard prevents you from having a super spacious hutch set up 24/7, then choose a smaller hutch but invest in one of best rabbit runs to go along with it. These can be attached onto the hutch to provide more outdoor space when you want to give your floppy-eared friend some exercise, but can be easily taken down when not in use.

Once you’ve selected the best rabbit hutch, the next step is to make it feel like home by adding soft flooring for comfort, plenty of food and water, a litter box, and of course, several of the best rabbit toys to help keep your floppy-eared friend mentally and physically stimulated. But before you get to furnishings, let's go find a new forever home for your furry friend.

PetsRadar's pick of the best rabbit hutches

  • Best overall rabbit hutch: Petsfit Rabbit Hutch with Pullout Tray
  • Best stylish rabbit hutch: Pets At Home Foxglove Rabbit Hutch 
  • Best budget rabbit hutch: KCT Napoli Single Rabbit Hutch
  • Best two-tier rabbit hutch: Pets At Home Bluebell Rabbit Hutch
  • Best fox-proof hutch: Chartwell Double Rabbit Hutch
  • Best easy-access rabbit hutch: KCT Two-Tier Rabbit Hutch with Run

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Petsfit Rabbit Hutch with Pullout Tray

Best overall rabbit hutch

Materials: Finnish spruce
Dimensions: 38 x 19.5 x 34 inches
No. of rabbits: 1-2
Reasons to buy
+Various colors+Spacious+Could use outdoors too+Easy to assemble
Reasons to avoid
-Pull out tray could be better

Whether you have one bunny or two, the Petsfit Rabbit Hutch with Pullout Tray is pretty spacious for your rabbits to spread out and relax.

There's two sections to this hutch: a decently sized open wire area and a hideout area that's easily accessible thanks to its top doors that can be lifted anytime to handle your pet.

If the thought of assembling a hutch fills you with dread, then you'll be pleasantly surprised by the Petsfit Rabbit Hutch as pre-drilled holes and a few simple steps ensures it's ready for your rabbit in no time.

Available in a lovely red or a beautiful blue, it's pretty stylish to boot and the ability to use inside or out makes it a versatile home for your rabbit's needs.

It's not entirely without flaw, however, with many pet owner's modifying the hutch in places, particularly for a guinea pig to reside alongside their flop-eared friend. 

The pull-out tray option can be fiddly to put back and it lacks mesh as a way to separate your rabbit from the tray.

The Pets At Home Foxglove Rabbit HutchPets Radar Approved Award

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Best stylish rabbit hutch

Materials: Chinese Fir & mesh
Dimensions: 117 x 162 x 68cm
No. of rabbits: 2
Reasons to buy
+Beautiful design+Two-storey hutch+Fox-proof
Reasons to avoid
-Requires assembly-Cover not included

A gorgeous design that would look great in any garden, the Foxglove Rabbit Hutch from Pets at Home is sure to make sure your rabbits feel right at home. There is room for two rabbits, including an upstairs and a downstairs so they both have their own space to sleep and relax.

Made from waterproof solid wood with mesh windows, as well an asphalt roof to ensure it is fully weatherproof if you plan to keep this in the garden, this is built to last. For added protection throughout the winter months, you can even purchase an extra roof for it.

If you choose to create a living space upstairs, then your rabbits will be able to use a small ladder to move between floors. Every door is secured with bolt locks, and the durable mesh is secure to the point that nothing will be able to get inside this hutch.

This is so spacious that your rabbits will be able to relax and play, safe in the knowledge that nothing is getting in, leaving them to stretch their legs in peace. This bunny mansion will have them living like carrot-munching royalty.

The KCT Napoli Single Rabbit Hutch outside on a lawn

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KCT Napoli Single Rabbit Hutch

Best budget rabbit hutch

Materials: High quality treated wood
Dimensions: 123 x 46 x 13cm
No. of rabbits: 1
Reasons to buy
+Raised off the ground+Easy to clean+Small run
Reasons to avoid
-A little small

This little hutch is basic, yet practical, and provides everything your rabbit needs for a good night’s sleep. Featuring a pull-out tray and roof opening, you’ll easily be able to feed, clean, and pet your rabbit, as well as empty and clean the hutch with ease.

This product is made of high-quality treated wood and strong wire. Although the wire window looks quite open, the hutch is on raised legs, which is good for keeping predators away. With a small run area, your rabbit can still get fresh air while in this hutch, or go into the enclosed space to keep warm and dry.

It is only a single rabbit hutch, and there is not much space for your rabbit to play and stretch, so you would need to purchase an extra run to ensure your bunny stays happy and healthy. If you have just one pet, then this single rabbit hutch will serve you well, and at under £100, it’s a bargain.

The two-story, Pets At Home Bluebell Rabbit Hutch

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Pets At Home Bluebell Rabbit Hutch

Best two-tier rabbit hutch

Materials: Timber
Dimensions: 112 x 194 x 61cm
No. of rabbits: 2
Reasons to buy
+Spacious+Private sleeping area+Weatherproof
Reasons to avoid
-Requires extra treatment

The large and spacious Bluebell Lodge is the best rabbit hutch for giving your pets space and privacy. With two tiers, this hutch has a private sleeping area that you can fill with warm hay for a cozy night’s sleep. The mesh windows make it easy for you to see inside, and your rabbits can get fresh air and light but won’t be able to chew through this sturdy material. Predators will be kept at bay too with this high-security hutch with secure locks so you can take your rabbits in and out with ease and have peace of mind they are safe inside.

The hutch itself is made from timber. It’s described as weatherproof, but it is recommended to give this hutch a coat of treatment before the winter months to ensure it stays warm and dry. Be sure to use a pet-safe, non-toxic, and water-based treatment that will be harmless to your pets if they decide to chew away at the interior.

Standing at 6ft tall, there’s certainly plenty of room for your rabbit to roam and stand, which makes it a responsible choice for a full-time living space, but your rabbit will still need time out of the hutch for more daily exercise in a run.

Chartwell Double Rabbit Hutch outside in a garden

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Chartwell Double Rabbit Hutch

Best fox-proof hutch

Materials: Timber and fox-proof wire
Dimensions: 152.4 x 61 x 121.9cm
No. of rabbits: 2
Reasons to buy
+Fox-proof wire+Lots of space+UK-made
Reasons to avoid
-Inside arch quite small-Rain cover sold separately

This is a super-spacious hutch that could provide room for two or more rabbits. With an upstairs and a downstairs, there’s plenty of room for sleeping and playing. Larger bunnies may find the inside arch a little too small for them, but this can be adjusted at home.

As one of the only UK-based rabbit hutch manufacturers, the Chartwell Hutch is made from local timber, and the company prides itself on using tried and tested fox-proof wire, so you can have total peace of mind that nothing is getting in or out of the hutch without your permission. The sleeping area is high above ground, and with 10mm thick walls, this decreases the chances of foxes sniffing out your little critters.

The hutch provides at least 2ft of headspace, so your bunnies can stand up and roam freely, and you can easily clean this hutch with the pull out trays, which allows you to sweep waste directly into the bin – no fuss and no mess.

You can place this hutch either indoors or outdoors, and other accessories such as a rain cover can be purchased separately. For a home with two or more rabbits, this is the hutch for you.

The KCT Two-Tier Rabbit Hutch with Run, with it's roof open for access

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KCT Two-Tier Rabbit Hutch with Run

Best easy-access rabbit hutch

Materials: High-quality wood
Dimensions: 155 x 53 x 70cm
No. of rabbits: 1
Reasons to buy
+Easy access roof+Separate run+Weather proof
Reasons to avoid
-Bottom susceptible to damp

Get access all areas with this two-tier 5ft hutch that offers a spacious place for your pets to sleep and play. With an easy-access roof and pull-out tray, cleaning is easier than ever, and you’ll be able to see clearly how your rabbits are getting on inside their new home.

Made from high-quality treated wood with a felt-lined roof to ensure it’s weatherproof, your bunnies will stay warm and dry all year round. The hutch is finished with screen mesh to ensure your lovely little pets aren’t greeted by any unwanted visitors.

Some buyers recommend putting down some cardboard first if placing directly on your lawn, as it can get damp underneath and decrease the longevity of this hutch. With separate sleeping quarters and a little run, this hutch is definitely spacious enough for your rabbits to live full-time. However, they will need to have time in a larger run to ensure they get enough exercise.

Overall, this is the best rabbit hutch for accessibility, and it’s super easy to clean. Perfect for a busy household.

How to choose the best rabbit hutch for you and your pets

When looking to buy a rabbit hutch, it’s important to consider your rabbit’s welfare first and foremost. They need to have enough space to live comfortably as if it were their natural habitat. This includes being able to gnaw, burrow, stretch, and run. 

Having a hutch that allows your rabbit to stand on their hind legs is a good indicator that it’s a comfortable living space for them, and even if the hutch doesn’t have a small run, you can purchase a separate rabbit run to ensure they get their daily exercise (see: best rabbit runs).

It's also important to consider space and where you want to put your rabbit hutch. If you want it outside in the garden, then ensure you choose the best place for it where it will be out of the wind and rain, and as far away from potential predators as possible. This means not near a fence or gate, and ideally up against a wall for a little bit of extra shelter.

If purchasing a rabbit hutch made from timber, check whether it has been treated first and consider that it may need extra treatments between seasons to protect it from the elements and prolong its lifespan. For those who are limited when it comes to space and budget, a small single hutch is an option, but ensure you provide your rabbit with extra stimulation, such as a run and some of the best rabbit toys.

Sarah Butcher

Sarah is a freelance writer and marketer, covering a variety of topics from lifestyle and fitness to sustainability and travel. When she’s not writing for PetsRadar or other websites, she can be found looking after her pet chickens or relaxing with a cuppa and a cute doggo snoozing on her lap!