We can differ many different kinds of cages that are suitable for keeping a lionhead rabbit indoor. In order to find out which type of indoor cage is the best option for you we provide an overview. Before making a final decision you should take a look at all the different outdoor cages. New to keeping rabbits? Make sure to read our page about creating a lionhead rabbit habitat. Keep in mind that rabbit cages aren’t cheap.
However, if you are creative you could also choose to create your own cage, our advice: don’t forget to use chew proof coated wire and plastic that is resistant to stains. Finally, make sure that regardless the type you will eventually use you include a litter pan, water bottle, food bowls and optionally, some lionhead toys.
Single Level Cage
This is the most basic option to house a rabbit indoor. In most cases a single level cage consists out of a plastic base followed by an easy to remove metal wire frame. One of the advantages for keeping your bunny in a single level cage is that it is fairly easy to clean their habitat. Please keep in mind that this basic option also has a downside. Due to the limited amount of space your rabbit isn’t able to get the exercise he or she needs. You can compensate this by letting your bunny roam throughout the house once a while. Make sure to follow the basic free space guidelines when buying a single level cage, the length/width of the cage should at least be 4-5 times the length of your bunny.[adsense]
Multiple Level Cage
In general the rule applies, the more space your rabbit has the better. Having more space has a positive effect on the rabbit’s health. Therefore it might be wise to choose for a multiple level cage that consists out a metal or plastic base followed by multiple shelves or stories. These shelves/stories function as different living areas and can be accessed by a ladder. One major advantage is that due to the fact that you have more available living space you could easily house multiple lionhead rabbits.
A rabbit Pen
Besides having a traditional indoor cage you could also consider to buy or create a pen. This easy and cost saving alternative enables your lionhead to exercise. A pen consists of a wired enclosure/frame without a base and a roof. You can easily adjust the form and for example choose for a rectangle, triangle or a circle. Some owners choose to make a combination between a single level cage and a pen by connecting them. Make sure to add a special layer on the floor that prevents damaging your beloved floor if you choose for a pen.
No cage at all
If your available space is limited you could also choose to let your bunny roam throughout your house. The only requirement is that you succeed in litter training your lionhead. In order to do so you should at least provide one or two litter pans. However, we don’t recommend this option because it has some serious disadvantages, such as that your rabbit might harm the interior. Never forget, they like to chew on everything that is chewable.[adsense]