Keeping your bunny active and happy is one of the most important aspects of bunny ownership. Far too often, people pick bunnies as pets for the first time assuming they're like gerbils, hamsters, or guinea pigs, and thus can spend most of their time in their cage. Not so! Actually, gerbils, hamsters, and guinea pigs need lots of experience as well, but keeping your bunny active is even more important. You might have a mini lop, an angora, a Jersey wooly, a lionhead, or a little Rex, but no matter how large or small, your bunny needs exercise. Remember, you've got a domesticated breed, but bunnies are still active little creatures. If they don't get enough exercise, it can lead to serious health problems, such as depression, atrophied muscles, and digestion issues.
1. Get a Large Cage
Your bunny cannot survive in a small cage. Now, when you first get a bunny, if she's small, then you may begin with a starter cage – no problem. As your bunny grows and becomes more comfortable in your house, however, a larger cage is essential for keeping your bunny active. She needs room to move around. Plus, bunnies are both smart and fastidious. Ideally you need a cage that has separate spaces for the litter box, the food bowl, the water bottle, the grass container, and any toys or accessories. You don't necessarily have to get a two story hutch, but it all depends on the size of your rabbit – and the number of bunnies you have, of course.