Rabbits can live happily inside or outside as long as their hutch provides proper a ventilation to avoid respiratory infection and protection from wind, direct hot sun, rain, extreme cold, and predators such as dogs, cats, snakes, foxes, eagles/hawks, and even mice. Besides the obvious danger these animals impose, they also carry disease and parasites.
Hollands should have an indoor or outdoor hutch that is ideally 30” x 24” x 18” (does/kits), but no smaller than 24” x 18” x 18” (bucks/juniors), with a raised 1/2” x 1/2” or 1/2” x 1” wire flooring with a dropping pan under the wire. We prefer dura trays as our dropping pans because we feel they’re easier to clean. We clean the cages and pans twice a week with a bleach and water solution (1:10 ratio). We line trays with soft wood shavings that can be purchased from local feed stores for $5-6; this is much less expensive than buying shavings from well-known pet store chains. You can purchase rabbit supplies from online vendors cages or at larger upcoming ARBA shows. Otherwise, for purchasing cages, wooden hutches, and supplies, please visit our links page to see some of our favorite online supply vendors.