Before bringing a new rabbit home you should have a cage already set up and in place. Continually moving and adjusting your pets cage will cause an anxious nervous rabbit.
Now you should decide where your going to keep your rabbit(s). Are they going to be outside in a hutch, or inside in an indoor cage? Do you plan on having more then a few?
There are people that are adamant about keeping rabbits indoors only, as part of the family. This has its benefits because you will have more time and opportunity to take him out and play. He will also be used to your family lifestyle and remain a calmer rabbit.
Bad weather and after dark hours make it difficult to spend time with a hutch or outdoor rabbit. This means less time and opportunity to spend quality time with your rabbit. Although, its not impossible and some people do just fine with outdoor rabbits.
There is an array of cages for the pet rabbit. In the case of finding the right size though remember that bigger is better! Your new bunny will need room for food and water, a litter tray, a sleeping spot and also room to play around. Yes, they really do play in their cages!
You can find a lot of different bedding/litter types on the market today. Be aware that not all these products are actually safe for your rabbit. Its not a good idea to use soft wood shavings such as cedar and pine. However, using Aspen (shavings) bedding is just fine as this softwood product is safe and will not hurt your rabbit.
Most people think that rabbits are boring or not sweet and loving. Not like a puppy or a kitten. But they would be very wrong in this way of thinking! Actually, rabbits can be sweet and bonded to their owners.
They love to get out of their cages and run around quickly, jumping in and out of shallow boxes, running through tunnels and playing with little plastic cat toys! They love to cuddle too!
Pet rabbits can be and are very loving and wonderful pets if raised the right way. With love and attention. Like any animal, the less your social with it the less friendly it will become.
So whether you want to have your rabbit outside or inside, remember that its cage needs to be big enough that the pet is comfortable. Be sure to make time to spend with your pet everyday.