Some people swear that your pet rabbit MUST live indoors. Others swear that they have the healthiest most active rabbits and that rabbits love living outside. There are pros and cons to each side, so lets examine them and let you come to the best conclusion as to what is right for you, your family, and your pet rabbit. Should your pet rabbit live indoors or outdoors?
The benefits of living inside are longer lifespan, safe from predators, less danger of overheating and freezing, more human interaction (making them friendlier), and an easier to care for rabbit.
The benefits of living outside for pet rabbits is they are less likely to be injured or poisoned, less hair inside your house, less smell (though this can be abated by frequent cleaning and use of specialty litter), not as limited by the space, ability to separate from other household pets, and numerous options for hutches.
Be sure to visit the shop and check out some of the great items we have featured like hutches, heating pads, pet rabbit beds, and pet carriers that can support your decision to have your pet rabbit live inside or outside.
As you can see there is a lot of benefits on both sides. Think about what pros and cons are the most important to you and your pet. There is no real right or wrong answer. If you feel strongly either way please post a comment below.
I have always loved rabbits. A rabbit was my very first pet. Since owning my first rabbit I have gone on to own many more. I look forward to being able to get my kids their very own pet rabbits.