Best Outdoor Rabbit Cage From Tractor Supply To Keep Your Rabbit Healthy

Finding a rabbit cage that you can get at your local feed dealer can be hard to find. And when they do have them the selection is limited. Im not knocking them but its just facts.

I have done the internet surfing for you and collected the best outdoor rabbit cages I could find at the Tractor Supply Store so you can have whichever outdoor rabbitry set up you want shipped to your local store, you can even use curbside pickup if you need to. 

Doing it this way shouldn’t cost you any extra and there isn’t any minimum purchase threshold to get free shipping.

Before I get into which cages are available. Let’s go over some things you need to think about before you buy the cage.

There are some major issues with some of the most common rabbit cage styles that are prebuilt hutches. You want to make sure you choose the right one.

Size Of The Rabbit

Now you probably know that I raise the largest lop breed recognized by the ARBA (American Rabbit Breeders Association). So the cage space they need compared to a holland lop is VERY different obviously because of the size difference. 

Think about the height of the cage not just the length and width.

Not only that you also have to think about something like the energy level.

My rabbits don’t need something as big as say, the Checkered Giant because the Checkered Giant has a VERY high energy level. So they need more space to spend that energy.

French lops are the saint bernards of the rabbit world but the Checkered giant is the grayhound. Give a french lop a cozy place to lay and they are happy.

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Space For Babies In Your Outdoor Rabbit Cage

If you are raising rabbits only for pets and you do not intend to breed your rabbit or rabbits then you can skip this section.

If you plan to raise babies then you need to think ahead to the future and plan for space of the next box AND space for after the babies get active.

For french lops, once the babies are 3 weeks old or over I typically take the nest box out and give them a smaller cardboard box that they can go into at night to feel secure. 

There are a few reasons for this. One, it opens up more room for all of them. Two, they tend to only use the box as a toilet and in the summer with flies and heat! YUCK! It is best for everyone involved to just get rid of it. 

If you are raising rabbits for meat you should have one grow-out pen for the litter and possibly be able to split a litter up so they are not competing for feed. This will help them be healthy and in good flesh condition.

three young rabbits

Solid Flooring On An Outdoor Rabbit Cage Is A Bad Idea

Before I get into why I don’t recommend having a solid floor in your rabbit hutch hear me out.

If your rabbit is bread well and came from a good breeder their feet should be strong and not have any issues with the wire. —  Rabbits that are prone to sore hocks should not be used in a breeding program.

With that said If you already have a rabbit and it does have issues with it then get something that is called a resting mat. Is healthier than a solid floor.

Ok ready? Take a deep breath. Here is why I don’t get solid flooring.

Rabbits go to the bathroom in the same location and they tend to pick the place where they are most safe to go. So if your cage has those quiet little rooms off to the side, where do you think your rabbit is going to go? YEP on that solid floor where the waste will not drop through.

french lop rabbit

Remember what I said about the nest box getting nasty? It’s the same here. They will fill it up and the foul smell you have ever smelled will be there.

Here is the other reason. FLY’S LOVE IT! And it only takes maggots 24hr s to hatch. So if you forget even for a day to clean out their favorite potty area. You can end up with a horrible mess.

I don’t mean to be disgusting but I want you to realize how serious it is.

I know a lot of people think this will be a good idea in the wintertime but trust me when I say the trade-off is not worth it. The health of your animal will suffer from waste so close to the living area.

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Be Careful About The Cages With A Rabbit Run

Fleas Don’t Care Who The Host Is

This is more of a “be mindful” rather than a don’t. But the cages with the closed-in exercise areas may not be the best idea. Fleas don’t care who their host is so long as they have one. On top of that if you have a rabbit run that you move often you don’t know what wild animal ran through that patch of grass leaving the ever spreading hemorragics disease or some other illness that your rabbit could pick up.

This is why I never let any of my rabbits run free in the yard. 

If you want your rabbits to have space to run then keep an eye out for fleas and be willing to treat it if they end up with them. You can also section off an area where you treat it naturally for bugs.

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Top Outdoor Rabbit Cages From Tractor Supply

This was not a thing even just a few years ago. But that small enclosed area used to be a solid floor on ALL cages. You already know how I feel about that if you read the previous section.

You can finally find outdoor rabbit hutches with wire flooring on the whole thing!!!!

This one is my FAVORITE and is going to be the best price you will find.

It has a four-star rating and the main complaints about it seemed to be user error. With that said, I will say it does not seem to be made with the strongest of legs but if it is used for what it is intended you shouldn’t have any issues.

Just don’t be letting people or animals clime on it.

A Good Option For Smaller Rabbits

There is no solid floor in this cage which is great and it has three sides to get the rabbit out of the weather.

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Innovation Pet Raised Rabbit Hutch

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Price: $149.99

This Innovation Pet Raised Rabbit Hutch has an open pen area and a divider that leads to an enclosed area for intended for sleeping. (but be warned your rabbit will likely use that area to go to the bathroom.) I like this one best because the closed in area has a wire floor which is not common for these designs.

There are 3 points of access: a wire door into the pen area, a wood door into the enclosed area and the roof opens up for full access

  • Sub wire floor above the pull-out pan
  • The asphalt roof is hinged for easy access to your pet
  • Plastic feet protect the legs from moisture
  • A perfect home for 1 rabbit 10 pounds or less.
  • Outside assembled dimensions: 47.2 in. x 22.4 in. x 36.2 in.

Here is another hutch that is slightly bigger and is the same style as the hutch above. The only hesitation is the reviews are not quite as good so if you have a smaller rabbit then you probably could get away with the one above.

Cages for a shed or lean-to

These two cages will work well if you have a shed or lean-to-style frame like I do. Which is my FAVORITE WHY to raise rabbits because of the airflow keeping them healthy and cool.

outdoor rabbit hutches that are a leanto style with cages hanging in them.

You can hang these cages inside and let the waste fall to the ground. This is honestly the more cost-efficient way to do things because you are going to be repairing a lot of cages if you have rabbits for any length of time.

Packing Essentials

DuMOR 24 In. Rabbit Hutch Kit, 2109V0011

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Price: $54.99

Heavy-Duty Rabbit Hutch Kit, 24 in. x 24 in.

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DuMOR 36 In. Rabbit Cage, 2109V0003

DuMOR 36 In. Rabbit Cage, 2109V0003 [More]

Price: $37.99

Heavy-Duty Rabbit Cage, 36 in. x 30 in.

Find It On Tractor Supply

There are a few other options at tractor supply but many still have a solid floor in them or the rabbit sits directly on the tray that pulls out to dump the waste.

All in all, just check them out first and make sure the key points I listed are met. If you want to go deeper into finding an outdoor hutch and the things I recommend to look for then check this post out.

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