Should You Use an Outdoor or Indoor Rabbit Hutch?

An Amish rabbit hutch is the best option for your rabbits, due to the strong integrity of the wood and handcraftsmanship. But should you place your hutch indoors or outside? That’s a matter of personal preference, of course. However, there are some factors to consider when making this decision.


This might seem like an easy one. If you live someplace cold you will want your rabbit hutches inside. But there are other weather instances to consider for your rabbits. Wind, snow, rain, and heat are just as important. Although they may look small and fragile, rabbits are surprisingly well-adapted to cold temperatures. According to, a healthy adult rabbit can be comfortable in temperatures down to 40 degrees Fahrenheit and can tolerate temperatures that are even lower if necessary. Make sure your Amish rabbit hutch can keep them dry and out of the wind. Rabbits are actually much more sensitive to heat. At temperatures over 85 degrees, rabbits may show signs of overheating.

Other Animals

If kept outdoors, rabbits need a good-sized predator-proof enclosure away from wild rabbits and other creatures. Make sure your Amish rabbit hutch is the right size. The enclosure needs to be large enough to allow your rabbits to exhibit natural behaviors such as grooming and feeding, with a separate area for toileting. Many hutches marketed for rabbits are too small, these active and inquisitive animals need plenty of space. Also, ensure your hutch has netting that can keep out flies and mosquitos. Mosquitoes can infect rabbits with dangerous diseases such as myxomatosis or Rabbit Haemorrhagic Disease (calicivirus).

Proper Bedding

The floor of the hutch part of your rabbits’ enclosure should be covered with newspaper with a layer of bedding material placed on top of the newspaper. Straw, grass hay, or shredded paper are good options. Their bedding should provide warmth, comfort and prevent your rabbits from developing pressure sores on their feet, while also allowing natural digging behavior.

Amish-crafted chicken coops, dog kennels, rabbit hutches, and pigeon houses are the perfect shelter choice for your beloved pets. They provide high-quality structures to create a durable and safe place for your pets. Contact us today for more information on our rabbit hutches.