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    Ideal cage size for two mini-lop bunnies?

    I currently have a single Mini Lop rabbit, and I'm planning on making a C&C cage this week. I know that rabbits love to have company so I'm planning on getting a second rabbit in the future, so I'd like to know how big I should make my cage so it's enough space for two bunnies?

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    Re: Ideal cage size for two mini-lop bunnies?

    Rabbit c&c's have to be a lot bigger than guinea pig ones, as they need room to hop. They have to be able to stretch up without their ears hitting the roof, stretch out widthways and hop/binky 3/4 times along their cage. They also have to have levels to jump on because they need to use their muscles.

    We have a mini lop too (he lives alone because he is VERY territorial) and his cage isn't a c&c but it's about the size of a 2x6. We also have a large crossbreed who we're building a 2x9 for.

    So, I think because you will have two, the minimum would be a 2x7. Bigger is always better though! Good luck

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    Re: Ideal cage size for two mini-lop bunnies?

    I would say 2x9 might make it better for them or at the least 2x7 like @GoldieBrodiexx said.


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    Re: Ideal cage size for two mini-lop bunnies?

    Depends on how much time they will get out of their cage. I usually kept mine in a 2x3, 3 level but they had 8-12 hours of out of cage time a day. They were pretty much just confined at night or if I had to leave.

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    Re: Ideal cage size for two mini-lop bunnies?

    Quote Originally Posted by Inle_Rabbit View Post
    Depends on how much time they will get out of their cage. I usually kept mine in a 2x3, 3 level but they had 8-12 hours of out of cage time a day. They were pretty much just confined at night or if I had to leave.
    True. If most of their day is being spent in the cage, then it has to be pretty darn big, but if they can roam for most of the day and are only confined at night, it can be smaller. Even if they are only in the cage at night, it still needs to be big enough, though.

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    Re: Ideal cage size for two mini-lop bunnies?

    Thanks for the replies!

    I think I'll try and go for a 3x7. I don't have a ton of space, so it can't be much bigger than that! But my bunny spends almost all the day outside of her cage, so I think she'd be able with a 3x7, and when I get my other bun, then maybe I'd expand it a bit.

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    Re: Ideal cage size for two mini-lop bunnies?

    That sounds great! Hope your bun enjoys his new home!

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