Do you have your pet rabbit stuffed in the equivalent of an 8 x 10 jail cell? While there are many small rabbit cages on the market for sale, small cages should not typically be used as permanent “hare housing”. They should be primarily for short terms use. For example, you may have a small cage in the family room to secure your floppy eared friend when you have guest but unless you have a very small breed rabbit this should not be their primary housing.
A widely accepted rule is that your bunny’s housing should be a least four (4) times the size your rabbit will be when it is fully grown, but this should be used as an absolute minimum. You will probably have other things in the cage: a litter box, feeding bowl, water bottle, toys, etc. If the cage if only 4 times the size of your rabbit, by the time you add in the other items, your lovable pet will basically have one spot to sit or lay down. That maybe OK if your bunny generally roams free in the house or a large pen, and only goes into their cage to eat and rest. But if you keep your furry little friend in their cage for expended lengths of time, you will defiantly want to get a large cage or hutch.
While a large traditional hutch is not cheap, general over $100 for even the most basic model, they are typically much larger than the standard cage. They are the ideal outdoor (and sometimes indoor) housing for your carrot crunching pet and don’t forget you can always build a hutch yourself, much cheaper than you can by one.
When thinking about the size of the rabbit cage your pet needs, always keep in mind “how big you are and how big your house is”.