Small Animal Coops and Cages
Choosing a small animal cage isn’t just about finding one where your pets can fit, there are several things to consider to ensure your animals are not only safely enclosed but also healthy and happy.
Type of Animals
Pets don’t just differ in size but also their space considerations. For example, if you have a guinea pig, you should know that they’re less suited for the outdoors than rabbits. So, an indoor guinea pig cage might be better than an outdoor hutch.
Number of Animals
Of course, the number of animals you plan to have will affect the type of hutch you need. Always ensure that every animal has enough space both vertically and horizontally. Also, anticipate how large they’re going to grow and factor that into your decision.
Different places pose different concerns when finding the perfect animal hutch. For example, an indoor rabbit hutch might be better for extremely cold and exposed areas. On the other hand, metal chicken coops are useful in places where there are plenty of predatory animals.
The type of animals you have also affects your ideal structure. While guinea pig hutches often have ramps to climb and skitter on, rabbits mostly appreciate runs that allow them to roam, especially on grass.
Small animal hutches, coops, and runs come in a variety of materials. Generally, metal is most durable, plastic is easiest to maintain, and wood offers excellent shelter as well as the best value for money. Typically, your best options will be a combination of all three materials.
When looking for coops and cages, always consider what’s best for the type as well as the number of animals you have. Whether you have some chickens, guinea pigs, or rabbits, the right hutch will keep them safe from the elements and possible predators.
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