Creating the right environment
Whatever you chose to place in your rabbits enclosure, by rearranging the set up every now and then your bunny will think they have a whole new home to explore and this keeps them entertained!
Nest boxes within an enclosure make an ideal place for your rabbit to hide in or to keep warm in. They may also enjoy jumping on top of them.
The only good thing about those horrible small rabbit hutches sold in pets shops is you can use them within their accommodation set ups as cosy hideouts and for your bunny to climb on.
Stuff them full of hay in the winter and your bunny will love it. You could also make them even cosier by putting cardboard around the inside edges in the winter for extra insulation.
Cardboard boxes provide hours of entertainment & also provide somewhere for your rabbit to run into when they feel threatened.
Carve a doorway or two into the cardboard box so it resembles a little hideout house for your rabbit and place some hay and toys inside the cardboard box for extra fun.
The double walled cardboard boxes are best as they are more sturdier and will last that bit longer. You can order them in bulk at quite a reasonable price off the internet. Just check they don’t have staples in.
Place hayracks next to the litter trays to allow your rabbits to eat as they poop which all rabbits love to do and it encourages hay eating.
Anything that has holes in that can be stuffed with hay and will not harm your rabbits health can be used as a hay rack. The plastic carrier bag holders are a big favourite as are hanging baskets or just make a tunnel shape out of some galvanised wire and stuff that full of hay. Please watch any items that have large enough gaps in where they could catch their feet or heads. Always make sure the gaps are stuffed well with hay & they are placed high enough so your rabbit cannot jump into them.
Cheap comfy beds
Rabbits love comfort and a good cheap way of providing a pet bed is use a sample square of carpet (you can get these from most carpet shops for about 50p) or a flat chair cushion and place them in cotton pillow cases. Pillow cases are also cheap to buy and easy to wash. In the winter include a little blanket also. Rabbits love to dig at blankets and push them about but if your rabbit starts to chew at the blanket then remove it.
Litter trays and dig trays
Litter trays come in all shapes and sizes, but the bigger the tray the more hay you can put in to encourage your rabbit to eat hay while they poop. Under bed storage containers, seed trays and drip/gravel trays can be ideal as they do come in big sizes and all kinds of shapes and are cheaper to buy than some actual litter trays.
Trays filled with soil, child friendly sand or grass turf are a great way to add some natural areas to your rabbits enclosure and create lots of fun.
Make ramps safe
Make ramps safe and rabbit friendly by covering with carpet or a mat. Or add bits of wood to create a step effect and allow your rabbit to have more grip on the ramp. Never position a ramp too steep as this could result in an injury. You can place a sturdy item like a large garden stone or brick underneath the lower end to raise the ramp up so its not so steep.
All flooring for inside and outside accommodation should be non slip to avoid your rabbit injuring themselves.