How to Clean a Dirty Bunny Hutch

You love your rabbit and you want him to be happy. In order to keep your pet content and in good health, you need to keep his rabbit hutch clean. No one wants to live in a dirty house and your rabbit is no different. Since he cannot clean his hutch himself, it's up to you to show him how much you care by taking the time to clean his space up and make it a nice place for him to live.

Things You'll Need

  • Soap
  • Water
  • White vinegar (optional)
  • Fresh newspapers
  • Fresh shavings


    • 1

      Remove your rabbit from the hutch before you begin cleaning. This will help to keep her safe and will make it easier to clean the space.

    • 2

      Take everything out of the rabbit hutch. This includes all of your rabbit's accessories and any sanitary items lining the hutch, such as shavings and newspaper.

    • 3

      Clean the hutch out with soap and water. White vinegar can also be used to eliminate odors. Do not use bleach or any household cleaners, as this will harm your rabbit.

    • 4

      Put your rabbit's food and water dishes, toys and any other accessories that you removed from the hutch back in. Replace the soiled newspaper and shavings with new ones.

    • 5

      Return your bunny to his clean hutch. He will be happy to have his house nice and clean again.

Tips & Warnings

  • Clean the hutch once a week to keep your rabbit happy and healthy.
  • Change the newspaper in the hutch daily to keep unpleasant smells away and to help your rabbit stay healthy.
  • If your rabbit is pregnant, do not move her out of the hutch when you clean it. Simply clean around her.
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