Rabbit hutches will need a secure fastening, regardless of whether they are inside or outside. Not only does this help prevent any escapes, but also helps guard your pets against outside intruders such as dogs, cats, rats and even foxes. In order to minimise the risk of unwanted visitors, you will need a solid hutch fastening to make sure that your rabbits are as secure and safe as they can be. We have split this section of the guide into traditional and modern cages, as both have different security requirements.
The Eglu Classic hutch
Some wooden, traditional cages aren’t the most secure enclosures. If you are looking at rabbit hutches, it is in your best interests to avoid ones with a simple wooden toggle to open and shut the hutch doors. These are quite easy to open, and some animals may figure out how to do it themselves. Not only this, but wood isn’t 100% future proof and prolonged exposure to rain and the cold can cause the wood to weaken and even break. This won’t happen to all toggle doors, but it is still in your best interests to avoid them, or to invest in a rabbit hutch lock that you can fit yourself to add some extra security.
There is no need to purchase a lock if you own an Eglu. Unlike traditional alternatives, the Eglu doesn’t have a swivel tog- instead it comes with a rotating lock built knot the back door that allows you to open the door between the hutch and the run. The Eglu was built with rabbit’s safety in mind, and is fox resistant with a very strong steel mesh and anti tunnel skirt to prevent unwanted intruders from getting in.