Bunny Hutch Review: Trixie Bunny Hutch with Enclosure

Today at Bunny Hutch HQ, we’re looking at one of the more popular bunny hutches on the market, the Trixie Bunny Hutch with Enclosure. Before I get started, let me give my standard note in case this is your first time visiting Bunny Hutch HQ:

Trixie Bunny Hutch with Enclosure

Trixie Bunny Hutch with Enclosure

NOTE: If you’re unclear as to the difference between bunny hutches and indoor bunny cages or you’re still new to Bunny Hutch HQ and/or having rabbits, you may want to check out our Bunny Hutch vs. Rabbit Cage – Which Should You Use? article in the “Good Places to Start” area on the upper-right side of this page (green boxes). This will get you on the right track.

OK, with that out of the way, let’s have a look at the Trixie Bunny Hutch.

When looking for a bunny hutch, most people are looking for a traditional style hutch. Traditional hutches have one story, they’re elevated, they have a backwards-sloping roof, they contain a nesting box, etc. If you’re looking for a bunny hutch that looks very traditional, you may want to have a look at my Super Pet Bunny Hutch article. Before you do though, let me point out that the Trixie Bunny Hutch is really just a traditional hutch with a few enhancements. That’s right, I said enhancements and that’s almost always a good word. So what are these claimed enhancements?

Well, the Trixie Bunny Hutch has taken the traditional four-legged bunny hutch and inserted cage panels between each pair of legs. This is great since it effectively turns it into a two-story hutch. Viola! More space for your rabbit! Another enhancement is the easy access. Trixie incorporated three doors and a lifting roof. One reviewer on Amazon even commented that the access is so good that her 7-year old daughter is able to clean the hutch on her own because of this convenience (read review here).

In addition, this hutch has a ramp from the ground to the second floor and it has a hatch that closes to separate the two levels. There’s also a removable plastic floor for easy cleaning and built-in troughs for hay.

Trixie Bunny Hutch Nesting Box

Trixie Bunny Hutch Nesting Box

The Trixie Bunny Hutch with Enclosure is a good size measuring 40.75″W x 20.25″L x 38″H. The full list of features include:

  • double the space of a traditional bunny hutch
  • ground-level access to allow your rabbit to lie on the carpet or grass
  • nesting box hideout
  • THREE access doors
  • wood front door offers easy access to the nesting box hideout area
  • sliding locks on doors for safety and security
  • built-in hay trough
  • hinged roof that allows for easy access to the interior
  • shingled rooftop is weather and rain resistant to keep your rabbit safe and dry
  • pull out bottom plastic tray for easy clean up
  • solid build that is easy to assemble
  • ramp to give bunnies multi-level access
  • great ventilation

Those are some great features that will keep you and your bunny happy. The reviews on this bunny hutch are excellent on Amazon (4.5 of 5 stars at the time of writing this). Seven out of eight people have rated it four stars or better (6 gave it 5 stars) and one person rated it two stars out of five. First, let’s address the concerns raised by the person who gave it a poor rating. Here are their three issues with the hutch and my thoughts on each:

  • There’s nothing on the bottom of the hutch to keep the bunny from escaping by digging in the grass – Well, that’s true if your rabbit is a digger and you leave the hutch in its standard form. However, whether it’s used indoors or out, there’s a simple solution – put something under the bottom level. If you’re using the hutch indoors, put a piece of scrap indoor/outdoor carpet under the bunny hutch to prevent damage to your carpet. If you’re using the hutch outdoors, get a small roll of galvanized wire to put under the hutch. The wire will still allow the grass to come through for your rabbit but it will prevent them from escaping. In either case, if you’re really concerned about your rabbit digging out, you can resolve the problem for under $20.
  • There’s no grate above the plastic pullout tray – This is really a matter of personal preference. Some people prefer NOT to have their rabbits standing on wire. As long as you clean your hutch regularly, this should not turn into a major mess.
  • It’s not overly stable – This actually goes counter to the other seven reviewers who state that the hutch is built exceptionally well. If stability or tipping is a concern, I would recommend attaching your hutch to another more permanent structure. One well placed screw, a plastic zip tie, or something else can help add stability if you place the hutch against your house, garage, fence, or other permanent structure.

Trixie Bunny Hutch Roof

Trixie Bunny Hutch Roof

As I said, there were seven very positive reviews (plus three people who “Liked” it). The positives that people point out are:

  • Good quality
  • Good price
  • Space enough for two rabbits
  • Hatch door to separate the two levels
  • Easy assembly (assembled by 16-year old daughter)
  • Easy to move
  • Easy to clean and feed bunny with hinged roof
  • Very sturdy
  • Separate eating, sleeping, and soiling areas as preferred by rabbits

One other point that is made in the reviews for this bunny hutch, but is true with any hutch, is that rabbits have a tendency to chew wood (i.e. bunny hutch framing). Not all do but some certainly will. In order to keep this to a minimum, I’d suggest you also get some bitter spray. Since we use bunny cages, I’ve not had to use it but it seems that this spray is a small investment to protect your bunny hutch.

Before moving on, let me say that if this design doesn’t suit you, there are other styles available when it comes to bunny hutches. In addition to traditional bunny hutches, there are also gazebo-shaped bunny hutches, bunny hutches in the shape of a house, and even “cape cod” bunny hutches. If you’re interested in checking out some other styles, check out all of the rabbit hutches available on Amazon, to see what other style might suit you.

Who Would this Bunny Hutch Work Well For?

This is a great hutch if you like the look of a traditional hutch but want something with more space. If you want a hutch to house two rabbits, this is a bit small but it could work for you. If you want a hutch for one bunny but want to give them lots of play space, this is ideal. This is a also good hutch for anyone who wants a moderately priced rabbit home with plenty of bells and whistles.

Summary of this Bunny Hutch

The Trixie Bunny Hutch with Enclosure is one of the most highly rated bunny hutches available. It’s well-built, spacious, and easy to assemble while remaining very affordable. You get a great rabbit hutch with plenty of enhancements at a reasonable price point. You should definitely consider it if you’re in the market for a new home for your rabbit.

Trixie Bunny Hutch Sliding Latches

Trixie Bunny Hutch Sliding Latches

Pros of this Bunny Hutch

  • double the space of a traditional bunny hutch
  • ground-level access to allow your rabbit to lie on the carpet or grass
  • nesting box hideout
  • THREE access doors
  • wood front door offers easy access to the nesting box hideout area
  • sliding locks on doors for safety and security
  • built-in hay trough included
  • hinged roof that allows for easy access to the interior
  • shingled rooftop is weather and rain resistant to keep your rabbit safe and dry
  • pull out bottom plastic tray for easy clean up
  • solid build that is easy to assemble
  • ramp to give bunnies multi-level access
  • great ventilation

Cons of this Bunny Hutch

  • No grate above plastic tray – This may or may not be a con depending on your preference. I should also point out that you could buy some wire to make a floor yourself if you decide you’d like one at a later date.

Specs

  • Does require assembly but reviews indicate it is very simple
  • Dimensions: 40.75″W x 20.25″L x 38″H
  • Weight: 67 pounds
Trixie Bunny Hutch with Enclosure

Trixie Bunny Hutch with Enclosure

Share Your Thoughts!

Do you have this Trixie Bunny Hutch with Enclosure? Do you have a different Trixie hutch? Do you have a different hutch entirely that you really like? Share your thoughts in the comments section below. Our other readers would appreciate your input!




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Sara May 1, 2012 at 1:37 pm

Just wondering a price on such model and shipping cost to New Brunswick?

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admin May 1, 2012 at 2:16 pm

Sara,

Thanks for your question but you’d really need to consult Amazon for that. It depends on the hutch/cage selected. You can get more details here:

Amazon’s International Shipping

Thanks for dropping by!

Adam

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