Keeping your rabbit outside
Keeping a rabbit outdoors cuts his average life span in half. Outdoor rabbits face extremes of heat and cold, risk of illness and predators. Wherever you live, there are wild animals who want to eat your bunny - and even if they don't get inside his hutch, a rabbit can have a heart attack just from seeing a predator outside his cage.
Yes, outdoor hutches have been around for centuries, but they were designed to house meat rabbits for a few months at a time, not beloved pet rabbits for years. And while you might see a wild rabbit happily running around your backyard, pet rabbits are domesticated and have lost the ability to thrive outdoors. Would you put your dog outside in a cage just because you saw a wolf in your backyard?
Of course, the biggest reason to keep your rabbit indoors is so he can be part of your family. Rabbits are just as intelligent and emotionally aware as dogs or cats, and they need to interact with you and become part of your home. And of course, who would want to miss out on moments like this?