Hard to say for sure since many dwarfs don't actually have the dwarf gene**. If you google "rabbit size chart," the weight range listed for each dwarf breed is based on the breed "standard" (as used for showing rabbits) and therefore only applies to true dwarfs. A "false dwarf" (one without the dwarf gene) generally weighs about 25% more when at a healthy weight for their frame.
For example, I had a Holland who weighed 5 lbs instead of 3-4 even though she wasn't overweight, making it obvious that she was a false dwarf. In other words, a "dwarf rabbit" could weigh anywhere from about 2-6 lbs depending on breed and whether they have the dwarf gene.
For a 2-3 lb rabbit, the medium *might* be big enough... anything bigger and you definitely need the large. That said, a 2-3 lb rabbit would be just as happy with the large size, so if in doubt, go with large.
**For anyone who wants the longer explanation, the dwarf gene is dominant (ie it only takes one copy to make a rabbit a true dwarf) and having two copies of the dwarf gene is fatal (the baby is a "peanut" and will die within a week or two of being born). This means that true dwarfs have to have one dwarf copy and one normal copy of the gene.
Usually, breeders cross a true dwarf male with a false dwarf female (larger female = less risk of complications during birth) - that eliminates the risk of getting peanuts and the babies have a 50% chance each of inheriting one copy of the dwarf gene.
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Not really. This is made for hamsters, mice, rats and those animals, not rabits.
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