5 things to know before building rabbit hutches
Think while constructing rabbit hutches for your pet rabbit
Just like you may think of every detail with much care when constructing
your own house, so to you should think while constructing rabbit
hutches for your pet rabbit or rabbits. Here are 5 things to be aware of
before you build rabbit hutches so that your rabbit can be safe and
comfortable in its new hutch.
It is imperative that you build your rabbit hutch only after you write down the correct measurements and make a list of the materials you will need. A wooden hutch will be the best pick because it is easy to build and can include washable vinyl flooring sheets for easy cleaning. You must stay away from chicken wire because rabbits may chew through it and injure themselves as well. The door of your hutch can be made from chew-proof coated wire. If you are constructing an outdoor hutch, it should be enclosed from 3 sides to protect it from the weather.
The size of the hutch is another important thing to consider. If you have adequate space and funds then you should certainly construct a bigger hutch because your rabbit can explore freely inside and you can add more rabbits later on without altering the hutch. Make sure that spaces between the wires are not big enough to allow snakes or other predators in the hutch, particularly if your yard has such visitors at night.
Your hutch should have 4 durable legs and the floor of the hutch should at least be one foot off the ground. If you have a wire floor then you should put a pan bellow it to collect the litter or use a brush to remove the litter that falls on the ground of your garden. Know that wire floors can harm your rabbit's hocks. You may also try moving the hutch to various parts of the yard so the rabbit can naturally fertilize the garden.
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