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Hous­ing your rab­bits

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Rab­bits re­quire a safe, se­cure and warm home to live in. All adult rab­bits should have their own home. There are two main op­tions of hous­ing rab­bits. You can build sus­pended wire pens with a wooden nest box on one end. This means clean­ing is a breeze as all the drop­pings will fall through the mesh to the ground. The drop­pings can then be spread as fer­til­is­ing pel­lets on the gar­den. The other pop­u­lar op­tion is to keep your bun­nies on the lawn in move­able runs to­tally en­closed by wire. The rab­bits can nib­ble on the grass and the run can be reg­u­larly moved to new ground. The main con­sid­er­a­tions are that any hutch is strong and se­cure and dog proof. It is also a good idea to use small gauge wire so that wild birds can­not en­ter the en­clo­sure to steal grain. It needs to be warm and dry in win­ter and to pro­vide shade in the sum­mer heat.

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