You will need two 30 x 30 dropping pans, which can be purchased from various online retailers.
Rabbit Hutch is 5 ft. long and 5 ft. tall.
Lots of room for your bunny -
Enclosed area for sleeping and nursing young.
Dropping pans (sold separately) built into hutch.
Your rabbit’s private quarters.
Built in dropping pans make cleaning easy.
Raising rabbits can be a fun and rewarding hobby. If you do decide to raise them, you should do some research as there are a few things you'll need to know. I learned some of these things the hard way, but doing some homework will pay off in the long run.
You'll need to keep your rabbit safe. Invest in a rabbit hutch to protect your bunny from predators and give it a home. Rabbits need room to run and stretch their legs, so make sure it's big enough. Make sure the bottom is mesh so the droppings can fall through. There are many styles of rabbit hutches out there, and if you're handy you can build your own.
Keep the males and females separated! Everyone knows how rapidly rabbits can multiply,
so if you don't want a lot of bunnies you'll need to keep them separated. My wife
and I woke up one winter morning to discover 9 baby rabbits in the hutch. And that
was just one female -
Males will fight. Especially when a female is around. And if there's a dominant male, he'll harass the other rabbits relentlessly. The smaller, less dominant male will show patches of hair missing and will be exhausted from constantly trying to get away from the bully. Again, watch for signs of trouble and separate them if necessary.
Baby rabbits cannot digest greens! People have a tendency to feed rabbits lettuce
and vegetables, but until they're about two months old their stomachs aren't developed
enough yet. They will get blocked up inside and die. Once they're off their mother's
milk, stick to pellets for awhile and gradually introduce the greens. And read up
on what is healthy for rabbits -
Rabbits do like to chew, and you'll have to accept it. They do it because they have to. A rabbit's teeth are constantly growing, so they must gnaw on wood, hay, branches, or other items to keep them from getting too long. If you don't supply them with something to chew on, they'll chew on the hutch. A coworker once told me he gave his rabbits pieces of a bowling ball to chew on, but I don't know of anyone else who tried that. I just put a few apple tree branches in the hutch and they were quite content. If you're going to give them wood to chew on, make sure you research what types of wood are okay. Some wood can be poisonous to them, so be careful.
Well, those are a few things that I learned as I raised my rabbits. If anyone has
any other tips feel free to comment below for others to learn from. If you would
like to build your own rabbit hutch, I've put together some step-
HOW TO BUILD A 5 FT. RABBIT HUTCH
Here's a bunny hutch that will provide your rabbit with a nice house, while giving you the satisfaction of building it yourself. With some intermediate woodworking skills, you can build this hutch using materials you can buy at your local home improvement store. Slides are built into the hutch to hold the dropping pans, making cleaning easy. This sturdy rabbit hutch will give you years of enjoyment and a safe home for your bunny. Woodworking plans include photos at each step!
RABBIT HUTCH PLANS
BUILD THIS BUNNY HUTCH
Plans include step by step instructions, measurements, and diagrams. I'll take you
through each step, with full color photos and easy to understand instructions. 32
pages total. 8 1/2 x 11" pages can be printed or downloaded as an e-
Hutch has a door at each end.
Aren't they cute?
Here is a rack I built to hold hay.
"I told you not to use bleach!"