When breeding rabbits, one of the main points is the arrangement of a safe home for them. If animals are kept in cages, care must be taken to ensure that they are comfortable there. Houses should be spacious enough, especially for the young. In addition, it is worth considering where they will stand – on the street or indoors. And to make them easy to clean, it is important to know how to make a cage for rabbits.
The specific cell sizes depend on the breed and age of the animals. The classic version is a house with a length of 1 m and a width of 50 cm with a sloping roof. It is installed at a height of at least 70 cm from the soil level.
Simple and convenient barn cages
If the cells are planned to be placed indoors, the simplest version of the cell is suitable – wire. For its manufacture uses a grid with different size of cells:
- a smaller mesh is needed for the floor, with openings of no more than 1.7 cm;
- on the walls and the ceiling, the net is larger, from 2.5 to 5 cm (depending on who lives in it – only adults or with cubs).
The grid is mounted on a wooden frame-frame. It is very convenient to clean such structures, besides they take up less space and are more mobile. Instead of a grid you can use wooden slats for the floor. It is enough that they are 3 cm wide. You do not need to have rails tightly to each other – you need to leave gaps of about 1.5 cm for waste. Larger slots can not be done, otherwise the rabbit legs in them will get stuck.
Under the floor, it is desirable to provide a pallet where waste will be collected.
How to make a cage for rabbits for street content
At arrangement of street cells it is necessary to consider that they have to be warmer. In the cold net cage, the young can die in the winter. Most often for street content choose wooden structures. Their walls are made of boards, and the front part is sheathed with a grid. To protect the rabbits from overheating, it is better to use slate for the roof, and not metal profile. The latter is very hot.
If you make a cage for young animals, you need to provide for a nesting compartment where rabbits will bask in the winter. But for the breeding of rabbits, it is important to equip the cage with the mother liquor – stationary or removable. In the first case, this is a separate compartment with a solid floor and walls. The mobile mother liquor is a box with a hole – entrance.