The Studmuffin Kodiak

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Housing
Feeding
Grooming
Rabbit Health
Rabbit Showing
Breeding
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Housing


All creatures like a space to call theirs; rabbits are no exception. Cages, even if your rabbit is an indoor rabbit,, are a must. We don't reccomend more than one rabbit per cage, although in an emergency does can ocasionally reside together. Never leave two unneutered bucks together: there's a real good chance one or both could be critically injured.
Most Angora breeders use 24" X30" or larger cages for their animals, and even larger for bred does.
Rabbits also like to have a time to exercise (aerobics, here we come!). They like a time to stretch their legs and see what's out beyond their cages. I reccomend that you set up an area in which the bunnies can play. I also recommend that it be a CLEAN area, so that they won't need extra grooming to "recover" from their fun. It's a lot of fun to watch them play! Watch or play with them.
Keep the cages clean. This helps to prevent the spread of disease. All wire cages are the easiest to keep neat. They are called "self-cleaning" because feces, etc, will drop through the wire instead of being trapped in the cage with the animal.
You should also have good ventilation if your rabbits live outside. This will let the ammonia vapors escape, and be much healthier for you and the animals. Shade also helps by keeping it cool in the summer.
Another very important factor is to make sure any outside rabbitry is safe from dog attack. Dogs can get up under most outdoor rabbit hutches and either attack the animal through the wire or knock the hutch over, possibly killing the animal. Any outside hutch should be inside a strong, secure, fenced in area.

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