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Old 10-13-2016, 01:09 AM   #21
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Old 10-16-2016, 12:22 AM   #22
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This is Truffles's new cage. It has a second level that is solid, and a drop pan underneath. I might add dark plexiglass to the shaded corner so that she can have a hiding place if she needs it, though she only does that when she is mad at me.


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This is Truffles's new cage. It has a second level that is solid, and a drop pan underneath. I might add dark plexiglass to the shaded corner so that she can have a hiding place if she needs it, though she only does that when she is mad at me.
does she have more places to get off of the grid-like floor besides just that level? she could possibly get sore hocks, its best to lay out fleece and litter train her
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does she have more places to get off of the grid-like floor besides just that level? she could possibly get sore hocks, its best to lay out fleece and litter train her
All my rabbits have been on wire and I have never had a problem. But yes I let her out of her cage so she is not always on it.
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All my rabbits have been on wire and I have never had a problem. But yes I let her out of her cage so she is not always on it.
I'd have to agree with blackminirex now that I see your whole cage. With a cage that small, just letting her out for "a bit" on "most days'" isn't ideal. I'm copying here a photo of the cage blackminirex has because her cage is about the same size as yours -- however, she has an area around the cage (seen in photo) that bunny has 24/7 access to.

With an exercise pen, you could provide that extra space 24/7.

As for litter training, just putting a box in her cage that has litter topped with hay would probably be all you need to get her trained.
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I'd have to agree with blackminirex now that I see your whole cage. With a cage that small, just letting her out for "a bit" on "most days'" isn't ideal. I'm copying here a photo of the cage blackminirex has because her cage is about the same size as yours -- however, she has an area around the cage (seen in photo) that bunny has 24/7 access to.

With an exercise pen, you could provide that extra space 24/7.

As for litter training, just putting a box in her cage that has litter topped with hay would probably be all you need to get her trained.
I know how to litter train thank you very much.
Having her have access to an exercise pen 24/7 is just not going to happen now. We have cats and a dog in the house too. Her cage is plenty big for her. Giving her more than enough room to lay down and run around.
I know you all have your ways of doing things, but I hope that you can understand that there are other ways to raise rabbits.
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All my rabbits have been on wire and I have never had a problem. But yes I let her out of her cage so she is not always on it.


No hay in the cage?
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She's does have hay this was while I was changing the holder.
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I know how to litter train thank you very much.
Having her have access to an exercise pen 24/7 is just not going to happen now. We have cats and a dog in the house too. Her cage is plenty big for her. Giving her more than enough room to lay down and run around.
I know you all have your ways of doing things, but I hope that you can understand that there are other ways to raise rabbits.
There is always time to learn new and better ways to care for rabbits. This forum is intended to share ideas and offer advice to better the lives of our rabbits.

Please understand that our observations are made in the spirit of being helpful.

The House Rabbit Society is considered the standard for the care of pet rabbits. They would agree that your cage is not "plenty big." They state: "One guideline to go by is at least 8 square feet of enclosure space combined with at least at least 24 square feet of exercise space, for 1-2 rabbits, in which the rabbit(s) can run and play at least 5 hours per day."

I was an adult when I got my first rabbit. That was over 25 years ago. At that time I had what I thought was a huge cage. I was mistaken. Since then, the rabbit world has seen a large increase in knowledge about rabbit care. I am still learning about the care of rabbits even after all these years. This forum has been instrumental to that end.

Hopefully we can all share and learn for the sake of our bunnies.
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My cage changed a bit since the last pic.
(There is supposed to be towels in there for my Rex's comfort, but he peed on them this morning, so their in the washer machine)
He has a stuffed animal (the plastic eyes and nose was cut off)
His litter tray is just a plastic bucket that used to hold kid's toys.
And he has a box with a cushion on top, he loves to sit/sleep there.
On the top of his cage is just some storage (treats, toys etc)


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