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Old 03-04-2009, 10:47 PM   #1
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I was just wondering what you guys use for hay feeders. I have two little mini milk-crate looking things that I stuff with in the morning and evenings, but they pull it out and put it in their litter boxes and potty on it or throw it over the cage and it's just so messy! I've looked at the commercial hay feeders, but they don't come nearly big enough. Like i said I have to fill up the two milk crates twice a day. Anyone have any ingenius ideas?


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Old 03-04-2009, 10:49 PM   #2
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My pens are made with NIC cubes, and to make the hay racks I just fold one in half, zip-tie cardboard to the back to prevent hay from falling out that way, and zip-tie it to the pen wall where it will hang into the litter box.

I haven't found any good way to prevent rabbits from playing with the hay while they eat it. But at least they're entertained!


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Old 03-05-2009, 12:02 AM   #3
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I just serve it in their litterboxes. I have grates in all of them, so it doesn't get mixed in with the litter. Much neater!
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My pens are made with NIC cubes, and to make the hay racks I just fold one in half, zip-tie cardboard to the back to prevent hay from falling out that way, and zip-tie it to the pen wall where it will hang into the litter box.

I haven't found any good way to prevent rabbits from playing with the hay while they eat it. But at least they're entertained!
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Old 03-05-2009, 12:43 AM   #5
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I use these, which were about £2 ($3ish?) from Ikea:







With hay in:








And sometimes (well, quite often actually lol) the bunnies like to sleep in it:





It's pretty popular- holds LOADS of hay, which they can get out very easily and it attaches to the cage very easily with zip ties. And, as you can see, if the bunny is small enough, it also makes a very cosy bed!
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Old 03-05-2009, 12:43 AM   #6
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i to throw it in thier litter boxes
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Old 03-05-2009, 03:16 AM   #7
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I have a hanging flower basket, obviously not hanging though, but on the ground, and that holds alot. I think with what ever you use you will get "dregs" droping everywhere.
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Old 03-05-2009, 03:35 AM   #8
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I just serve it in their litterboxes. I have grates in all of them, so it doesn't get mixed in with the litter. Much neater!
Ditto! That's what I do too
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Old 03-05-2009, 03:59 PM   #9
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Mine aren't ingenious ideas lol. I just have a hay rack which I stuff with hay. Just one you can get from pets at home or something- which you attack to the hutch.
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this is what I use. It is a hanging rack thingie that you are supposed to put plastic bags you get from stores in. I got it at bed, bath, and beyond.

Another idea I got from the lady who rulns the rescue I work for is to get an under-the-shelf basket thingie and simply turn it on its side.

hope this helps!


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