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Sunday, December 30, 2012

Quick and easy rabbit hay nets

Our rabbits get fed a high quality pelleted food twice day. They also get plenty of fruit and veggie scraps from the kitchen. The rabbits that do not live in tractors on the ground also get grass cuttings from the pasture as frequently as I can manage. The one thing that our rabbits' diets was missing was hay. I've been reading a lot lately about how important having access to hay is for bunny digestion and dental health so I decided to put together some quick and easy hay nets in the bunny pens so they can snack on hay whenever the mood strikes. 

 All I did was cut some small sections of large square chicken wire and bend the loose ends through the wire mesh of the cage doors.

 It seems to hold the hay really well and the bunnies loved it!

Here is our newest breeder, Thethuthinnang, enjoying her hay. All of our rabbits get their names from Watership Down. Unfortunately, there aren't a whole lot of female characters in that book. We just call her 'T.'
We decided to keep T because she was the only female in the last litter. We might end up calling her dinner though if she doesn't improve her attitude. Right now she is extremely aggressive. I'm talking Rabbit of Caerbannog evil. She attacked me the other day when I was just reaching in to get her food bowl. I never even saw it coming! 

 I don't think Big Onion believed that we had an attack rabbit (despite the numerous scratches on the back of my right hand) until she unleashed her evil on him. I'm giving her the benefit of the doubt for the time being because she may be pregnant, but one more incident from her, and she may have a date with the stew pot! 

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