Breeding of rabbits in cages: features, advantages and disadvantages
- 03 Aug 11:00
Most small animals are placed in cells for further dilution. This method is more common, however, in this case, rabbits are more likely to suffer from, their productivity decreases, and as a result life expectancy decreases. All this is the result of the lack of sufficient muscle load, in the small space of the animals there is nervousness, there is apathy. Therefore, the rabbits breeding in cages for many parameters is better, however, and this method has a few minuses, which should be taken into account before choosing in favor of any of the options.
Recommendations for the arrangement of
The main difference between the cage and the cage is the large area and hence the freedom of movement for animals. Placed for living area is fenced around the perimeter of a grid, a fence. The more heads are planned to be placed in the enclosure, the larger its area should be. For example, the plot is within 20-25 square meters.m is sufficient for 25-30 young individuals. It is recommended to settle the female with the offspring, and the males to settle only for the period of the bunch.
If it is possible to allocate a plot more than 30 square meters.m, in such conditions allow the residence of females and males, as on an adequate area of the individual different articles independently share the territory.
To avoid flooding, it is necessary to choose a place for the construction of a cave in a small hill. This site should not be located in constant winds. When building walls, we can not forget that these animals are high enough to jump, and therefore, the recommended height of the cage is 1.5 m( sometimes up to 1 m is not enough).Part of the barrier is made of mesh, the rest of the fence can be made from a variety of materials available at hand: metal, wood, slate.
If it is planned to leave the ground floor, then the barrier is dug in the ground to a depth of 0.5 m because of the risk that the rabbits will try to escape, making the undercut. Plus, this type of flooring is the ability to move more - dig a hole. If, in the plans, concrete cover, then in the future will have to clean the cage more often. Insulated floor with straw, sawdust. But there is a significant disadvantage - some species of animals in such conditions suffer from pododermatitis.
Optional to cover the entire enclosed roof with a roof, you can leave a certain area open. From the rain rabbits will be able to hide under the canopy. As an option, you can build a few small houses on the territory of the enclosure. If there is no possibility to visit the farm on a regular basis, it should be assessed how secure the design is from dogs and other predatory animals, and if necessary, try to strengthen the structure.
Varieties of designs
Depending on the area that can be allocated for breeding rabbits, a certain execution of the design is selected. There are aviary of the following types:
The first of these options is the easiest to set up, however, if there are plenty of animals, much more space is required. Two - and three-tier execution from this point of view is much more economical, but differ in complexity of the arrangement. In addition to this, there are simple aviaries and those specially equipped for the residence of suckling females. The latter is recommended to be divided into two divisions: uterine and foreskin.
Overview of the advantages and disadvantages of
First you should consider the benefits that improve life not only for rabbits, but also for the owners:
Minuses are slightly less, but they are present. Moreover, under certain conditions, the disadvantages can outweigh:
Just after weighing the pros and cons, you can choose the most suitable option: breeding rabbits in cages or in cells. In each case, the number of heads of animals, the area of the area that can be distinguished, as well as the final purpose of breeding, is decisive.
Rabbit Care Organization In order to reduce the risk of infecting livestock, it is recommended from time to time to disinfect it, using a mixture of alkali and broth from the leaves and roots of the camel spit. Anti-parasitic drugs( from helminthiasis and coccidiosis) are used: wormwood, walnut leaves, chamomile. In spring and summer, animals are turokoksom.
The ration of rabbits in the cage is no different from the cell. In this case, the feeding of animals consists of the following names:
- root crops( beets and carrots);
- grain crops( wheat, oats, barley);
- mixed feed;
- special supplements, rich in minerals( salt, bone meal, chalk).
In addition to the main feed, it is important not to forget about the need to lure the branches so that the animals have the opportunity to drain their teeth and claws. This will prevent the risk of damage to the nests( if there are houses in the enclosure) and wooden fences.
So, if you provide the rabbits with the ability to fully move, dig a hole, in a word, spend a certain amount of energy, then as a result their viability and productivity will increase. Additional factors contributing to the improvement of well-being, there is a sufficient amount of sunlight and fresh air.