Features of cells for decorative rabbits
- 08 Jul 06:02
- Optimal dimensions
- Requirements for material and construction
- Where to place and how to care for
Cages for decorative rabbits are one of the most important purchases if the family decided to make such animals. Decorative differ fromconventional rabbits in smaller sizes, which determines a special approach to choosing a home. In this case it is necessary to consider a lot of nuances and features.
The first thing to look for when selecting a cell for decorative rabbits is its size. Orientation is worth the rabbit breed. When buying a small animal, do not forget that he will grow up in a couple of months and will not fit in the proposed apartments. Therefore, it's best to get information from the seller about the size of an adult rodent. Based on this and choose a cage.
Usually the minimum size of cells is 85x45x42 cm. Of course, such a choice may cost less, but the animals of this space will not be enough. In this case, it is advisable to consider the dimensions of 100x52x44 cm, 100x80x70 cm or 120x100x80 cm.
Be the best for the following reason: the beast should easily fall on the hind legs and stretch out while not reaching the ceiling. With regard to length and width, it is worth taking into account the possibility of a rabbit lying to be pulled to full height, but still there should be free space. It is extremely important for the beast to not just move, but play. This will help maintain the health of the pet in good condition.
It should not be forgotten that besides the rodent in his home will be other objects. Thus, there you need to put a feeder there( and if the menu of a pet is quite diverse, then not one), drinking bowl, a rest house, a nursery for hay, toilet, toys, tunnels, etc. For all these things, it will be necessary to foresee a lot of space. Everything should be placed comfortably - so that the rabbit could move freely between these objects.
The most common advice for the correct purchase is that the cage for rabbits is 4 times higher than their own. And it's better to buy a cage first and then a pet.
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Requirements for material and construction
The cage for a decorative rabbit must be made of the appropriate material. So, as a rule, there is metal. This is the most durable and durable option, this purchase will last at least 3 years. In no case do not stop choosing from plastic. It is harmful to the health of animals, fragile( very easily exposed to deformation with claws and teeth of the rodent), does not allow to create the correct temperature regime.
We should not forget that these animals are very fond of something gripe. And the first thing they will pay attention to is the cage, so you also need to choose metal or galvanized designs.
The most suitable option is a cage for decorative rabbits, the side walls of which consist of rods, located at a distance of 3-5 cm from each other.
A very important point: they should not be painted, because it is very harmful to the health of the animal. The ceiling may be in the same shape as the walls of the dwelling, or in the form of a continuous coating.
The proposed design solution allows you to create optimal conditions for pet retention. After all, they are very sensitive to the temperature of the environment. Very bad rabbits carry heat, compressed air. But because of the rods the air is just very well ventilated, so the rabbit gets fresh air in sufficient quantities.
Unlike walls, the floor in the cells should not consist of rods or be in the form of a grid. This can end with an animal injury, for example, if its foot gets stuck. The most successful variant, when on a floor the special plastic pallet is offered, and it is desirable thicker. Its surface should be slightly relief. If the pallet is still smooth, then this problem can be solved with the help of a tissue litter, which is put on sawdust. But it is still recommended to avoid the purchase of cells with pallets, which have a flat surface. Everything is due to the possible slip of the rodent while moving, and this is fraught with dislocations and fractures.
One should pay attention to the presence of the sides, as their height should not be less than 7 cm. Therefore, the bottom is usually filled with sawdust, shavings, sometimes straw, and the rabbit digging feces in them. In order to avoid falling out of garbage behind the sides it is best to choose the height of the latter at 12-15 cm.
There are also cells intended for the transport of pets. It is a trip with a rabbit to a country house or a walk in the park. In this case, plastic constructions are used. They are convenient because their walls are solid, without cracks, and this prevents the emergence of drafts.
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Where to place and how to care for
For the well-being of rabbits, their cells need to be properly placed. It is necessary to adhere to the basic rule: there should be no hot or cold, otherwise the disease is inevitable. Therefore, at once the places near the windows, batteries, fireplaces, air conditioners, fixtures are excluded. It is important to pay attention to the lack of drafts.
Even more decorative rabbits do not like the noise, so that they should live in the most calm room without a TV, a computer. But in the kitchen to put the cell undesirable. Take care also about the good light daylight. Placing a pet's house on the floor is not possible due to possible drafts. Let it stand on a small elevation, but not very high( about 1 m).
In the summer season, you can bring a rabbit to a balcony or loggia. But this does not mean that the beast can be left there, in June, and pick up in September. All the time it will be necessary to control the temperature regime. The lowest temperature at which the rabbit will still be comfortable - + 16 ° C.But no drafts. To prevent this phenomenon, 3 walls of the cage must be solid, and 4 are made of metal spatula. Pay attention to the excessive heat - already at + 26? C, the animal can get a sunshine. Therefore, the cage should have a canopy, which creates a rather cozy space.
In older cells it is recommended to have a house where the beast can escape from interfering with natural and other factors. The house can be wooden, but not from coniferous trees. In no case should it be painted.
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Decorative rabbits, like ordinary ones, are very fond of cleanliness and order, so you need to clean the cage thoroughly and regularly. After a day it is necessary to wash the drinking bowl and the feeder, daily to clean the toilet, at least once a week to change the bedding. But the general cleaning should be held once a month. To do this you need to get from the rabbit's cell and all the other items, everything is well washed.
You can carry out this procedure using various chemical detergents and detergents. First, the funds leave a smell. As a result, the rabbit can refuse to eat food. Secondly, the remnants of detergents can enter the organism of the rodent, which will cause illness and death. Suffice it to do with hot water, and a weak solution of manganese is used for disinfection. The last procedure must be carried out with regard not only to the cell itself, but also to all other objects that are inside.
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Correctly picking a cage for decorative rabbits is not as easy as it might seem at first glance. However, in this case there are no complications that can not be resolved. If you approach the selection with all the responsibility, having studied and foreseen all the subtleties beforehand, the rabbit will be satisfied with the resulting housing. But the assumption of errors will inevitably lead to his death, so that you need to be attentive to your pet.