We were gifted two precious lion head rabbits recently. They belonged to my sister and she was unable to take them with her when she moved. We have been looking for the right house for them and finally found it. It’s actually a small chicken coop, but works perfectly for what we need.
Bunnies need a wire-bottom cage so that they don’t dig out, and this one fit the bill. It also has wheels so that I can move it around our yard. Rabbit droppings are an amazing fertilizer, so I’ll be using that for my vegetable garden that I am starting this coming spring – yippee! Since I feed our bunnies only organic produce (mostly scraps from dinner prep) I know that their droppings won’t contain any pesticides which could contaminate my veggies!
I was also thrilled that the builder knew not to use pressure-treated wood inside the hutch as the chemicals these boards release can kill baby chicks (and presumably bunnies!)
Our boys love them and bring them in all the time to play. Fortunately, my sister held them so often that they are very tame and tolerant.
I’m so glad to get them out of their small temporary cage and into this adorable home.
It’s also sturdy enough to keep out predators. Even the surprising slow and fat ones at home. I know it’s hard to tell from this photo, but this guy really, really wants a taste of them.
If anyone has any tips for teaching a stubborn bulldog that bunnies are friends, not treats, please send them my way.
live well. be well.