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Nests in Colony

Post Number:#1  Unread postby BelleVie » Fri Apr 15, 2016 11:37 am


To those of you who let your rabbits dig their own nests or have buried nest boxes - do you follow any of the guidelines (in traditional rabbit keeping books) for removing the nests/nest boxes once the litter is regularly going in and out of the nests? I have 3 semi-buried nest boxes but I don't want to remove the nest boxes completely because they are technically also the rabbits' dens that they decided to use as nests when the time came. I was going to take them out, clean them and put them back -- in an effort to prevent nest box eye (even though it hasn't been an issue). What are your thoughts on the issue and what do you do in your colonies?

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Re: Nests in Colony

Post Number:#2  Unread postby akane » Fri Apr 15, 2016 5:20 pm


We did not let ours dig. We built long, low rectangle boxes from plywood with a lip on the open end to stop wandering kits that were too young and used a hinged roof. Between litters we would scrape them out and throw a layer of pine pellets and a slice of straw in the end again.
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Re: Nests in Colony

Post Number:#3  Unread postby BelleVie » Fri Apr 15, 2016 8:45 pm


Ok thanks akane :D

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