This is AMAZING!!!!
With the addition of our new rabbits, we decided it was a good time to experiment with a new rabbit system we have wanted to try for a while now–a rabbit community, colony, or “hare-pen” as I like to call it. It was also a good time, because we have more rabbits than cages. On our recent butcher day, it was discovered that our little American Chinchilla doe who unexplicably died was about 2 weeks pregnant, meaning our AC buck had bred her. Therefore, he and our remaining, seemingly infertile, doe won a reprieve for a few more months to see if anything will happen. Anyway, the idea of a hare-pen at its most basic is, instead of having each rabbit in its own cage, several rabbits are run together. But it isn’t necessarily that simple.
N petting Pelham, our AC buck. We are finding that, despite their freedom to run, they…
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