Floor space requirement
- Adult male rabbit – 4 square feet (S.ft)
- Dam – 5 S.ft
- Bunnies – 1.5 S.ft
Adult rabbit cage
Adult rabbit cage should have 1.5 feet length, 1.5 feet breadth and 1.5 feet height. This cage is suitable for one adult rabbit or two growing rabbits
Growing rabbit cage
- Length- 3 feet
- Breadth- 1.5 feet
- Height- 1.5 feet
The above sized cage is suitable for 4-5 rabbits up to 3 months age.
Cages for kindling
The cage size for growing rabbits is sufficient for the rabbits going to be kindled. But the bottom and sides of the cage should be made up of weld mesh of 1.5 X 1.5 inches. This used to prevent the young bunnies to come out of the cage.
To provide safer and calm environment during kindling the nest box is essential. This nest boxes can be made up of galvanized iron or wood. Nest box size should be in such a way to keep inside the kindling cage.
Nest box size
- Length – 22 inches
- Breadth- 12 inches
- Height- 12 inches
Nest boxes are designed to open in the upper portion. The bottom of the nest box should be made up of weld mesh of 1.5’’X 15’’size. A circle size hole of 15 centimeter diameter should be made in the longitudinal portion of nest box, 10 c.m from the bottom. This hole helps for the movement of dam from the nest box to the cage. Designing of the hole 10 c.m from the bottom of the nest box prevents the young rabbits coming out of the nest box.
Cages for rearing rabbits in backyard
Cages for rearing rabbits in backyard should be constructed 3’-4’ from the floor surface. The bottom of the cage should be water proof.
Feed and water troughs
Feed and water troughs for rabbits usually made up of galvanized iron. The feed trough should be designed in the shape of “J” and they are usually fit outside the cages. To reduce the investment cost the feed and water can also be provided in cups.
“J“ shaped Feed Trough