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Out With the Fly Strips and In With the Straw

Posted on November 4, 2013 at 7:05 AM Comments comments (0)

I've had fly strips up in the shed all summer, and they caught lots of flies. Now with cooler weather flies aren't a problem. Flies may no longer be invading, but cold drafts of air are. So I took down the fly strips and found my rabbit boxes in the garage.

 

Each rabbit gets its own box for winter. That way I can keep the shed doors or at least the window open most of the time. Most of the boxes are made of plywood. These are my favorite, but I also have a cou...

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Fiber3 Rabbit Chow

Posted on July 1, 2013 at 8:00 AM Comments comments (0)

I have been using Purina's Fiber3 Rabbit Chow for almost a year now. It has no corn, lower protein, and higher fiber than Purina's basic Rabbit Chow. I've seen how the rabbits react to it in cold weather and warm, and in all life stages, I'm quite pleased with the results.

 

I switched during our very dry summer last year when I could no longer buy grass hay. I had started feeding alfalfa, but this caused some of our older rabbits to have problems with colic (gas b...

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Spring Cleaning in the Rabbit Shed

Posted on April 9, 2013 at 3:05 PM Comments comments (1)

We are finally having some warm weather after all the setbacks in March. That means I can do spring cleaning! The rabbit shed has been in desperate need of a thorough hosing.

Mom helped me carry the cages into the yard; I also took out everything else that wasn't on a high shelf. I swept out all the hay and straw that had accumulated behind the cages and then washed the floor and walls down with the hose.

I love having a plastic shed, cleaning is so easy and ...

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Why Choose Mini Rex?

Posted on September 9, 2012 at 3:55 PM Comments comments (0)

Mini Rex are the most popular breed of rabbit in the United States. Besides their incredible fur, why are mini rex such a good choice? Here are some reasons I love them as show rabbits and pets:

Show Rabbits -

Mini rex are very competitive. They are usually the most numerous breed at shows, in both open and youth. The quality of the rabbits is high, with close competition. Sometimes one breeder wins Best of Breed, next time it's someone else.

They come in a mul...

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