You will hear people who defend wire cages for rabbits with all their might,but the simple truth is that rabbits were not intended to live in wire cages. The truth is that they were not intended to live in captivity period. Human has kept animals in captivity for many different reasons,but if we simply look on the design of their feet you can see if they can benefit by such cages or not.
I believe that if you are going to keep a pet in captivity,you are responsible to provide the best envirorment pssible for them. Wire cages are not best for rabbits.
You make your decision,because I have made mine.
Here are 4 reason why I believe wire cages are not good for rabbits.
1- Their foot do not have pads on underneath, therefore they have only their bones to support themselves on the wires. After years they develop sore hocks.
2- Rabbits often get their toes and nails hooked on the wire and cause injuries.
3- They cannot eat their cecal poop which is vital for optimal health.
4- Ammonia smell can be detrimental to rabbits. When a rabbit live in a wire cage with a tray underneath they do not receive the cleaning routine they should have. The smell of urine causes problems to rabbits resperitory system.
Wire cages are easier to clean. They are easy to sanitize. But they are not good for rabbit,they are good for their owner.
It's your choice!
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