Although it is very practical for humans to use wire cage when keeping rabbits, rabbits were not designed to live in wire meshed floors.
Wire cages are good for humans, not for rabbits.
A bunny unlike dogs and cats do not have pads underneath their feet, they only have fur and that's not enough to support the rabbit's weight on the wire.
Another reason rabbits shouldn't live in wire floors is that they cannot eat all their cecotrophes as they were designed to do. This nutritious natural ingredient is wasted when a rabbit live in wire floors!
The right floor for rabbits is grass and dirt but since us humans started to keep rabbits as pets, we have looked for ways to make our lives easier. We can keep rabbits, but we need to look out for them and give them what is best for them, not ourselves.
The key is to have enough support under their feet, which wire do not provide.
Many rabbits are seen by exotic pet vets daily due to having a torn toe or ripped our nail due to wire cages. Did you know that rabbits that live in wire cages also can develop early arthritis? Rabbits can cause injuries when digging in wire cages and even break their teeth.
Our goal never been to breed lots of rabbits. We wanted to get to know each animal on a personal level, in order to do that we made the choice of keeping small and simple. This is a great adventure for Luise and I, Our goal is to have high quality rabbits, we do not want lots of rabbits, we want great quality rabbits.
We are specialized in type not color and we do that because Holland lops of color are behind in genetics. They are often long and narrow opposite of what the standard calls for. Our breeding program focus in short front limbs, short body and massive bodies. We want to improve the herd we have and compete Nationally and Internationally!
Our program consist of Black Torts and Sable points only, keeping it simple allow us to breed strong genetics and high quality animals from great proven bloodlines.
Because our goal isn't to have 100's of rabbits but instead a few select excellent ones, we chosen wood hutches instead of wire cages.
When we chosen to have a wooden hutch for each rabbit, we also potty trained them. Now their waste is collected in their litter box, they eat their cecotrophes and their feet are healthy. We provide 3-4 hours exercise on the grassy and shady playground that we designed especially for them and that gives them the opportunity to run and have healthy feet.
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