Mini Lop Cage

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Size

Mini lop like all rabbits need plenty of room to move about and exercise as well as somewhere dry and enclosed protected from the elements to sleep. The suggested size for a rabbit hutch or enclosure for two rabbits is a minimum of 180cm x90cm x 90cm. This allows your Mini lop enough space to sleep, eat and move around comfortably. As a general guide, the cage for your Mini Lop should be at least 4 times the size of the rabbit. A guide is 24" by 36" for smaller rabbits (less than 8 lbs.) or 30" by 36" for larger rabbits. However, just like most things, bigger is better. If your Mini lop will spend most of its time in its cage then the largest cage possible is best for your rabbit.

Bedding/Litter

Bedding should be provided for your rabbit to sleep and live in; straw and hay are ideal and should be replaced on a regular basis. It is also very important to keep your Mini lops hutch/cage clean to ensure you rabbit is happy and protected from harmful insect and parasite infestations. In solid floored cages grass/sisal mats make the best support as they provide good traction and comfort for your rabbit. Carpet or towels also provide good bedding, as long as your rabbit is chewing and eating the fabric.

Avoid using cedar and pine shavings and if wood shavings are used at all hardwood shavings such as aspen are best.

Material

When selecting your rabbit hutch for your Mini lop it can be important to consider what sort of material your enclosure is made from. Some types of wood may be harmful if chewed by your rabbit and some may be prone to rot or break down quicker than others. If selecting an enclosure made from metal it is important to consider heat and sunlight on hot days, as you do not want your Mini Lop to cook in a hot metal box.

When selecting a hutch for your Mini Lop it is best to pick one without a wire floor, as this can cause discomfort for your rabbit paws and even cause sores.


 
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