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How to let rabbits play outside safely in large yard?

Discussion in 'Behavior and Handling Techniques - Rabbits' started by EmilyClick28, Mar 17, 2016.

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  1. Mar 24, 2016
    samssimonsays

    samssimonsays Milo & Me Hoppy Tail Acres

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    Yes, you are right. I often forget that rabbits can be skittish since mine are not. But mine also have a recall like a dog and I let them run in the yard with no fence or pen as adults because they come when called. :lol:
     
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  2. May 28, 2016
    Nyboy

    Nyboy Chillin' with the herd

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    After work when I am relaxing in backyard I take a wire dog crate and remove pan. I place crate somewhere on lawn ( Lawn is never sprayed) and put rabbit in crate. Even though pan is removed crate still has bottom crate, rabbit can graze on anything within boundary of crate. I move crate to different spot each time. Rabbit not bored and gets to pick what he wants to nibble on, his dropping fertilize lawn win/ win
     
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  3. Jun 30, 2017
    PghRay

    PghRay Herd lurker

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    My first rabbit, (raised him from 5 weeks old) was carried away by a hawk, right infront of me and my dog. The thing came out of nowhere and spent less than a second on the ground and never came to a complete stop. If it werent for the fence it would jave been a flyby, but he had to launch off of the ground to get over it. So he landed right on the little guy and off they went.

    It was horrifying, the sound the poor thing made... still sticks with me. I live in the city of pgh (city proper not suburbs) so birds of prey were not exactly a consideration.

    My rabbits now play on my front porch with a roof over their heads or they are in a covered enclosure down in the grass.