nest box

Discussion in 'Other Pets & Livestock' started by michael94, Mar 29, 2009.

  1. michael94

    michael94 Out Of The Brooder

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    Could some one tell me what can be used in a rabbbits nest box, she doesn't like straw?, could you use pine shavings?[​IMG]
     
  2. 92caddy

    92caddy Egg Lover

    May 18, 2007
    Portland, IN
    Shavings would be fine or even shreded newspaper..........
     
  3. purecountrychicken

    purecountrychicken Chillin' With My Peeps

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    yeah,,my sister has rabbits and she uses pine shavings. works swell!
     
  4. dfunnyfarm

    dfunnyfarm Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I use pine shavings in the bottom of the nest box then add shredded paper to it. I have 3 litters right now and we had an ice storm over the weekend and they all did well. HTH.
     
  5. Sunshine Chick 1

    Sunshine Chick 1 Out Of The Brooder

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    I raised rabbits growing up and also when my kids were little. We always used pine shavings in our nesting boxes.
     
  6. tay26

    tay26 Out Of The Brooder

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    you could also add an old clean towel that could be cut up or not. just make sure you dont want it anymore cuz they will probably chew on it. it will keep them warm tho but make sure it is placed so they dont get lost or tangled in it.
     
  7. feathersgalore

    feathersgalore Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I use straw before the rabbit kindles. Once they get a week old, I switch to hay. This way the first thing the kits nibble on is hay.
     

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