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Hutch diagram

optimum temperature range 18-28°C

Hutch diagram explanation

A rectangular hutch 150cm x 60cm x 60cm is shown. The hutch needs insulation during winter and needs cleaning twice weekly. One third of the hutch has a deep, warm, dry area for sleeping or hiding and is separated from the run area by a wall with a small opening for access and covered by a hinged lid. In both areas there is lining to absorb urine that should be changed daily. The run area is covered with strong mesh for predator protection and on the run floor there are objects for gnawing and a branch for climbing. There is a water tube attached to the mesh walls and feeding containers for the dry pellets which are the base diet. Uneaten food should be removed and water tube cleaned daily. Optimum temperature range for rabbits is 18–28°C.