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    • auntie
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        I just got my boys neutered a couple months ago and since then they have been climbing up on the top of their cage and they burrow themselves in the sheet and blanket that I use to cover their cages at night.

        I know polar fleece is the safest but it’s super expensive.

        I have old baby blankets which feels soft but the tag says it’s polyester.

        any suggestions?


      • DanaNM
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          maybe just remove the blanket? Covering the cage at night is unnecessary.

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        • auntie
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            My rabbits live on our porch which is enclosed. I only cover their cages at night during winter months. Because the porch is not heated and it has only screens in the windows.  I was just wondering if blankets are safe and if it can be none polar fleece


          • Bam
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              I dont think polar fleece is safer than any other fleece. It might be warmer though.

              The reason we often use fleece for our buns is that it’s non-woven. That means it doesnt have long threads that the bun can swallow. Rabbits however dont like to swallow stuff that they havent chewed into small fragments first.

              Rabbits cope well with cold as long as theyre protected from rain, snow and wind/draft, and have plenty of hay and/or straw to burrow in. Their hutch should be elevated off the grond by several inches. Stacks of newspaper between the ground and the hutch helps with insulation.

              Rabbits kept outside should not live alone. Two rabbits that burrow down together in hay or straw can keep themselves comfortably warm down to like -10 C.

              Their water must be exchanged at least twice per day in freezing temps. Use warm-tepid water.


            • DanaNM
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                Could you add some sheets of wood between them and the blankets? That would also add some insulation and protection from the wind. Potentially adding some plastic sheeting to the screens in the porch would also help.

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              • Bam
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                  Btw, fleece is typically made of polyester. There is cotton fleece, but polyester fleece is warmer and wont absorb moisture the way cotton typically does.

                  Wool is another option, sometimes you can buy used wool blankets cheap in charity shops etc. Give them a wash in 30 C and they’ll be very good for insulation. If they felt somewhat in the wash, it’s not a disadvantage, felting increases the insulatory properties.


                • auntie
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                    Thank you for all your help and suggestions. I will try them. I just bought rabbit igloos from Chewy and they are ventilated. I have hay down for them in boxes that they lay in too.

                    I guess they just like to get under the blankets during the day.

                     

                     

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