Here's some good info on a cage/hutch design that enables folks to have rabbits in hot climates. They averaged more than 40 kits/yr per doe with this system, which is an excellent rate, especially in desert climates.
Any ideas on how to protect rabbits from snakes?
I'm planning on setting up underground housing connected to an outdoor run. Protection from cats, foxes, wild boars, dogs and genets is complicated enough, mainly with fencing... but I am afraid snakes could get to the rabbits through the fence. When walking around here, snakes aren't a rare sight, or their footprints on footpaths.
Electrified fences aren't an option as someone who'd be around often wears a pacemaker.
Ya no hay trilobites en el mar
Location: Chihuahua Desert
posted 6 years ago
I've read that rat cones on the legs of the cages will protect against snakes. Also, if you use thinner wire, like 1/4", there is no way a snake can get through that. Even 1/2" would probably work.