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Dori Sz. September
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Hi Guys!

I am planning to keep some angora rabbits. For the fur and the rabbit poop, too and they are very cute, so the 3 functions are met

I am generally very concerned about animal welfare and like to spoil my critters. I don't like the idea that my rabbits would spend their lives in a cage. I was thinking about a hutch (for night) and leave some place for them to hang around during the day. That all sounds nice, but... I was reading books and they say that the bunnies shouldn't spoil their fur with poop or pee. Which makes sense.

Anybody having any idea or experience what I could do to have a win-win situation, have clean bunnies who have fun in their life not just squashed in a cage?

Thanks a lot!

Dori
 
Thea Olsen
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Location: suburbs of Chicago USDA zone 5b
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I think this problem is way exaggerated by proponents of wire-floored cages. My 3 Jersey woolies and 1 angora all use litter boxes and it has never done any damage to their coats, as long as I don't use a lightweight litter that would stick to their fur. Even when the angora has an accident on the solid floor, it really only gets on his feet and hindquarters, which isn't useable wool anyway.
 
Dori Sz. September
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Hi Thea,

Thanks for your answer! You cheered me up! I've already gave up on angora rabbits because of the fur issue and was thinking about angora goats. It's good to know that it's possible to keep them clean. So, I'll definitely go for rabbits, too!
 
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