When it comes to the spaces in pet fencing, gates, crates and rabbit housing, few rabbit owners realize that size matters – a lot. If your rabbit’s head can fit through the spaces in primary housing walls or fencing, then they are at risk for getting stuck. When a rabbit gets stuck, he panics and starts thrashing. This could (and often does) result in a broken spine or neck.
If the rabbit’s head can fit through the spaces, he will naturally try to keep going. This means his body will get stuck – typically at the hips. Again, a rabbit will panic when stuck and do anything to immediately get free. Ribs, hips and spines are at risk for serious or fatal injury.
When purchasing products to contain your rabbit, keep in mind the size of his head and his body. This is a lesson you don’t want to learn the hard way.
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