Chin Man's Setup


SETUP

This is my main setup. There are 5 individual units that stand next to each other to form a wall of cages. Each unit can hold 3 cages, however I currently use the top section for storage. The following is information about the cages used in the setup:

  • The bottom cages are approximately 20" off the floor.
  • Each cage in the units are 24" wide, 18" deep, and 18" high.
  • Most cages have a wire shelf made of 1/4" x 1/4" wire.
  • Most cages are solid bottom with pine shavings, a couple have wire bottom with trays.
  • The outside wire is 1/2" x 1" so babies cannot escape.
  • I use glass water bottles, washed with soap every week.
  • I have main feeders for pellets, and smaller feeders for their supplement.
  • Each cage gets dusted twice a week (dust pans seen above the cages).
  • Each cage gets hay cubes, as well as loose hay periodically.
  • Vita-lites are put on a timer, on from 7 am to 5 pm daily
  • I have 2 wheels that are used.
The triple set of cages on the right have been modified so chins can jump from one unit to the other. This is used either as an extra cage, or when cleaning cages.

 


This cage is used when introducing a pair together. It has a center divider made of 1/4" x 1/4" wire. Each night they get to run around together in their play area (see below). Once the fighting gets too bad, they are put back in this cage. Usually within a week the chins will be best of buddies.

 


 Having just moved into a new subdivision, there were plenty of scrap pieces of wood, so I threw together this play area for them. Pictured here are Laverne, Shirley, and Squiggy. This gives them a chance to get plenty of exercise.

 


 This is one other cage I have which is a little larger. It is 30" wide by 18" high by 18" deep, with a wire bottom, and a pull out tray. This cage always has a wheel in it, and I usually keep groups of 3 in this one. Once ready to deliver, the females must be moved since the wire is 1" x 2".

 


I get most of my cages from Da-Mars in South Beloit, Il. Their phone number is 1-800-95-BUNNY.

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