Chin Man's 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.
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.