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    Quote Originally Posted by NorthernMonkeyGirl View Post
    All rabbits are made of meat, it can be cheaper to learn with "any old bunny" than splash out of specific breeds - depends what's local to you. Also "meat mutts" can do better on weeds and scraps; NZWs need more feeding to get up to weight quickly. Wire floored cages seem to be the norm in America, though Polyface Farms have a good pastured set-up. Consider temperatures - dry cold is fine, wet is a killer, heat is not good. Beware flystrike in hot weather especially. Consider predators, including things as small as rats and mice. Consider how you'll handle the manure and bedding waste. Look up the "broomstick" technique for dispatching, and have a look at tanning the hides too.
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    I am ethically opposed to this

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    I have a pretty big problem with huge talking rabbits too, that just take everyone's carrots and serve no purpose but to mutter smart-ass comments all the time. Damn freeloaders. Get a job deadbeats.

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    Quote Originally Posted by TheyCallMeLazarus View Post
    I have a pretty big problem with huge talking rabbits too, that just take everyone's carrots and serve no purpose but to mutter smart-ass comments all the time. Damn freeloaders. Get a job deadbeats.


    Ehh...what ya shootin' at, Doc?

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    Quote Originally Posted by wiltondeportes View Post


    Ehh...what ya shootin' at, Doc?
    eh... probably not a Doc... by Geneva Convention, Doc's are supposed to be non-combatants

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    Question1; If you keep rabbits on pasture in some kind of enclosure, how the hell to you keep them from burrowing their way out to freedom?

    Question 2; What do you call a man with a rabbit up his arse?
    You know all those pictures of Adam and Eve where they have belly button? Think about it..................... take as long as you need........................

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    I'm in the process of getting an allotment and the thought of keeping rabbits hadn't crossed my mind however now it would seem a good steeping stone to also keeping chickens as by the looks of it the enclosures and care seem very similar.

    Rabbit curry, come at me bro!

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    Question 2; What do you call a man with a rabbit up his arse?

    Answer: Warren

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    Quote Originally Posted by Tribal Rob View Post
    Question1; If you keep rabbits on pasture in some kind of enclosure, how the hell to you keep them from burrowing their way out to freedom?
    I think the idea is that if they have a sanctuary in their enclosure (ie. a hutch, hut, house, whatever you call it), that have a safe place to live so won't need to burrow, if you keep them well fed they shouldn't need to escape to search for food.
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    Anyone in Oz keep rabbits? Specifically Tasmania? I have a friend who wants to, but is worried about calici etc.

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