nesting material

Discussion in 'Rabbits' started by Wendy, Mar 8, 2004.

  1. Wendy

    Wendy Well-Known Member

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    Can I throw some shredded newspaper in the nesting box too?? Both does are pulling fur, but it is supposed to be rather cold the next couple of nights & I thought the extra might help with keeping the babies warm.
     
  2. westbrook

    westbrook In Remembrance

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    Yes you can use shredded newspaper. I use straw or even alfalfa when I am out of straw.
     

  3. birdie_poo

    birdie_poo Well-Known Member

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    I put bermuda in the hutch and let the does use as much or as little as they want. normally, they use it all, making a nice base, then line it with fur. It sure must be cozy in there!
     
  4. SueD

    SueD Well-Known Member

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    Of COURSE!!!! Just leave out the glossy and colored pages. Mine have always had either newspaper or straw - sometimes both - in their nest boxes.

    Fair warning: the babies, as they get older, will eat the newspaper. It has never harmed any of mine, but I thought I'd better warn you.

    Sue