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DIY Feeder for Rabbits

This diy feeder for rabbits was made for wild rabbits but if your rabbits have a pen where they can wander around a bit I think it would work there as well.

Wild rabbits are known for making their nests in the most unexpected places. There are even instances when you can see these nests right in the center of open yards. They love to hide in plain sight since most the time, the predators they naturally fear feel too hesitant to enter these areas.

DIY Feeder for Rabbits

Family cats or dogs are not a problem for them as well.
According to Indiana House Rabbit Society, a mother rabbit looks after her babies in the nest within a limited time, reducing the risks that predators will spot the nest.
If you see baby rabbits in a nest, think twice before you touch them or disturb the nest.

What do wild rabbits eat?
Rabbit Life state that wild rabbits tend to eat different foods every season of the year yet they stick with a plant-based diet. During cold season, they go for a wood-based diet, including pine needles, twigs, and tree bark. However, for the rest of the year, they often eat green plants such as tree seedlings, shrubs, green and dry grasses, leafy weeds  and clover.

Although it seems as if they are eating almost all kinds of flowers and vegetables found in the wild, the truth is that wild rabbits tend to be picky as far as food is concerned. They prefer fresh foliage over dry plants or stems. Many wild rabbits are also known to climb tree trunks to get dew-laden vegetation or fresh leaves. They love eating delicate plants that are easy to damage.

Now that you have a good idea of what wild rabbits love to eat, it is time for you to learn how to make a wild rabbit feeder. This article from Bales on Instructables will give you a step by step guide on how to come up with a good feeder for these cute creatures.

Paige Raymond
Paige Raymond
Raised in rural Montana and educated in Mechanical Engineering and Sustainable Development, Paige Raymond combines a practical mindset with a passion for self-reliance and sustainability. With expertise ranging from mechanical solutions and food preservation to emergency preparedness and renewable energy, Paige is a proud author with more than 5000 published articles.

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