How 2 stop pet rabbits from digging out of pen?

modern_miss(10A (15 Sunset) SF Bay Area CA)February 14, 2013

We keep our pet rabbits in a portable exercise pen (sort of like a covered toddler play yard) in a wild area of our garden. They are great at keeping the weeds under control. On a couple of occasions however, they have dug into a gopher hole and escaped under pen's fencing. I'm thinking about creating a more permanent home for them in the garden but I wonder how deep I would have to install the fence underground so they wouldn't dig under. Alternatively I could install cinder block underground along the perimeter of the pen. Does anyone have any experience with this? Thanks!

Thank you for reporting this comment. Undo
RiverWild

If the area the rabbits are in isn't very large they will continue digging to the other side. If you get tired of covering the holes the only solution is bringing the fence 2' below the ground.

If you use new material for the underground section you should try using metal mesh with a rubber/plastic coating so it won't rust.

    Bookmark   February 25, 2013 at 1:46PM
Sign Up to comment
More Discussions
Wearing fur...
Hi, all! I'm just wondering what everyone's different...
mamacotti
propane tank
Is it better to buy or rent a large propane tank--for...
kokosnood
Making a little money on the farm?
I realize that much of an enterprises success depends...
dan_denise
Raw Milk
Where Can I find Raw milk in western washington?
ivarlucas
Turkeys: how do you know if you have a female turkey?
We have one "pet" turkey, most likely a Broad...
undercover_owl
People viewed this after searching for:
© 2015 Houzz Inc. Houzz® The new way to design your home™