Rabbit Sennik Device

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Buying a fluffy pet requires providing him with optimal living conditions. The first thing that is needed is a cage, then a bedding, a drinker, a feeder, a hammock and a hay bed for rabbits. Problems often arise with the latter, since it is very difficult to pick it up. But there is a way out: to design a sennik for rabbits with your own hands.

DIY rabbit sennik

DIY rabbit sennik

General characteristics

Today there are a very large number of senniks for rabbits, especially in pet stores. However, it is almost impossible to choose a sennik that is ideal for a particular cell. The first problem that future owners face is the wrong proportions of the feeder. A normal cage reaches 60 cm in height, of which 30 cm is a pallet, and a standard hay feeder is 20 cm. It will be difficult for a small rabbit to reach it.

The second problem is the rather high price of the feeder.

As a result, it becomes clear that the ideal option is to make a do-it-yourself feeder, taking into account all the requirements. It is important, in addition to the standard feeder and drinker, to place a sennik in the cage. A nursery is a type of feeder where hay is placed instead of feed.

Why do you need a sennik

For a person with a large household, a sennik can solve the problem with a constant supplement. You can make a large feeder and put hay there for several days. This is a great solution for those who need to leave and leave their pets alone for a while.

What is a sennik for?

What is a sennik for?

  • Eared very often scatter and just trample hay in the aviary. At the same time, they mix it with drinkers, with other food and, as a result, do not eat it. A hay feeder will solve this problem.
  • When the hay is in a hand-made manger, the animal will not be able to sort out and only eat sweets, he will have to eat every blade of grass, which means that it will receive all the necessary vitamins.
  • Especially such a thing is irreplaceable if there are several rabbits in the cage. So, according to his disposition, the strongest climbs into the hay and makes a house for himself there, and drives others away, and they are forced to feed on others. With the help of the feeder, all individuals will be able to eat properly and have access to hay.
  • With the help of the feeder, you can teach the animal to walk in one place, since rabbits have a unique digestive system. The bottom line is that as soon as they begin to chew, their ventricle immediately begins to work. If you hang the feeder over the toilet, then the problem is solved with the cleanliness in the aviary. On the video on the Internet, you can see how this process occurs and how the rabbits react to it.

Sennik species

Rabbit hangers come in different types. There are:

  • external feeders;
  • feeders inside the cage.

Everything will depend on the size of the cage. If the volume of the enclosure allows you to install a sennik inside, you need to be sure that it will be convenient to fill it in the cage. It is possible to make holes so that the nursery can be filled with hay. In this case, accuracy is important, since rabbits are very agile creatures that can easily slip out of any hole.

Double-sided nurseries are convenient, their shape resembles the letter V. For domestic (decorative) rabbits, small or medium-sized feeders are suitable, and for a large farm you can make a sennik on the entire wall of the cage.

If you decide to make a nursery with your own hands, you need to choose the right parameters for the cage. Consider its overall height, pallet height and pet size.


It is not at all difficult to create and prepare a nursery yourself. In addition, it will be 2 times cheaper than buying a sennik in a store.

A nursery can be made from the simplest and most affordable materials. Almost every farmer can find either a sheet of plywood or any wooden planks. It is these materials that can become the basis for a sennik. In addition, other tools will be needed:

  • mesh with a metal base and small cells;
  • small pieces of wire;
  • nails and screws;
  • hammer;
  • screwdriver;
  • scissors;
  • hacksaw.
Stages of building a sennik

Stages of building a sennik

Owners of decorative rabbits can make a sennik themselves from a wide variety of items. The main thing is to choose the correct size for the cage and make a sennik from a plastic jar. It is extremely important to make it as safe as possible so that the animal does not get hurt by sharp ends. Then you can start working on the nursery.

First you need to measure the aviary and make drawings of the future sennik. Next, you need to work according to the instructions.

  • The sides of the sennik should not be rectangular, but, on the contrary, a little more upward. The shape of a triangle is acceptable. Thanks to this, it will be much more convenient for the animal to "get" hay.
  • The previously drawn up drawing must be transferred to a large sheet of plywood.
  • With the help of a hacksaw, you need to cut out 2 parts of exactly the same size for the side part and one for the center.
  • Then you need to connect all the parts together, while you need to use self-tapping screws to firmly fasten them together.
  • After that, you can safely attach the sennik to the cage mesh.

All materials must be environmentally friendly. You cannot take plywood that was previously used in repair work: such material may contain viruses that can be transmitted to animals along with hay. Better to spend on new materials than pay for pet treatment later.

You also need to monitor how the rabbits react to the emergence of a new design. For the first couple of days, pets may not approach it, as they will not understand what it is.

Buy a feeder or make it yourself, it's up to the farmer to decide. But making a nursery with your own hands is much cheaper, moreover, it does not take much time and effort. The main thing is to correctly measure the size of the cage.

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