Dangers To The Environment If Rabbits Escape

If a rabbit escapes its hutch the first thing that’s in danger is itself. It may be attacked and killed by dogs, badges, cats, foxes, or run over by cars etc. They are fast food for all kinds of predators. Providing adequate shelter and protection is a must to consider when planning petting a rabbit at home. Rabbits that are kept outdoors or even those that spend some of their time outdoors are at risk. The most important factor that rabbit shelter gives is a protection from predators, weather, illness and disease. Watch out the diseases that can transferable to humans. You don’t like to get infected so cleanliness and proper hygiene must be maintained.

Dangers To The Environment If Rabbits Escape

There are different kinds of hutch fasteners that can purchase on any local hardware stores or even online. Some are very convenient to use and others can provide total security to keep out humans, either intruders or children to harm your pet. According to my friend Miranda the locksmith it’s wise to not just have hutch fasteners or catches, but to indeed have padlocks to not just keep your rabbits in, but keep predators out. The doors of hutches and other outdoor accommodation like sheds and playhouses need to be fitted with sliding bolts or other suitable locks. The standard fittings, such as twist latches are not secure enough. There is no point to sturdy construction and secure mesh if a predator can simply open the door so choosing a proper lock must needed.

On the other side, if rabbits escape and then start breeding, they can cause havoc and destruction to the environment. Rabbits breed quickly, so a small number of escaped rabbits causing a small amount of damage can become a large number causing lot of damage in a short period of time. They spread across over on different target land areas. They are suspected of being the most significant known factor in plants species loss in Australia. It is known that rabbits often kill young trees in orchards, forests and on properties plants. They target to go where a lot of foods to eat, attacking farms causing millions of dollars of damage to crops which is the only source of the livelihood of our poor farmers. Rabbits are responsible for serious erosion problems, as they eat native plants, leaving the topsoil exposed and vulnerable to erode.

Rabbits may look cute and harmless and give joy to us, but also they can cause havoc on our environment, economy and even human health.