Well, as my past blogs have mentioned, we have this baby rabbit we're trying to raise until it gets old enough to release. And because I have no intention of becoming a rehabber, I wanted something for the rabbit to use that gave him slightly more room than the pet carrier we are using as his home, and which could be placed outside for him to get acclimated to the weather and natural environment.
Because he'll probably be released in 2 weeks, I also didn't want to buy some elaborate rabbit hutch.
The Rabbit Tractor
The rabbit running around the rabbit tractor
Detail on the door. I cut a panel for the door itself and cut around the latch so that it could be open and shut, but the mesh still goes to the ground to keep the rabbit safe inside.
Another view of the rabbit tractor, showing the cardboard box for the rabbit. The rabbit is just outside the cardboard box.
I also put in a small cardboard box and scrap of fabric for a little hutch where he could go and sleep/be protected.
And now the bunny can spend a few hours outside and collect his own food, while still being safe inside his "hutch."
Turned out that he was afraid of the wide-open spaces (no wonder, really) so I took a few linen towels and drapped the hutch to give him some shade, privacy, and a sense of security. It seems to be working fine.