Adopt Rescued Rabbits!
House Rabbit Society and ASPCA both declare that July is Adopt a Rescued Rabbit Month! There are over 1500 U.S. households with pet bunnies; and it's no wonder why: they are good with other animals and are gentle around small kids. Here are top reasons to adopt a rescue rabbit from local animal shelters today:
- Rabbits are great for apartment owners and townhouse owners. They are small pets that don't need a lot of space to roam. They can hop around a 900 sq/ft apartment space or in a small yard with fencing, of course.
- Rabbits are eco-friendly. They don't require expensive toys to chew on. Simply give them a roll of toilet paper, cardboard or other recyclable item for playtime.
- Expensive vet bills can be a thing of the past. Adopting from rabbit shelters means that these organizations have partnerships with local vet offices that can save you money on medical issues.
- Longevity and memories. Rabbits can live up to 12 years; and they will offer non-stop memories along the way for single folks or families with small children.
- Rabbits reduce stress and build bonds: Like cats, rabbits can take care of themselves and do not require frequent trips outside for potty breaks. They can be enjoyed inside or outside and are fun for the whole family!
Consider adopting a pet rabbit from a local rabbit rescue today during Adopt a Rescued Rabbit Month!
Need fencing? Consider hexagonal fence with PVC that is at least 2-3' high; and trench the fence into the ground at least 6-12" to prevent burrowing attempts.
Rabbit Fence Ideas
Rabbits are adorable; and whoever says they can't be a pet is wrong. In fact, over 1500 households in the United States have pet rabbits. Rabbits are fun pets to have and can be played with indoors or outside in a fenced-in area. For new rabbit owners looking for fence ideas, here are a few to consider for outside playtime:
Steel Hex Web Fence
This type of metal fence with PVC is used for several applications. Chicken owners use this hexagonal fence to protect their flock from coyotes, wolves and foxes; while dog owners use it to secure their chewing dogs in the backyard. Even gardeners use this fence for rabbit control in home gardens.
Steel Hex Web is a top choice for rabbit owners to consider for their pets. The metal fence contains 1" x 1" mesh holes that even small bunnies can't get through. The 20 gauge steel is strong and includes PVC-coating as a secondary layer of protection against chew marks from rabbits. After all, rabbits' teeth grow 5-6" per year; and they will search for hard surfaces to alleviate the tension. This PVC steel fence will last 20+ years outside - about double the lifespan of a pet rabbit.
19 gauge Welded Wire Fence
Like the Steel Hex Fence, this metal fence with PVC includes 1" x 1" mesh holes to block small bunnies from escaping. The rabbit fence is square-shaped and is slightly stronger than 20 gauge hexagonal fencing. The 19 ga weld wire fence with PVC will also last 20+ years outside for rabbit protection.
We love pet rabbits and want to keep them protected. July is Adopt a Rescued Rabbit Month; and fencing should be considered prior to bringing home Hoppy.
Fence install tip: Trench the fences into the ground 6-12 inches to prevent burrowing attempts. A 2-3 high fence is recommended for rabbits.
EasyPetFence.com is pleased to annouce the arrival of 4' Steel Hex Web Dog Fence!
Our Steel Hex Web Fences combine a professional and nearly invisible look with the benefits of Chew Resistant steel. The 4' x 150' metal dog fence is made of 20 gauge galvanized steel that will resist all attempts by pet dogs to chew through to the other side, and it is PVC-coated to protect the metal fence from wear-and-tear that can be caused by different weather patterns. The 1 inch mesh grid design of the chew guard fence is also stronger than traditional square mesh designs--all of these features combined gives you a fence that will remain effective for 20-30 years. The black coating of this outdoor dog enclosure, aside from protecting it, also creates a fence that will be unnoticeable from as close as 20 feet.
Dimensions: 4' H x 150' L
Life Expectancy: 20-30 years
Mesh Dimensions: Approx. 1"
Visibility: Invisible from approximately 20'
Material: 20 gauge galvanized steel, PVC coated
4' x 150' Steel Hexagonal Dog Fence is available for sale now on EasyPetFence.com in kits and rolls.
Chewing On Plastic Fence
Plastic dog fencing is a great alternative to traditional dog fences that may be overkill for small dogs. Take chain-link fence for example. This type of dog fence is ideal for some of the largest dog breeds in the world; but when looking at Yorkie Terriers or other smaller dog breeds, the bulky metal fence seems extreme. While poly dog fencing can secure small and calm dogs, what about dogs that have high energy and may chew on the fence?
Plastic dog fence is not recommended for chewing dogs. These types of dogs have a bit more energy than poly fencing can handle and may rip down the fence mesh with their teeth or paws.
Consider metal dog fence with PVC-coating if chewing on the fence is a concern. Dogs will have trouble breaking through the PVC and steel core on most metal dog fences and will keep these higher energy dogs secure for many years to come.
Explaining Fence Gauges
Gauge is a unit of measure that often confuses people when shopping for metal fence materials; and it's no wonder why. Defining gauge is not as obvious as it sounds; but with our help, you'll be a gauge pro in no time.
Gauge sizes are numbers that indicate the thickness of a piece of sheet metal, with a higher number referring to a thinner sheet. This means that the higher the gauge number the thinner the metal material will be within a fence roll, fence post - you get the idea.
Example: 14 gauge welded wire is stronger than 20 gauge steel hex web. When examined the 20 gauge is much thinner than the 14 gauge; and it has nothing to do with PVC-coating and everything to do with the steel core inside!
Learning gauge as a unit of measure is important when buying metal dog fence. It will help to find the right yard fence for dogs based on behavioral characteristics.
Keep Wildlife Away
Pet owners generally think about pet security or playtime in yards when considering to buy pet fencing for dogs and cats; however, there are other reasons to install a pet fence. One of the best reasons to install dog and cat fencing in summer is to avoid wildlife encounters and attacks on pets.
Wildlife have plenty to eat in the summertime from forests; but they seem to approach lawns and gardens for fresh-tasting flowers; fruits; and vegetables, anyway. Deer and elk will leave their newborn fawns and calves behind in the early morning hours to scout for food; while foxes, coyotes and wolves will travel throughout the day to find food. This means that wildlife are constantly on the prowl. And, wildlife have been known to attack pets if they feel they, themselves, or their young, are in danger.
Installing a pet fence that is at least 6 feet tall will prevent wildlife encounters and minimize the risk of attacks on pets. For deer, plastic fencing can be used; but if "pack members" are in your area, it's best to install a metal fence.
Wildlife encounters with pets occur throughout summer and do not slow down until later in the year.