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.
Best Chicken Fence
Like other livestock animals, chickens are not meant to be caged. Chicken owners will be the first to declare that chickens are not just pets but they are members of the family. As such, chicken owners want their flock to be healthy and happy.
So, what is the best fence for chickens?
Steel Fence that is hexagonal in shape is strong and will stand up to chew marks caused by wild animals (such as coyotes and wolves) that may try to harm the livestock. This type of fence is used not only for chicken security but also by gardeners looking to keep rabbits, groundhogs and other garden critters away from growing sites.
While this fence is recommended for livestock, it is suggested to find a hexagonal fence with PVC-coating. The PVC acts as a secondary layer of protection against chew marks and can stand up against harsh weather environments throughout the year. Without PVC, the fence may risk corroding or brittle in time from extreme heat, rain or snow.
Free-roaming chickens make the best-tasting eggs - possibly because chickens spend more time walking around pastures in search of bugs, beetles and even ticks! Because free-range chickens need a fence, chicken owners turn to hexagonal shaped fence to secure chickens on farms and pastures.
Best Rabbit Fence
Many pet safety groups urged individuals not to gift bunnies for Easter; but for those that now own a cute rabbit, they will need a secure fence for them to hop around outside. There are many fence on the market; but not all are fit for rabbits.
The best type of rabbit fence is made from metal construction. Plastic fences will not resist chew marks caused by bunnies; and other types of fence, such as wood, will begin to splinter. A metal fence with PVC coating is best to secure rabbits in yards and block chewing attempts from rabbits and external predators. This type of fence is used by chicken owners to secure poultry against coyotes, foxes, and wolves. Because of the hexagonal shape, rabbits will not be able to chew through the material nor will they be able to slip through the tiny holes.
The teeth on rabbits grow five inches per year. If they do not trim them down, then they will be in pain. Therefore, they tend to find fences to help relieve their pain. The PVC coating acts as a secondary layer of protection and will keep the steel core untouched from chew marks from bunnies.