Your kit should be about this size when you take it home from the breeder, minimum of 12weeks,
HOUSING YOUR NEW GIANT.
The cage above is a 6ft cage, fine for a youngster but not for a full grown conti.
The minimum size cage for an adult Continental Giant is 8ft long, the sort seen outside petshops and garden centres just
won't do, they are too small and inferior quality.
You must consider making your own or have it made for you from suitable materials.
This is one of our standard two tier hutches under construction. 8ft long + a 10ft mesh run
constructed from 2"sq. timber,clad with 12mm plywood and totally covered in heavy duty mineral roofing felt. 3 doors for
easier access, air space below, strong 2" mesh instead of netting..
A 10ft mesh run attached on the end to give exercise area,but they still need some external exercise everyday,weather
permitting.So a secure garden or patio is needed to give them plenty
of space to run around. Make sure your cages and runs are fox proof.
( Beware, your plants will go if they are not protected., a full grown conti can jump at least 1 mtr)
You wouldn't keep a small dog in a 4ft cage for life, true Contis grow as big as a small dog
Rabbits of any kind shouldn't be treated as the unwanted pet, alone at the botom of the garden, there are as demanding as any
domestic animal and require daily T.L.C., feeding, exercise and cleaning.If you can't give this time please consider an alternative
British Rabbit Council Guidlines on Rabbit Housing.
Don't forget,please read all the information in this website
IF YOU ARE NEW TO KEEPING CONTINENTAL GIANTS I SUGGEST YOU TAKE TIME TO READ
ALL THIS SITE'S CONTENT BEFORE YOU PURCHASE.
This Basil : 13 weeks old, from a Steel doe and Agouti buck