What gets those rabbit cages cleaner than anything else? What’s more effective than Vanodine, a power washer, or even bleach?? (As a side note…have you ever poured straight chlorine bleach on to an aluminum rabbit drinking dish? I have. It’s interesting.)
But what’s the best weapon against dirty rabbit cages? Motivation, of course.
I was thinking today about motivation, and how it’s not quite the same thing as perseverance. Sure, they’re both guided by the same thing: vision — but perseverance sounds like the ability to hang on when you’re giving your all in a righteous war; when it’s conquer or be conquered… but motivation isn’t half so romantic. Motivation just sounds like getting ourselves to stop slacking and do what we know we ought to do do.
All people struggle with staying motivated. Yes, I mean BOTH kinds of people: the rabbit breeders and the non-rabbit breeders. But we rabbit breeders find the results of a lack of motivation to be devastating in our herds. Lost breeding dates, mixed up pedigrees, littermates kept in the same cage so long that they are breeding each other, droppings piled high enough to reach the cage floor… I’m not picking on anybody, because at some point in my history of raising rabbits, I’ve been guilty of all of those things.
Here are some tips that might keep you going in those times when you’re lacking motivation. *cough* When it’s time to empty trays. *cough*
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