This is the most animal friendly production/
transformation that I know. I built this primarily because I once
worked with a very timid rabbit. This particular production box
doesnt require that the rabbit be confined in a bag, or
carried about too much. You dont even have to lift the cage
out of the box at the end, but can simply build a side door in
both box and cage to release the rabbit if desired. If changing a
dove (or doves) to a rabbit, the doves are also gently handled by
the apparatus so wings and beaks dont get caught in the
process. Both the cage and the double-door box can then be used
to contain the animals backstage until the end of the show.
The magician shows a box with double doors in
front. He opens the doors and shows that the box contains an
empty cage. He lifts the cage out of the double-door box (it has
no top) and places a silk or dove(s) inside the cage. He then
lowers the cage back into the double door box. After saying the
magic words, etc., the doors are opened to reveal that instead of
a silk or dove(s), the cage now holds a live rabbit. The cage and
rabbit are lifted out of the double-door box and if desired, the
rabbit can be removed for petting, etc.
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