I used to have my buns out side so i have hutch left over so what i did was cut the legs down on the hutch cuz they were tall, then i bought some strong wire and some posts that you drive into the ground, then we set up the poles connected the wire to the post ( securing it with wire) then we cut a whole in the wire of the hutch and connected a ramp from the hutch to the ground. With San Diego 100 in early June and Run Rabbit Run in mid-September, I found myself nursing a serious case of FOMO around mid-May, regarding the Tahoe Rim Trail (TRT) runs in mid-July—a seemingly great time to squeeze in a hard 50-miler. If this is a preferred option, remember that a greenhouse used for this purpose must be covered in wire mesh and not glass or perspex. Fill boxes or tubs with shredded paper and hay to allow digging and provide tunnels that they can run through. When a rabbit binkies, it jumps into the air, often twisting and flicking its feet and head.
Its not going to be permanently in place, its going to be a removable run so that when I put the rabbits in their hutch I can pop the run up against the wall at the side of the house. Rabbit urine gives off ammonia so in a small hutch, your rabbits will suffer if you do not clean his litter tray on a daily basis. As more and more people realize that a ‘Hutch is Not Enough’, rabbit owners are coming up with some really creative solutions to their rabbit housing. Unlike most large or small hutches & runs available from pet shops and garden centres ours are made from quality dried fir wood.
The result of this is that the rabbit is often dirty at the back end as there is no means of the rabbit to clean itself. They are less likely to push through chicken wire like foxes or badgers, but will take a rabbit that is just left grazing on the lawn. Outdoor rabbits will have grown an extra thick undercoat to cope with the coming winter and moving them to a much warmer indoor environment will make them too hot and extremely uncomfortable.
This will resolve the skin issues but will not resolve any trapped nerve-type problem which can be responsible for persistent chewing (I think this probably causes a pins and needles” type of sensation, hence the constant niggling of the area by the rabbit). I have yet to see one big enough to really accommodate a rabbit of any size, let alone several of them together.
The easiest way to introduce another rabbit is to go to a rescue centre, where they are likely to already be neutered and vaccinated, and if you take your rabbit with you it’s possible to try a few rabbits to see who gets on best with your bunny. The Outdoor Rabbit Run has been designed to offer your pet bunnies a large outdoor space that looks attractive while keeping your rabbits safe.
In the case of post-castration complication, it can sometimes be possible to stretch the opening to allow the flow of urine to return to normal, as when the opening is restricted the rabbit is not able to empty its bladder properly and the urine just trickles out all the time. Make your rabbits’ housing, run, and general environment fun and interactive for them. Thirdly, if the rabbit is overweight then this would also make it difficult to urinate clear of the legs, and a diet would be in order (see separate article on feeding).
The symptoms disappeared within a few days with no long-term effects apart from one rabbit who, after about 50 days suddenly lost a lot of weight and went into a rapid decline. The problem here is that he has very little shelter or shade, no toys, and left with nothing to do he’ll be bored and frustrated; he may try to dig out and escape. So, if you expect your rabbit to escape from the cold by sleeping in the bedroom; it won’t work.
It is still unclear whether treating rabbits that are not showing any symptoms is worthwhile or not, but the usual rule of thumb is treatment for 9 days as a precaution and 28 days if the rabbit is showing any symptoms. If you do bring them into this type of house extension, make sure it doesn’t get too warm (with central heating radiators etc). You can of course keep rabbit indoors, so you won’t need a ‘hutch’ (though they’ll still need a base).
Try to site your shed or hutch in a shaded area, but if none is available, think about planting rabbit-safe shrubs or climbers to provide shade once they grow. Rabbits with enclosures on concrete, slabs or decking (or in grass runs with a wire mesh skirt around the perimeter) will not be able to dig out, making them more secure. Wood – Well seasoned beech wood is the best type of wood to have your rabbit house made of as it is non-absorbent, strong and durable. Be very careful, as they can run and bounce off the sides of the pen to try to get away from you.
However when I took delivery of my omlet run and realised how superior it was I had to buy another one so they could all have a new run. The photo below illustrates the dominant rabbit of a bonded pair demanding grooming from his partner by putting his head under her chin. If your rabbit is intact, try to avoid letting your rabbit run free in the house. Sadly in most cases of severe bloat/gut stasis/mucoid enteritis the rabbit usually dies within 5 days despite anything that you do, but if it is caught early enough there is a chance of survival.
If you’re especially good at making things, make an obstacle course of cardboard boxes and plastic tubing. Make sure that padlocks or bolts are used for fastenings on both hutch and run to prevent access by foxes. Some lop crossbreds will alter their ear positions as they get older and this is normal and nothing to worry about, but if in doubt, get your rabbit seen by a vet. One version tells of the breed being found quite by chance with initially one and then another odd looking wild rabbit being found (5).
Given the overall size I’d imagine it’ll be heavy enough to deter them, but once I’ve got it made I’ll make a decision if it needs making more secure – either by adding weight or adding eyes and using tent pegs to secure the run each day. Not only that, they can be even more destructive than an ordinary rabbit and of course will eat more and produce more droppings and urine, so can be a lot more work. Most pet rabbit owners are not aware that a rabbit has two scent glands on either side of the genital area just in front of the tail.
Any order placed for Rabbit Residence Rescue rabbits can save you £10 on your order and will result in a donation to our rescue to help fund out work. Centrally located, our new place gives me three local parks to train on trail throughout the work-week, while offering great long run locations 25mi to the north and south, like Lake Sonoma and Sugar Loaf Ridge State Park respectively.
Apart from that just make sure you staple the chicken wire on the outside so there are no sharp edges, and consider putting a cover over a part of it to give them shade (they should never be without shade). A run should be attached to the door frame so the rabbits can come outside as well. I know of one rabbit that cannot eat the very thing that rabbits are supposed to eat naturally.
This behaviour is often accompanied with the carrying of hay in the mouth to add to the nest, and some females go to such an extreme that they will strip the whole hutch of bedding, and pile it up in their chosen spot. Rabbits whose exercise run is on a lawn will enjoy access to grass every day, which is great for their teeth and digestive systems and will keep them busy. Please remember a hutch should only be used as a base for your rabbit, and should always be used in conjunction with a run or outside access. This rabbit run will give you peace of mind that your pets are getting the best care possible.
Persistent offenders can be determined to empty their litter trays no matter what, so sometimes buying hooded litter trays that have high fronts can deter a rabbit as it is much harder to empty the contents if they have to be shovelled over a high edge. If you feel that you absolutely have to cover the front (remember that they are rabbits and are very hardy!) then cover no more than three quarters of the wire door.
If you choose to use a litter box for intact rabbits, make sure that the sides of the box are high enough to prevent urine from being sprayed outside the box. The most important thing for you do, therefore, is to be quick to notice that something is wrong, and get the rabbit straight to a good rabbit vet if he/she does not respond to the offer of a treat. It is a DIY hutch that has 4 stalls meaning that around 8 rabbits can get fit in it. You can use 2 x 2 plywood panels to fix the bottom frame the way you suppose to make the top frame.