We bought her for his birthday to be a house rabbit but she has never liked being inside so moved out I keep telling him to clean her out but his idea would just be to eat all the poo so I do the cleaning out job now ;) as for the indoor rabbit I think she is the boss and he is her pet !!
andrea - at your dog missing the rabbit! Did you get your new outdoor rabbit to be your pet or his? Does he clean it out/feed it etc? If we did get a dog, I think it would be the rabbit's pet. Or maybe I could get the pigs to walk it - might make them shift their lazy backsides!
My dog is amazing with her but he is amazing with my hamster he has always been around little pets and thinks its his job to look after them,we bought the last outdoor rabbit because he was so upset when the one before died he just sat by the Hutch every time we opened the door
My bunny sits in the window with my collie watching the world go by and hates it outside but my other bunny has free run of the garden and a summer house to live in when she wants to go in and hates coming in the house ! They are funny they know what they want in life
andrea - my OH was insistent that the pets would live outside and when the pigs arrived (I went out to buy an ironing board and came home with 2 pigs) they did initially live in our hutch outside. They moved in after 3 weeks after my DD's said one had sneezed and have never gone back out. He has been very accepting of this and always goes to say goodbye to them when he leaves the house (doesn't always say bye to us).
Our hutch was bought for our previous bun in 2006 and was used by her for 1 week. She moved inside because cats were staring at her and she made it clear that she preferred to live close to a radiator. Current bun has never lived outside - according to him, outside living is only for bunnies with an alternative lifestyle
They all have 4' x 2' cages inside, although Current bun is free roaming during the day and the pigs spend a lot of the day annoying him in the conservatory or playing in their new playpen in the kitchen shouting at the fridge.
Ooh you could use it as an impromptu coffee table too. Put a lace tablecloth over the top when the vicar comes round. (Actually no, it would get slowly eaten and dragged into the cage by little rodenty teeth. And you'll end up having an exorcism done as your Eternal Beau teaset moves slowly across the top)
I got the biggest cage I could find from zoo plus, which was much cheaper than it was on Amazon (I think £50 from zooplus). But evidently you can get them cheaper. Though I will probably move them to a C&C age eventually - I like that you can design bits that go up ramps etc.
Have you tried looking on PreLoved or Freeads? I got a Savic one 5 x 2 with a stand for £25 in as new condition. The lady had been given it and only used it for a few days as someone else had given her an Eglu house for the garden.
I bought one from The Range for my boars. It's 4'x2'. Has a plastic base and a metal bar top and is probably about the height of my knee. Easy to clean and store away. Big enough to put a box in. IIRC it was £39 end of 2011.
It's just for night time in winter, too small for their full time accomodation (according to the boars. On the GP cage websites it's ok).
They are ver' ver' spoiled (in case you hadn't sussed)