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lisalisa Sun 23-Sep-07 21:20:56

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funnypeculiar Sun 23-Sep-07 21:28:22

you can get rabbit 'leads' from pet shops so you can take them out (didn't work brilliant for our first rabbit - second one loved it!)
And how about setting up a bit of the house where they can run round for a bit (eg shut kitchen door - assuming hard floors) and let them explore?

Blu Sun 23-Sep-07 21:30:10

lisalisa - I know how you feel - rabbits do look as if they need a lot of excercise, don't they? Is yours one of those runs that has a removable front for placing as an extension in front of a hutch? Could you get another one and ad it to your run as an extension? OUr rabbits have the full run of our shed, with a hatch through the wall into a biggish square run, and i still see them peering at the grass beyond the wire, trying to reach grass which is out of reach.

southeastastra Sun 23-Sep-07 21:32:12

it sounds fine. my rabbits are very lazy and even when they go in the run, they just stretch out and don't move.

you can buy a bigger run and put them in it when you can.

lisalisa Sun 23-Sep-07 21:42:25

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Blu Sun 23-Sep-07 21:56:40

I saw some little fleecy beds in the pet shop - I think I will get one of those for ours when it gets really cold. I thnk as long as they can be out of draughts and off the ground they are ok, aren't they? You can get neoprene covers for gravity-bottles so their water doesn't freeze.

Ous climb up onto the shelves in the shed and sleep in a spare grill pan that I thought would be out of reach!

Tottie32 Sun 23-Sep-07 21:58:29

someone on guinea pig thread just mentioned electric heat pads you put under hutch in winter

lisalisa Sun 23-Sep-07 21:59:08

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Blu Sun 23-Sep-07 22:01:24

The fleecy beds are like small cat or dog beds - I guess they go in the compartment or hutch where the rabbits usually sleep. What is your hutch like?

Blu Sun 23-Sep-07 22:02:47

I think rabbits withstand cold better than guinea pigs, though. Being European whilst gps are S American or something. The must manage OK in the wild.

slowreader Sun 23-Sep-07 22:11:19

We insulate our rabbits' hutch with sort of silver bubble wrap stuff that you can get from B and Q. Makes them look like space rabbits.
On frosty nights I make them one of those microwave pet hot water bottles.
Don't know who microwaves the hot water bottles for wild rabbits though.

lisalisa Sun 23-Sep-07 22:15:31

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Blu Sun 23-Sep-07 22:19:40

OUr rabbits never seem to poo or wee on the shelf they have chosen to sleep on, so I guess they wouldn't in the bed.

I have a plastic corner tray filled with sawdust and they always wee in that - or close to it, but always in pretty much the same place.

slowreader Sun 23-Sep-07 22:23:46

Pets r us I think it came from. We bought it for the cat originally. I wrap it up in dds old t shirts and shove it under the hay. They always keep their sleeping bit of the hutch clean.

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