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Winter and rabbits

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EverybodysCryEyed Thu 04-Oct-12 12:31:52

When should rabbits kept in an outdoor hutch be brought inside?

mrsfuzzy Thu 04-Oct-12 23:30:19

rabbits can spend the colder months outside provided they have plenty of bedding and are kept on a draught proof situation, i run a small santctuary of rescue guinea pigs and bunnies, and i use a sheet of clear polythene over the fronts which is lifted up on dry sunny days but i also use flats last plastic woven sheets [similar to the ones used to cover patio furniture] to cover the front of the hutch at night, provided bedding is changed regularly bunny will stay warm and toasty. bottles can freeze up though so they need to be checked twice a day when the weather is cold. small furries should never be put in a garage if it is used for a car, it does happen, i've heard some nasty things, hope this helps!

EverybodysCryEyed Fri 05-Oct-12 09:55:34

Thanks mrs

I know nothing about these things! My neighbour has a rabbit in an outside pen and I've never seen anyone go near it - but I obviously don't spend my whole time looking out the window!

The other night it was really cold and I was a bit worried about it. He's a big fat rabbit though so I'm sure he stays warm!

I just wasn't sure what you do with outdoor pets in winter so thank you!

mrsfuzzy Sun 07-Oct-12 12:20:39

if you have any concerns over bunnys welfare or treatment always contact the rspca for help it is done anon obviously. some of my animals have horrible backgrounds of nelglect, but if you can, keep a discreet eye on your furry neighbour.

EverybodysSpookyEyed Sun 07-Oct-12 15:08:36

I'm sure he's fine but I do keep an eye out. When he is in his run he looks healthy (as far as I can tell!).

Thanks for the info - I know what to look out for now!

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