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Rabbit playpen that will make your neighbor's rabbit jealous!
Super great A-frame rabbit hutch!
Wow, that's a wicked design for those on a budget. A-Frame hutches are super strong and last a lifetime. You didn't specify the AWG(gauge/thickness) of the hardware cloth for the flooring, which should be 16 at a minimum, 14 is optimal though. My hubby and I actually created a site that offers advice on rabbits, we also review a lot of the hutches available commercially. If you'd like to check it out you can visit it here:http://www.bestrabbithutch.comThanks a bunch, we appreciate it!
Really cool A-Frame Hutch, loving the mesh floor so you could put them on the grass if you wanted to, or better yet get some worm bins under them! My hubby and I actually created a site that reviews a lot of the hutches available commercially. If you'd like to check it out you can visit it here:http://www.bestrabbithutch.comThanks a bunch, we appreciate it!
Those hutches really need an area with shade. Rabbits go underground where it is cool in the afternoon and do not do well with heat. In the summertime the bunnies in those hutches would be either in the hot sun or they would go into the enclosed part for shade but it would get really hot in the enclosed part- like the inside of a car. Rabbit hutches need areas that are in the shade but open ventilation to keep cool. In summer in the afternoon if I go to see my rabbits they are all under the hutch in the shade where it is cool, sleeping.
I think if you use the proper thicker guage wire for the bottom of the cages, and your bunnies have properly furred feet on the bottom, that wire is actually better than solid flooring. I think the exception is rex rabbit that don't have as much fur on bottom of feet and small rabbits like netherland dwarf whose feet are to small and go through the wires. I do think its nice for people to but a comfy resting mat in the cages though.
Would also like to add— I think, depending on where sun rises and sets some peices of plyboard could be put on the top of the outside area so they always have a spot of outdoor shade to lay in but still get air blowing through.
Round things are certainly HARDER for them to chew... but not impossible. My rabbits chew even flat plywood!
This is really nice! Of course, the wood won't last past 3 years in some places, but it's replaceable. Also, you can put some hot sauce on the wood. However, I don't really like that idea. It just seems so... mean.
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