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are my four bunnies ok to be outside in the winter? Answered

they have been outside the whole summer and they have been doin goood threw the 90 to 110 degree weather, before the summer they were inside, but then we got them a hutch and they have a large running area, they have a room upstairs in the hutch and they love it, will they be ok to be outside all day and all night in the freezing weather?  

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canucksgirl (author)2012-07-26

If you can, build one area for the hutch that's insulated and large enough for the 4 bunnies to huddle together. In the wild, rabbits tend to burrow and use each other as sources of warmth, so if they have somewhere they can go if they feel extra cold, they should be fine in most temperatures. The only other thing to keep in mind that any metal parts on the hutch will get especially cold and if possible, should be covered up.

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four bunnies (author)canucksgirl2012-07-27

thankyou thats a lot of help!

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canucksgirl (author)four bunnies2012-07-28

You're welcome.

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I also hope you post some bunny pictures to your profile and become a regular member. Its a great community of makers!

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rickharris (author)2012-07-26

Yep they live outside normally. Even in snow.

Give them a waterproof draught proof shelter and they will be fine.

Cover any mesh with an old sheet or carpet at night to keep out excessive winter weather.

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Vyger (author)2012-07-26

If they are allowed to stay outside for the fall they will naturally develop a winter coat which will be plenty enough fur to keep them warm. The problem that animals can have is when they are kept from the fall changes and so don't develop a heavy winter coat. This can happen with any animal. Horses that are moved from the south to the north without time to adjust for the cold can sometimes have problems with it. So, if they are allowed to go through the fall changes outside they will be fine through the winter because they will have time to adapt to it. .

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