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Julia123
03-08-2008, 12:05 AM
After reading a particular thread just thought it might be interesting to see what space your buns have. I personally do not believe in locking an animal in a small enslosure.

I have 2 house buns who have free range of my entire house

I have two outdoor buns with a 6ft tall x 3x4 kenel with built in 6 x 4 run with additional 8 x 4 run who also have min 2 hours a day free range in the garden

I have 3 rescue babies in a 4 x 2 hutch over 6 x 4 run combo (open access) with garden run avery other day

I have just built a pen in my garage for a rescue coming in on Thurs with a 4ft dog crate and 12ft x 4ft run, will let her out in garden in shifts with others. I have an issue with her being in the garage but there is a door with natural light.

I feel bad for my foster/resues but it seems they don't fair too badly considering....

What are your minimum limits? These are mine.

fluffiebunnie
03-08-2008, 12:07 AM
One of my bunnies has 40sq ft and the other has 37 sq ft 24/7. I also have a large 15ft x 10ft pen that they take turns in, in the garden when the weather is nice.

Julia123
03-08-2008, 12:09 AM
One of my bunnies has 40sq ft and the other has 37 sq ft 24/7. I also have a large 15ft x 10ft pen that they take turns in, in the garden when the weather is nice.

Lovely :D

fluffiebunnie
03-08-2008, 12:11 AM
And I still feel guilty they dont have enough space :oops:

Starlight
03-08-2008, 12:11 AM
Mine get the run of the garden if i am in all day, otherwise they each have 6ft x 4ft runs, Im currently in the process of searching for a 6ft x 6ft shed/playhouse for when i bond my pairs together!

Julia123
03-08-2008, 12:13 AM
And I still feel guilty they dont have enough space :oops:

Yeah me too ! I love it when I let them in the garden and the mad binkies begin !!!

Julia123
03-08-2008, 12:13 AM
Mine get the run of the garden if i am in all day, otherwise they each have 6ft x 4ft runs, Im currently in the process of searching for a 6ft x 6ft shed/playhouse for when i bond my pairs together!

So nice to hear, I just hate to see bunnies in hutches !

Starlight
03-08-2008, 12:21 AM
So nice to hear, I just hate to see bunnies in hutches !

At the moment unfortunately they are :( But to compensate they go in their runs when i get out of bed, until 8:30pm/9pm

I feel guilty i can not give all the rescue buns their own sheds :(

Glingle
03-08-2008, 12:22 AM
My two have a 5 ft x 2ft x2 ft 2 tier hutch with a 5ft x5 ft by 2 1/2 ft high attached run that they have 24 hour access to. I'd love them to have more space, but a 5 foot hutch was the biggest that would fit through the house to get into the garden and the terrace of the garden it's on is only 7ft by 6ft so it only just fits with space for me to squeeze down the side to clean out the run. When I get my own place I plan to extend the run and make it as large as I can.

*Spider*
03-08-2008, 12:24 AM
Mine live in a 12.5ft X 6.5ft dog kennel.They have tunnels, hay bales and all sorts to keep them amused.
They simply love it.
Can't see how anyone can keep any animal confined in such a small space.

Lauralou
03-08-2008, 12:29 AM
Carlton has the whoooooole flat to play in! weeeee!

Julia123
03-08-2008, 12:29 AM
At the moment unfortunately they are :( But to compensate they go in their runs when i get out of bed, until 8:30pm/9pm

I feel guilty i can not give all the rescue buns their own sheds :(

Hey don't feel bad ! sounds like they have most of the day out and about, you rescue so you give these buns the best you can which sounds great - like i say my rescues don't have what I would wish for them but they are safe and happy x

Julia123
03-08-2008, 12:32 AM
My two have a 5 ft x 2ft x2 ft 2 tier hutch with a 5ft x5 ft by 2 1/2 ft high attached run that they have 24 hour access to. I'd love them to have more space, but a 5 foot hutch was the biggest that would fit through the house to get into the garden and the terrace of the garden it's on is only 7ft by 6ft so it only just fits with space for me to squeeze down the side to clean out the run. When I get my own place I plan to extend the run and make it as large as I can.

Aww that sounds just fine for them and even better with extra space, the thing that makes me sad is bunnies kept in a hutch all day :cry:

Julia123
03-08-2008, 12:32 AM
Carlton has the whoooooole flat to play in! weeeee!

Ya and if he's like my house buns weeee is just the word !!! :lol::lol::lol:

Glingle
03-08-2008, 12:34 AM
.They have tunnels, hay bales and all sorts to keep them amused.
Mine have a deep wooden digging box filled with soil that they love playing in and stripping the wood off. They also have a couple of steps to jump up onto and hide under. I've also got a ball and pine cones, hay cubes and wooden rattle things that I alternate for them to keep them amused. I try and make up for their restricted space with stimulation from toys etc, and of course lots of attention.

*Spider*
03-08-2008, 12:35 AM
Wow, i might use that soil idea. Get a masive pot, fill it up with soil, my two love to dig!

Julia123
03-08-2008, 12:38 AM
Wow, i might use that soil idea. Get a masive pot, fill it up with soil, my two love to dig!

Yeah me too :D

xShellx
03-08-2008, 12:39 AM
my buns are in a 13x 8 foot walk in run. and piggies are in the small run in front. Dont have any more space for more rabbits!

http://i35.photobucket.com/albums/d167/Shelley8484/Picture173.jpg

Glingle
03-08-2008, 12:40 AM
Yup mine really enjoy it - the floor is flags under there honest, and the balls on top of the planter have been remodelled now!
http://i3.photobucket.com/albums/y95/carasmudge/DSCF3815.jpg

*Spider*
03-08-2008, 12:41 AM
Remodelled :lol:
I love it! I was thinking something ilke that, will look in B&Q!!

jane28
03-08-2008, 12:44 AM
Mine have a 5ft x 5ft wendyhouse with a 4ft x 4ft run at the moment... I am waiting to get them over to the patio at the end of the garden so i can build them a bigger run...

they get 24 hr access to the run though and they do enjoy it...

Starlight
03-08-2008, 12:45 AM
Hey don't feel bad ! sounds like they have most of the day out and about, you rescue so you give these buns the best you can which sounds great - like i say my rescues don't have what I would wish for them but they are safe and happy x

True!!

Its the best thing ever seeing them run and binky and show their full personalities though :D

Clean out day i make sure most of the rescues get an hour each in a run, im looking into more runs so that more can go out at a time and for longer. Though i will ALWAYS put my own buns first, as this is their own permanant home at the end of the day. But i always make time for cuddles for all the buns, even the grumpy ones!!

xShellx
03-08-2008, 12:46 AM
mine have all that space and sometimes they are happy to sit in the hutch for hours on end!

Lauralou
03-08-2008, 12:48 AM
Ya and if he's like my house buns weeee is just the word !!! :lol::lol::lol:

:roll: yup! :lol: on his playmat last night, i have no idea why either! he likes to do his binkies in the bathroom and is often too lazy to come back to the lounge to use the toilet and goes on the bath mat! i should get a potty but i really don't mind the accidents..... apart from the sofa ones!! :lol:

XMissySJx
03-08-2008, 12:49 AM
Peanut Butter and Jelly:

5.5 x 2 x 2 hutch, with a 7 foot run which they go every single day, excep tif its hammering it down!!!

Supverised playtime in the bunny garden which i dont know the size of but uve all seen the piccies, it mus be 25 x 10 foot at least.

Domino and Pebbles

5 foot hutch but 2 teired

7 foot run which they are in everyday

supervised playtime of the bunny garden.

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and soon they are going to live in our 'workshop' and have a 20 foot x 10 foot pen inside it, either as a group, or half each of they wont bond.

i dont agree with keeping animals cooped up, if they cant show natural behaviour within their space,then to me its cruelty.

sillyrabbit
03-08-2008, 01:23 AM
Trip and Scarlett live in a 6ft Happyhutch with the run underneath. They come out for about 2 hours in the morning while I get ready for work, and have free run of the kitchen and dining room. Then when I get home from work they get about 5 hours in the kitchen again but usually fall asleep under the table rather than play :lol: I put them to bed at about midnight and they have access to their run 24/7

Buu lives in a 6ft Rydale hutch. She is taken out of the hutch at about 6am each morning and goes back into her hutch at about midnight, so she is shut in the hutch for roughly 6 hours each day. During the day she is either in a large run in the garden or free range in my bedroom or the living room :) She is alone while im at work but spends time with me each day when I get home or in the morning.

Beau has the same living arrangement as Buu. The pair of them alternate between my bedroom or the run each day so they both get a chance at being in the garden or pooping all over my floor :) Either way they both spend the entire day out of their hutches.

They also have supervised play time together a few times a week so dont miss out on interacting with other bunnies.

All my buns get the option of supervised free range time in the garden a few times a week, but its pretty much up to them what they do. Like today I was going to spend the afternoon in the garden watching Beau but within 5 minutes he had gone through the cat flap into the house and was chilling out in the living room :lol: I personally find it easier to have their time out in the house so I can get on with stuff like cleaning or work while I watch them which is why they dont have free range garden time each day

I know lots of people on here think its wrong to shut a bun in a hutch overnight or keep a single bun outside but all my rabbits get plenty of attention and they are all very happy bunnies :love: When I move house I will be bringing Beau inside and Buu will be getting a boyfriend :) x

Tamsin
03-08-2008, 02:17 AM
My outside pair have a 3'x2' hutch with permanent access to a 5'x7' run. If you include shelving their total floor area is approx 47 sqr feet

Scamp's 'pen' is about 4'x8' then 6-8hrs daily in approx. 20'x8' and varied access to the entire ground floor.

Tam

Willow_Warren
03-08-2008, 07:08 AM
Mine have a 6ft x 4ft shed, with a 6ft x 8ft run permenantly attached. They have a 14ft x 4ft run on the lawn which they get access to for a couple of hours a day if the weather is suitable - I use this mainly to give them a chance to have access to grass. If it very wet then I'll let them have a run around in the living room - although I'm reluctant to in winter due to temp changes!

Hannah

donnamt
03-08-2008, 07:40 AM
ive just made alvin and pearls home as big as i can for now, its 3ft 9 x 7ft 8 which gives them about 29 sq ft when locked in.. i hate locking them up but they have both proved they love wallpaper too much to be freerange while they are still so young.

they do get a good 15 hours out each weekday which is thier room the middle room kitchen and sometimes yard if they want fresh air (thanks to ste being a night owl and working different hours to me) but spend it mostly under the sofa :roll:

weekends they get even more free time cus im home all day :D

when i first read this thread i did think it was a dig at my new cage :oops::oops: but then i saw the other thread :cry::cry::cry::cry: i hope the rspca investigate :evil:

lisa82
03-08-2008, 09:34 AM
Mine have 5ft x 5ft playhouse with attached run of 6ft x 3ft which they have access to from about 7.30am until 9.30pm as I am too scared, although I think the run is pretty secure. They do have binky space but we are going to start letting them free range in the garden when supervised :D

(ETA- not that relevant but they have only been in this about 10 days, prior to that being house buns their entire lives, and I'm sure they are SO much happier now :D)

*lily*
03-08-2008, 09:37 AM
Tinkerbell has free run of the house and garden during the day and goes in one of those metal 6 panel runs in the kitchen at night. At the moment she is lying in her litter tray!

Sooty has a large tool store as her base outside which is on our balcony which runs the whole length of the house so is enormous. The furthest she runs is up to the end of the balcony when I've got a grape to give her :D

Mine aren't very active most of the time but I like to give them the freedom to choose :D

karen354
03-08-2008, 09:42 AM
Mine all have loads of room the indoor buns have the run of the house, but on a night they have the kitchen and porch..
The outdoor buns have a shed/enclosure and have free range garden time when I'm home.
The guinea pigs 1 pair has a 6x4 shed also garden time, the other pair have a 6x4 run with a proper room on and they have their hutch inside the run..


My garden isn't a large one but totally bunny proofed, I'm glad it's not that large becase it didn't take too much bunny proofing..

I know someone who has a huge garden and the poor bun is stuck in a tiny hutch :( that isn't fair

minirex
03-08-2008, 10:55 AM
Munchie has the whole house but he does also have a large indoor cage which he likes to retreat into when I hover. Bully and Larmee have a double 5ft hutch but I don't close the door. They are free range in the garden which although is a very small garden they love it :) Lot's of things to dig up and space to run around :D

Mazda
03-08-2008, 11:10 AM
Pebble has a 4ft double hutch with a pen attached. I bring her in teh house for a couple of hours a day. :)

I would love for her to have the whole garden to fun around but it just isnt possible. x

HS
03-08-2008, 12:35 PM
Squidgy has the run of the dining room all day, the whole house when we're in, and has a double hutch at night.
Bobby and Ruby have 6' x 9' enclosure which is 3' high for permanent use, and a temp run onto the grass which is about 6' square, which they are in for an hour a day, more at the weekend.
Salt and Pepper (nethies) have 6' x 6' enclosure, 2 and a half' high for permanent use, and a 6' square run onto the grass, same as Bobs and Rubes.
Our garden is not secure enough to let them out, and we are surrounded by agricultural land, so this is the best I can do.
They seem very happy rabs though, and do a lot of bouncing around!!

Milo+Fizz
03-08-2008, 04:18 PM
At the minuite due to my group of four becoming two pairs they have less space than I would like but we are saving up for something better. They have a 5ft x 3ft section of the shed with a second level and a 9ft x 3.5ft run each and at least 2 hours free range time each day, most days is double that. Free range time is important to me as one of my groups are young and they love to run:D Also I can be sure to see each bun binky everyday as its the first thing they do when let out:love:

elve
03-08-2008, 04:27 PM
the 4 girls in the shed have free range of the shed, which is 5x8 roughly (L-shaped 7x9) and I let them out twice a day onto a 15'x6' patio for a run for a couple of hours.

Benny has a hutch 2x5 and has the same time out as the girls, plus an extra run at bedtime as he's toilet trained himself to pee in the patio drain :shock:

Mazda
03-08-2008, 04:42 PM
plus an extra run at bedtime as he's toilet trained himself to pee in the patio drain :shock:
:shock:
WOW!:lol::lol::lol:
xx

elve
03-08-2008, 05:18 PM
:shock:
WOW!:lol::lol::lol:
xx

:lol: I know - the previous hutch bunny did it too - and I give them 2 litter trays so they can keep one clean for a bed but they prefer the patio drain - looks very funny to see them balancing over it :lol: Bonus is his hutch never needs cleaning - I just do it when there's so much hay in there it's impossible to move :lol:

lotsofsmoggies
03-08-2008, 05:25 PM
Charlie and Mocha have a two tier 4ft x 2ft hutch permently attached to a 8ft x 4ft run. They have access to the run from about 6:30 until 8 at night.

Peppa will have a 5ft x 2.5ft two tier hutch with the same length run but a foot wider run. She has the top tier done of the hutch and now we have her concrete patch made, just need some time and funds!

Mazda
03-08-2008, 05:46 PM
:lol: I know - the previous hutch bunny did it too - and I give them 2 litter trays so they can keep one clean for a bed but they prefer the patio drain - looks very funny to see them balancing over it :lol: Bonus is his hutch never needs cleaning - I just do it when there's so much hay in there it's impossible to move :lol:

:lol: :lol: x

*Bex*
03-08-2008, 05:52 PM
Mine have a 5ftx6ft shed with 8ftx8ft run attached :D

monkeypuzzler
03-08-2008, 06:14 PM
Both my pair and my group of four each have runs of at least 6' x 9' with hutches inside which are raised so they still have the total floor space of the run.

Happy Hopping
03-08-2008, 10:50 PM
my ones have the entire house. Plus a big backyard, 70 ft x 30 ft or so in the summer

ecudc
04-08-2008, 08:57 AM
house bunnys - a 4ft by 10 ft room all day & then free range for 3-4 hours in the evening.

Foster bunnys - an 8ft by 2 ft double story hutch with a run around in an 8ft by 4 ft hutch run combo when possible. Their is smaller than I'd like for full sized bunnys but for babies it is ideal. I'm trying to work out how to attach a wider run at the moment...it's proving a bit tricky.

Crystal butterfly
04-08-2008, 11:01 AM
Binky lives in a lavender lodge from Pets@home dont know what size as ive been told different :? the others live in large 6ftx4ftx2ft happy hutches all rabbits have access to a run/free range in the garden every day for 3-8 hours (depending on my shifts)

although i must say im desperate to buy them dog kennels :D but while im living in this house thats not as option :(

XMissySJx
04-08-2008, 11:04 AM
Binky lives in a lavender lodge from Pets@home dont know what size as ive been told different :? the others live in large 6ftx4ftx2ft happy hutches all rabbits have access to a run/free range in the garden every day for 3-8 hours (depending on my shifts)

although i must say im desperate to buy them dog kennels :D but while im living in this house thats not as option :(

lavendar lodges are 5.5 x 2 foot by 2 foot :wave: