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keepingmesane
27-09-2008, 08:21 PM
http://www.omlet.co.uk/products_services/products_services.php?view=Rabbits

personally i think its way too small (and they say suitable for 3 medium rabbits)
i did consider it as a shelter in the run.... but not for that price :shock::shock:

Sparkle x
27-09-2008, 08:24 PM
Interesting i had wondered what people thought of these...

silverfox
27-09-2008, 08:27 PM
I like it, but only enough room for one rabbit?

Steph
27-09-2008, 08:29 PM
I wouldnt even keep chickens in them :oops: They are hideous and way to small :evil: Maybe ok for a run if thats all you have for a very small amount of time. I would imagine they are hot in the Summer and cold in the Winter :?

Sky-O
27-09-2008, 08:32 PM
I've come across this at the RSPCA.

Apparently the head office really rate these.

When you see them in the flesh thy are horrid and impractical as well as pretty cruel to rabbits. Mice can get in, foxes can harm rabbits, its not anywhere near big enough, if it rains from the wrong angle it will make a swimming pool out of the bed area. I wouldn't put one of my single nethies in it, let alone three medium sized bunnies.

It is ridiculous and costs far too much.

I have also read about some peoples rabbits getting injured whilst in them, which is not good enough.

Nope nope and nope some more.

Sky-O
27-09-2008, 08:33 PM
Also, when you take the lid off of the bed area, there is hardly any room in there, its mostly taken up with the ways to keep it cool/warm. It's a teeny tiny space inside.

TermiteFrank
27-09-2008, 08:39 PM
I've come across this at the RSPCA.

Apparently the head office really rate these.

They're probably getting a back hander IMHO. That gimmicky thing is more horrible and unsuitable than the hutch Frank arrived in if you ask me. I wouldn't keep ANY animal in it, chicken, rabbit or guinea pig. It's for people with more money than sense and no grasp of an animal's needs.

Mackers
27-09-2008, 08:46 PM
I sent an e-mail to eglu telling them exactly what I thought of their 'luxury rabbit accommodation'. Needless to say, they didn't reply! Don't waste your money - they're awful.

TermiteFrank
27-09-2008, 09:08 PM
I can't beleive the price! Can you imagine how large a shed and run you can buy 260? That's without the run - it's 360 with the run. You can buy an 8 x 6 overlap shed from shedstore for 189 including postage.

Oompa-Loompa
27-09-2008, 10:45 PM
:censored: Obviously designed to look good in your garden rather than keeping your pets happy and safe. :censored:

Chipmunk_K
27-09-2008, 10:55 PM
I think there was a thread on these a week or two ago.... here's the Link (http://forums.rabbitrehome.org.uk/showthread.php?t=145603&highlight=omlet)

Carol X
27-09-2008, 11:13 PM
Interesting i had wondered what people thought of these...

Rubbish, sorry:oops:

Kermit
27-09-2008, 11:47 PM
I think they look impractical, ugly, small and are toooo expensive!
Id never get this.

MissMinnie
28-09-2008, 08:13 AM
What a lot of money. I wouldn't buy one of these, they don't look very good.

*lily*
28-09-2008, 09:28 AM
I don't particularly like them myself and would never buy one BUT has got to be preferable to keeping a rabbit in a 3ft hutch at the bottom of the garden.

sillyrabbit
28-09-2008, 11:05 AM
I think they look awful :oops: I seriously think they are the worst looking type of rabbit housing available, and they arent even big enough for rabbits anyway :? x

Jazzy B Bunny
28-09-2008, 11:10 AM
Get a happy hutch :D

lisa82
28-09-2008, 11:14 AM
Why do they put an "english lop" as an example, thats a weird bun to use? What country is it from?

ETA- in the breed section it says english lops aren't that common as pets :?

The little house bit just look like a bucket on its side to me, I don't like them, and they're not fox proof as demonstrated on here a while ago.

TermiteFrank
28-09-2008, 11:55 AM
I don't particularly like them myself and would never buy one BUT has got to be preferable to keeping a rabbit in a 3ft hutch at the bottom of the garden.

But only if you fork out the extra 100 nicker for the run. Otherwise it's like keeping a rabbit in a glorified pet carrier.

*lily*
28-09-2008, 12:00 PM
I WAS on about the whole lot, course I wouldn't say keeping a rabbit in the pod bit alone was better than a 3ft hutch.

AlisonA
28-09-2008, 12:21 PM
I'd be fascinated to know the identity of the 'leading animal behaviourists' who helped in its development. Apart from the fact that it allows them to graze on grass, I don't think it's suitable at all.

Deelove
28-09-2008, 12:21 PM
Why do they put an "english lop" as an example, thats a weird bun to use? What country is it from?

ETA- in the breed section it says english lops aren't that common as pets :?

The little house bit just look like a bucket on its side to me, I don't like them, and they're not fox proof as demonstrated on here a while ago.

Just shows that the makers know absolutely nothing about rabbits.

clutterydrawer
28-09-2008, 03:36 PM
too small, overpriced, not fox proof at all - there was a thread not long back where someone who kept his rabbits in an eglu had the all pulled out and slaughtered by a fox :cry::cry::cry: