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Becki xX
11-10-2008, 11:59 PM
Does anyone know where I can get a well-made, sturdy folding run from? The house we are buying has the tiniest garden, and Rhia will free-range in it whilst we're around but when we're all out at work for long periods I want something safe to put her in. Only has to be 6x4 sorta size, as I said its only for when we're all out. Cheers m'dears :D X

amandaf
12-10-2008, 12:15 AM
http://www.happyhutch.co.uk/details.php?product=65

i can personally vouch for these,nice and solid

amanda

abbymarysmokey
12-10-2008, 10:30 AM
I've got one of these...it's very good quality...although it doesn't fold down :)

http://cgi.ebay.co.uk/Giant-6ft-x-4ft-x-2ft-Rabbit-Guinea-Pig-Run-Folding-Lid_W0QQitemZ270282864620QQihZ017QQcategoryZ63513Q QtcZphotoQQcmdZViewItem

holidayhutch
12-10-2008, 10:34 AM
John at Dawson Animal housing makes them to whatever size you want. :D

marley
12-10-2008, 10:36 AM
I bought my hutch from the rabbit hutch shop, very pleased, great service and good quality:D

mrshorsy
12-10-2008, 11:38 AM
Does anyone know where I can get a well-made, sturdy folding run from? The house we are buying has the tiniest garden, and Rhia will free-range in it whilst we're around but when we're all out at work for long periods I want something safe to put her in. Only has to be 6x4 sorta size, as I said its only for when we're all out. Cheers m'dears :D X

Think you read my mind we desperatley need a run for Gwen. She has a two tiered hutch which we bought when we got her as her previous hutch was tiny but my uncle, who we got her off, was using a homemade run for during the day which though it is 6ft long is an apex type run so has hardly any space.
I've checked out the happy hutch site and love the 6ft by 4ft one but at 128 its out of our price range at the mo did think of getting this one

http://cgi.ebay.co.uk/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&item=360097014437&ssPageName=ADME:X:SCO:GB:1123

Has anyone had any experience of dealing with this company?

Sky-O
12-10-2008, 11:50 AM
http://www.happyhutch.co.uk/details.php?product=65

i can personally vouch for these,nice and solid

amanda

We also have one of these. We got it from their ebay shop for 60 through bidding as opposed to buy it now. Twas worth it :D

louise and Gus
12-10-2008, 11:57 AM
Alison A has 2 really nice folding runs, they are really well built and sturdy. And you get a free run shelter which is a cute little house..

http://cgi.ebay.co.uk/6-x-4-x-2-Folding-Rabbit-poultry-Run-FREE-shelter-005_W0QQitemZ330274583683QQcmdZViewItem?hash=item3 30274583683&_trkparms=72:1350|39:2|66:2|65:12|240:1318&_trksid=p3286.c0.m14

mrshorsy
12-10-2008, 12:12 PM
Alison A has 2 really nice folding runs, they are really well built and sturdy. And you get a free run shelter which is a cute little house..

http://cgi.ebay.co.uk/6-x-4-x-2-Folding-Rabbit-poultry-Run-FREE-shelter-005_W0QQitemZ330274583683QQcmdZViewItem?hash=item3 30274583683&_trkparms=72:1350|39:2|66:2|65:12|240:1318&_trksid=p3286.c0.m14


Thats the one I'm looking at for Gwen I lost out on an auction last night but they offered me 2nd chance at 60 plus 13 p&p so might go for it.

louise and Gus
12-10-2008, 12:16 PM
I'd go for it, I like the fact it has the little hatch on top so you can fuss the buns or put food in without having to lift the whole top. Plus the shelter is cute :lol:

KarenM
12-10-2008, 03:23 PM
I've got the one louise and Gus linked to. The run is excellent quality & well worth the money - the hatch on top is very handy for putting the buns in the run - I found that Alfie would jump straight back out again if I had the whole lid off lol. :lol:

The shelter is absolutely huge but sadly mine fell apart after a couple of weeks so I need to try to reassemble the whole thing again. :?

Wilbur
12-10-2008, 08:20 PM
I also had the one louise and Gus linked to but had real problems with it. The lid broke after a couple of weeks and I tried dozens of times to contact them but nobody replied.

This was about 18 months ago so they may have made the run stronger although it does look the same.

AlisonA
12-10-2008, 08:23 PM
Mine is fine - but if you move it around a lot I've found that some of the hinges have worked themselves a bit loose. I wouldn't put buns in it and go out though, because it is folding it would be too easy for a fox, dog, cat etc to run into and make it collapse on itself - for unsupervised use I'd want to put hasp and staples on the sides at the point of the fold and attach the lid to them, so that it can't be folded whilst the lid is locked on. I only use it when I'm round and about and keeping an eye on them.

Becki xX
12-10-2008, 10:06 PM
Thanks folks. Amy that looks good but has to be able to fold right down as it will take over the whole garden otherwise :) Lynne, John at Dawsons animal housing said he doesnt make folding runs :? And thanks for that info Alison, I like the look of that one & it seems a good price; just needs to be suitable for unsupervised use or it is a bit pointless. Hmmmmm XX

AlisonA
12-10-2008, 10:08 PM
To be honest I'd be wary about any foldable run for unsupervised use, unless it's got a really good set of locks and bolts on each fold. Otherwise it'll just collapse in on itself if a fox, cat etc attempts to ram raid it.

Becki xX
15-10-2008, 09:01 AM
To be honest I'd be wary about any foldable run for unsupervised use, unless it's got a really good set of locks and bolts on each fold. Otherwise it'll just collapse in on itself if a fox, cat etc attempts to ram raid it.

I guess there is nothing stopping us making alterations & adding strong bolts etc :) Think im going to go for this run Alison, just wondered though whether you found the height a problem? Shes not a small bun & Im wondering whether 2ft would be tall enough for her :?

capel
15-10-2008, 09:09 AM
To be honest I'd be wary about any foldable run for unsupervised use, unless it's got a really good set of locks and bolts on each fold. Otherwise it'll just collapse in on itself if a fox, cat etc attempts to ram raid it.
My runs are all wooden folding ones and there is absolutley no way it can collapse on itself, no way at all, esp with the lid on.

Becki xX
15-10-2008, 09:12 AM
My runs are all wooden folding ones and there is absolutley no way it can collapse on itself, no way at all, esp with the lid on.

Where are yours from Hilda? :D

capel
15-10-2008, 09:57 PM
I got mine from an ebay site. I can't remember the ebay name but I ended up phoning them anyway as I wanted the run made a bit taller than the norm so that the buns would have ample headroom even when sitting on top of the boxes, as they do!! The company is INPETS, and the guy I spoke to was Ray Edwards. It's a Scunthorpe address. Not sure if I'm allowed to give out details here, so pm me if you want the telephone number etc. It is so strong and welll made that rog copied the design when he made my second one.:lol: