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Bunny Buddy
02-05-2010, 11:33 AM
.. I intend to woodstain the hutch I bought recently:
http://www.the-rabbit-hutch-shop.com/6x24-giant-double-decker-rabbit-guinea_pig-hutch-ghgdd.html#2

in a lovely aqua colour (Cuprinol, Garden Shades - Seagrass). Then assemble the hutch... clear out a load of junk so that I have a place to put the hutch, line the floor space with non-slip vinyl floorcovering that I picked up yesterday for 12 :D. I will have to put extra security on to pad lock it. Then pop Elijah in there and see if he approves :love::love::love:

*I'm sooo excited* but I have to type a report first or I might get sacked :(


?? Should I charge my camera batteries?? :lol::lol:

hurricanhoney
02-05-2010, 01:23 PM
Sounds a lovely colour. You really didn't need to ask about charging your camera batteries you know we will want piccies. :roll::lol:

OriginalFlintstone
02-05-2010, 01:46 PM
Sounds like fun, and thats a lovely looking hutch!

Bunny Buddy
02-05-2010, 05:43 PM
:wave: Thanks guys. I'm just about to start the painting. I've taken the doors of the hutch and catches etc to do it thoroughly.

It's cold out there I'm going to need to sit by a heater or something when I get in. I'm just praying it doesn't rain. ... still it should make Elijah happy :love::love:

The edge of the mesh on the back of the mesh doors is a little rough, I think I'll have to put some wood on the inside to protect the bunnies from sharp bits :?

Sparkle x
02-05-2010, 05:50 PM
thats the same hutch i am buying on friday from Holidayhutch - Lynne.

Please do post piccies and let me know what its like etc :D :wave:

Bunny Buddy
02-05-2010, 07:06 PM
thats the same hutch i am buying on friday from Holidayhutch - Lynne.

Please do post piccies and let me know what its like etc :D :wave:

I will let you know. Pictures tomorrow hopefully :D

I'd definitely recommend them from what I've seen so far. The door is heavy, as are the sides, the divide is well made as well - sturdy. The only thing I can fault so far are the edges of the mesh, I'll just screw some D- shaped wood over it on the inside to cover it. It just has turn bolt things rather than the really good stopper things on the Happy Hutch (can't open by accident) but I'll be doing hasps & staples and padlocks anyway.

Sparkle x
02-05-2010, 07:08 PM
I will let you know. Pictures tomorrow hopefully :D

I'd definitely recommend them from what I've seen so far. The door is heavy, as are the sides, the divide is well made as well - sturdy. The only thing I can fault so far are the edges of the mesh, I'll just screw some D- shaped wood over it on the inside to cover it. It just has turn bolt things rather than the really good stopper things on the Happy Hutch (can't open by accident) but I'll be doing hasps & staples and padlocks anyway.

Thanks for letting me know, be great to see pictures.
I have bolts ready to add to the hutch anyways, always do :D
Am sure my dad will figure something out if my mesh is the same :wave: :lol:

giantbunnymummy
02-05-2010, 08:36 PM
Good luck with the painting :)

Bunny Buddy
02-05-2010, 09:19 PM
Good luck with the painting :)

Thank you. I've finished and I'm sooo cold ... luckily there's a likkle black lop offering to warm me up with a cuddle :love::love:

Sparkle x
03-05-2010, 08:51 PM
Thank you. I've finished and I'm sooo cold ... luckily there's a likkle black lop offering to warm me up with a cuddle :love::love:

Ahemmm! Picturess! :wave:

Bunny Buddy
03-05-2010, 08:57 PM
Ahemmm! Picturess! :wave:

:oops::oops::oops: I haven't done anything at it today :( I meant to this afternoon but it was a bitter wind and someone was playing loud and horrid music ... and I need to sort something out to cover the mesh before I put it together and the timber merchant was shut today... I'll be going there tomorrow for the wood though. I've also decided to do something different with the ramp as it's too narrow (in my opinion) and I don't want them skidding off it.

I don't know when I'll get chance to finish it. I can do pictures of the unassembled pile of bits tomorrow :oops::oops:

Bunny Buddy
05-06-2010, 03:11 PM
At long last I'm hoping to finish this hutch this weekend :D:D

I've added a door to the middle of the top, instead of just a mesh panel, I've attached vinyl floor covering to it, I'm also going to modify the ramp but not 100% sure what I'm doing with that yet - I want to make it wider and permanent.

I *might* have time to take pictures when I've finished it ;)

Bunny Buddy
10-06-2010, 07:20 PM
Here is Elijah trying out his new batchelor pad. He says there's plenty of room in it and it's too big for him on his own ;)

http://i282.photobucket.com/albums/kk251/scratty_ru/PICT3546.jpg

Oh and he's really, really good - he's been in it 48 hours now and not a stray poop anywhere, nothing chewed either :love::love::love:

hurricanhoney
10-06-2010, 08:22 PM
Looks fantastic. :)

Bunny Buddy
10-06-2010, 08:30 PM
Looks fantastic. :)

:D Thank you. I'm really proud of it.

MissMinnie
10-06-2010, 08:35 PM
That is lovely. What a lucky boy!

pennypoos
10-06-2010, 09:22 PM
That looks realy good, i love it. Your bun looks as if he loves it too.:love:
I got my new hutch today from the same company, but i got the single story one.:wave:

Bunny Buddy
10-06-2010, 09:25 PM
That looks realy good, i love it. Your bun looks as if he loves it too.:love:
I got my new hutch today from the same company, but i got the single story one.:wave:

I'm really pleased with it. Especially the dividing panel. All the hutches I've had before the dividing panel has just been a flimsy piece of board, these hutches seem really snug in the hide-away bit because it feels more solid.

My biggest mistake was putting the instructions "somewhere safe" when the hutch arrived a few months ago. I never found them so I had to work it out for myself :roll::lol::lol:

pennypoos
10-06-2010, 09:35 PM
I'm really pleased with it. Especially the dividing panel. All the hutches I've had before the dividing panel has just been a flimsy piece of board, these hutches seem really snug in the hide-away bit because it feels more solid.

My biggest mistake was putting the instructions "somewhere safe" when the hutch arrived a few months ago. I never found them so I had to work it out for myself :roll::lol::lol:

Ooops, well at least you put it together ok. I don`t think i have the common sence to be able to work it out for my self.:lol:

when i came across it the other day, i thought it looked realy well made. I`v got a p@h hutch at the min and it`s ****. I`m just going to use it as a hide away for when my buns are free ranging in the back garden.

KarenM
11-06-2010, 09:40 AM
It looks lovely Alison. :love::love: Elijah sounds like an angel..... although maybe he just wants to keep his pad looking nice until he finds a wifey, then he'll start pooing everywhere and eating the hutch. :lol::lol:

Bun-Mum-Tammy
11-06-2010, 10:50 AM
I love the colour!! Elijah is a very lucky bun :D

Bunny Buddy
11-06-2010, 11:04 AM
I love the colour!! Elijah is a very lucky bun :D

Thank you.


It looks lovely Alison. :love::love: Elijah sounds like an angel..... although maybe he just wants to keep his pad looking nice until he finds a wifey, then he'll start pooing everywhere and eating the hutch. :lol::lol:

I spoke too soon :roll: I've found a little bit of chewed lino in the 'en suite bathroom' area. Little monkey - that's where it was needed most. He doesn't poop anywhere else but he does empty his litter tray so the whole of the enclosed bit is his toilet area!!

He's also been banging his feets in the early hours of the morning. I moved him indoors all last week for the evening/night but since he's been in the new hutch he's had 3 nights outdoors and consistently thumps his feets anywhere between midnight and 5.00 am. My next door neighbour on the far side can hear him :oops::oops: When I go to see him he's freaked out but I don't know what's bothering him. Maybe when he's not on his own he will be alright. :?

KarenM
11-06-2010, 01:12 PM
The little monkey - perhaps he doesn't approve of the lino. :lol::lol:

I wonder what's up with the thumping. Perhaps he just needs to adapt to being outdoors and all the strange noises etc. :? I hope the neighbour was ok about it. Is the hutch all covered over and does he have anywhere to hide away?

Bunny Buddy
11-06-2010, 07:12 PM
The little monkey - perhaps he doesn't approve of the lino. :lol::lol:

I wonder what's up with the thumping. Perhaps he just needs to adapt to being outdoors and all the strange noises etc. :? I hope the neighbour was ok about it. Is the hutch all covered over and does he have anywhere to hide away?

Don't know :? I'm fairly certain my garden is cat proof so there shouldn't be any moggies scaring him, I am pretty sure there aren't any foxes in the area (hopefully fencing is also fox proof). I have seen a rat a few weeks ago :cry: and I know there are mice about (Scratty was scared of mice and twice the size of Elijah so maybe ?).

Luckily the next door neighbour who can hear the little thumper in the night is my mum so she won't complain, just sympathise. Maybe if other people hear the bumping they won't know what it is :lol::lol: Next door at the other side know I've got bunnies so I will ask them if they've heard him... maybe :oops:

The only place he has to hide it the enclosed bit of the hutch. He seems to prefer the lower run part - I will make him a hideway but I bet he won't use it if he's scared - he'd rather thump!

Becky86
11-06-2010, 08:36 PM
Wow the hutch is lovely!! What colour have you painted it? :) My foster hutches need painting, and i want a nice colour :)

ETA: Just seen first post, naughty me for skipping to see the photo first :oops::oops: ;) Mitsu is coming back into care, as apparently shes vicious ;) ;) xXx

Bunny Buddy
11-06-2010, 09:23 PM
Wow the hutch is lovely!! What colour have you painted it? :) My foster hutches need painting, and i want a nice colour :)

ETA: Just seen first post, naughty me for skipping to see the photo first :oops::oops: ;) Mitsu is coming back into care, as apparently shes vicious ;) ;) xXx

:shock::shock::shock: She is either ginger or ginger and white .. I never knew which was which ... good job I don't like vicious bunnies then ;) :p

*clears throat* ... Is she quite small then?


*goes off to look at old threads*

Becky86
11-06-2010, 09:36 PM
:shock::shock::shock: She is either ginger or ginger and white .. I never knew which was which ... good job I don't like vicious bunnies then ;) :p

*clears throat* ... Is she quite small then?


*goes off to look at old threads*

:lol::lol::lol: Shes ginger and white, she reminds me of Dixie :( Apparently shes vicious :roll: Ive not met her yet, but if Scamp is ok tomorrow, im going to collect her from Northants :) Will let you know how i get on ;) xXx

Bunny Buddy
11-06-2010, 09:39 PM
:lol::lol::lol: Shes ginger and white, she reminds me of Dixie :( Apparently shes vicious :roll: Ive not met her yet, but if Scamp is ok tomorrow, im going to collect her from Northants :) Will let you know how i get on ;) xXx

It's heartbreaking that she and Fallow won't be staying together, they looked so good together, meant to be and all that :cry::cry:

Becky86
11-06-2010, 10:08 PM
It's heartbreaking that she and Fallow won't be staying together, they looked so good together, meant to be and all that :cry::cry:

Fallow has passed away :cry: Thats why Mitsu is coming back into care :( So sad. She must be so distraught :(

Bunny Buddy
11-06-2010, 10:23 PM
Fallow has passed away :cry: Thats why Mitsu is coming back into care :( So sad. She must be so distraught :(

:cry::cry::cry::cry: Maybe that explains why she's not all sweetness and light at the moment, poor baby :cry::cry:

KarenM
12-06-2010, 09:44 AM
Luckily the next door neighbour who can hear the little thumper in the night is my mum so she won't complain, just sympathise.

:lol::lol::lol: Phew, that's a relief.