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chul
24-11-2010, 12:16 PM
I'd like help in deciding what pen to buy. It would be for Bunski to attach to his dog crate when we go out, but also to put up in the living room to let Bruno (guinea pig) run round in.

I have no idea about pens at all! Don't want too large, just enough to give Bunsk a bit more space, and little bruno somewhere other than his cage!

GrahamL
24-11-2010, 12:22 PM
I'd like help in deciding what pen to buy. It would be for Bunski to attach to his dog crate when we go out, but also to put up in the living room to let Bruno (guinea pig) run round in.

I have no idea about pens at all! Don't want too large, just enough to give Bunsk a bit more space, and little bruno somewhere other than his cage!

very much depends on how much space you have :)

i have 3 different pens.

a Savic Puppy Pen (4foot x 4foot)
a 'small animal pen' (6 panels 2footx2foot)
a 'Pets @ Home Medium Pen' (6 panels, 2.5foot x 2 foot)

and the new dog crate heh

chul
24-11-2010, 12:26 PM
I dont have too much space, the smaller the better, as long as its worth having one!

Elena
24-11-2010, 12:44 PM
I'd go for the Trixie pen made of panels, this way you can make the shape you need. Plus they fix onto a dog crate really easy with cable ties. I did this last January when I was iffy about leaving mine free-ranging for a whole week. i have photos but they aren't very clear unfortunately.

weeble
24-11-2010, 12:53 PM
I had one similar to this (cheaper on ebay) http://www.petsathome.com/shop/dog-play-pen-by-pets-at-home-25507 attached to a dog crate when A and E were indoors. The other option could be to make one out of NIC cubes

chul
24-11-2010, 12:55 PM
Is this any good? http://www.petsathome.com/shop/small-pet-play-pen-for-rabbits-and-guinea-pigs-by-pets-at-home-24353 or too small?

chul
24-11-2010, 12:56 PM
Or this:

http://cgi.ebay.co.uk/NEW-6-SIDE-RABBIT-PET-PUPPY-EXERCISE-PEN-NET-61CM-/250648716723?pt=UK_Pet_Supplies_Small_Animals&hash=item3a5bd3e5b3

weeble
24-11-2010, 01:01 PM
the ebay one is cheaper, it can be moved into different shapesand the size can be altered by folding a panel back on itself if needed - great. I attached mine to the dog crate with zip ties

chul
24-11-2010, 01:03 PM
What do i do with the doors on the crate and pen? can I keep them on?

weeble
24-11-2010, 01:17 PM
Sorry for the poor light ing but this is how I had mine

http://i302.photobucket.com/albums/nn89/webbkathleen/cage2.jpg

the door was zip tied open and the spare panels went down the side of the cratein a bigger room I could have had it a bit bigger

chul
24-11-2010, 01:24 PM
Thanks... so im thinking the ebay one? :)

weeble
24-11-2010, 01:28 PM
It would be my choice if you have space for it. I was lucky when i fostered Fudge he stayed in but one fosterbun - Dave used to jump onto the top of the crate and get out that way so you may need the net too :D

chul
24-11-2010, 01:32 PM
I will measure the space tonight. Would it be ok for a guinea pig inside it too?

Elena
24-11-2010, 01:54 PM
We had one similar to this but bigger. Well we still have it, and we got another one in fact! We use them in the summer on the grass but they are so flexible, I've used them for allsorts in the past.

The link would help wouldn't it so you knew what I was talking about :oops:

http://cgi.ebay.co.uk/NEW-6-SIDE-RABBIT-PET-PUPPY-EXERCISE-PEN-NET-61CM-/250648716723?pt=UK_Pet_Supplies_Small_Animals&hash=item3a5bd3e5b3#ht_1545wt_1199

weeble
24-11-2010, 01:55 PM
I will measure the space tonight. Would it be ok for a guinea pig inside it too?

Yes but pigs and buns shouldnt be housed together - I guess you mean seperately?

chul
24-11-2010, 01:58 PM
Yes but pigs and buns shouldnt be housed together - I guess you mean seperately?

Yes! I mean Bunsk would be using it attached to the crate, and then when he is free ranging, move it downstairs to let bruno into in the living room! I don't want Bruno free range with Bunsk incase he gets hurts, so want him in a pen.

weeble
24-11-2010, 02:00 PM
Yes! I mean Bunsk would be using it attached to the crate, and then when he is free ranging, move it downstairs to let bruno into in the living room! I don't want Bruno free range with Bunsk incase he gets hurts, so want him in a pen.

sorry - was just checking :) Zip ties might not be the best thing in that case you will need something you can undo to move it around

chul
24-11-2010, 02:02 PM
sorry - was just checking :) Zip ties might not be the best thing in that case you will need something you can undo to move it around

Don't worry, I'd have asked somone the same thing!! :lol: Thanks for your help!