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Evangeline
12-12-2010, 08:34 PM
So i'm trying to change Pierre's housing, starting with improving the carpet to give a little bit of soft cushioning for his feets. Has anyone put blankets down to cover floors at all? and if so can you recommend where you got them from?

Thaaanks

susie bun
12-12-2010, 08:36 PM
Spenser has 'claimed' a fleece of mine. He also has special bunny fleeces made by Blackberry. I will find a photo of his floor fleece, which we use in the conservatory when he is having indoor time. :wave:

BinkyBun
12-12-2010, 08:36 PM
I don't use blankets but I use vetbeds.

catxx
12-12-2010, 08:39 PM
I use the cheapo pet blankets from Poundland, I did look a bit nuts buying armfuls of them...but hey, 1!! Easy wash and doesn't matter if they get ruined as I can get another!

Elena
12-12-2010, 08:39 PM
If it's a small area Tracy's blankets in fundraising are really good cos they've padded and stiff and don't move about.

For a large area I would go for a duvet if you don't have a chewer or vetbed. I used to have a sandwich of plastic sheeting, towels, vetbed and then a sheet when the carpet was wearing away at my lops hocks. That worked pretty well.

susie bun
12-12-2010, 08:40 PM
Here is Spenser with his appropriated fleece:

http://i942.photobucket.com/albums/ad261/susiebun_2010/PC060381.jpg

catxx
12-12-2010, 08:44 PM
It may also be worth checking out a fabric shop and see if you can buy fleece material in lengths, that's what I've got in my bun's hutch at the moment, cut to shape!

http://farm6.static.flickr.com/5288/5214438813_366dc3c2ab.jpg

Tracy
12-12-2010, 08:44 PM
I make bunny/pet blankets with all profit going to Kirkby Pet Welfare. :wave:

They are made of two layers of fleece and are padded with wadding for extra comfort. They are quilted to prevent the wadding from moving about during use or during washing.

There are lots of pics on my thread in Fundraising. I make them to order, so can do specific sizes if required. :)

http://forums.rabbitrehome.org.uk/showthread.php?t=216424&page=31

Georgeypudding
12-12-2010, 08:46 PM
I use towels, a pet bed (like vet bed but cheaper either from wilkinsons or "family bargins") and then a big sheet like a dust sheet over the top atm . I never thought about an old quilt thats a good idea!

Evangeline
12-12-2010, 08:46 PM
Look at Spenser hes so cute :love:
Thanks for all your advice. I do have one thats been knitted

http://www.google.co.uk/imgres?imgurl=http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2344/1638204518_aa423075b5_b.jpg&imgrefurl=http://dottieangel.blogspot.com/2007_10_01_archive.html&usg=__0akKLmhFTlfgGsh9kC0yzuSt7aM=&h=1024&w=768&sz=472&hl=en&start=74&zoom=1&tbnid=TVY72XyhOEkzZM:&tbnh=148&tbnw=109&prev=/images%3Fq%3Dknitted%2Bblankets%26um%3D1%26hl%3Den %26sa%3DN%26rls%3Dcom.microsoft:en-gb:IE-SearchBox%26biw%3D1259%26bih%3D627%26tbs%3Disch:10 %2C2381&um=1&itbs=1&iact=hc&vpx=571&vpy=65&dur=264&hovh=259&hovw=194&tx=136&ty=148&ei=fTQFTe2DDNuW4gaKwoT9CQ&oei=bjQFTczcNIPpOa-49agB&esq=5&page=5&ndsp=20&ved=1t:429,r:16,s:74&biw=1259&bih=627

looks a bit like this :) but wasn't sure it was suitable.

I will have a look at everyone's suggestions see what I can find :)

susie bun
12-12-2010, 08:49 PM
It looks lovely, but I would be wary in case he injests fibres from the knitted blanket.

Evangeline
12-12-2010, 08:51 PM
Tracy they look ace, I saw them before I considered them. Unfortunately I don't have the funds to send until end of the month :( will you still be making them then?

Evangeline
12-12-2010, 08:52 PM
It looks lovely, but I would be wary in case he injests fibres from the knitted blanket.

Thats why I was worried as its knitted there is fabric splaying from it so I haven't used it.

Blackberry & Co
12-12-2010, 08:56 PM
Tracy they look ace, I saw them before I considered them. Unfortunately I don't have the funds to send until end of the month :( will you still be making them then?

Tracy's is an ongoing fundraiser :wave:

sacol4940
12-12-2010, 08:58 PM
I use these fleeces, they're cheap and massive :thumb:

http://www.ikea.com/gb/en/catalog/products/00070489

Evangeline
12-12-2010, 09:08 PM
Brill thank you all :) I have some idea now

Blackberry & Co
12-12-2010, 09:11 PM
These are the only ones I have left, but I don't think Pierre would appreciate them :lol:

http://forums.rabbitrehome.org.uk/showthread.php?t=254499

susieb1
12-12-2010, 09:11 PM
I use fleeces. Bought loads for about a pound each, they wash well and the bunnies love them and snuggle down on them for their afternoon snooze.:wave:

Evangeline
12-12-2010, 09:20 PM
These are the only ones I have left, but I don't think Pierre would appreciate them :lol:

http://forums.rabbitrehome.org.uk/showthread.php?t=254499

:lol: :oops: shamefully I have a little chain with wooden flowers on it hanging from his cage :oops: it's just the rugby one was so boy like.

Evangeline
12-12-2010, 09:20 PM
I use fleeces. Bought loads for about a pound each, they wash well and the bunnies love them and snuggle down on them for their afternoon snooze.:wave:

Awww wicked, where did you get them from?

susie bun
12-12-2010, 09:23 PM
:lol: :oops: shamefully I have a little chain with wooden flowers on it hanging from his cage :oops: it's just the rugby one was so boy like.

Some bucks like to keep in toch with their feminine side. Spenser has a pink and black blankie in his en suite bedroom. :oops::lol:

Evangeline
12-12-2010, 09:27 PM
Some bucks like to keep in toch with their feminine side. Spenser has a pink and black blankie in his en suite bedroom. :oops::lol:

:lol::lol:
Well considering Pierre has not got his bunny bits anymore he is quite femine :lol:

susieb1
12-12-2010, 09:32 PM
I got mine from my local cash and carry. They did sell them at Tescos as well and local discount shops. If you search on ebay for pet fleece blanket there are lots on there with some great deals. They are the ones with the paw prints on them black, fawn and brown. I would definately recommend them. They cover the room of my bunnies concrete floor and don't get cold. Good luck!:wave:

puppyjess12345
12-12-2010, 09:33 PM
I got mine from Primark, they're 2.50 each. Cheap, big, easy to wash - rabbits love them, but they do pee on them (not litter trained) :roll::lol:

Evangeline
12-12-2010, 09:37 PM
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