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Bunni_xx
22-02-2011, 06:44 PM
Why do you keep your buns indoors/outdoors? Just interested. Mine are outside because my mum said they stink the house out :oops:

allie1904
22-02-2011, 06:46 PM
I keep mine indoors because I haven't got a big enough garden for them, they have more space inside than what they would get outside :)
xxx

MopsyMops =]
22-02-2011, 07:53 PM
Realised I completely mis-read the question :oops::roll:

I much prefer Ogs inside :) he has alot more attention than he would if he were outside. Just love having him in really, don't think I could have a bunny outside now :love:

He also hates it outside, so I don't have much choice in the matter :lol:

Barn Yard Bunnies
22-02-2011, 08:23 PM
Indoors due to the problem with foxes. :wave:

Elena
22-02-2011, 08:40 PM
Indoors...

More room
Lots of foxes outdoors as we live near fields
Interaction
Don't have to go out in the cold to see them
No smell at all from them :?

tiger_lily
22-02-2011, 08:41 PM
Indoor because we have no garden at all, lots more room, plus we can spend lots more time with him :)

catxx
22-02-2011, 08:42 PM
Mine are outdoors. My house is tiny (2 up 2 down). So unlike other people, they have far more space in the garden than they would in my house! They're all locked up and *touch wood* we have no fox or cat problems here.

Fran
22-02-2011, 08:43 PM
Outdoors. Used to have house buns and loved having them inside, Max loves it outside now though so don't think I'd bring them in.

hurricanhoney
22-02-2011, 08:49 PM
I have 5 indoors and 1 outdoors and a foster bun outside.

Initially for interaction and more space.

Frankie and Kassy came in because of Frankie's respiratory problems and Merlin and Wesley had snuffles and EC respectively so better to keep an eye on them.

Frankie and Kassy would actually prefer to be outside though.

Pie
22-02-2011, 08:53 PM
Indoors. There are foxes everywhere and I hate the cold so would never see her if she was outside. Besides, we have no garden.

kayleighjennifer
22-02-2011, 08:55 PM
Indoors wins hands down in my eyes.

No outdoor set up will ever match my indoor bedrooms.

You pick up on illness much quicker.

You get to learn how they want their routine and how they like things to be done.

Its safe from other animals.

You have much more contact with them.

donnamt
22-02-2011, 09:08 PM
all my animals live in the house with me because they are my family.

i don't think i will ever have an animal that has to be banished outside while the rest of us are inside :wave:

*lily*
22-02-2011, 09:11 PM
Inside as I don't like cages/hutches/sheds, I like him to be part of the family, I like not having to go out in the winter to feed him!

BattleKat
22-02-2011, 09:16 PM
Mine are outside
- It's easier for them to have lots of space outside (112sq ft) than it would be to have them inside.
- I just feel like it's nicer outside. If I was a rabbit I'd want to be outside in the fresh air and lovely smells, watching the seasons and the birds, away from the noise and hustle and bustle of the house, etc.
- No danger from electrics or household chemicals.
- No risk of destroying my flat and possessions.

However, we are rabbit proofing a room and bringing them in for a test run in summer. If they don't mind it then they will probably be inside in the winter and outside in the summer since I'd rather not spend the cold winter nights outside but in the summer I don't want to spend much time indoors.

On a slightly side note: I don't see my animals as being banished to the outside :lol: I love the outdoors and if I was comfortable in my thick winter coat I'd be outside all winter as well as all summer!
I hate to see my animals confined to the inside, even my mice get to go outside in the summer :oops:

Liz47
22-02-2011, 09:17 PM
Outdoors....

My parents wouldn't let them be inside
We have dogs inside
Much more room for them in a shed outdoors than in my house
They are both used to and I think prefer being outdoors

wally4eva
22-02-2011, 09:19 PM
My lot are outside because they have more space than they would inside, I think they prefer it, they have eachother to keep them company, they have safe housing all locked up and aren't paticualarly scaredy bunnies and cats and foxes don't seem to bother them much. I would have them inside and see if they enjoy more than outside it but my parents wouldn't let me:(


- I just feel like it's nicer outside. If I was a rabbit I'd want to be outside in the fresh air and lovely smells, watching the seasons and the birds, away from the noise and hustle and bustle of the house, etc.
- No danger from electrics or household chemicals.


And these:)

Kittykat23uk
22-02-2011, 10:35 PM
Best of both

Mine have a shed and aviary outside now, which they are in when we are at work (which is 5 days a week full time) and our house is really too small, untidy and unsafe for unsupervised buns. Although our wires are protected, Sprocket has managed to jump onto a shelf before and I don't trust them to be in all day on their own. If we kept them in a cage indoors, they would have far less freedom than they get in their outside house. Whereas they can enjoy being outside, still have plenty of shelter from the elements and be safe now.

They get indoor time usually from 17.30 to 22.00 ish and more at weekends. This means that we get time to socialise with them, we can keep a closer eye on them and pick up on any illnesses etc and also supervise them inside. I have done it this way for years and have never noticed any ill-effects healthwise for the buns. Except now that we have S&W, they have both had snuffles this year (our first year of having them). I think they were probably predisposed to it, from what the vet said when we adopted them, having grown up in a petshop and having both had problems when they were younger.

I can't say whether bringing them in every night for a few hours does any harm. I know a lot of people have had buns with snuffles recently and a lot of those are house buns, so my feeling is that it probably doesn't help, but I also don't know if it makes it any worse. I do know that we are able to monitor them a lot more closely by bringing them in. I might also look at installing some heating in their aviary/kennel to reduce the extent of the temperature change, and if we ever get a conservatory I might think about moving them inside in the winter if they continue to have these problems.

William
22-02-2011, 10:44 PM
mine are Indoors.

-Cheaper and more room (don't have to buy expensive sheds/playhouses/hutches). i like free ranging best too, so they don't have to be confined when they're indoors.

-Lots of predators in the area. i've even seen foxes and raccoons in the middle of the day! And predatory birds are a big problem so they couldn't free range the yard.

-More interaction

xx-snowball-xx
22-02-2011, 10:45 PM
indoors

i couldn't have a pet outside, because i know that i would hate going all the way outside to spend time with them.
such a hassle to get shoes, coat etc on and go out to see them.

i love that on the way to the loo or getting a drink, i can give snowball a little noserub and cuddle as i go past.

if i only have 20 minutes i can get him out for a quick snuggle without having to go anywhere.

in the evening i tuck up in bed with the telly on and have snowball out. he runs around on the bed and comes for snuggles when he pleases.
i know that when i start to doze off, i can put him back in the pen within a few minutes and go to sleep.

when it's the summer time though and i have my own garden, i will be buying him a nice big run so that he can spend his days outside with me and my son :)

puppyjess12345
22-02-2011, 10:47 PM
I must say I have had my bunnies in for a week & for as long as I can remember I've dreamt they could come inside. But not now, they stink! Probably as I dont have any proper litter trays but oh well.

All the other reasons too, such as, more space, they prefer it outside, parents etc

shell1805
22-02-2011, 10:55 PM
indoors.
i have nothing against having buns outside, but i like my buns where i can see them. i would be worried about everything if they were outside, like foxes etc and what if they got ill in the night and i didnt know. as they are inside i can monitor every little noise etc and i guess its just peace of mind for me really. also, i kinda see them as a part of the family and i know myself well enough that i wouldnt see them as often if they were in the garden.


xx

Captain Helen
22-02-2011, 11:01 PM
Mine are outside
- It's easier for them to have lots of space outside (112sq ft) than it would be to have them inside.
- I just feel like it's nicer outside. If I was a rabbit I'd want to be outside in the fresh air and lovely smells, watching the seasons and the birds, away from the noise and hustle and bustle of the house, etc.
- No danger from electrics or household chemicals.
- No risk of destroying my flat and possessions.

On a slightly side note: I don't see my animals as being banished to the outside :lol: I love the outdoors and if I was comfortable in my thick winter coat I'd be outside all winter as well as all summer!
I hate to see my animals confined to the inside, even my mice get to go outside in the summer :oops:

This. :)

Colyflower
22-02-2011, 11:01 PM
My two are indoors, I don't have a garden so I didn't have a choice but It works really well for me. I work during the day so I get to spend every hour from when I get home till I go to bed with them and weekends. If I worked from home and had a garden I'd probably have inside and out given the chance :D

Elena
22-02-2011, 11:56 PM
I must say I have had my bunnies in for a week & for as long as I can remember I've dreamt they could come inside. But not now, they stink! Probably as I dont have any proper litter trays but oh well.

All the other reasons too, such as, more space, they prefer it outside, parents etc

Mine don't stink. Never have, providing I don't leave it too long between changes and Mini's cecal issue is under control.

Jenson
23-02-2011, 12:18 AM
Indoors
While I understand that we all want different things for our bunnies, I've always wanted a housebun/nies. This way I get to experience and bond with him and his character, (more than I would outside because I'm useless with the cold).

Oh, and he doesn't smell. Occasionally he does some stinky poop, but the smell fades quick and it's not all the time.

VickiP
23-02-2011, 02:24 AM
Both 2 in 2 out & the outdoor prefer it outdoor without a doubt, they are rabbits that were hutch bunnies I think from being young so they feel safer & more at ease outdoors in their shed/aviary, having both spent 2 years alone they now have each other & are a good match.

The two indoors are going out when the weather warms & assuming they bond ok & I think they will prefer it too, it's just a feeling I have, I have no problem spotting illness as I interact a lot with both sets, I don't think I could house a single rabbit outside alone, that would be a definite no no I reckon but a pair or more personally I think outside in a good size enclosure with all they need is perfect for buns.

Charliesangel
23-02-2011, 02:46 AM
Indoors...in my bedroom, actually. I just love being near them and watching them :) I tried outdoors once, but it didn't suit me.

stormyXsausage
23-02-2011, 10:13 AM
Outside, I think my mum would have a problem with them being indoors probably die to mess/hay :lol: In my case, they have more room outside and it's what they're used to :)

Rachel89
23-02-2011, 10:29 AM
Outdoors.

They have playhouses with massive runs, more room then the room inside they would be in.
I tried indoors but non of mine liked it.
They have the same amount of attention as indoors, lucky enough to have a 135ft+ garden at the momment.
Its much quiter outside, three cats, 1 dog, 1 8year old and 1 3year old make alot of noise inside, especially for Hony whos partially sighted in her remaining eye it was too stressful for her indoors.

puppyjess12345
23-02-2011, 10:35 AM
Mine don't stink. Never have, providing I don't leave it too long between changes and Mini's cecal issue is under control.

I think its because they're in the bath and the pee just sits on the plastic? (well whatever baths are made from) as I dont have any megazorb etc. I have been cleaning them once a day though. I do feel a bit sorry for them though, they all look pretty hot because they're not used to it.

ciarapatricia
23-02-2011, 10:36 AM
Mine are outdoors because I have 5 and they can have more space outdoors. Also I live with my parents so don't have too much of a choice. But if I had my own house and garden, I'd still have them outdoors.

I go outside a lot, I love it and the animals give me a good incentive to get fresh air and exercise outside. It's horrible in bad weather but you just gotta do it for the animals. It's a lot easier to mind animals indoors, but I just go out and do it, even when I don't feel like it :roll: :lol:

I think the fresh air, and grass and all is nice for them, also they get to see interesting things like dogs, cats, birds and all, which surely enriches their lives. :)

I think it's healthy for them aswell, to get fresh air and sunshine. My dad always says my animals are so healthy cos they're outdoors most of the time. And my vet says that dogs are much less healthy in California where she's from, and it might be the outdoor lifestyle here that helps.

Of course sometimes the weather isn't very nice and they have to stay in their hutches looking a bit sad, but then somedays it's nice and they can sunbathe. Well to be honest they don't seem to mind bad weather, they stay out in their runs even if it's cold, Leon stays out in the rain :roll: and they sit out when it's windy too, getting their fur blown around! :lol: Silly buns, but there's no telling them.

And they have secure hutches and runs and a shed :)

If I move to an apartment (which I might) then I'll keep them inside and that'll be nice to try too. But if I had a house and garden then I'd have them outside (but my guinea pigs inside!)

I'd love to have my buns running around inside too, but I can't, and they're used to being outdoors. Maybe having them in in the evening and at night, and putting them out during the day is the ideal thing for buns :)

missFloppyears
23-02-2011, 11:49 AM
my OH's mums really allergic.
ruby is the kida bun who likes her outdoors time in the garden

jays a very rabbity rabbit he loves to dig and run and generally cause trouble,
i dont think it'd be fair now to ever change them to indoor buns theyd hate it!

but i have met indoors buns who equally would hate it outdoors

chul
23-02-2011, 11:51 AM
Bunsk is indoors. He has only been outside once in his life, on his harness.

He loves the space we have indoors.