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rabbitdan
19-07-2011, 07:37 PM
Ive just ordered it as it was a fab price! has anyone got it or ordered from the company?
http://ukpetsonline.com/detail.aspx?ID=600

I know they are weaker in some ways than wooden runs but i could get tent pegs and peg the run to the ground. Also it is foldable and very cheap. I hope its as good as i imagine.

No arguments please.

molly35
19-07-2011, 07:41 PM
I have the trixie one which is similar. I love mine as its relatively easy to move around and folds down. My only comment is be careful if your bun has a small head as one of mine got their heads stuck in it and I panicked all night as I thought she was going to die of fright as she went very quiet after I rescued her.

William
19-07-2011, 07:43 PM
don't hav it, but only problem i can see is it rusting. wooden ones can rot though and they get pee stains, so you can't win either way :lol:

Isis
19-07-2011, 07:47 PM
I was going to say, it would be great for an inside bun.

AnnieElms
19-07-2011, 07:48 PM
I have the very similar trixie one as well. I really like mine. They don't rust apart from the little joining bits to hold the pieces together. I am going to reinforce mine with cable ties when and if it starts to get weak because of this.

I wish I could order one at that price, but I am too poor at the moment. It's a fabulous price. Good find :)

weeble
19-07-2011, 07:48 PM
Well done - I would get a hidey place to go in it too :D

rabbitdan
19-07-2011, 07:48 PM
I have the trixie one which is similar. I love mine as its relatively easy to move around and folds down. My only comment is be careful if your bun has a small head as one of mine got their heads stuck in it and I panicked all night as I thought she was going to die of fright as she went very quiet after I rescued her.


Mine are Mini rex. What breed was yours that head got stuck?

AnnieElms
19-07-2011, 07:51 PM
If you are worried about the buns getting stuck, you can always attach some wire netting around the lower bit. This is what I have done when I have smaller buns in there. Just do it with cable ties.

ANNASBUNNIES
19-07-2011, 07:51 PM
I have this run mine is about 3 years old now. The only thing that has rusted is the chains on the lift up door (on mine).

And some of the clips which hold the roof bit on have come away or fallen off but still useable.

rabbitdan
20-07-2011, 03:59 PM
Thanks guys :) im really exited about getting it!

Im going to make a shelter for with my dad (builder with lots of wood in shed)

What size would you recomend for 2 mini rex's?

Lops
20-07-2011, 04:31 PM
Now see what you've done!!!

I have my finger poised on the Paypal button!!! :wave:

happysaz133
20-07-2011, 04:36 PM
Yes I have 2 and love them. They are sometimes used as two, sometimes as one huge one. I actually prefer these to wooden runs, they are secure as the wind cannot catch them, it just goes right through the bars. I've had lots of animals in them, and animals around them, and no one has ever gotten in or out. I have had mine 2 years now, and one has started to rust a tiny bit around the doors, but its still fully functional. And considering these have been outdoors in all weather for 2 years (they are never put away), I find that OK!

Together
http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2482/5697130178_4c87cb0616_z.jpg (http://www.flickr.com/photos/chocolatebubbles/5697130178/)
Rigsy watching the bunnies (http://www.flickr.com/photos/chocolatebubbles/5697130178/) by Niseag (http://www.flickr.com/people/chocolatebubbles/), on Flickr

Apart
http://farm6.static.flickr.com/5225/5778652162_30aa2f564d_z.jpg (http://www.flickr.com/photos/chocolatebubbles/5778652162/)
Freuchie watching bunnies (http://www.flickr.com/photos/chocolatebubbles/5778652162/) by Niseag (http://www.flickr.com/people/chocolatebubbles/), on Flickr

rabbitdan
20-07-2011, 04:48 PM
Now see what you've done!!!

I have my finger poised on the Paypal button!!! :wave:

he he he.

rabbitdan
20-07-2011, 04:49 PM
Yes I have 2 and love them. They are sometimes used as two, sometimes as one huge one. I actually prefer these to wooden runs, they are secure as the wind cannot catch them, it just goes right through the bars. I've had lots of animals in them, and animals around them, and no one has ever gotten in or out. I have had mine 2 years now, and one has started to rust a tiny bit around the doors, but its still fully functional. And considering these have been outdoors in all weather for 2 years (they are never put away), I find that OK!

Together
http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2482/5697130178_4c87cb0616_z.jpg (http://www.flickr.com/photos/chocolatebubbles/5697130178/)
Rigsy watching the bunnies (http://www.flickr.com/photos/chocolatebubbles/5697130178/) by Niseag (http://www.flickr.com/people/chocolatebubbles/), on Flickr

Apart
http://farm6.static.flickr.com/5225/5778652162_30aa2f564d_z.jpg (http://www.flickr.com/photos/chocolatebubbles/5778652162/)
Freuchie watching bunnies (http://www.flickr.com/photos/chocolatebubbles/5778652162/) by Niseag (http://www.flickr.com/people/chocolatebubbles/), on Flickr

Thanks :)

Rachel89
20-07-2011, 05:06 PM
I have a metal trixie one, its lived outdoors in ll weather for nearly 3yers, only gt one bit of rust on he bottom were Blue beore neutered use o spray on a certain part :lol:

elis-mum
20-07-2011, 05:13 PM
I have the similar trixie one and its brilliant. 3 years old and as new apart fron the small side door chains which have rusted a bit (as you can see in the picture) but i don't use them anyway. i am looking to get another to extend. :D

http://i1195.photobucket.com/albums/aa398/elis-mum/housing004.jpg

peadubya123
20-07-2011, 05:28 PM
They are good and sooo versatile. I have 2 8 x 4 and sometimes just use the tops together but sideways as a taller run extension. As someone else also said after over 3 years of use, only the chains that hold the doors closed have rusted. Brilliant value.:D

BeatrixPotter
20-07-2011, 06:21 PM
I have one of these and I love it! It's so easy to move around and comes with tent pegs to hold it down. Once we have moved I am going to use it indoors for Molly and Marble.

Hugo's There
20-07-2011, 06:28 PM
We have one of these but took it down last year after one of our bunnies got its head stuck in the bars. If I hadn't been there at the time she would of broken her neck, I can still recall her screams :(

We have temporarily put it back up as one of our wooden ones has died but only for our old boy to use who basically sits in the same place all day.

I wouldn't buy one again

rabbitdan
20-07-2011, 06:37 PM
We have one of these but took it down last year after one of our bunnies got its head stuck in the bars. If I hadn't been there at the time she would of broken her neck, I can still recall her screams :(

We have temporarily put it back up as one of our wooden ones has died but only for our old boy to use who basically sits in the same place all day.

I wouldn't buy one again

I will line the inside with mesh then. Thanks

XMissySJx
20-07-2011, 06:56 PM
I have the trixie one which is similar. I love mine as its relatively easy to move around and folds down. My only comment is be careful if your bun has a small head as one of mine got their heads stuck in it and I panicked all night as I thought she was going to die of fright as she went very quiet after I rescued her.

Mine did the same, She was staying with Hetty (*spider*) and she freaked out for some unknown reason, maybe strange smell or saw something she didnt like, and she got her head trapped in the bars and Hetty had to force them apart to get her out, luckily she did and she was unharmed but if Hetty hadnt got her out when she did, she could have very easily died.

I do still use mine, i think like with anything, children, pets, theres a horror story for everything. However now I only use it when I am around to watch them, 90% of the time they have the wooden run attached to the shed instead.

But is something to consider, I wouldnt recommend buying it if your buns are small.

parsnipbun
20-07-2011, 07:25 PM
I will line the inside with mesh then. Thanks

we have lined ours with mesh - not just because of the problems of getting head stuck etc but also to stop buns outside the run nipping the noses of buns inside the run (or vice versa!!).

However I also think the 'head stuck' thing could conceivably happen with some of the larger dog crates - certainly with our wild boy Pippin who has a very very thin head.

rabbitdan
20-07-2011, 07:28 PM
we have lined ours with mesh - not just because of the problems of getting head stuck etc but also to stop buns outside the run nipping the noses of buns inside the run (or vice versa!!).

However I also think the 'head stuck' thing could conceivably happen with some of the larger dog crates - certainly with our wild boy Pippin who has a very very thin head.

Do you have a pick of your meshing?

rabbitdan
22-07-2011, 06:28 PM
I was expecting it to arrive today, but it hasnt! hopefully tomorow?

minilops79
22-07-2011, 07:29 PM
Ive bought this one :shock: worried now as my buns will only be 10 weeks old when I get them!

Hugo's There
22-07-2011, 07:33 PM
However I also think the 'head stuck' thing could conceivably happen with some of the larger dog crates - certainly with our wild boy Pippin who has a very very thin head.

Thats why we wont use them for small bunnies or those with splay legs, prefer the 5 foot cages with deep base and narrow bars.

Once we nearly had a major catastrophe of a free ranging small bunny walking IN TO another rabbits dog crate with bun inside :shock: Never moved so fast in all my life! Had no idea they could actually walk right through :shock:

jeny
22-07-2011, 07:34 PM
I bought the Trixie one - 216 x 116 x 65 cm (L x W x H) for 69.90 the other day. i haven't opened it yet:oops:

rabbitdan
25-07-2011, 05:10 PM
IT HAS ARRIVED!! and its up! I put the rabbits in it for about 1hr this afternoon. Im going to build it up gradually to get them used to the lush grass!
It is bigger than expected, but they love it! I cant find my camera so cant put any pictures of it up!