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Daniel
11-02-2013, 11:05 AM
I posted this before but it got removed, my fault so Iíll try again now. This is just mainly for feedback, to see if something needs changing, what else can be added and so on.

Itís my range of play things, hideouts, tunnels, jump boxes etc and Iím calling them ďHop OnĒ.

Like I said, after feedback if these are worth doing, and making many more like hay racks, other tunnels, bigger and smaller boxes etc. They're nothing great, been in the workshop for a while now.

http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8362/8447633492_3705611075.jpg
http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8193/8446545825_758e47d620.jpg
http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8330/8447633242_190e77213f.jpg

biscandmatt1
11-02-2013, 01:34 PM
i think they look great :thumb:

yaretzi
11-02-2013, 01:35 PM
They look pretty good to me! Just a couple of things: It may be worth doing the house/kennel type one with a flat roof, as then it gives bunnies somewhere to sit. Perhaps the option of a sloped or flat roof? Also, the ramps seem rather unnecessary as most rabbits will be able to jump that height, but the ramps mean they're good for guinea pigs. Perhaps have the ramps optional too? I know I wouldn't really want the ramps, but guinea pig owners likely would.

I'd also give the option to have it painted certain colours (one of which being a waterproof one), or to leave it untreated so the customer could paint it how they want. The paint has to be pet safe, of course, but I'm sure you know that.

They do look good! Are they a modular design so you can make it the shape/design you want for the space you have?

esupi
11-02-2013, 01:37 PM
Definitely worth doing - they look fab.

cpayne
11-02-2013, 01:41 PM
Yes I think they are great too. I was looking at getting something for Doughnut last year but they were abit too expensive. I saw them on ebay and was hoping to get a link for you on other ideas for rabbits but they aren't there any more.

Basically it was a small corner house with a ramp to the side so rabbits could sit on top of the house or go inside it. I think they were selling for about £20 but can't remember now. They weren't that big and the ramp wasn't big either.

Daniel
11-02-2013, 01:53 PM
They look pretty good to me! Just a couple of things: It may be worth doing the house/kennel type one with a flat roof, as then it gives bunnies somewhere to sit. Perhaps the option of a sloped or flat roof? Also, the ramps seem rather unnecessary as most rabbits will be able to jump that height, but the ramps mean they're good for guinea pigs. Perhaps have the ramps optional too? I know I wouldn't really want the ramps, but guinea pig owners likely would.

I'd also give the option to have it painted certain colours (one of which being a waterproof one), or to leave it untreated so the customer could paint it how they want. The paint has to be pet safe, of course, but I'm sure you know that.

They do look good! Are they a modular design so you can make it the shape/design you want for the space you have?

Yes it's a modular design, all the products above are single items joined using hinges. Pet safe colours is another idea :D, the ramp can also be used as a bridge between boxes, the small pet/rabbit house can have a flat roof, but i've found no problem yet with rabbits sitting on them.

Yes I think they are great too. I was looking at getting something for Doughnut last year but they were abit too expensive. I saw them on ebay and was hoping to get a link for you on other ideas for rabbits but they aren't there any more.

Basically it was a small corner house with a ramp to the side so rabbits could sit on top of the house or go inside it. I think they were selling for about £20 but can't remember now. They weren't that big and the ramp wasn't big either.
That something i can look in to sure.

biscandmatt1
11-02-2013, 01:55 PM
just thought - an option for the sides of the ramps to be higher for guinea pigs would be good. :D

Snowflake-George
11-02-2013, 02:08 PM
I posted this before but it got removed, my fault so Iíll try again now. This is just mainly for feedback, to see if something needs changing, what else can be added and so on.

Itís my range of play things, hideouts, tunnels, jump boxes etc and Iím calling them ďHop OnĒ.

Like I said, after feedback if these are worth doing, and making many more like hay racks, other tunnels, bigger and smaller boxes etc. They're nothing great, been in the workshop for a while now.


There is already a range of bunny products called Hop Inn, they make fabric tunnels and cubes. I know your products are obviously wooden but you might need to be careful and check out the legal aspect to do with trademarks if you want to use the name Hop On, especially if you want to develop this into a proper business.



They look pretty good to me! Just a couple of things: It may be worth doing the house/kennel type one with a flat roof, as then it gives bunnies somewhere to sit. Perhaps the option of a sloped or flat roof? Also, the ramps seem rather unnecessary as most rabbits will be able to jump that height, but the ramps mean they're good for guinea pigs. Perhaps have the ramps optional too? I know I wouldn't really want the ramps, but guinea pig owners likely would.

I'd also give the option to have it painted certain colours (one of which being a waterproof one), or to leave it untreated so the customer could paint it how they want. The paint has to be pet safe, of course, but I'm sure you know that.

They do look good! Are they a modular design so you can make it the shape/design you want for the space you have?


If you do these for Guinea Pigs as well, they will need some type of rail around the top to stop them from falling off the top and hurting themselves.


Apart from that these look good. I would especially like to see a large-ish Hayrack (for two bunnies) as they generally on the small side, preferably with a lid/cover so they can't get their legs caught.

Daniel
11-02-2013, 02:20 PM
There is already a range of bunny products called Hop Inn, they make fabric tunnels and cubes. I know your products are obviously wooden but you might need to be careful and check out the legal aspect to do with trademarks if you want to use the name Hop On, especially if you want to develop this into a proper business.


If you do these for Guinea Pigs as well, they will need some type of rail around the top to stop them from falling off the top and hurting themselves.


Apart from that these look good. I would especially like to see a large-ish Hayrack (for two bunnies) as they generally on the small side, preferably with a lid/cover so they can't get their legs caught.

Thank you for the heads up, i did do a quick trademark search and found nothing like Hop On that was registered, i wasn't aware of any products called Hop Inn but now i am thank you, i'll have to look for another name for them.

I'm currently working on a hay rack but had no luck so far with the design.

wendle
11-02-2013, 03:33 PM
http://i316.photobucket.com/albums/mm340/wendle_photos/d8767e51b24ccd4a9277a82579120f3f.jpg

This is a good hay rack/litter tray combined but my 2 bunnys can't fit in together , something similar to this that holds a underbed storage box so both bunnys can get in :)

tulsi
11-02-2013, 03:56 PM
Great looking rabbit houses. Quite inspired me. Seen your website before. Good to see decent sized cages being sold. Best of luck with your products.

susieb1
11-02-2013, 05:38 PM
I LOVE them!!!!:wave:

Daniel
11-02-2013, 07:20 PM
http://i316.photobucket.com/albums/mm340/wendle_photos/d8767e51b24ccd4a9277a82579120f3f.jpg

This is a good hay rack/litter tray combined but my 2 bunnys can't fit in together , something similar to this that holds a underbed storage box so both bunnys can get in :)

Has gave me a idea, but won't be like the above as that is copying, thank you to everyone that has gave me feedback, it all helps.

Fee
11-02-2013, 07:48 PM
I'd love something like Wendles but as mentioned big enough for all the bunnies

That would be fab..

Tracy
11-02-2013, 07:57 PM
I'd love something like Wendles but as mentioned big enough for all the bunnies

That would be fab..

Me too!! I was looking at them only the other day (after seeing Wendle's on another thread), but it was the size of the tray that made me have second thoughts. I'd definitely need a bigger tray, possibly a bit deeper too so that the diggers have a harder time kicking all the hay out and making a complete mess. :roll:

I love the hideouts and tunnels that you're making. :thumb:

yaretzi
11-02-2013, 08:39 PM
I think the market for outdoor products for bunnies in runs is lacking a lot. Some of the little house type styles and tunnels that are around aren't suitable for outside. Even the waterproof type plastic tunnels aren't that great as they're blown around by the wind. I'd seriously consider making everything suitable for outside, I think that's a huge market that's relatively untapped.

Daniel
11-02-2013, 08:43 PM
I think the market for outdoor products for bunnies in runs is lacking a lot. Some of the little house type styles and tunnels that are around aren't suitable for outside. Even the waterproof type plastic tunnels aren't that great as they're blown around by the wind. I'd seriously consider making everything suitable for outside, I think that's a huge market that's relatively untapped.

I agree, as long as the above are treated with a stain or garden shades they be fine for outdoor use, i've got a plywood small hideout i made that's been outside since June and looks good as new.

Alvins mummy
11-02-2013, 08:55 PM
I think they look great.

Daniel
12-02-2013, 02:50 PM
http://i316.photobucket.com/albums/mm340/wendle_photos/d8767e51b24ccd4a9277a82579120f3f.jpg

This is a good hay rack/litter tray combined but my 2 bunnys can't fit in together , something similar to this that holds a underbed storage box so both bunnys can get in :)

Something like this Wendle? It's not got a hay rack joined yet, the one i started is just to tall, if anyone like to see it, let me know and ill post it here.

http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8521/8468406396_803086e632.jpg
http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8521/8467312229_73470c2f72.jpg

Another box i made a while ago is here:

http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8373/8468406658_248356f7dc.jpg
http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8384/8467313009_8b808c8b85.jpg

J&R
12-02-2013, 09:49 PM
How big are they? Or do you do different sizes? It seems to be quite difficult to find things for giant buns to fit in so I'd be interested if you did big bun sizes too

helen01
12-02-2013, 10:11 PM
It all looks great:wave: I've just bookmarked your webpage, I would like a new run for Poppy in the summer but just not sure how I want it yet:lol:

Daniel
13-02-2013, 09:53 AM
How big are they? Or do you do different sizes? It seems to be quite difficult to find things for giant buns to fit in so I'd be interested if you did big bun sizes too

I've tried to make them to fit big buns, how big are your rabbits?

Tunnel, its 60cm x 27.8cm square
Ramp, not sure on the size, its over 6ft long and is 1ft wide
60cm x 60cm x 30.5cm Hideout Box
60cm x 30.5cm x 30.5cm Box


It all looks great:wave: I've just bookmarked your webpage, I would like a new run for Poppy in the summer but just not sure how I want it yet:lol:

Thanks, trying to create something new, different and worthwhile. :wave:

Loosy
13-02-2013, 10:24 AM
Do you do any hideouts with bottoms that could go outside? I've been looking for one to go in a run on grass that I can put hay in without it getting soggy from being directly on the ground. Maybe with a lift up lid so it can be cleaned out.
I have one I got for my first rabbit years ago which was passed on to Pipkin, but they were both nethies and Ruby can't fit in it!

Daniel
13-02-2013, 10:35 AM
Do you do any hideouts with bottoms that could go outside? I've been looking for one to go in a run on grass that I can put hay in without it getting soggy from being directly on the ground. Maybe with a lift up lid so it can be cleaned out.
I have one I got for my first rabbit years ago which was passed on to Pipkin, but they were both nethies and Ruby can't fit in it!

Yes i do, the one I've got is 2ft long, 1ft high and wide. If that not big enough, can be easily made wide if needs be..
I plan on adding a lot more, different sizes, shapes etc but only if people like them otherwise no point wasting my time.

This is the start of one of my hay racks, it's 2ft long and wide, but i feel it's too big.
http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8386/8467316603_eeaa28d485.jpg

yaretzi
13-02-2013, 01:59 PM
Something like this Wendle? It's not got a hay rack joined yet, the one i started is just to tall, if anyone like to see it, let me know and ill post it here.

http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8521/8468406396_803086e632.jpg
http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8521/8467312229_73470c2f72.jpg

Another box i made a while ago is here:

http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8373/8468406658_248356f7dc.jpg
http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8384/8467313009_8b808c8b85.jpg

Just to note, the box you have looks too deep to be used as a litter tray so it needs to be underbed storage boxes really (unless it's just a really small box rather than a big/deep one!). I'm pretty sure you probably know that though!

If you were to make them a specific size, it'd be really helpful if you were able to tell your customers what box you used so they can get the exact one that fits from wilkos or wherever :wave:

Daniel
14-02-2013, 07:17 AM
Just to note, the box you have looks too deep to be used as a litter tray so it needs to be underbed storage boxes really (unless it's just a really small box rather than a big/deep one!). I'm pretty sure you probably know that though!

If you were to make them a specific size, it'd be really helpful if you were able to tell your customers what box you used so they can get the exact one that fits from wilkos or wherever :wave:

It's a 45L box, someone said they wanted it deeper so i had a go at that, its only 23cm high.

wendle
14-02-2013, 09:01 AM
It's a 45L box, someone said they wanted it deeper so i had a go at that, its only 23cm high.

It would be better with the 32L underbed storage box Daniel as its not as deep but longer in lengh :)

Daniel
15-02-2013, 02:27 PM
It would be better with the 32L underbed storage box Daniel as its not as deep but longer in lengh :)

I've got a 32L one now, will make another like the one for the 45L, both look the same even with them being from different shops and the 32L is from wilkos. I'll give it a go when i get free time.

Zahirre
19-02-2013, 03:35 PM
I REALLY like your ideas :D I'd definitely purchase a few things :D