View Full Version : Where can i get a cheap run

14-06-2005, 02:37 PM
I need a new run for harvey as the one he has is to small now but is there anywhere i can by cheap plastic coated mesh panels??

please help :)

14-06-2005, 02:40 PM

I've just ordered one of these, and I know a few of the members have them also. I did find a cheaper one, but the panels were only two foot high. My bunnies would definitely have jumped that one!

14-06-2005, 03:03 PM
yer i saw that one before... i just thought that it was awful expensive for a few bits of plastic coated mesh although at the moment its all i can find

14-06-2005, 03:36 PM
I've got about 6 of these nursery fireguards from Argos:

They are really useful - I link them together with cable ties permanently, and those dog leash clips for temporary fastening - they have a kind of lip at the top which one of my bunnies jumps on, but the other one doesn't - depends if you have a jumper or not! I lay one fireguard flat over the top of a pen if I want to make sure they're secure. You can make a 5 foot by nearly 3 foot pen with 2 fireguards, for 30.

14-06-2005, 03:41 PM
thanks for that at the moment im trying to work out whether it is cheaper to buy things like that or for me to just make one myslf out of wood and mesh :?:

14-06-2005, 03:45 PM
Not sure if this will help but my wood and wire run cost about 25 to build. It's 4ft x 4ft with a hinged lid using 2x1in timber...just to give you a rough idea :)

14-06-2005, 03:48 PM
I got a roll of chicken wire, some staples, and long bits of wood from B and Q, i dont think it cost me <this is a guess cos it was ages ago> more than 40. I was so proud when i finished they are very satisfying to build.

14-06-2005, 04:06 PM
You can buy green plastic coated wire panels from Pampurred pets, 8 panels for 31 pound.

19-06-2005, 05:26 PM
What is the Pampurred pets website if u no it plz?!

19-06-2005, 08:14 PM
Emilou, I did the same as you... 120cm post in the ground, staple gun the wire to it, then stretch the wire out into a square shape, then hammer in the other posts and staple the wire to each one. I did it for 30 including staple gun, but we only used normal mesh, not plastic coated.

20-06-2005, 12:06 AM
not sure if this run is tall enough:


i have it for my piggies, there are six panels each measuring 25x25 inches


20-06-2005, 09:58 PM
The website/link above says.......

"Give your pets their freedom without having them try to escape -
6 Panels each 63cm x 63cm"

Our rabbits would easily jump this as it is only 63 cm. I built a large run which was 0.9m high (standard width for fencing rolls). I had to add a wire top as once Coco was fully grown (dwarf french lop), I caught her a couple of times hanging from the edge, on the verge if climbing out!