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    just wondered how people keep their bunnies warm in hte winter time.

    i usually cover the top back and sides of the hutch with an old duvet, than cover the top back and sides with a large tarpoline. on the front i have a blanket and a shower curtain.

    what methods do everyone else use

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    Im making hutch covering this year......old carpet off cuts with tarpaulin stitched around it like a cover and then sticky back velcro to attatch it over the mesh.

    On top of that the bedding is double the depth it normally is and Im buying all the outdoor buns a snuggle safe.

    I used to use the duvet thing when I was younger but I dont have that many old duvets now!


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    My lot are in a playhouse. They insist on sleeping on their shelf, so they have vetbed (although now the cheap Ikea version) and a heatpad.

    They also have curtains on their windows but I'm a bit worried they might bump into things.
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    Quote Originally Posted by FriskyClover View Post

    They also have curtains on their windows but I'm a bit worried they might bump into things.
    That is so cute


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    Im making hutch covers out of the silver bublewrap insulation out of B&Q (currently doing 2 rolls for the price of 1 so thats 15metres in all for £30) ive made 2 so far i cut out the pieces to fit and seal all sides with waterproof tape then stick each piece together with waterproof tape, stitch on some velcro tabs to secure it to the hutch and voila its done. im using the scratch and newton hutch snuggle as a template but adjusting it to my hutch dimensions.








    I can make approximatly 3 hutch covers (1 Lavender lodge size and 2 Rabbit shack size) out of the 15 metres of thermal insulation.

    worth a try and not that difficult, i can put one together in an afternoon.
    and its good for the summer too as it relects the sun and stops the hutch over heating and alot cheaper than the scratch and newton ones


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    This is my first winter with my buns, so I'm going to put vetbed in their bedroom, and barley straw/meadow hay as their bedding. I'm going to put a duvet cover over the front of the hutch and a plastic sheet. I'm getting a snugglesafe when it is really, REALLY cold and after their spay this winter.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Debs2811 View Post
    Im making hutch covers out of the silver bublewrap insulation out of B&Q (currently doing 2 rolls for the price of 1 so thats 15metres in all for £30) ive made 2 so far i cut out the pieces to fit and seal all sides with waterproof tape then stick each piece together with waterproof tape, stitch on some velcro tabs to secure it to the hutch and voila its done. im using the scratch and newton hutch snuggle as a template but adjusting it to my hutch dimensions.



    I can make approximatly 3 hutch covers (1 Lavender lodge size and 2 Rabbit shack size) out of the 15 metres of thermal insulation.

    worth a try and not that difficult, i can put one together in an afternoon.
    and its good for the summer too as it relects the sun and stops the hutch over heating and alot cheaper than the scratch and newton ones
    Yours look a darn sight more professional than mine and I think I may try an upgrade to yours.. .thanks for the tips (mine has a gap under the roof overlap which you seem to have oversome ).
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    In the playhouse i have put in polyboard then hardboard over that to insulate,rick
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    debs's is great! she showed me piccies on her camera when we met when she collected indi. they look fantastic!! im definatly makin some!!!

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    I got a scratch and newton hutch hugger and was going to get the snuggle safe to go under it but costs upwards of £49.99 so will be heading to B & Q instead as it looks just like the one you have made!

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