I am reading the RWAF hutch guidelines which say:
"The RWAF recommends a minimum hutch size of 6' x 2' x 2', which allows rabbits some room to move, stand on their hind legs and enough space for the food, toilet and sleeping areas to be kept apart. It is commonly accepted that a rabbit should have space for 3 hops, but it is commonly underestimated just how far 3 hops is - our tests show that 3 hops from an average sized rabbit covers 6-7 feet!
A hutch should only be a shelter and not the only living space. It should be attached to a secure run of at least 8' x 4'. "
My questions are:
1) should owners multiply the above for each rabbit they have - e.g I have two, so does that mean they need double the above amount?
2)How does size come into the equation? I have 2 dwarf rabbits who weigh just under 2 kgs.
Obviously bigger the better, but I need to know how to interpret these guidelines and have a friend who is considering rescuing some buns (who thinks I know everything.... Also, Ive heard the guidelines are changing, does anyone yet have idea of what changes?