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    Default Light weight run for the front lawn

    We have a good sized front lawn (next to a road) and I have let the grass grow quite long (the neighbours always have golf course length grass) and would love the rabbits and or guinea pigs to have a munch.

    I really need a strong easily moved (by one person) run.

    Suggestions very welcome.



    The snow was a while ago now! Not fenced in so would have to supervise the little sweeties. I may even get a fence ... not sure yet.

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    I’ve also considered this, my front garden is as big as the back and it’s always seemed a waste of space.
    What sort of size run were you considering? The P@H ones aren’t huge and look reasonably lightweight, maybe?

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    If they'll be supervised and it's mainly to allow grass munching and not exercise then the P@H foldable would likely be perfect for the job.

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    Ah ok will have a look.

    Just seen this from runaround. A tad pricey but looks predator proof. Thoughts?

    https://www.runaround.co.uk/products/8-x-4ft-run

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    Being a bit of a damp squib - I wouldn’t feel safe putting them in the front garden unless I was going to sit out there with them and I’m not sure you would find that practical.
    Last edited by Babsie; 28-04-2018 at 05:05 PM. Reason: typo!

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    Quote Originally Posted by tulsi View Post
    Ah ok will have a look.

    Just seen this from runaround. A tad pricey but looks predator proof. Thoughts?

    https://www.runaround.co.uk/products/8-x-4ft-run
    I've got that. It isn't lightweight and can be a fiddle moving it around but it is solid and well made.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Babsie View Post
    Being a bit of a damp squid - I wouldn’t feel safe putting them in the front garden unless I was going to sit out there with them and I’m not sure you would find that practical.
    This is the problem. I think the only way I could do it and feel safe would be to fence the whole garden and have a sturdy run ... not sure I am up for that (well, am sure I am not)!

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    Quote Originally Posted by HouseOfRabbit View Post
    I've got that. It isn't lightweight and can be a fiddle moving it around but it is solid and well made.
    Thank you that is very helpful.

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    Quote Originally Posted by tulsi View Post
    This is the problem. I think the only way I could do it and feel safe would be to fence the whole garden and have a sturdy run ... not sure I am up for that (well, am sure I am not)!
    I hope you didn't mind my commenting and possibly pouring cold water on your idea. I think that when we put our rabbits outside we need to feel confident that they are as safe as we can make it for them, and I don't think you would relax even if you had a very sturdy run. I can just imagine your front garden with a 6' fence round it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Babsie View Post
    I hope you didn't mind my commenting and possibly pouring cold water on your idea. I think that when we put our rabbits outside we need to feel confident that they are as safe as we can make it for them, and I don't think you would relax even if you had a very sturdy run. I can just imagine your front garden with a 6' fence round it.
    I agree. It is such a waste of a nice big grassy lawn!! Waaay bigger than the back garden. Oh well.

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