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    Default Sudden Glut of Used Hutches Being Advertised For Sale

    I have deliberately avoided looking at the Freead sites but today I have had a look and there is a very obvious increase in the amount of used hutches being advertised for sale. A coincidence, or a result of the RHD2 situation ???

    Obviously it is up to the individual as to whether they risk buying a used hutch. But given the current dire situation re RHD2 I dont think it is worth taking the risk. Even aggressive disinfecting with something like Anigene numerous times would not be something I would risk doing.


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    Jane, I have noticed exactly this on the Freeads site. It's really scary.

    Regardless of the RHD2 situation, I wish wish wish that hutches like the kinds I'm seeing were made illegal to manufacture. When we build our shed in a couple of weeks I'm going to break down our 6ft 2-tier hutch and use it for scraps, because even though it's just a sleeping space for our rabbits, I don't trust that it won't end up in the wrong hands and some poor bunnies will be trapped in there living in their own filth

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    I noticed a lot too, I've had a few people I know trying to be helpful by sending me ads (to help with the hand reared babies but they're sorted now) and there does seem to be a lot advertised. Aside from the majority being too small I have been saying there's a risk re RHD2 especially.

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    I know that some people may just want to use a hutch as a hidey hole for Rabbits kept in large aviaries/kennels etc. But I really would not want to risk buying a used one.


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    I wouldn’t buy a second hand hutch with the risk of RHD2 today.

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    It's getting even worse, especially on Gumtree. I dont suppose the sites would allow an Advert alerting the public about the current RHD2 situation and the very real risks involved in selling on/ buying a second hand hutch


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    Quote Originally Posted by Jack's-Jane View Post
    It's getting even worse, especially on Gumtree. I dont suppose the sites would allow an Advert alerting the public about the current RHD2 situation and the very real risks involved in selling on/ buying a second hand hutch
    Have you noticed this in certain areas Jane, or is it country-wide? Very scary.

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    Not sure I'll be able to sell my hutch now...

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    Quote Originally Posted by Beapig View Post
    Have you noticed this in certain areas Jane, or is it country-wide? Very scary.
    I was looking in the London area, but I suspect it's countrywide


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    Just came on here to say I've been noticing a few on Nottingham area Freecycle. I'd quite like another tiny abomination (like what Lopsy came with) as a hideaway/new area, but I don't want to buy one because I don't think it's right to encourage incorrect hutches in incorrect situations. But the whole RHD2 thing means I'm asking probing questions (in a very roundabout way) just in case, and to be fair I'm not even sure I want to risk it.
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