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    now we've moved im looking at getting some runs for the garden so all of the bunsters can go out at the same time without brawling!

    i originally wanted one of those dog kennel/run combos or 6x10' runs but doubt ill have enough space or funds for 3 of these so 6x6 should be ok as they will only be used on nice evenings and i intend to rotate it so one of the bunnies always has the free run of the bottom of the garden

    any recommendations? they dont need to be made fox-proof or anything as we dont have foxes near us and we always sit out with them anyway.

    could do with them being cheap as my bunny funds are depleting fast!

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    Have you seen this thread, some ideas using aviary panels there

    http://forums.rabbitrehome.org.uk/vi...942&highlight=

    Otherwise ebay I guess for more traditional runs or make your own. We're in the same position, need runs but no money to buy them with (they're too expensive for what they are imo) as I need a large one for buns, small ones for piggies and I'd like another pair (or two :wink: ) of buns

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    Have you thought about making one? There are excellent instructions on bunnyhuggers website....I made a run 6ft x 4ft for about £25 and it would be even cheaper if you already had some of the tools etc.

    Im certainly not a DIYer but it was actually quite easy!

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    Quote Originally Posted by mandy
    Have you thought about making one? There are excellent instructions on bunnyhuggers website....I made a run 6ft x 4ft for about £25 and it would be even cheaper if you already had some of the tools etc.

    Im certainly not a DIYer but it was actually quite easy!
    David's been attempting to make it for about 6 months now, it's still in pieces, I've painted it all with preserve but you must be better at it than you say as we're finding it really hard!! Also the opening is at the end and I need a top opening and we're not skilled enough to alter it.

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    good idea about making my own - my dad probably has all the tools i'd need and i might be able to get him to help me as he doesnt trust me with DIY

    i think ill have a lot into it

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    Quote Originally Posted by kayjay
    Quote Originally Posted by mandy
    Have you thought about making one? There are excellent instructions on bunnyhuggers website....I made a run 6ft x 4ft for about £25 and it would be even cheaper if you already had some of the tools etc.

    Im certainly not a DIYer but it was actually quite easy!
    David's been attempting to make it for about 6 months now, it's still in pieces, I've painted it all with preserve but you must be better at it than you say as we're finding it really hard!! Also the opening is at the end and I need a top opening and we're not skilled enough to alter it.
    I think I meant easy compared to how hard I actually thought it would be!
    Oo-er I dont think i'd be able to work out how to make it top opening

    My boyfriend kept laughing when I was doing it as he was convinced Id botch it, but he was impressed in the end

    i got the kind b & Q guy to chop all the wood to the right lengths for me....then drilled two holes in each bit of wood, s crewed it all together (that was the worst bit as some of them just wouldnt go in), painted it green, then used u shaped nails to put the mesh on.

    All together it took me about 2 full days Id say.

    Sarah the instructions I used are here:
    http://www.bunnyhugger.co.uk/

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