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Post by Thumper2001 on Sat Jan 07, 2017 3:19 pm

Obviously I am aware of the recommendations from the RWAF and we adhere to them at home.

I am planning a few days away next month. 3 nights maximum. Molly and Junior will go and stay with my parents. Moving their pen and attached cage set up is like trying to move heaven and earth Hissy so I am considering borrowing/buying a dog crate for them for these few days.

What size would you be comfortable leaving them in for this few days? I am of the view that they have it good at home with their set up and daily run around time so these few days are not going to do them any harm. But would still like your thoughts on size please??
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Post by jolovesbunnies on Sat Jan 07, 2017 4:24 pm

I really don't know lovey as I have never had bunnies in hutches or pens but someone here will give you good advice.

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Post by woodwench on Sat Jan 07, 2017 8:08 pm

For two buns of their size I'd say a four foot crate. Henry had a four foot crate when I first got him and he had a four foot pen attached as well. It took up my dining room!
When he was cage confined over Xmas 2015 he was in a three foot crate I borrowed from his vet and that was designed to give him room to move but to prevent him over doing things.
His four foot crate had a shelf in it as well and that gave extra interest and exercise room.
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Post by gemma997 on Sun Jan 08, 2017 9:27 am

I looked at dog crates instead of ferplast cages for height wise and I couldn't find ones that had length or width for them, that wasnt majorly over priced.
I can't see a few days doing any harm, when are you goin?
I'm planning on getting thundercracker a new cage you can borrow the two old ones put them together they work out long but for a few days should be sound. Used it as a temp den for soundwave and miranda they seemed happy with it.

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Post by c.bolduan on Tue Jan 17, 2017 4:17 pm

Try to get crate from e bay if time allows. If it is for a few days only they will be fine on restricted space. Think if they would need to go to vet hospital they be Moore confined. Get some of their housing with them. Hides litter trays and toys. When are you going?

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Post by Thumper2001 on Fri Jan 20, 2017 3:37 pm

Thanks for your thoughts guys Smile

I have decided to clean up their metal outdoor run and just use that. It is just short of 7ft long but is only 3ft wide.  It is more than tall enough for them to stand up in though, so will do them for a few days.

I am certainly going to be sending them with their cube, toys etc Smile

Not sure when exactly we are going but will be end of January/start of February. I wanted to make sure I had Molly and Junior sorted out before I booked anything Smile
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Post by jolovesbunnies on Sat Jan 21, 2017 4:08 pm

That sounds great Thumper hunni. I saw an advert for a bunny/piggy boarding house in one of the magazines and they have webcam so you can look at your little one whilst you are on holiday. I cannot remember which one it was but I thought it was a good idea.

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Post by gemma997 on Sat Jan 21, 2017 7:07 pm

I'm gonna get one of those cams for my lot I'm pretty sure soundwave is up to no good, he always has thay guilty look when I come in lol

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Post by Thumper2001 on Sat Jan 21, 2017 11:52 pm

gemma997 wrote:I'm gonna get one of those cams for my lot I'm pretty sure soundwave is up to no good,  he always has thay guilty look when I come in lol

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I have one. It's called a watch bot. I got it when Thumper's health was deteriorating. My god those things munch data Shocked I got through 1gb of data on my phone in less than 24hrs!!!! And I wasn't watching it constantly either!!!
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Post by gemma997 on Sun Jan 22, 2017 8:29 am

Might just set up my camera on time lapse see instead then, that's a lot of data form a short period of time.

Shocked Shocked

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Post by jolovesbunnies on Sun Jan 22, 2017 4:19 pm

Ha ha Bunny Big Brother Laughing

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Post by jolovesbunnies on Sun Jan 22, 2017 4:19 pm

Ha ha Bunny Big Brother Laughing

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Post by Thumper2001 on Sun Feb 05, 2017 9:35 pm

They got on fine Smile

They barely even came out of the run! Mum left the doors open when she was around but they weren't interested in socialising Laughing
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Post by gemma997 on Sun Feb 05, 2017 9:56 pm

In a huff cause they weren't invited on holiday Laughing

Hope you enjoyed yourself
I cancelled my holiday as soundwave is having issues.
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Post by woodwench on Sun Feb 05, 2017 10:00 pm

Making a statement... your two seem pretty good at doing that, better than most rabbits ....
Hope you enjoyed your break.
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Post by Thumper2001 on Sun Feb 05, 2017 11:35 pm

gemma997 wrote:In a huff cause they weren't invited  on holiday Laughing

Hope you enjoyed yourself
I cancelled my holiday as soundwave is having issues.
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Oh no, what's up?

woodwench wrote:Making a statement... your two seem pretty good at doing that, better than most rabbits ....
Hope you enjoyed your break.
Ha! You're right there! Laughing


We had a lovely break, thank you both. We spent a few nights in a lovely hotel in Aviemore Smile The little guy was an absolute hoot! It was the first time he'd ever stayed in a hotel so everything had to be explored Laughing

Some of the things he comes out with make you want to curl up and die Embarassed Laughing
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Post by jolovesbunnies on Mon Feb 06, 2017 9:51 am

Glad you had a really enjoyable break love and sorry you had to end yours Gemma hunni. Holly is a sulker if we just go out so what she would be like if we went holiday I would dread to think LOL!!

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Post by gemma997 on Mon Feb 06, 2017 8:26 pm

Soundwave is having major behaviour issues, got an appointment with the vet. I don't mind cancelling for my baby boy. Going to try get to portmerrion for a long weekend when he back on track.

Did they have snow in aviemore when you went?
You have to post the curl up stuff Laughing Laughing Laughing

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Post by Thumper2001 on Tue Feb 07, 2017 10:49 am

Aw no! I hope you can get to the bottom of it. Is he being badly behaved or oddly behaved?

Crazy sat-nav lady took us via the lecht on the way home Shocked and there was some snow there but mostly just rain in aviemore.

Haha I could write a book with stuff he comes out with! When I get a min I'll put some of it together in a thread in the members lounge Smile He's so funny Laughing
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Post by jolovesbunnies on Tue Feb 07, 2017 1:36 pm

I hope you find out what is wrong with him love. Portmerrion isn't going anywhere and you will enjoy it all the more knowing your baby boy is OK. Thanks for the updates.

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Post by gemma997 on Tue Feb 07, 2017 6:38 pm

Badly behaved, he's always been trouble but this week he worse attacking everything and anybody. He was OK last night but still going to check him out.

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Post by jolovesbunnies on Wed Feb 08, 2017 10:07 am

Do let us know hun when he has been looked at. Is he actually biting?

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Post by gemma997 on Wed Feb 08, 2017 3:00 pm

Full works Jo, biting scratching grunting and thumping. Nothing has changed so must be something with him. Will will let you know how he goes
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Post by jolovesbunnies on Thu Feb 09, 2017 9:51 am

I am sorry Gemma love, yes please do keep us posted, I want to know how he gets on and when you manage to calm him down. I remember a bunny like that being at one of the animal places I visited many moons ago and if offered food, he would growl and grunt, leap forward to get the treat, still grumping and go into a corner and eat it. I don't know what happened to hm but I remember him being a fairly small bun.

Good luck love, I hope he becomes a sweet and loving bun. Hugs

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