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george1234
29-Sep-11, 13:06
Rabbit/guinea pig outdoor hutches for sale.
handmade in LATHERON for HIGHLAND weather.
Single storey, Double storey, and hutch and run to grass.
Many different sizes.

single storey 50
Double Storey 80
hutch and run 75.
for more info and pictures go to
http://www.facebook.com/pages/Wyllees-Woodwork/265472063482850?sk=photos

or contact wyllee.davies@yahoo.co.uk or 07961119795

thank you
Louise
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Sarah
29-Sep-11, 17:00
Do you make hutches with attached runs, to comply with welfare standards?


Did you know it was the Victorians who first kept rabbits in hutches - a short term storage solution before the animals went to the pot?

We've moved on a great deal since then, but the habit of keeping rabbits in hutches has stuck. Rabbits are not designed to live in a confined space.

In the wild they cover an area equivalent to 30 football pitches. They're not designed to live alone either - wild rabbits live in large social groups, foraging, grooming each other and huddling together for warmth. Rabbits living alone experience high levels of stress.Domestic rabbits are not fundamentally far removed from their wild cousins. They share the same need to run, jump, explore and share companionship with their own kind, so their accommodation must allow them to display these natural behaviours.

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!

http://www.rabbitwelfare.co.uk/ahutchisnotenough.htm

I (http://www.rabbitwelfare.co.uk/ahutchisnotenough.htm)t would be brilliant if you did as there are not enough places in the Highlands to buy a hutch big enough to accomodate a rabbit.

george1234
29-Sep-11, 18:34
i can make them to anysize you would like.. the one i have made is roughly 4.5/2/2.feet. and would be big enough for a small rabbit. but i make them to order, so if you wanted a hutch that was 8/3/2 it would be made no problem.. :).... Louise.