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post #1 of 9 (permalink) Old 08-09-2009, 12:15 PM Thread Starter
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I've been looking at many homes for rabbits, and when i went to a pet store the other day,
i not only feel in love with the rabbits, but i liked the area they were kept in, similar to this:


i would not be putting in two bigger rabbits like those, just a dwarf, by itself.
i was wondering if anyone owns --or has owned-- a display similar to this,
and how expensive it would generally be.
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post #2 of 9 (permalink) Old 08-09-2009, 12:30 PM
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I would not personally keep a rabbit in an enclosure like that. Those enclosures are mainly to A) keep little fingers out and B) to keep bedding in. Plus they would most likely be outrageously expensive when you could make out own, bigger enclosue for much less.





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It does look cool, but like Canadiancritter said you could make a bigger one for much less. Or even buy a hutch.


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post #4 of 9 (permalink) Old 08-09-2009, 02:16 PM
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Same as they said. But I should add that the ventalation probably isnt very good in those either.
And you want your cage to have a door, so your bunny can go back in it if he wants during his floor time.
Do you know how to built a NIC cage? I think that would be the best option if you want a cheap large cage, or get an X-pen, or something similar. If you bun will have free range, just a large pet store cage would work too.



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Bunny pee is ferociously strong if not kept in a well ventilated corner, in that plastic enclosure I would not keep then in there for long. I smelled them in the old petstore and once bunneh pees the ammonia lingers.
It looks cute now, but opt for an open enclosure. I built mine out of NIC cubes or whatever WalMart sells in the laundry section.And then you have 1.Tonnes of building options to suit any room, and 2.Extra money left over b/c theyre so ridiculosly cheap compared to cages to buy treats ^.^
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post #6 of 9 (permalink) Old 08-11-2009, 09:23 PM
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The 1st thing I thought of is poor ventilation (although I agree its a cool looking cage!)

For the NIC cages, look closely at the grids. The ones I bought at Target had 2 sizes & my little guys would have been able to slip thru the ones with larger openings.
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post #7 of 9 (permalink) Old 08-11-2009, 09:28 PM
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Rabbits attracting mice?

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You could probably make a C&C cage for rabbits and those are so cheap!


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I agree, it doesn't look like the ventilation would be good. We have a large cage that has legs and wheels on the bottom and stands approx 20" off the floor. My husband built a ramp that rests on the side gate and she comes and goes when she wants too.

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