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      CommentAuthorRed
    • CommentTimeJan 7th, 2015 4:56pm (Jan 7th 2015) edited
     

    Keeper of the hens

    For anyone following the forum, you'll know that about a week ago I ordered an XXL dog crate to house the bunny I'm training, Iden.

    It arrived today *cue excited dancing*

    Iden was originally living in a Ferplast 120 cage, but there just wasn't enough room in there, even with plenty of time hopping free.

    So we opted for an XXL dog crate with run attached (haven't quite figured that out yet!). Iden did great in his carrier whilst we set everything up

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    We used some rubber matting flooring to keep the chill of the metal base away, and also put some between the base and the bars on the bottom so that it didn't clang everytime Iden hopped around!

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    Iden has so much more room in there now and has been tentatively exploring everything :)

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      CommentAuthorRed
    • CommentTimeJan 7th, 2015 5:09pm (Jan 7th 2015) edited
     

    Keeper of the hens

    The last pic is his old 120 / 140 cage, you can see from the green igloo how much smaller it is :smile:
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      CommentAuthorKateb
    • CommentTimeJan 7th, 2015 5:48pm (Jan 7th 2015)
     
    He is such a lucky bunny! The new cage looks great!
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      CommentAuthorRed
    • CommentTimeJan 8th, 2015 12:43am (Jan 8th 2015) edited
     

    Keeper of the hens

    Thanks Kate! :)

    He's being a right little sod though; has found great fun in tearing gigantic strips off the flooring and chewing it into little pieces!! We tried turning it upside-down, so there were no little nubs, and he just did the same! So we've taken it out (worried about him swallowing some) and at the moment he just has the metal crate base as flooring...feel so sorry for him!! :sad:

    Having to remind myself that Dom and Cynth spent the majority of their time on concrete, even throughout winter, and never seemed to get cold...so I doubt Iden will get a chill from a crate base indoors!! Plus it's not like he doesn't have a carrier to snuggle up in, full of hay :smile:

    Not really sure there's much else we can try, flooring wise, if the rubber matting hasn't worked...any ideas?
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      CommentAuthorchief chicken
    • CommentTimeJan 8th, 2015 5:52pm (Jan 8th 2015)
     
    What about putting the cage on top of the matting? It'd still keep him insulated. And maybe a big bit of ply inside?
    • CommentAuthorLynnW
    • CommentTimeJan 8th, 2015 6:15pm (Jan 8th 2015)
     
    I think CC has a good idea, Red. If it's to keep him warm, the rubber map under the pen should work fairly well.
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      CommentAuthorRed
    • CommentTimeJan 8th, 2015 6:55pm (Jan 8th 2015)
     

    Keeper of the hens

    Oh, you think? That's cool as we've already done that :bigsmile: Idie still hates to walk on the metal base, but I think within time he could get used to it...he's only ever lived on wood shavings before so it has to feel weird! Means he has been spending 90% of his time (other than toileting, eating and training!) in the carrier...so much for the bigger cage! :rolling:

    Training wise he's doing great, still peeing and doing 99% of his poops in the litter tray, comes every time I click my fingers for him, and we've even moved on from me touching his head to putting the flat of my hand on his back! :smile:

    I've found lettuce works as the best reward; he only gets it at training time so really looks forward to it!
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      CommentAuthorKateb
    • CommentTimeJan 8th, 2015 10:13pm (Jan 8th 2015)
     
    If you measure the cage I'm pretty sure you could get B&Q to cut some ply to size (or any good wood merchant). Downside to wood is if he pees on it, it won't last long at all and will smell. (Don't know if bathroom grade would be OK).
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      CommentAuthorRed
    • CommentTimeJan 9th, 2015 1:03pm (Jan 9th 2015) edited
     

    Keeper of the hens

    So far (touch wood) he's been using just his litter tray for pees, he's been so good :smile:

    I think it's the slipperiness of the floor that is freaking him out a little, would wood help with that? I suppose it's worth a try.

    He is getting a little better, I've spotted him out and about chewing on his toys now which is an improvement :smile:
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      CommentAuthorchief chicken
    • CommentTimeJan 9th, 2015 6:30pm (Jan 9th 2015)
     
    Wood won't be slippy. He should be happy on that.
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      CommentAuthorRed
    • CommentTimeJan 10th, 2015 6:16pm (Jan 10th 2015)
     

    Keeper of the hens

    Awesome, we will pick some up :)