So as you all know from my ranting recently, I'm bringing my bunnies across country to stay with me.
I need to build them an outdoor play area, because in my old house, the 8ft brick wall kept all cats & dogs out, and there's no hawkes or falcons there.
Darwin on the other hand is full of birds of prey and they're fairly game birds too! They'll snatch anything smallish (we had a (feral) kitten taken from our yard the other day...poor little thing...it all happened so fast there was no time to stop it!) So I need to construct something that is bird proof, cat proof (lots of feral cats around here), dog proof, mosquito proof and rabbit proof.
I'm thinking sturdy wire mesh over an aluminium frame with netting to stop the mosquitos hanging over it. I guess my big issue is what to do about flooring. I don't want wire, but I also am very aware that Layla loves to dig and is very quick at it. I think she'd dig her way out in 20 minutes.
I can say that they'll never be left out unsupervised by me, but my well meaning parents might leave them out there while they "pop of to the shops for a minute" or something.
So what can I do about flooring so that they can still eat the grass and feel it, frolic without tripping over etc. Would a wire floor with really wide mesh be ok?
Side note - my bunnies are indoor free-range bunnies and will only be outside while I'm there to supervise, not in extreme weather although the weather here to all you cold weather people would seem pretty extreme