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BINKYBUNNY FORUMS > HABITATS AND TOYS > looking for a carrier
Last Post by Cyrus Bunny at 7/31/2012 4:25 AM (7 Replies)
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User is Offline Cyrus Bunny
Michigan
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7/29/2012 3:20 PM

Looking for a carrier for Cyrus-Bunny.  What kind do you have and where did you get it from?

Cyrus- Dwarf Bunny DOB- 5-24-12 Gottcha Day- 7-3-12

User is Offline Bunny Daddy
Pennsylvania
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7/29/2012 7:43 PM

For short trips car trips, we got Simba something like this:

But for longer ones (Which we haven't had to do yet.) We have something similar to this, where we could have a water bottle attached and all that fun stuff.

We got the soft sided one from PetSmart and the hard one we bought off of someone, but the pictures are both from the PetCo website (One in the small animal section, the other in the cat section.) I hope that helps. 

"When I look into the eyes of an animal, I do not see an animal. I see a living being. I see a friend. I feel a soul." (A.D. Williams)

User is Offline Monkeybun
Hillsboro, Oregon
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7/29/2012 8:13 PM
I wouldnt recommend a soft sided carrier, as alot of bunnies would chew or dig it to pieces in no time. Hard sided are safer as well. Get one with a door on the top, as its easier and less stressful getting them in and out of the carrier that way.

I got mine at PetCo, the Dog Whisperer brand. they are awesome I just took off the dog whisperer stickers

User is Offline Bunny Daddy
Pennsylvania
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7/29/2012 9:43 PM

Monkeybun: I think it depends on the bun, Simba doesn't really chew on anything soft but my shirts, and he's never dug anything so he's good with soft sided carriers. He also sleeps during car rides. But maybe if your bun is a chewer/digger then the hard sided ones are probably better. 

"When I look into the eyes of an animal, I do not see an animal. I see a living being. I see a friend. I feel a soul." (A.D. Williams)

User is Offline Sarita
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7/30/2012 3:47 AM
Those soft sided ones are adorable but none of my rabbits would fit in that. I also wonder how easy it would be to clean if a rabbit peed in it.

I have a 2 opening (top and side) carrier from Petmate that they don't seem to make anymore (at least this particular style. I think the one that Bunny Daddy posted is the new style. I usually get the medium or large size and use one of those fleece cat beds on the bottom that fit them must right and I can toss in the washing machine when they soil. I like the top opening because it's so much easier to get my rabbits in and out of. I've had mine for about 10 years now and would never use any other kind.

User is Offline LoveChaCha
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7/30/2012 5:18 AM
I also agree about the soft carriers. They are too small, and do not offer protection if something were to happen to the car. I like the hard blue carrier that you pictured. I have something similar to that. My vet told me to upgrade to a bigger carrier, so I did. The test she said is: if your bunny can put its head up fine, it is a good carrier.
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User is Offline Beka27
Cleveland, Ohio (USA)
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7/30/2012 4:26 PM
I will only use hard-sided carriers for the reasons mentioned above. Also, since a quality carrier should last through many pets' lifetimes (rabbits, cats, small dogs, etc...) I like knowing that they can be fully disinfected.

The first carrier I had was a small one without a top door. When we adopted Max, I needed a larger carrier so they would both fit for vet visits. I found a great, sturdy, medium Marchioro brand carrier at PetSmart WITH a top door. Now, I won't use a carrier without it! A top door makes all the difference in the world.

Soft-sided carriers can't be cleaned easily, they are susceptible to being chewed or soiled, and they offer no protection in the event of a car accident or against other animals (like a curious dog in the vet's office waiting room). I can also imagine that ventilation and air flow through the mesh isn't going to be as good as the openings in a hard carrier.
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User is Offline Cyrus Bunny
Michigan
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7/31/2012 4:25 AM
thank you all for all the information. When I get some money saved up I will be going to Pet Smart or ordering on-line
Cyrus- Dwarf Bunny DOB- 5-24-12 Gottcha Day- 7-3-12
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