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Home Page Forums HOUSE RABBIT Q & A Moving rabbits outdoors RE: Moving rabbits outdoors


radiatorbunny12
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Thanks very much for typing all that! Such a detailed answer. Yes our shelter is rule-abiding for permanent outside bunny dwellers but we will be waiting until spring now since our bunnies won’t have the proper winter coats and of course don’t want them to go into thermic shock. 

Also, to all that asked, will definitely be looking into the insulation. Doesn’t stay exactly the same as the outdoor temp that was a bit of a miscalculation, but still doesn’t seem warm enough to me. Any ideas what temp we should try and aim for for next winter? 

Really do wish we could keep the buns indoors but have two probably not-bunny-friendly dogs so they are cramped into about forty (? could be wrong) square feet with not much space to exercise as we keep them well away from the dogs. Outside they would not come into contact with the dogs at all (don’t worry we are very careful about this and there are multiple measures to ensure they never meet) but would have safe space to exercise as well as their spacious shed. 

Andddd if anybody is still around, can I ask why the idea of keeping the buns outside is frowned upon? Do pet rabbits not cope with weather as well as wild rabbits or is it just because one of my bunnies was an indoor bunny for a few years before she became outdoor?

Anyway, thanks everybody for the help!!