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Forum HABITATS AND TOYS Moving from house to apartment – what are some ways I can house my buns?

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    • kanin
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        Hello all. I currently live in a house with roommates, where I am in a really big master bedroom with my bunnies (1 bonded pair and 1 seperate.) I have 2 different setups made from grids, and they take turns being let out to run around and relax outside of them. I may be moving soon to a small apartment, probably 1 bedroom 1 bath. I’m thinking I may have to end up not having a living room and instead using it for them, or using it as a bedroom lol. If I use the bedroom as their room they’re typically about 12×12′ if not a little less. What would be an ideal way to house the buns in this situation? The bedroom is too small for their grid cage setups I have right now so I was thinking of kind of splitting it in half so that they’re always “out.” Anyone else have a similar setup? If so, what’s the sturdiest way I can do so with no risk of them getting in each others areas?

        Either way they’re probably going to have a lot less room than they do now and I feel bad and just want to make the change as comfortable for them as possible. Thank you for any ideas.


      • DanaNM
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          When I was in a small apartment I had cube grid condos that were multiple levels, so I built up instead of out. Then I still would give them plenty of free-roam time in room, but their housing set up took up less floor space.

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        • kanin
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            For some reason I always forget about building up! I was lucky enough to have enough space here where that wasn’t necessary but that could definitely work maybe. These rooms are just so small I can’t see it being possible to both build big enough enclosures and still ensure they have enough space to run, which is what they love doing the most.


          • DanaNM
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              Here’s a pic of my old set-up for reference. Footprint was 2 x 3  of 14″ NIC cube grids. I do wish it could have been longer but it was the biggest I could fit in my studio apartment! And they had free roam for at least half the day usually.

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            • kanin
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                Thanks that’s actually really helpful! And comforting to know that I’m not alone in the small space struggle with buns lol. I wish I could let them free roam the whole apartment but my boyfriend will be bringing his high-prey-drive dog so we have to keep them separate.


              • Cinnimon&Ollie
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                  You could also stack it and put one of the bunnies cage on top of the other.


                • jerseygirl
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                    Remember that rabbits do spend a good portion of the day sleeping, so try not to feel too bad if they’re shut away sometimes. A safe place is important where that can nap. I recall my original pair disappeared into a box 10am-3pm daily, despite having whole house to free roam.

                    Do you think a trio could be an option? That would help on the housing aspect and having to alternate free-roam time.

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