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    • AbigailBW
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      Hi there,

      I just wanted to say hello and introduce myself.  My husband and I are about to adopt a rabbit from the NHSPCA and this forum has been enormously helpful in getting us on the right track.  We’ve been waiting a long time for the right time for a rabbit.  Its just a coincidence that we’re getting the rabbit at Christmas, rather, were getting it now because I just finished my master’s degree and finally have more time after work to spend with the rabbit.  We are about 80% done with putting together our rabbit condo.  I expect we will get a single rabbit, unless we really like a bonded pair.  We are going tomorrow to look at what’s at the shelter, but we’ll take home the bunny we choose after the holiday– that way we will be home for his first few days and can watch him closely.  I’m hoping for a full-size Rex rabbit, but I’m not picky– any medium size, fixed rabbit that warms my heart will do. 

      I’ve just about soaked up the information on this board and the House Rabbit Society and other rescue group websites.  I do have a few questions, which I will post in the appropriate forum pages.   

      Here are some pictures of the condo we built– don’t worry, we will add plenty of toys!  I would sincerely appreaciate any comments or suggestions from you folks. 

      https://binkybunny.com/FORUM/tabid/54/afv/post/aff/26/Default.aspx

      The footprint is 28″x42″ and it stands 56″ tall. We made it out of organizer cubes from target and Coroplast corgated plastic. We have a few details to finish and I’m sure we will modifiy it once we get the bunny.

      The center front panel on each layer opens for cleaning/access. The top three floors open independently of the floor level. When we are home and the bunny is out and about, the three top ones will stay closed and the bottom one open. The cardboard tubes won’t be in that corner they are for playing in the living room. We are going to add a wooden nest box just below that first level.

      I got this microfiber blanket at Big Lots, we are waiting for a part for the sewing machine, then we will finish the edges and add velcro to secure it to the corrugated plastic “floors”. I have two sets of the blanket so we can rotate and toss one set in the laundry for regular cleaning (especially during litter training).

      Here is the hay rack and litterbox. The floor is a entry-way waterproof mat turned over for a cushiony but easy to clean surface.

      We also made this fence to slowly increase the area the rabbit has access to during litter training. Evenutally, we’ll use it to keep the rabbit in the living room and/or bedroom and away from hard-to-bunny-proof areas.

      These baskets used to be on the floor to the left of the cage, my husband stained them so we can use them for hey, litter, rabbit food and other supplies.

      Thanks for looking!

      Abby


    • Kafrn
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      Welcome Abby! that is an awesome Rabitat!!!!!!!!! Your Bunny / Bunnies are going to love it!!! How exciting!!!!


    • Lintini
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      woooooow!!! SNAZZY!!! You are going to make some bunny a very very lucky bun!!! Welcome! We’re going to expect tons of pictures of the new arrival. Which, you will then probably meet the “poking stick” that, well, pokes you when we await for your photos of the new bun!!! Watch out though, MonkeyBun has a huge one that she brandishes often! The cage looks great, will love to see it with the new bun and lots of toys!


    • jerseygirl
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      Welcome to BB! You guys are seriously prepared to getting a rabbit! It’s so great. I can’t say I was but I can say I am prepared for always having rabbits in my life now. You’ll make wonderful rabbit caretakers I think.
      The condo looks great. You may find your newbie won’t use it all at once (depending on the rabbit) but I’m sure it won’t take long. Please do come back and post about the rabbit(s) you bring home.

      Edit:  I just had a look at the NHSPCA rabbits.  Oh boy! Decisions, decisions!  (Don’t you love the internet? I love that I can look at all these rabbits but it’s sad there are SO many waiting for adoption.)


    • Beka27
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      That looks awesome! I love it, good job!

      If you don’t mind a suggestion, since it’s still unused, I would return the corner litterbox and get a medium size rectangle cat litterbox… when litter-training buns, and especially if you get a larger breed bun, that box is not going to be big enough.


    • Monkeybun
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      *hides the sticks for now*

      I agree with Beka on the litter box, my buns much prefer a normal cat size box, and then you don’t have to worry about them missing the corner and peeing over the edge!

      Welcome to BB, and I hope to see the bunny pics soon!


    • Furface
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      Very nice set up.


    • Kiley Rose
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      I love that condo! The bunny you pick is going to be so lucky


    • Hedi
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      WoW!
      You have done an amazing job preparing for your new baby! I am very impressed. You now have a great bunny home that doesn’t look bad w/ your regular furniture.

      Please post pics here or in the lounge of your baby (or babies) once you bring them home. We are rather OCD about bunny pics.


    • Monkeybun
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      *quietly hands out poking sticks*
      Nope, thats not a stick, honest.. *shifty eyes*

      *little poke*

      hehehe


    • angelicvampyre
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      I agree with others about getting a larger litter tray other then that great cage, you did better then me who brought the bunny home and then built the cage BOTH times i ended up bringing my guys home! can’t wait to see pictures


    • Lintini
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      *takes the poke stick secretly and hides it behind my back*


    • luvmybunny
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      Welcome to BB, Abby! That’s a great cage, I bet your new bunny will love it!! Let us know who or whom you decide on – Rabbits are great! You and your hubby will fall in love


    • AbigailBW
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      Well, after about 7 months at the NHSPCA, Charlie the house rabbit found his forever home!

      Charlie is an approximately 1 year old, neutered Rex rabbit.  He’s a bit overweight, but otherwise seems to be free of health problems.  He’s “in training” with the litterbox– I’d say he heads there about 75% of the time on his own, and the rest of the time, it seems like the poops just fall without his noticing.  Considering all the stress involved with moving and a new territory, I think he’s doing great.  We put the mat I bought for his carrier in his pen and he peed on in 3 times in a row, so we took it away and have had only one other incident since.  I took your advice and got a larger litterbox.  He seems thrilled to jump up the levels, but less so about going back down, so I put the old litter box on the top level as a second option.  We also beefed up our fence– he took one look at that and I saw him calculating his escape in his mind.  Here are some pictures:

       


    • Monkeybun
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      What a handsome bun! Congrats on the new addition to your home!

      *snuggles for Charlie!*


    • MirBear
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      awwe hes adorable… btw monkeybun i didnt get one of those poking sticks


    • Monkeybun
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      *gasp*

      *gives MirBear a stick* Use it well!


    • RabbitPam
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      Welcome! That is a truly awsome rabbitat for a very adorable bunny. He is soooooo lucky!

      *ow! rubs eye where someone poked it.*


    • angelicvampyre
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      Oh so pretty don’t know why she spent so much time at the shelter but maybe he was just waiting for you!


    • jerseygirl
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      Congratulations on bring Charlie home! I agree, he’s a lucky boy! That fur of his looks divine, I can only imagine.


    • Beka27
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      He is so cute! I love rexes! I am happy he’s enjoying his new home!

      And what a cool little hay cube… did you make that yourself?


    • AbigailBW
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      Yeah, we have a whole box of plain brown boxes left over from our wedding favors.  I hid a couple sprigs of parsley at the bottom and added hay.  It kept him intersted for a while, then the top opened and he snagged all the good stuff. 

      Charlie is doing amazingly well, its only day 3 and he was already licking my husband (not me! err… hubby has the week off from work and is quickly becoming the favorite) and doing fat-bunny-binkies.  I think he spent so long at the shelter because whenever someone tried to “meet” him he did his best wild boar act– grunting, lunging, piss, and vinegar.  He hasn’t growled once since he got home.  He’s lunged once or twice, but just to protect his food. 

      He had a few pee incidents (maybe 4 total) on the first two days, but none today.  He’s been leaving single poops around his cage and pen– we’ve been praising him with a head scratch and a raisen when he goes in his litterbox and I’m putting his poops in the box, too.  Today, the marking is already much reduced.


    • MirBear
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      im thinki9ng bout litter training hershey.. but at the moment her cage just isnt big enough for a littter tray to go in and still have some free space… and sorry rabbit pam.. that might have been me hershey ate my stick!!!


    • Monkeybun
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      mirBear, if there isn’t enough room in Hershey’s cage for both a litter box, AND free space, the cage is too small for your bun.


    • Lintini
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      Congrats on Charlie. He’s very lucky to have found you. He looks so soft!! *snuggles*


    • MirBear
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      yeah i know we had planned for her to stay out all winter@.. built the proper hut and everything…. but when we sold the other bunny we thought it was unfair to leave hershey all alone out there so we had to put her in a store bought cage for the winter… shell be out in her roomy out dooor hut first thing in the spring

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