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Discussion in 'Rabbits' started by RoodieCake30, Jan 11, 2019.


  1. RoodieCake30

    RoodieCake30 PetForums Newbie

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    Hey, I have a lot eared rabbit. We live in a very cold place. I've read online that insulated pens are ok outside. His house is stuffed with hay, the red a foam insulator on all sides of his pen except for the front and I have a comforter over his pen. I worry this isnt enough. Anyone have experience with this??
     
  2. Corneal

    Corneal PetForums Senior

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    When my buns lived outside i brought them in during winter when it was coldest, rabbits are comforatble in temperatures below 7 degrees centigrade. gusts of cold wind, rain and snow will make for a very sad, cold rabbit. i suggest brining your bun inside. i used to have garden rabbits and the relationship between human and rabbit is very different for house rabbits vs hutch rabbits. you see more of them when their inside, and can tend to their needs better when you see them all the time.
     
  3. madthelion

    madthelion PetForums Newbie

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    I agree with Corneal, if your bun is in gusts of wind, rain, or snow, they'll be quite unhappy. I reckon you'd be better off bringing them inside, even if just over the coldest part of winter if you can't have them in all year round.
     
  4. lauuza

    lauuza PetForums Newbie

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    When I had my two rabbits, they lived outside. During very cold weather, we would make them a hot water bottle and wrap it in a towel or blanket and lay it on the ground for them, with some hay on top. They would cuddle on it all night quite happily. However I would say if you are really worried there is no harm bringing them inside, just make sure wherever you keep them inside isn't too warm. Best of luck!
     
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