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Discussion in 'Rabbits' started by gem88, Oct 23, 2012.


  1. gem88

    gem88 PetForums VIP

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    just wondered if theres anything i can put on the bottom of the run. reason i ask is the run and hutch are on the patio. its been damp recently coz of the weather and i dont want them getting sore hocks. obviously its got to be easy clean as tilly isnt as tidy in where she poops as pepper is :lol: (she is getting better though to be fair :D )
     
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    Perhaps you could try those training puppy pad things - I assume they would be very absorbent - probably quite expensive though. How about newspaper with an old sheet over the top?
     
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    You could proberly put some astroturf down on top of the slabs :)
     
  4. B3rnie

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    Get some clear tarp and cover the top and 3 sides, that way the slabs will stay mostly dry :D
     
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    Astro turf was on offer at my local b&q, so might be a national thing if your in the UK
     
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    Thanks hazy and seanmac - astroturf is an interesting idea.

    One of our set ups is on the paio. We do what Bernie says - tarps on top and around 3 sides/ doesn't get wet, unless there is mega rain or snow. We use silver backed beach mats too. Keeps cold out, warmth in
     
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    issue with astro turf would it be safe for the rabbit to eat?
     
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    Not sure what its actually made of. Some buns will eat anything and everything. Others don't. But I do know some people do use it.

    We just use tarpaulins over top and sides, big underbed storage boxes for litter trays in the runs/enclosures, and piles of straw in winter for extra warmth.

    We also went to carpetwright and got a pile of large carpet squares - £1 each. Great for in our outdoor encloures and indoors, and cheap to replace.
     
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    I wouldnt use too much clear tarp/plastic as it'll act like a green house even with 1 end open.

    Some rabbits are fine on paving all year round and others will get sore hocks, its worth checking them at least weekly.

    A good thick layer of hay is the best thing to stop sore hocks if they do look sore.

    I cover half the run with normal coloured tarp and if its going to rain very heavily. I put a clear acrylic panel on top of the rest of the run.
     
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