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BINKYBUNNY FORUMS > HABITATS AND TOYS > What do you guys think of this size? (pic enclosed)
Last Post by Beka27 at 11/01/2009 4:38 AM (7 Replies)
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User is Offline felmotes
Connecticut
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10/29/2009 3:03 PM

 

hi all. what do you guys think of the size of this NIC condo? i have two holland lops who are quite small.

i plan on making it 4 cubes high.. (reinforcing it, of course!) with about 5 levels. i also plan on making a nice base with linoleum flooring. i'm going to put the base on casters so i can move it a little if i need to.

i can probably squeeze in an extra cube on the left side (there's a TV stand there with a TV on it.. but it can't be pushed to the left much more.. this is a small office room).....but i'd rather not add another cube if i don't have to.

so what do you all think?

each cube is 14 inches.


User is Offline felmotes
Connecticut
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10/29/2009 3:11 PM

here are a few pictures so you can get an idea of how big they are.

 

they're about the length of 1 cube when they stretch out to lay down...

and here is that same corner when they were there in a pen temporarily. i had to switch them out of their old NIC and into a pen because they had not yet been spayed and were making a huge urine and poo mess all over the place. the old NIC has since been taken apart and made into an outside run for them... so time to build a new condo! (the first NIC was amateur anyway.. hehehee)


User is Offline MarkBun
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10/30/2009 12:51 PM

It probably would be enough room - especially if they get a lot of out time.   If you could bring it out into the room a little bit more, it might work better for them. Is it really too much room taken up if you make it a 3x3 instead of flatting the closest wall? What if you make the left and right front sides 2 cubes long and then flatten the corner?

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User is Offline jerseygirl
Australia
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10/30/2009 2:51 PM
Will you have the entire condo levels closed or open-sided levels up against the wall sides? With open sided levels I was thinking you could use you pen then for the diagonal wall. Does that make sense? L-shaped levelled part fitting into the corner with pen area in front.

Anyway, that footprint you've posted along with 5 levels will give them plenty of room to move!
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User is Offline felmotes
Connecticut
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10/31/2009 7:30 AM
I'm not sure if I understand....

You mean putting the pen in front of the condo like a run?

I plan on having the condo levels closed. They'll be full levels though.. just a small area for them to hop up.

I'm hesitant to put the pen in front because this is a very small room, and I need to be able to do my work here. It's also a guest room with a sleeper sofa, so I can't let the pen take up the entire room. We usually have family staying every month, or sometimes more.

But they will get a lot of out-of-condo time. One benefit to using a small room is it's easy to bunny-proof!

User is Offline felmotes
Connecticut
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10/31/2009 8:08 AM

that's a great idea. i COULD make the right and left front sides 2-cubes long with a flattened one in front.

thanks, i'll try it tomorrow


User is Offline jerseygirl
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10/31/2009 3:15 PM
I'm not sure if I understand....

haha...reading back on it I'm not surprised. Always hard to describe without diagrams. Actually I only just grasped what Markbun was describing. His suggestion does seem a good modification without impacting on your floor space. I can imagine it'll be quite cute having them up on level 5 looking down on you while you work.  Make sure you post the finished condo!

 

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User is Offline Beka27
Cleveland, Ohio (USA)
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11/01/2009 4:38 AM
Try to make it as large as possible within that space... I agree to give Markus' idea a try... with it coming out 2 grids with one flattened corner. That is much larger than many buns get, so I think you'll be okay in that area with daily out of cage playtime.
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