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BINKYBUNNY FORUMS > HABITATS AND TOYS > Cage size suggestions
Last Post by Beka27 at 3/13/2012 2:06 AM (5 Replies)
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User is Offline Paula
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3/06/2012 4:40 PM

Hi there, can anyone give me a good guideline for indoor cage size for two flemish giants (females, spayed) and a male bunny who will probably reach 10-12 lbs in size (he's a baby right now and will be neutered as soon as it's possible to perform the surgery)? 

They are all living together and getting along great now, and at present they are occupying two large rooms, but no one is litter box trained so it's a temporary solution. 

I will be able to give them an hour or more of free range/play time per day, but until we can work on litter box training I need to confine them to a smaller area. 


User is Offline Beka27
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3/07/2012 1:39 AM
Honestly, large breed rabbits like that need an incredible amount of space. Do you have a full room or dry, climate-controlled basement that can be bunny-proofed? For three large breed rabbits, the smallest space I'd recommend would be 8x8 or 8x12 FEET, which in many homes, is pretty much a full bedroom anyways. Remember, with large rabbits, everything will need to be bigger. Huge litterboxes, larger hidey houses and cardboard boxes. All of those big items reduce the amount of actual "hopping around" space. Where will their play space be? They will need an area outside of "their room" that is safe so they can come out and explore and interact with you.
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User is Offline Paula
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3/07/2012 4:26 AM
Their play area will generally be the same area they are currently occupying, and extend slightly beyond it to where the other caged pets are kept. I just need them confined to a smaller space for the time being so we can work on litter box training. Once that's squared away (and I realize it might take months), they can go back to living in the two rooms without any kind of cage. I think I might just put two x-pens together for them for now.

Thanks!

User is Offline RabbitPam
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3/07/2012 10:56 AM
It's a good question but I couldn't help thinking you need a 3 bedroom house - one for each bun.

I would get a very large xpen that you can fold out, shape according to your room preference, and even use for them one at a time for training. Combining 2 is a great idea as well. Or use a smaller one to keep the hay and litter pan in, and train them to go into it for feeding and litter pan use. (maybe 3 pans lined up for them to share.) Basically the xpens will give you them most options for them in the short and long term, and can be left up or put away for another time. If you have visitors, you can pop one open and tuck them into it once they're older if need be. Just get the ones with doors you step through.
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User is Offline SuperCheesetastic
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3/11/2012 4:47 PM
i wonder if flemish giants can jump higher than smaller breed buns...

User is Offline Beka27
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3/13/2012 2:06 AM
Posted By SuperCheesetastic on 03/11/2012 07:47 PM
i wonder if flemish giants can jump higher than smaller breed buns...


All buns will be different, but typically the larger breeds won't jump as high because they have more mass to move.  They may still be able to jump on beds/couches, but probably not scale the side of an xpen.

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