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Last Post by Beka27 at 3/20/2012 2:07 AM (11 Replies)
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User is Offline Freyja
Australia
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3/18/2012 6:02 PM

I was wondering peoples opinions on baby gates for bunnies? As in what height people find best? and whether the gaps between the bars on regular gates (seems about 5cm is the norm) are wide enough for naughty bunnies to attempt escapes or get stuck? I'm just hesitant to spend the $70-100 on one and find its not suitable and can't see much info on the net about the subject. Do people here on BB use them? 


User is Offline Freyja
Australia
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3/18/2012 6:03 PM
i found this one which seems to be a good price, does it look ok?
http://www.crazysales.com.au/104cm-...=cpc&aid=1

User is Offline bunnyfriend
Wisconsin
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3/18/2012 6:16 PM
Baby gates work great, I use them around the use to keep my free range bunnies safe. Definitely no wooden or cloth baby gates, especially if you have a chewer. The gate looks okay, the only thing I would worry about is how far the bars are apart, because if they are too far your bunny may be able to squeeze through in between them or get their head stuck in them.

Plastic baby gates don't look as nice but they are cheaper. Are you only looking at metal ones?
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User is Offline Freyja
Australia
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3/18/2012 9:03 PM
i was a bit worried about that as well, the bars are apparently 5cm apart. i can't find any with smaller gaps that are that high, do you think a 75cm gate wld be tall enough?
I looked for plastic gates but they dont really seem to be available here in Australia, $50 is the cheapest i've seen online for a gate, in-store the average price is around $100. They must be more pricey over here so as you can understand i want to make sure its bunsafe before i get one!

User is Offline Elrohwen
Hudson Valley, NY
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3/19/2012 4:10 AM
Do you have any like this where you are: (the wood frame is probably not ideal, but the plastic part is what I like)
http://www.amazon.com/Evenflo-Posit...34&sr=8-15

The plastic ones usually have a diamond or honeycomb pattern that keeps bunnies in. I like the vertical barred metal ones, but I think a determined bunny could get through pretty easily, unless it was a really large bunny.
- Elrohwen

User is Offline Beka27
Cleveland, Ohio (USA)
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3/19/2012 5:02 AM
Gates with vertical bars usually need to be wrapped with some type of rabbit wire to prevent the bunny from getting thru, or worse, getting stuck. Have you considered trying to build something yourself with items from the hardware store?
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User is Offline RabbitPam
South Florida
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3/19/2012 8:21 AM
I have the same one that Elrohwen pictured. It was a good height, but I only needed to use it for Spockie. When it didn't hold the edges tightly (after being years old) he used to push it with his nose away from the edge of the door frame and slip by it. Sneakly boy.
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User is Offline BootsMum
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3/19/2012 12:30 PM
I've been wondering about the same thing! I'm going to check out some 2nd hand places so I can try without spending heaps!

User is Offline Freyja
Australia
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3/19/2012 6:11 PM
thanks for the suggestions im glad that everyone mentioned a bunny could get though the one i was planning to buy!! ufortunately i can only find ones made entirely of wood that are similar to the ones Elrohwen pictured, and Parsley loves to chew!.
i found this one
http://www.ebay.com.au/itm/Safety-G...1372wt_952
its 75cm high, do you think a bunny could jump that?

User is Offline Eepster
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3/19/2012 8:54 PM
I made our bunny gate out of NIC grids.

User is Offline Freyja
Australia
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3/19/2012 9:37 PM
NIC cube are about as rare as gold here! If they ever rarely get stocked anywhere in the state theres a explosion of bunny/guineapig people posting online about it and then there all sold out in about 10 mins lol, so hard to get some things here in Aus!

User is Offline Beka27
Cleveland, Ohio (USA)
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3/20/2012 2:07 AM
They have baby gates that are a solid plastic panel. Let me see if I can find you a link: http://www.toysrus.com/product/inde...Id=2265784
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