The Bunny Mansion

Jul 1, 2019
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Hi!

I decided to do a post about my air-conditioned bunny "mansion". I live in New Mexico, where it gets hot in the summer, so we had to figure out a way to keep the bunnies cool. Sorry it's a little messy inside, I need to reorganize. The chickens get to share with th bunnies when it gets really hot.

Front View:
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Front view of middle door open:
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Front view of right door open:
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I couldn't get the front left door open :(

Left side door open:
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Right side door open:


Left side
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Right side:
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Back:
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FortCluck

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Occasionally - the grey lop gets along with the chickens, so he sometimes gets to play in their run. We let the bunnies out in the yard to play, but there isn't much cover so we have to catch them by about 10 am.
I’m going to make a fenced in yard for the bunnies to go in when we are outside. I just need to get the fencing. I got mine as a trade for my ducks 😂
 

drstratton

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Do you actually have an air conditioner set up in there? I'm thinking about adding fans into our rabbit hutches. My hutches are in the shade most of the day, but they can still get quite warm...We get 100 degree weather sometimes...but I'm sure not as often as you experience it! :)
 
Jul 1, 2019
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Do you actually have an air conditioner set up in there? I'm thinking about adding fans into our rabbit hutches. My hutches are in the shade most of the day, but they can still get quite warm...We get 100 degree weather sometimes...but I'm sure not as often as you experience it! :)
We have a swamp cooler. Fans will help, but I've read that they can dehydrate bunnies, so you should aim them slightly away from the bunnies.
 

Compost King

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I have been considering building a cage into the ground so rabbits can dig down into a cool burrow like they naturally do to cool off. I have flooding issues though so it may end up being a raised bed they can dig into. Painting the south side of a raised bed white will prevent it from turning into an oven but finding a place that is in shade all day would be even better.
 

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