What do I have to do

Discussion in 'Other Pets & Livestock' started by GD91, Nov 15, 2013.

  1. GD91

    GD91 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Aug 1, 2013
    To find a decent rabbit ark for my rabbits to live in.

    Every ark I find is 4x2ft yet classed as "suitable for rabbits.

    They have got to be kidding. The general public seriously buy these!?!

    The rabbits couldnt even stand up in one of those. Ive got two big girls currently in with the chickens. No way would one of them be happy in a run that size.

    I mean, the space requirements per rabbit in the uk by law could not be clearer...

    6x4 ft minimum floor space & the roof has to be tall enough the rabbit can sit up comfortably.

    What the hell is wrong with these suppliers? I cannot find one run that is even more than 5ft long, let alone 6. And they certainly are not 4ft wide.
    And the prices for these crappy things are ridiculous! £50-£90!
    The hutches are terrible, the runs quite frankly are not "runs" & the arks you could maybe fit a very small guinea pig in. On its own. Alone.

    Does anyone know anywhere in the uk to buy a decent ark or give me some good plans to build one asap. Thanks :(
    Last edited: Nov 15, 2013
  2. Domd28

    Domd28 Out Of The Brooder

    Oct 1, 2013
    Cabot, AR
    Have you tried building one? We built one out of 2x4s and plywood. It is 8ft long 4ft wide 3ft high. There is minimal cutting involved.

    8- 2x4s
    2- 3/8 plywood
    1- box 1 1/4 galvanized screws
    1-box 3" galvanized screws
    2- 3pk hinges
    3- rolls hardware cloth 4' height
    2- box fence staple
    4- eye hooks

    Make 2, 8'x4' rectangles use the 3' high pieces to build upward, have a partner help you flip it over on top of the other 8'x4' after all 4 pieces have been secured. Secure the top to the bottom. Then cover it with the hardware cloth. We boxed in one end for their shelter and nests. Also we put a piece of painted plywood down in the nest area for easier cleaning. (if you desire it to be a certain height off the ground, add the appropriate length to the 3' pieces. For the roof we used a full sheet of plywood framed in 1x2 with, we left the sheet whole to provide an overhang. Paint to desired color or stain. The 2nd sheet of plywood was for the enclosure of the nest area. Not the prettiest thing but works very well for our 4 NZ Whites. If I get time before dark, I'll post a picture. Good luck with which ever way you go.
  3. GD91

    GD91 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Aug 1, 2013
    Thankyou :)

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