We lost our New Zealand today, she was a very sick little bunny, so the number of buns is uncertain. We will probably be getting a second one at some point soon, if we can find a good one to pair with Lydia. We are not certain of her breed, but it pretty much appears that of the breeds they had available, she is likely a Flemish Giant. Big girl, so very mellow, and fast outgrowing the space we have for her.
We want to allow her to get outside some. Give her much more room so she can do all the things a bunny likes to do.
Okay, so I need ideas.
What things should I utilize in a hutch for a chunky girl bunny? How should I structure the bottom of a cage so it will both be easy to clean AND not be uncomfortable for her?
How big should it be? This is just more of a night-time hutch. She also needs an outdoor area to run around, as we are renting a house and the nutball that designed it put carpet in every room but the kitchen, bathrooms, and entryway. She is not litterbox trained, as we ran into difficulties with that (flinging nastiness on the wall, gross feet on the rabbits even with litterbox cleaning every day, etc...). We are leaning toward keeping her outdoors except for in the winter.
So, to summarize my wandering thoughts, I need to have an outdoor hutch and bunny run for a Flemish Giant and maybe another rabbit, but do not know where to begin in terms of size or flooring materials.
Any suggestions would be helpful.