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  1. Mar 16, 2019 #1

    Theo

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    My rabbit is currently in a small hutch/large playpen in our shed. I'm planning on getting another rabbit in the near future and will need more space. I have decided that I'm going to build an outdoor run/hutch. Anyway, how big should I make it? I know the hutch needs to be 12 square feet and the run needs to be 32 square feet for one rabbit. How big would that be for 2 rabbits?
    I was also thinking about the hutch being a transformed outdoor playhouse, has anyone done that before?
    Thanks so much!
     
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    My outdoor rabbits have a playpen attached to their hutch which is 75 spft and I still have a rabbit that always try to find new ways to escape the playpen. While the other one it's happy with the size of the pen. Sort of, seem like the size will never be good enough for them, always want to get out and run in to my neighbour yards or into the forest and play with a cat.

    It also depends on how big your rabbits are, bigger rabbits need a huge hutch while smaller won't need the same size. Best it's that both should have space to move around and jump in their hutch. Should be able to lay down and stand up on their behind legs.

    For example my single french lop have a hutch of 30 sqft while my lop have only 10 sqft the legal size in my country for a single rabbit (not a size I would had wanted, it's tiny). So just double eveything.

    The big hutch I can have more than one rabbits in it and I think that size it's great for more rabbits. At least my french lop love it.

    A perfect tip when building a hutch make sure it's easy to clean, one side all doors should be able to be open and make the roof go far out on both the front and back. I missed to do those things when building my hutch, so when it storm the cage will get water in it and I have to go into the hutch to clean it, at least the hutch holds both my weight and my brother in it xD
     
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    Thanks! I have a mini Rex, and will be getting a Lionhead. I was thinking a hutch that is 24 sq feet and a run that is 64 sq feet. Does that sound about right (the sizes)?
     
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    That sounds great for two small rabbits.
     
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    Thanks! I will send pics when it is all finished!
     

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