First of I have been looking for rabbit hutches for about 4-5 months and for all the research I have conducted, on PRICE, SIZE, RATINGS, (people can cheat, but this one had a few very detailed, numbered review that actually assisted in my purchase, so it does help to read the reviews!), DESIGN, and QUALITY (they are almost all made out of "fir wood"), and this has the two LARGE SOLID PLASTIC FLOOR TRAYS, hint: waterproof flooring! Won't soil the wood in ANY WAY on the top floor! The Price; I am not kidding when I say OVERSTOCK had the BEST price! Don't take my word for it, check! What is so nice about this hutch is the space! It actually has on the top level, a " front room" that you CAN SEE from the picture, and a back "private" room, that you can NOT see from the picture. I actually found a site that had a few more pictures, it was like from England, I think, because it wasn't in US dollars, but it had back room photo views!! (I found, stumbled across it by accident) But the back private room is smaller that the front "room, with a view". Downstairs, is nice and big and wide open,and does not have a floor, /it's open to the bottom. Thank you to whoever the reviewer was that said to build a plywood base with caster wheels! GREAT ADVICE, so it can be moved, once it's built!! I actually glued a piece of leftover kitchen floor covering on top of the plywood base, so it would remain waterproof (our rabbit, uses his litter box, but I did it anyway). Then I put newspaper and soft puppy pads down. Be careful putting the hutch together, as with ANY FIR WOOD, IT IS ALL PRETTY SOFT and can break if your rough with it. You will need two people to put it together, at least it so much easier, with help. I DONT recommend this hutch to be outside, and I think it would be great for two rabbits, but not really more than that (I only have one, but mine is spoiled, hence I read and reviewed A TON to get one of the best hutches on the market!!!) I keep mine in our garage and on the sunny days, I wheel him (push holding the base, not the hutch) over to the sunny spots! When it's summer, I can bring him outside. PLEASE GET 3/4 to one inch THICK PLYWOOD !! I got 1/2 and I think I should have gotten it a bit thicker?!?! Also put caster wheels in the CENTER for support. You are absolutely going to LOVE THIS HUTCH! Everybody that comes over and they always come through our garage, can't believe how neat Thumpers "CASTLE" TRIXIE XL HUTCH is!! oh yes, and another reviewer said to use lemon juice if your rabbit chews on the wood,,,,works PERFECTLY!! Thank you! For the money, the size, the rabbits HAPPINESS (I did forget to mention, he is so incredible happy, once I switched him over!!) , if your going to keep the bunny for the lifetime, you should invest in this hutch, it will (don't take this lightly) actually bring YOU HAPPINESS, SEEING YOUR RABBIT SO HAPPY, running up and down the ladder all the time with excitement, besides, when i went to check out and pay Overstock for this Amazing hutch, it offered me to use the six months interest free!! Even another added bonus to feel better about it! No, but seriously, it's an incredible hutch, you will love it! Happily, Thumpers Mom
This is our third rabbit hutch but the first one of this brand, Trixie. We bought it to house our three rabbits, and they love it. There is plenty of room inside and outside. It is very sturdy and the wood finish is very pretty. I hadn't noticed in the picture, but there is an large indoor area that stretches across the entire back of the hutch. It will also be good year round since it's got great air circulation, plus protection against the sun/wind because of the lower wall in the back. For the winter, we put extra straw in the attic and the rabbits are very cozy. Love it!
- How did the image on site compare with the actual product? Product looks just like this but is a bit smaller than it seems.
- How accurate was the on site description of the product? Very accurate.
- Please tell us about the quality of the product. Excellent quality and very attractive.
I diid a lot of research before purchasing this rabbit cage. Overstock had the best price and you cannot beat the shipping fees. The hutch was delivered in two boxes in two days! My neighbor helped put it together. You need another adult to help hold the pieces together while the other one puts the screws in. It looks just like the photo. The rabbits can run the whole area downstairs and once up the ramp it's divided into two sections - the enclosed hutch and another area to roam. Our rabbits are kept inside the garage during the winter months, so got a piece of plywood slapped on some wheels, glued some flooring down and put the hutch on top of it. This way we're able to wheel it around and the rabbits aren't on the cold floor. For some reason, our male rabbit loves chewing the wood. So we're going to spray some lemon juice on the wood to discourage this! There's no way you could make this hutch for the price it's sold on Overstock. My kids wish they sold this hutch in "kids" size!
- How did the image on site compare with the actual product? perfect
- How accurate was the on site description of the product? perfect
I wanted a rabbit run/hutch with enough room for my entire bunny family of momma, daddy, and three babies. This does the trick more than well. The front top open space is plenty of room for all five bunnies to lounge and nap, which they love to do during the day. My momma always likes to stretch along an open spot and there's plenty of space for this. I love that the entire back is a closed space. This is where they like to go potty and they actually keep that separate from the front area, unlike another hutch I have that they do both sides. Yet, there's still room to hang out back there as well. I love that there are two closed locations; one between the front and back (my door doesn't slide well, though), and one to the bottom grass run. I don't feel guilty locking them up in the top in the evening to keep them extra protected because there's so much room for everyone. My bunnies seem to enjoy the large squared bottom run better than a rectangle run even. Again, more room. And, at only a little over 100 pounds, it's easily moved to provide fresh grass spots. This is definitely meeting my bunny family needs! Oh, but beware, my bunnies LOVE to eat this wood. I protected this one with some plastic guards we got at Lowe's that fit on perfect, on both the door frames and the bottom frames. This way they could only chew off so much.
This is a beautiful hutch and is quite roomy. I am housing 3 rabbits in it and they seem to have plenty of space; It was a little bit of a problem to put together as the instruction were not too clear so my hubby said, But .don't let that scare you because he would be the first to say he's not the best handyman when it comes to putting things together. .. .
Packages arrived promptly, glad it was in 2 pkgs as they weigh a lot. There was a good amt of damage to one of the boxes, but we decided to press on anyway. There were a few places where the wood had splintered or chipped, but nothing in a structural area, so we again continued. Fairly easy to put together, although instructions leave a lot to be desired and we had to drill some holes ourselves (they drilled on one side but didn't drill on the other side, etc). You really have to stare at the pictures in the instructions to figure out what to do, as the directions are minimal and cryptic. Also would have been nice if they labeled the parts (A, B, C, etc). But, with all that said, it is now together and the rabbit really likes it. I used Thompson's water seal on it before we put it together so I'm hoping it will hold up in the elements. A lot going on, she really likes it so overall, even though my husband and I called each other every name in the book putting it together....it came out great and the rabbit loves it. Just make sure to have a drill and a buddy handy when assembling.