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