Pet bunnies need at least one square foot of space per pound of rabbit. This hutch comfortably houses my bun, who has access to both levels. I could not recommend this as a housing solution for more than one bun, unless they were a mini breed. The cedar exterior looks great as an indoor piece of furniture, especially compared to the more commonly available plastic and wire hutch setups. The thick plywood used for the back and interior walls, and the plastic floor trays, all look like they will handle years of use. We're several months into owning this hutch, and my suggestion for improvement is that the hardware for the locks and hinges is a little cheap, and I will probably replace it with sturdier stuff over time, been watching the hardware store closeouts for what I want.
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- Please tell us about the quality of the product. The overall quality of this cedar and plywood hutch is totally appropriate for housing my indoor 4 lb. pet rabbit.
I have two rabbits that have always had their own bedroom- toys and hideouts galore, with a pet gate in the doorway. My husband and I have been making the necessary changes around the house as we are expecting our first baby. Alas, no more bunny room. I was devastated to have to take this away from them- so i searched the internet for hours to find a great hutch to keep in our office. I wanted something large and roomy- and I also didn't want to break the bank. This hutch fit the bill! The rabbits have been in their new hutch for three days now- and they absolutely love it! They use the ramp constantly to go upstairs and back down again. My husband used a staple gun to attach carpet to the ramp (on top of the shingles) because I was afraid that the rabbits would chew the shingles and get sick. The carpet works great. They do not slip and I don't have to worry about them eating shingles. I only gave 4 stars because the hutch could definitely be a bit more sturdy. I still open the doors and let them run around the office during the day, as rabbits need daily exercise and should never just be trapped in a cage. Also, you will have to take all of the pieces out of the box and let them air out for a few weeks because the chemical smell of the shingles is overpowering. Overall it is a great hutch for the price.
We love this cage for our Holland lop. I was concerned about her using the ramp..but she loves it. She runs up and down it no problem. I love the pull out plastic drawers for easy clean up/ She has a litter box and uses that rather than the floor so all I have to do is vacuum hair and the occasional pellet when the box is missed. I prefer this over the metal grate which I know can be hard on their feet. We have this in our little girls bedroom and it works perfect. I didn't do much in helping put it together..but it seemed to go together fairly easily..
I purchased this hutch after doing DAYSSSS of research on different hutches AND their reviews ... I'm kinda OCD like that. LOL! I ended up finding this one for $*** but I found a 10% off coupon so I got it for $*** with free shipping, not bad when you consider some of the prices out there. Upon receiving the hutch ( it arrived after about 3 days) I noticed that the top drawer had a split in the wood up the side. It was still useable but that's not the point. I contacted customer service and they got in touch with the manufacturer. A replacement drawer was ordered immediately and I received it within about a week. No big deal ... actually, kind of hassle free. They knew exactly which part, required no pictures and didn't require me to send back the broken drawer .... NICE. Now the hutch .... I use mine for a dwarf rabbit (Cadbury) upstairs and a checkered giant (Oreo) downstairs ..... they don't like each other. In order to use this hutch as two separate living quarters you have to install the ramp in order to support the hatch or it seems like the weight of a rabbit could make it fall in. If you have a bigger bunny, your going to want to reenforce that hatch with something. This hutch is very nice, it looks more like a piece of furniture, it is sturdy. Your rabbits are going to chew on it a little bit if they are bored or if they want out. They are rabbits, it's what they do, they chew. If you plan to keep them in the cage all the time, save yourself some money, don't buy the cage and sell the rabbits, they deserve better owners anyway. I let mine out for play time during the day and cover the hutch at bedtime. The only part they have nibbled on so far is the door, cause they want out. LOL! There is plenty of room inside for a food and water dish. The "bedroom" area has enough room to fit a small pet bed in it or a litter box. One of mine uses the "room" as a bedroom and the other as a bathroom. Keeping this hutch cleaned out is NOT a problem. I found that instead of trying to take out the drawers, I use an old dust pan to scoop it out. As far as the other comments I have read about them using the bathroom and it leaking down the side of the cage ..... hasn't happened once. I use an extra layer of bedding around the edges of the cage (pine bedding) for just in case. All in all, this is a really good hutch and I don't regret buying it for a minute.
I was really excited to get this hutch. It looks really nice put together and my guinea pigs love it. I have run into two major problems. The first is that it hardly holds any sawdust and what it does hold falls out when you try to remove the trays. The cage has to be cleaned twice as often as other cages because of this. Second, the bottom tray allows massive leakage. I have had this cage for a little over a month and wish I hadn't spent the money on it. I will probably be going back to my more realistic C & C cage. Don't purchase this unless you are willing to deal with the mess that comes with it.
My rabbit & I love this hutch. Plenty of room. In theory, it is great other than made of soft pine, but if it was made of hard wood it would be 5 times as much money! It is well worth the money spent. Overstock got the item to me quickly & safely. I did have my husband retrofit the door by cutting in half and only keeping the one side open on top level though. Seemed a bit too large for a small Holland Lop and I had read prior (not necessarily on here) but their rabbit fell from top and broke its back. Of course, I do not know if they had all the cube boards installed. None the less I did not want to take the chance! I recommend this hutch HIGHLY and I would purchase again. And I will probably need to in the future as my rabbit loves to taste test it :)
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- Please tell us about the quality of the product. Ok. Made of pine so of course it is soft wood!
We are very happy with the hutch. Our mini lop has so much room to move around. Only problem is urine is leaking thru which seems to happen with most hutches. It is outdoors so it is not a huge problem.
- How did the image on site compare with the actual product? Excellent
- How accurate was the on site description of the product? Excellent
- Please tell us about the quality of the product. Very good quality