TRIXIE Pet Products Rabbit Hutch with Outdoor Run and Wheels, 78.25 x 31.75 x 44.25 inches
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- 2-story hutch with upper retreat areas divided by sliding door
- Special features include wheels on one end and an attic with removable floor
- Non-slip ramp and hatch door to restrict access between levels
- Hinged roof with locking arm opens on one side
- Pull-out plastic tray for quick and easy cleaning
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TRIXIE’s Rabbit Hutch with Outdoor Run and Wheels is ideal for small groups of animals such as rabbits and guinea pigs. The two-story design has a retreat area on the upper level. It has both a hatch and sliding door to give owners the option to restrict access as needed. The non-slip ramp allows your pets to roam inside and outside, upstairs and downstairs, in the sun or in the shade for ideal comfort. There is also an attic (with removable floor) for storage or additional insulation. We’ve put wheels on one end to make it easier to move the habit around your yard. For easy maintenance, we’ve included a pull-out plastic tray and a hinged roof with locking arm that can be opened on one side. Solid wood construction, glazed pine finish, and our finest materials mean this hutch will endure years of use with very little maintenance. Compatible with TRIXIE Outdoor Runs. Dimensions: 78 x 32 x 44 inches; hutch 30 x 27 x 45 inches; run 45 x 27 x 29 inches. Door opening: mesh 14 x 14 inches; wood 11 x 15 inches. Weight: 107 lbs. Color: glazed pine. Quick and easy assembly. One year warranty. Note: Water bottle and bowl not included.
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I expected higher quality for the price I paid for this hutch. Not so. The wood is cheap and very soft. Three of my pieces arrived split. None of it is sealed. I had to buy waterproof varnish for it. (Note: Remember only seal the outside of the pieces that won't be gnawed on!)
The 'shingles' crumble. I sealed the shingles in varnish as well, but the run roof doesn't do much for rain, so I have secured clear plastic on the outside of the bars for part of the run and use a tarp for the other part (half of the mesh I left uncovered to avoid overheating on sunny days).
The latches are crap. The double that supposedly holds both sides of the hutch part shut is ridiculously difficult to position exactly right so that both doors are secured. I removed this completely and installed two separate latches. The wooden-framed run door also has a very unstable latch (where the 'top' attaches via latch to the 'bottom' part of the door), so that had to be replaced.
I had to buy a roll of 30" hardware cloth for the floor of the run, because one of my does immediately dug herself out.
I also dislike that there is no grated floor inside the hutch, so they are sitting right in the litter pan.
I was under the impression from the pics that this hutch could be divided in half (I originally bought it to divide my kindling does). This is not so. The divider does split the hutch into two areas, but there is a 'doorway' hole in the divider so the animals can move freely between them. Kind of pointless in my opinion.
I like that the hutch has a sliding door that I can close temporarily if I am trying to catch a particular rabbit. I especially like that the run's split door can be opened and is high enough that I can crouch and climb all the way into the hutch to catch the rabbits. I have learned through experience that various (and large!) access points are a very important feature to look for!
Once everything was together and tweaked, I am content with it functionally. It does the job and very comfortably houses five of my dwarf rabbits. It's sturdy and the bar spacing is perfect, even for the babies who were escaping my previous pen.
I am happy with it and expect it to last, but am grossly disappointed that it cost 3x as much as other models with no better quality build.
The only reason I give it 4 instead of 5 stars is the ramp to the upper area. It is too steep. I did a simple fix to lessen the incline, though. The ramp normally attaches to the top surface of the upper area. I attached it to the lower surface (underneath) of the upper area. This dropped the upper attachment point by a couple inches. I also put the bottom of the ramp into the side fencing. That all equated to a much more reduced angle and the bunnies now have a ramp and not a slide. They were scared to use it before the modification.
When I first put them in, the didn't realize where they should be "going". I don't think they really understood the upper area existed. So, I put their favorite sleeping ledge from their previous cage in the upper level. I also put a cup of food up there. They were then temped enough to stay up there when I would put them in. I also added some of their droppings from the other cage into this upper area to retrain them.
This morning, they didn't even want to leave the cage, they like it so much :)
It's got an attic area for storing extra bedding or whatever. In cold, if you dow have bedding up there, it will act as insulation for the sleeping area. It assembled very easily - maybe 30-45 minutes. The one complaint with the assembly is that one of the pieces for the attic floor was cut a bit smaller than it should have been, so it falls down every now and then - we jury-rigged a support for it and all is good. There's a sliding door to the ramp so you could theoretically shut your pets up top in evening to keep them warm/safe. However, they figured out how to nudge it open, so most mornings, they've already let themselves down.
The only downside is there is so much space on the ground level, sometimes it's a challenge corralling the rabbits to get them up top for the night.
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