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Recently a dedicated rabbit rescuing customer of ours has had to buy floors to secure no escapees when he goes away and leaves someone in charge. This issue is new and applies to a couple of rabbits who are intent on digging which has led to an escapee on one occasion (no loss of bunny though). My experience has been luckier - they just don't dig and when they once did they helpfully filled it in again after a couple of weeks! I know another customer who had this very same thing happen recently and it is amazing. As logical creatures we...

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Just bathing Polar's sore eye this morning and I took my time until she was so relaxed that she simply would have sat on my knee for the rest of the morning or another hour maybe! Made me think human beings are always in a rush and animals often remind us to slow down and take stock. The philosophers of old often thought we should adapt ourselves to the rhythms of the natural world. As we approach September (post our holidays when we are glad to be out of routine and able to relax and think) it is good to make plans for the working months...

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rabbit, summer -

What are you doing for your holidays and are your rabbits coming with you? I have known customers buy our collapsable runs and top boxes for housing their bunnies at a UK holiday cottage before. It certainly saves worrying about them while you are away! Still more of us will have to leave them with a neighbour or friend and try to make the job as easy as possible for our helper. In warm weather the concerns are that shade will be required at all times, plus areas to freely move to when the sun changes position. Use shade wisely, check sun direction and pivot extra shade where needed...

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Runaround is officially 14 years old this year which is 1 less than RAW week! In 2007 we started to think very hard about rabbits and this propelled us to the first RWAF conference in Bury. We had made tunnels and boxes in strong mesh and a door and pipe link. Over the years these refined and changed but the concept remained very similar and the desire was to allow rabbits out of hutches into their runs without the owner having to remember. We found even good owners could arrive at work and be cross they had forgotten the rabbit who was quietly...

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Seasonal? Maybe they are! Our rabbits spent a lot of time in winter in the top box and the clear dig but a change of weather and they are almost full time in the lookout box and the 8x4 elevated tray. Teddy is fond of the lookout and it fits just him when he wants time away from the lively Polar! (respect for Ted at age 11, Polar 5) The guinea pigs who were always in the hay hutch in winter are now permanently in the 4ft run. It's great to see them choosing their areas to suit the temperature. Everything is...

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