Runaround: Rabbit and Guinea Pig Runs

Layouts can be made to suit the size and shape of your garden. You can start by simply connecting your own hutch to your own run so your pet has the choice of being in or out.

It is easiest to link Binky boxes (the larger runs) with a long pipe for moving to fresh grass each day. All Runaround is light yet strong so one person can move the mesh boxes and tunnels by themselves and they clip together easily and can be put in different configurations.

It is possible to also link with a series of mesh tunnels giving the rabbit a great sprint length. Circuits are liked by bunnies and we recommend two exits in at least one or two parts of your set up.

You can work out which one will suit you the best and if you need help send us measurements and we can draw some options for £15 design time.

There are a great many alternatives which can make it difficult to order at first but once you have one part you will get the idea and expand when you're ready. We have learned here from the experience of having 12 rescue bunnies and the set ups we would recommend now are the ones that are easiest to move with one person. 

For instance we have four bunnies who live in the elevation added below which is pretty quick to move to and provides all the shelter and warmth they need whilst providing 24 hour access to 54sq foot of grass forage. We find foxes don't dig in because the rabbit can move to safety and hide. This soon bores a fox. We also find the rabbits respect the enclosure and don't dig out as this would allow others in. It may be because we have many encampments of bunnies here so the competition for territory is on. But with twelve rescues housed in five runarounds no digging out can't be a complete co-incidence.

The two exits are essential for an animal whose first resort is to flee from danger. They are happiest when they know there is another way out just incase. This is why being caged in one area either a run or a hutch can be terrifying for a rabbit as a clever fox only has to work out how to break into one space where dinner is served once he gets in.

The fox is both lazy and clever and doesn't bother if he perceives the rabbit has the upper hand. At the very least burying a section of the pipe (shallow bury in soft flower bed or just turfing over a bit of overland pipe) will fool a fox the bunny has gone to ground. The rabbit will lie quietly there and come up later when the danger has gone. Hay hutches and top boxes are inaccessible to the fox and he can't scent the rabbit so well. These dens need the two entrances for the rabbit to feel safe and relaxed.

 

 

 

What is runaround?

Runaround is a connective rabbit or guinea pig run system that can attach any hutch to any run. This is possible with a Runaround door and burrow pipe which safely transports your pet out of its hutch and into the run. Add on Runaround tunnels to increase the distance your pet can travel or go for a complete overland warren with den pipe digs and hay hutches, and Top Boxes all adding lots to do!

Your pet shows more of its character and has constant access to the perfect food, grass, as well as more exercise and interest.

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