A popular connection kit from hutch or shed to run.
Includes: 2 x Runaround Sliding Doors
1 x 4ft, 8ft,12ft or 16ft Pipe & Hoops (to secure into soft ground)
Choice of 6 or 8" diameter pipe.
The 6"pipe bends quite easily. As a guide most rabbits fit the 6 inch pipe up to 4kg in weight. After this weight you may be best choosing the 8 inch pipe. In our experience this will fit a continental giant and the larger lop breeds.
You will need to cut an aperture in wooden side or the mesh front of your hutch. It is best to wait for the door before cutting this hole to position it correctly. In your run you need a similar hole unless you happen to have a doorway which is no more than 6-7" square.
If you have a larger side doorway and prefer not to cut your run or hutch add on a Connector Plate (a square of our mesh with a ready made aperture for fixing) with this kit. The clover shaped door covers an area of 8" square and seals any rough edges from your cut. The central hole is just under 5". The larger door for the 8 inch pipe covers an area of 9.6" square. The central hole is 6".
You can always check the 6 inch hole by cutting it in a card board box and popping your rabbit in to see how swiftly or easily he escapes.
The 8" pipe is 7.5 inches diameter inside. It is a stiffer pipe than the 6 inch but it can still bend. The 8ft will be better for curving or going down a few steps. The 12 and 16ft will give you more manoeuvrability. Wood fixings are included and allow for 13mm. Let us know if your wood is thicker.
The sliding door is closable from the outside of the run or hutch without removing the pipe. It is possible to fit the sliding door sideways if you don't have enough height to drop the closing panel in.