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Moving a Bun for Winter

Post Number:#1  Unread postby BunnyAuntie » Sat Nov 10, 2018 12:49 pm


I hope this is the right place for this... for those of you who move your outdoor rabbits for winter, do you move them cage and all?
Would it upset a rabbit to be moved to new 'digs' for the winter?
I have a rabbit in an outdoor hutch that I'd like to move to an enclosed porch for winter. The hutch is too big to be moved so he would have to have a whole new set up. He's 3 years old and has always lived outside. Do you think he would 'adjust'?
I really want to move him to the porch because I have a couple 'iffy' looking trees where he is, we've been having a lot of wind, and I can't get the trees taken down until next spring.
Any advice would be appreciated. Thank you in advance. <3

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Re: Moving a Bun for Winter

Post Number:#2  Unread postby michaels4gardens » Sat Nov 10, 2018 5:01 pm


I would suggest, that he will be just fine being moved as you describe. ...
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Re: Moving a Bun for Winter

Post Number:#3  Unread postby MaggieJ » Sat Nov 10, 2018 7:45 pm


I agree with Michael--there is no reason to worry about a move of that sort. I used to move all my rabbits from the summer rabbitry under the big willow tree to winter quarters in a shed. Never had a problem. It will be easier for you to take care of him on the porch too and he'll benefit from the extra attention he'll get there.
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Re: Moving a Bun for Winter

Post Number:#4  Unread postby WyoBunnies » Thu Nov 22, 2018 8:51 pm


I move my rabbits inside to my basement during winter. They do fine

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Re: Moving a Bun for Winter

Post Number:#5  Unread postby GBov » Fri Nov 30, 2018 3:53 pm


Mine move cages so often it seems like I am shuffling a deck :lol: and they all do just fine.

Your bun may be a bit skittish at first, just a few days for it to settle in to its new space but they are remarkably adaptable and it should be just fine.

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