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Rabbits I found my giant Flemish bunnies!!

Rayen

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I would really like to stress just how large these rabbits can get. You won't be able to make them a 'cage' per say. A potentially 20+ pound rabbit is just not going to fit comfortably in one. You're looking at putting them in their own room, with access to your entire house for the majority of the day. A dog crate would be a good 'base' of sorts, to put food dishes and hay and such, but I would never put them in anything that small for any amount of time.
 

Inle_Rabbit

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Bathrooms also work well for rabbits as a space to keep them from wreaking to much havoc while you are away. For 2 Flemish Giants you'll want the bathroom to be very large. When I was in high school I kept my 3 mini rexes in my bathroom. They had a pet store cage with hay and food. That's also where they did their business. I lost a few bath mats to them but otherwise they were comfortable during the night and school day. When I was home they had free range of my room and patio if the weather was nice.
 

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Because buns need hopping space, they need extra room, even the little ones. So, take in to account; a big rabbit equates to big hops, which in turn equates to more room required to hop in. Then add on the fact you'll have two, they'll need a lot of space. I wholeheartedly agree with both posts above, they should be confined to a room while you're out, not any sort of cage or pen set up.
 

GPMommy

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Thanks for any advise I have no problem giving them full access to my room but my parents would not like them loose if I am not home to keep an eye on them. specially if they are not litter trained thank-you [MENTION=19358]Inle_Rabbit[/MENTION] I will defiently consider the gender I didnt know that! I found an awesome exotic vet about an hour and half from with many great vet's (where I take my guinea pigs) I will talk to them right away!

I'm leaning towards an open 3X6 C&C, A great dane size midwest

http://www.midwestpetproducts.com/midwestdogcrates/xxl-dog-crates

or getting them a 2foot wide, 5 foot long and 2 foot high three level hutch custom built with friendly ramps!

Rabbittriple

AND I stress this will ONLY be when I am at work. They need a home base and I dont see much wrong with the hutch idea?
 

pigger123

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I wouldn't ever keep Flemish Giants in that hutch. They get enormous, and a 2x5 foot hutch just seems tiny. That's less than the size of a 2x4 C&C cage! Out of those options, I would only even consider the 3x6 C&C, and even that seems way too small. Honestly, if I were you I'd only adopt Flemish Giants if I could give them free range all the time. Also, as many others have said, that person sounds an awful lot like a breeder.
 

Gandalf

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I would definitely suggest an exercise pen type of set up for when they are confined. If you make use of an existing wall, an exercise pen can make a larger area. I'll try to attach an example photo. You can see more housing options at binkybunny.com There, you can see a number of large, but still inexpensive ways to make a large enough enclosure for your rabbits. Definitely worth it to take a peek at all the creative options there.

Getting fixed rabbits is ideal, but I want to second what Inle rabbit was saying about the age at which buns can and can't be fixed. It doesn't sound like yours will be fixed unless the people are waiting until the rabbits are over 8 months of age (female) before giving them to you. Until fixed, they may still need to separated before having their surgery because, with 2 girls, it is very possible that they will begin to fight once their hormones kick in. There is a period of time when hormones become increasingly active yet the rabbits are still too young to fix. It is during this time that fights can break out.

Another consideration is that not all rabbits get along. Babies usually do, but hormones change that. So regardless of whether you get 2 females, or a male/female, once they are fixed, they will need to go through a bonding process. There is always a possibility that the process will take a long time (weeks or months) or even that they simply won't accept each other. If that happens, they would have to be housed separate from each other. Hopefully that won't happen, but just wanted you to know that it could happen. K2q14
 

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Do you have any updated pictures? I wish I could find a Flemish giant... Breeder or not I say get it. I know this for is pro adoption but Flemish giants hardly come along. I got my mini Rex from a breeder and he's the sweetest little guy ever.
 

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Do you have any updated pictures? I wish I could find a Flemish giant... Breeder or not I say get it. I know this for is pro adoption but Flemish giants hardly come along. I got my mini Rex from a breeder and he's the sweetest little guy ever.

I don't know what it's like where you live, but around here there are hundreds of un-wanted bunnies....in the past 8 days 15 rabbits & 2 guinea pigs have been picked up off the street.

I would never suggest to buy from a breeder when it comes to rabbits and guinea pigs...there are so many out there in shelters and rescues or in neglectful homes.

My two current buns (I've had 6 all rescues) are both rescues....Scooby Doo (An English Angora) was picked up with 10 guinea pigs....and Alice (NZ White) was adopted from the SPCA. Where I live, Angora's are sold for $100 because there supposedly aren't many of them ..yet one was picked up in a rescue, and the SPCA where I live currently has 3 (that I know of)....just because they're harder to find, or expensive doesn't mean a breeder is the only option.

If you really want (you never need...) a specific breed, then waiting for one to come up for adoption is always worth it.
 

CudsGwennyPash

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I do not think you should get them if they are going to be in a cage while you are working and then let out to free range in your room while you are home. I just googled, them and they are pretty common where I live, however even if I wanted one, I wouldn't get one let alone two, because of how big they get. I saw one next to a dog, and it was the same size!!! The reason why I would never get one, and do not think you should get one is because of the space you would need to give them and can't. I feel like my apartment is too small for one... my whole apartment. Considering you are just going to have them in a small area while you work and then your room when your there I do not think you should get them because that would be unfair to them. Now as I said I feel my apartment is to small for one let alone too. Maybe I just like to give my animals a lot of room... I don't know, but I wouldn't put them in anything smaller than something that was *****12 ft wide by 12ft.*** I am sure people have them in much smaller spaces than that however, I would never let my cat not have full run of the house and since these rabbits get bigger than cats... I saw two of them that were bigger than a dog, why would you even consider keeping them in anything smaller than your house.

**** Now that I think of it, I would only put one in there. Looking at my living room, as a guide I wouldn't put them in anything smaller. My living room is 15ft wide by 25ft. I know that is a lot of space, but considering these things can get as big as dogs, and you want two of them, it really isn't as big as it sounds. Again I am sure people keep several rabbits in much smaller spaces than I would, however, I would never keep a rabbit let alone two of the kind you want to get in anything smaller than 12ft by 12ft.

Ps. This is just my opinion, I don't have that much experience with rabbits. I do know though, that when my cousin lived with us, we let her rabbit have free run of our living room, and it was a really small rabbit, like half the size of my cat and my cat is only 8 pounds. Hopefully I don't offend anyone with my thoughts.
 
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