For my littlun's birthday. He had originally suggested a goldfish, but decided it would be good to give him a bit of responsibility with an animal he will not only care for, but will give him something to watch thats a little bit more interesting than a goldfish! A suggestion he was very pleased and keen about.
Anyway..... I got it on Saturday from a mate and he also provided a stop gap hutch for it. I did look online for a few hutch plans, but those I found were not really suitable. I went out today and bought the ingredience to build!
For the flooring, on top of the plywood, I've added a further 3mm later of white coated hardboard. (Which will make cleaning out easier - and ensure the flooring isn't stained with poo and pee!)
Its near enough finished, but the thing I am unsure about is the use of legs.
The hutch itself is 1200mm x 600mm x 600mm (with a sloping roof down to 550mm) I was going to put some legs on it ('cos everywhere says they need to have legs.)
Anyone know why? Is it purely to ensure dampness doesn't rise into the base of the cage?
The reason I ask, is we have an unused table which could easily hold it, but just want to be 100% sure that would be fine - and it is just a dampness thing that's the reason for the legs.
Not sure why I thought it would be cheaper to build than buy one ready made! it definately wasn't, though at least I've also got the materials for a seperate garden run as well.
Also, any bunny wabbit tips appreciated!