Hutch with run £69 with free delivery @ the original factory shop
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Hutch with run £69 with free delivery @ the original factory shop

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Found 5th Aug 2015
Seems a good price for two tier hutch with a run, many animals are kept in budget housing half this size for the price.

A warm and dry space for your pet to live in, the spacious 2 level hutch includes ramp for non slip easy access to each level for your pet. For added safety the hutch includes a lockable front door and hinged lockable lid.

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I wouldn't buy anything from this lot ever - we had one shop open in a town near us, and all the advertising says how cheap they are, but usually the stuff can be found cheaper elsewhere if you look around.
Another problem was that local people had trouble actually getting refunds for faulty goods - their policy seems to be to be as awkward as possible, and some people suspect they're buying seconds and selling them as good quality, hoping there won't be too many come back.

The biggest problem however is when you read their 'mission statement' on the home page -they open in smaller towns (Nowhere near Matalan, Primark etc who they can't compete with) "where there's little or no competition" i.e. only smaller family businesses which cannot compete with their advertising budget.
The next thing you know is that some of your local family shops close down, and you're left with this place which has something in stock for a few weeks, then not again for a year or two, so that for things which you could pop into your local shop and buy any time you wanted, you now have to travel to a bigger town or search online and wait for it to arrive.

It's a free country in most respects, but in my opinion anyone who values high streets with smaller shops rather than mega stores all selling the same old stuff, should avoid buying from this group.

shame it's not bit bigger would have been gd to put kids in this summer

kamenitzabrit

I wouldn't buy anything from this lot ever - we had one shop open in a … I wouldn't buy anything from this lot ever - we had one shop open in a town near us, and all the advertising says how cheap they are, but usually the stuff can be found cheaper elsewhere if you look around.Another problem was that local people had trouble actually getting refunds for faulty goods - their policy seems to be to be as awkward as possible, and some people suspect they're buying seconds and selling them as good quality, hoping there won't be too many come back.The biggest problem however is when you read their 'mission statement' on the home page -they open in smaller towns (Nowhere near Matalan, Primark etc who they can't compete with) "where there's little or no competition" i.e. only smaller family businesses which cannot compete with their advertising budget.The next thing you know is that some of your local family shops close down, and you're left with this place which has something in stock for a few weeks, then not again for a year or two, so that for things which you could pop into your local shop and buy any time you wanted, you now have to travel to a bigger town or search online and wait for it to arrive.It's a free country in most respects, but in my opinion anyone who values high streets with smaller shops rather than mega stores all selling the same old stuff, should avoid buying from this group.

All big brands have been doing this for years. Make a loss first couple of years whilst putting local businesses out of business. Then put the prices up to whatever as no competition.

kamenitzabrit

I wouldn't buy anything from this lot ever - we had one shop open in a … I wouldn't buy anything from this lot ever - we had one shop open in a town near us, and all the advertising says how cheap they are, but usually the stuff can be found cheaper elsewhere if you look around.Another problem was that local people had trouble actually getting refunds for faulty goods - their policy seems to be to be as awkward as possible, and some people suspect they're buying seconds and selling them as good quality, hoping there won't be too many come back.The biggest problem however is when you read their 'mission statement' on the home page -they open in smaller towns (Nowhere near Matalan, Primark etc who they can't compete with) "where there's little or no competition" i.e. only smaller family businesses which cannot compete with their advertising budget.The next thing you know is that some of your local family shops close down, and you're left with this place which has something in stock for a few weeks, then not again for a year or two, so that for things which you could pop into your local shop and buy any time you wanted, you now have to travel to a bigger town or search online and wait for it to arrive.It's a free country in most respects, but in my opinion anyone who values high streets with smaller shops rather than mega stores all selling the same old stuff, should avoid buying from this group.



couldn't agree more. this store is uniformly terrible and in most cases overpriced.

This kind of price on ebay etc all the time. No idea why this is getting any heat all frankly. How is this a bargain or deal?

pickledtink

This kind of price on ebay etc all the time. No idea why this is getting … This kind of price on ebay etc all the time. No idea why this is getting any heat all frankly. How is this a bargain or deal?



Agreed. These are also very small hutches.

I agree with the negative comments - I smelt a fish when they were selling Starskys for the same price.

Starskys for the same price? surely not!!
I wouldn't go near the place.

SUPER Cold.
Spacious ? Really ? For a rabbit ? Hamster maybe.
Minimum for cruelty free is at least 5ft wide and thats just the hutch. This is barely scraping this and that's only thanks to the run.

I'd have a 6ft cage followed by at least a 6ft run but I guess thats what sets me apart from many others in terms of my consideration of basic welfare.

Looks pretty flimsy either, by experience it won't last 2 years probably.
I had for £100 a custom built cage from a rescue place (as they CARE about animals and want them to be looked after)
Canadian ply, it must have been about an inch thick! Outlasted the animals, just about, and even then was still better than this POS.

Rabbits can last easily beyond 10 years old so get something fit to last. If you can't afford them living that long, DONT BUY ONE
We also had ours living in our house also so were spoilt wrotten. Anyone who buys this for a rabbit has no care for the animal
Edited by: "daytonaant" 5th Aug 2015

awful thing

can get a very well made 4ft long 2ft deep double hutch for £99 on ebay from homeandroost(Google the name for their site) sent next day delivery

we used the above mentioned 4ft double until our rabbits were 4 months old and bonded before buying a 7ft double made by the same people(cool story but someone might actually be interested in buying a real hutch)

if you don't have room or cannot afford a hutch at least 3/4ft long(3ft would be just about ok for purebred netherlands, if you let them out most of the day) then buy a hamster
Edited by: "dataload" 5th Aug 2015

daytonaant

SUPER Cold. Spacious ? Really ? For a rabbit ? Hamster maybe.Minimum for … SUPER Cold. Spacious ? Really ? For a rabbit ? Hamster maybe.Minimum for cruelty free is at least 5ft wide and thats just the hutch. This is barely scraping this and that's only thanks to the run. I'd have a 6ft cage followed by at least a 6ft run but I guess thats what sets me apart from many others in terms of my consideration of basic welfare.Looks pretty flimsy either, by experience it won't last 2 years probably.I had for £100 a custom built cage from a rescue place (as they CARE about animals and want them to be looked after)Canadian ply, it must have been about an inch thick! Outlasted the animals, just about, and even then was still better than this POS.Rabbits can last easily beyond 10 years old so get something fit to last. If you can't afford them living that long, DONT BUY ONEWe also had ours living in our house also so were spoilt wrotten. Anyone who buys this for a rabbit has no care for the animal


Agree with this comment although I would struggle to recommend even some of the so-called 'Pet Rescue' places!
Can't see either the item or the occupant lasting very long.
I've bought 2ft x 3ft panels in the past which you can bolt together and make the run as big as you like. Plenty of these on that there inter-web.
A coat of 'pet friendly' wood preservative because he/she will chew the wood.
A wide wire mesh floor where he/she can happily nibble the grass and hop about but not dig out of.

That's the wife's garden summer house sorted! Thanks OP

cold - it's tiny

Tbh look for a local wood yard, find plans on net and make your own. Sounds really daunting but with a bit of planning dead easy.

I'm crap at such things & found it quite enjoyable, or buy a used one cheap & mod it to make it bigger or better.

If you can find a wood yard rather than B&Q, Homebase etc the supplies will be dirt cheap.

This imho is a bit pokey, be OK if you were using it as a Base to build on BUT the quality will be terrible, everything will be held together with poorly fitted staples, the wood will warp & twist in first 12 months so you'll end up buying wood to repair it.....

Yep, too true Rich.
We got one from jollyes or something like that, to be fair it was only a temporary measure for some rescue rabbits who anyway ended up joining others living with us with their own indoor cages and full run of rooms - so the outdoor was only for the occasions they went outside for jollies !

That one didn't last beyond a few years, the wind blew the swing top door pratically off etc, it was crap but thats the standard crap quality you can expect nowadays but probably suited to the "longevity" most people put on the poor animals - unfortunately they will live far beyond 10 years but how they are normally treated I think the average is more like 2-4 (when its easter basically and people buy lots of them for their "kiddies" but don't have the "bunnies" needs at heart. Sad people).

You wouldn't buy a cat on impulse because its cat day! These poor animals get a bad lot unfortunately.
Wouldn't have any others now though, they are very specialist pets to own and care for "properly" and people mistakenly think they are cheap - because they will normally suffer in silence as "prey" animals
Edited by: "daytonaant" 5th Aug 2015

daytonaant

SUPER Cold. Spacious ? Really ? For a rabbit ? Hamster maybe.Minimum for … SUPER Cold. Spacious ? Really ? For a rabbit ? Hamster maybe.Minimum for cruelty free is at least 5ft wide and thats just the hutch. This is barely scraping this and that's only thanks to the run. I'd have a 6ft cage followed by at least a 6ft run but I guess thats what sets me apart from many others in terms of my consideration of basic welfare.Looks pretty flimsy either, by experience it won't last 2 years probably.I had for £100 a custom built cage from a rescue place (as they CARE about animals and want them to be looked after)Canadian ply, it must have been about an inch thick! Outlasted the animals, just about, and even then was still better than this POS.Rabbits can last easily beyond 10 years old so get something fit to last. If you can't afford them living that long, DONT BUY ONEWe also had ours living in our house also so were spoilt wrotten. Anyone who buys this for a rabbit has no care for the animal



Its bigger than the pot I normally put the rabbits I buy in. Delicious but bony.

Bizarre comment.
Also this is bigger than the cages also they use in some parts of Asia quite legally there for dogs bred for meat. You own a dog perhaps?
What is your point exactly ? Wierd trolling post.

I may be voting this cold but its in a responsible addition to the thread as its relevant to animal welfare. Not sure the point of your post at all.



Edited by: "daytonaant" 6th Aug 2015

Should be able to fit a family of 4 in there no problem.

if you are going to put a rabbit in this you probably shouldn't be keeping rabbits. First they are sociable animals and should be kept in pairs and second this isn't spacious even for one. Would do as an isolation hutch if a rabbit is sick or if you are introducing a new rabbit to a friend. Even then you'd need to fix proper locks as those twistable bits of wood are no barrier to a fox. OK for hamsters.
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