If you have got rabbits at your home, a rabbit hutch is something which you will surely need. There are many companies that are producing such houses that are ready-to-install and easily available within one’s budget. One such manufacturer of rabbit hutches is TRIXIE that has been giving us a number of pet houses to select from.
The 2-in-1 Rabbit Hutch by TRIXIE is a great pet hutch for rabbits which has ample space to store multiple rabbits across the two stories. Let us have a look at the various features of the product and also have a discussion on its pros and cons so that you can have a better idea on whether to buy it.
The two-storied rabbit hutch has retreat areas on each floor where the rabbits can enjoy their privacy as well as enjoy the shade. The two floors are connected using a non-slip ramp so that the bunnies have no difficulty in moving up and down whenever they need to, without hurting themselves. There is a latch door at the top of the ramp so that the rabbits can be isolated in the two levels when you need to.
There is a hinged roof with locking arms that can be opened from above. The dimensions of the hutch are 46 x 26 x 44 inches and the weight is 74lbs.
There are certain safety features too such as the powder-coated metal lattice and side-latches which ensure that the rabbits cannot be harmed by any stranger when the hutch is kept outdoors.
Pros of the 2 in 1 Rabbit Hutch
- The solid woody construction of the hutch makes it sturdy and durable. Even if your rabbits start chewing the hutch (which it will surely do), the hutch remains unaffected. The glazy pine finish of the hutch makes people fall in love with it at the first glance. It is thus an aesthetic house too!
- It is very easy to install the hutch as well as to maintain it. There are two removable trays that help in keeping the hutch clean without putting in much effort on your part. If you have male and female rabbits, you can isolate them by restricting the movement across the two floors. Again, if you want them to mate and form a family of bunnies, you can provide free access via the ramp.
- Installing the house is quite easy. The instructions are written in a concise manner and you will not have any problem understanding how to go about it. Installation can be easily completed by using a power drill and other such equipments.
Some downsides to be aware of
There is a strong smell of cedar and it is thus better to place the hutch outdoor. Also, cleaning the tray is not as easy as it seems. The urine may stick to the plastic surface of the tray and if you place papers on it, removing the paper every day will be an odd job to do.
The absence of wire mesh bottom compels the animals to sit on their shit and can thus cause infections. Another thing that is absent here is proper ventilation. There are not many holes along the surface of the hutch, so the bunnies will not be able to enjoy an inflow of fresh air.
Summary of this review
The 2-in-1 Rabbit Hutch by TRIXIE is a great hutch to house multiple rabbits which is convenient enough to clean and also to install. There are certain negatives too such as the use of defective parts and a few practical difficulties in cleaning. If you can ignore them, there cannot be anything better than the 2-in-1 Rabbit Hutch by TRIXIE for your little bunnies!