My two mini lops had been house rabbits for the first two years of there lives but due to a house move it was time to venture outside. I wanted to make sure that they had a home which was safe and gave them enough room and sure enough the Eglu has given them that.
Building the Eglu itself was straight forward but the run had me and my partner tied in knots. I contacted omlet and we were in fact send the wrong instructions and our run came with 5 top panels and a support bar instead of the 3 panels which we were expecting. This was soon explained by customer support and we were sent new instructions via email. A tip to those yet to build the run would be that the pieces have to be clipped tightly into place as at first they don't seem to join. It is definitely a two person job and a little strength is required.
I ordered both full length covers as we ended moving them in very wet conditions, the bungee cords are great and the covers have easily overlapped to give shade and complete cover from rain. I have put the covers on so they are not flush to the floor to allow circulation and they both seem to be very happy.
I was concerned about the underfloor anti tunnel as our grass is definitely not flat! I combat this my using some tree trunk bricks that my rabbits were already fond of, which not only holds the run down to stop their feet getting caught but also gives them look out points.
They have also continued to use their plastic potty which I've placed at the front for an easy clean and I also decided to leave their carry case in as an outside hideout (this also makes it harder for them to know when a trip to the vet is on the cards!
The only criticism would be that I was not confident that the door to the run would stop anyone getting in or out! I decided to order more run clips to add a few to the front door which can be popped off before opening.
Great product, happy bunnies! Thanks omlet
Very impressed with the speed of it arriving (within 2 days of ordering). Fairly straight forward to put together. We have 2 dwarf bunnies in there and they have plenty of space to run around and seem quite at home in there. Very easy to clean out to. A great hutch and run, would definitely recommend
We are delighted with the quality of this hutch & run. The hutch is easy to clean. The run gives our rabbits lots of space to run around, while keeping the safe & secure.
So that our rabbits don't hurt their feet on the wire mesh on the bottom of the run, we have to keep moving the hutch & run to longer patches of grass because the rabbits eat so much of the grass underneath their run.
This is a neat and stylish solution for backyard bunny accommodation. Room to be out and about on grass, to stand and hop, with a cosy weatherproof hutch. The rain/shade cover is a welcome inclusion. Took longer than estimated to assemble the hutch but I am very pleased with the finished product. In my area the run has to be mosquito-proof so I have another step to go to cover it with fly wire. A comment on your packaging: we don't have curbside polystyrene recycling and many manufacturers have moved to cardboard padding instead which is sustainable and biodegradable. It would be great for the environment if you stop using polystyrene packaging. Also - there were two instruction booklets in the boxes - one of which made no mention of the centre run poles which I had to retrofit at the end when I realised.
Omlet Says: Thanks for the feedback on the instructions and polystyrene, we will look into it.
We love it
The only problem putting it up was clicking the run into the top of the eglu.
Also our pets have tunnelled out twice despite the skirt so I will have to order the floor!
Great hutch for my rabbit Brian as he fights with other rabbits he has to be kept alone this allows me to give him lots of attention . The only reason I gave it 4 stars is the tray is stained with uric acid which is impossible to remove .Don't go for a wooden hutch the eglu is more expensive but well worth it!!!
Our two rabbits are delighted with their new home, they feel secure and because the Omlet hutch and run can be easily moved, they constantly have fresh grass underneath their run. Only criticism is that the ground wire under the run that stops the rabbits from burrowing out could be a bit larger so it could be tied together with the run then the whole thing could be moved as one.
Great product rabbits love it
Easy to build. Easy to clean out. Tougher than the wooden hutches we've had in the past. Well worth the extra expense.
Being a cat owner it was important that our buns were able to be outdoors as much as they want but stay protected from the neighbourhood cats. After a lot of research we purchased the go hutch and 2m run with a heavy duty cover and the insulation pack back in October.
Our pesky bunnies like to do their business just outside the door to the hutch so after a phone call to a very lovely omlet lady I ordered an extra door panel and a 1m extension to give our buns some extra room. It was a bit of a faff taking most of it apart to add the extra pieces and it would be nice to have had the anti-tunnel mesh as an option when purchasing the extension but totally worth it to give our rescue buns the extra room. it is now too big to move around the garden but they don't seem to mind as we let part of the garden grow wild so we can cut the long grass for them.
Yes, it is expensive and I'd say definitely worth it to keep our bunnies safe, happy and healthy!