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Pickle1983

Member Since 24 Nov 2012
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In Topic: Georgie Sleeping Out At Night

13 August 2018 - 09:05 AM

Hi Millie,

Your setup for Georgie is almost identical to mine for my little one Queenie, Queenie absolutely loves it and i've found shes been so much more active and happier since moving outside!

 

Just one question though that hopefully you can help me with - what do you do when it rains? I've been covering up the wooden shelter with plastic sheeting, so that no rain gets inside, but the soil outside is currently soaked from all the rain, Queenie still comes outside in the day for food and a wander, but i'm worried about shell rot if the wet soil is sticking to her. there are holes in the bottom so the rain water does soak through and out. 

 

What does everyone else do? Currently I've not been putting the light on for her as temps have been relatively warm, was going to wait until it dropped to 10 degrees or below as have read other comments on here. 

 

Thanks all,

Nic


In Topic: Living Outdoors Permantly - Eek!

29 May 2018 - 06:16 PM

Hi all,
Sorry for delay in replying! Queenie has been living outdoors now for about 3 weeks and has adjusted really well to life outside.
Only one problem, I came home today, after a torrential down pouringi of rain, to find her enclosure is drenched, the soil is soaking wet and it’s got inside her hot house :-(
Any advice on what to do? I don’t want her sleeping on wet soil overnight but can’t bring her in as she lives outdoors now.
Thanks al

In Topic: Living Outdoors Permantly - Eek!

21 April 2018 - 06:56 AM

Morning all,
So I did a bit of investigating and looking for the best thing for Queenie.
For the actual enclosure I found a wooden one from Pets At Home, Ill be getting some strong wood to use as a base which will be securely attached to the run, so it has a bottom.
I also plan on putting a barrier around it, so she cant see outside of it as I know this causes distress.

http://www.petsathom...g-run?orderBy=1

I then want to get the rabbit hide (attachement below) for her to go into at night, Ill use the Megaray light I normally use indoors (as Sabina says she does the same) and put the light on early in the morning for an hour or 2, from 7am-8.30ish as the sun comes in the garden by 9-9:30am

https://www.amazon.c...i_75T2AbJ7P7S1K

Does this sound ok? From What sort of temp would you be looking at keeping the light on longer or all day? From autumn time?

Thanks!
Nic

In Topic: Living Outdoors Permantly - Eek!

19 April 2018 - 06:58 PM

Hi both, wow! Thank you so much for your comments. Thats such a great help, Im really looking forward to getting Queenie outside full time. She absolutely loves it in the sun!
Ill take all comments on board, Im going to start on the outdoor enclosure this weekend, so if I have any other questions Ill let you know.

Thanks again,
Nic

In Topic: Are Any Of These Edible?

15 February 2018 - 01:33 PM

Hi,

 thank you very much! so just pictures 2 and 3 are suitable then. 

 

thanks again

nicola