Butler is a sissy

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We've had really nice warm weather for the last few days so Esme and Butler went in to their outdoor house yeaterday. Esme was in there last year with bridge piggy Bella but its Butlers first time in this house and possibly his first time being kept outdoors ever. I put the run on this dinnertime so they could get at the grass. Butler wouldn't step in to the run he just leaned over to scoff as he was a bit scared. Its seems crazy since he's been such a big boy in the house :))

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what a brilliant set up, looks like they had a fab time :))
 

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Lovely setup!

Try pegging a towel over the top (good ofr shad on a hot day, too, or some cardboard hides to help Butler explore this new territory. Guinea pigs are prey animals and in some the instinct that screams danger when confronted with an open space is still quite alive.
 

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I'm going to add all their hideys and tunnels tonight. I've just put them out so all their stuff hasn't been transfered yet.
 

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Hi Mrs Ord
Love your set up. I have exactly the same hutch and run and think your additional external run is brilliant and I am thinking I would like to do the same to mine. Do you mind me asking how you use the grey half shelf the we can see inside the hutch area. I currently have a full shelf at that level, which is really fiddly to get out when I want them to use the lower part?
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Hi Mrs Ord
Love your set up. I have exactly the same hutch and run and think your additional external run is brilliant and I am thinking I would like to do the same to mine. Do you mind me asking how you use the grey half shelf the we can see inside the hutch area. I currently have a full shelf at that level, which is really fiddly to get out when I want them to use the lower part?
Andree

It was originally used for one of my rabbits she was bonded to her husbun and they got a much bigger hutch and run. To be honest it wasn't the best hutch for a rabbit but when I first got it I didn't really know any better and my bun was teeny so not so bad. She used to just hop up there from the ramp. I will be making another ramp for the piggies to get on there and use it just haven't got it sorted out yet. I'll have to put a little guard rail around as well because Butler does some pretty unpredictable and crazy popcorns :))
 

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Gosh what a fab setup! I'm sure he'll learn to love it x)
First time is always really scary :{ my girls freak if i put them on grass, cause ours is barely existent (well has been for years cause of drought, and now cause of Bella the dog) they have only been on grass couple of times, they eat it fresh cause i cut it daily but i would love for them to have a lovely run with lush grass like that drool
 

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Oh my God how fabulous is that?! Lucky little piggies x

Do you want to tell them that :)) honestly you'd think I was trying to get them to walk through fire not have a nice run on some lovely yummy grass rolleyes
 
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