Well, I finally broke down and bought an exercise pen today. My hubby and I haven't had the time to make one yet and those buns are restless (mama too)! The little bunnies need to run and that little hamster fence hardly holds them in for more than a few minutes. I really like the pen I got - I was much bigger than I expected! What you see in the pictures isn't the whole pen - half of it is wrapped around the other side of the cage.
The babies had an absolute ball when I put them in the pen! They ran around and around, in and out of their 'crinkle tube', and explored the little 'hut' I made out of my husband's shoe box. They had so much fun! I need to make a ramp for them to get safely in and out of the cage because I have the playpen hooked to their cage. Today I just put a bunch of towels over the ramp so no one's feet got caught. I will figure out something better later - plus I'm with them while they are out, as to prevent accidents ( injury wise, not potty wise).
The pen is pretty tall and all the panels are looped together so you don't have to click the panels together (much safer). The problem with this pen is that there are a lot of horizontal bars, not just vertical bars. This means that Mason, being the smart determined bunny she is, figured out that she can actually climb up the fence and hop out! I was very surprised when she did it right in front of me! I don't mind so much that she is out - she normally gets to run around that room without a pen. We bunny-proofed that room and she has a litter box out there too - it's just that it would be nice if she stayed in the pen so that we could let her run around a little more during the day by leaving her cage door open into the playpen. Well, either way the babies can play safely and run, mom too. I think I will look around for a pen with no/few horizontal bars so that mom can't get out, and then return this one a little later.
Mom exploring & a good view of the 'crinkle tube'.
Here, there, & everywhere.
Mmmm... pet grass....