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thief
« on: January 01, 2008 10:15:17 AM »

Hi all,
I'm not exactly certain if this should go here or not. I have a room in my basement that I built specifically for bunny use only. It is the bunny room. It is also wintertime here in upstate NY and the bunny room is not.. finished.
Is it possible/practical to do like diy insulation? The room has two sides that are like.. rocks and concrete, we'll call it. One of those sides often leaks when it rains. The other sides are just thin plywood walls, around 1.5" thick. I have no worries about those walls. The floor is flat concrete that I put indoor/outdoor carpet over to make it a little less chilly.
I have a foster bunny who spends her days down there getting her exercise and time away from my bunnies. At night she sleeps upstairs where it's warmer. How can I make this room warmer?
ETA: the rocks/concrete wall that doesn't leak has our water meters on it, so I pretty much can't do anything with that wall.
« Last Edit: January 01, 2008 10:17:01 AM by thief » THIS ROCKS   Logged

-Amy
[and Abbey, Bella, Natasha, Milo, Ferdie, Olive, Sophie-Mo, Laika and Winston]

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HorrorCraft
« Reply #1 on: January 03, 2008 05:06:41 PM »

Other than framing up new walls and adding insulation, my only suggestions is:
Blankets! Hit the thrift stores and hang those bad boys up
Or fleece the room so to speak.  Buy cheap by the bolt fleece and hang it up on the walls. 
Because BunBuns like to rip fabric apart to nest, I wouldn't use anything that your fond off.     
Good Luck and Good snuggles with your bunnies.
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thief
« Reply #2 on: January 03, 2008 07:17:49 PM »

I am happy to report that my foster bunny is becoming a residential bunny! We're adopting her and possibly another girl rabbit to live with my boys.
Would polar fleece get, like, mildewy with all the leaking? I know that it wicks liquids off the surface [I use it as bedding for my guinea pigs], should I put a layer of something absorbent like terrycloth on the other side of it?
I think I may do something like that [a couple of layers of blankets] under the carpets as well. Thank you for the ideas. Grin
« Last Edit: January 03, 2008 07:20:15 PM by thief » THIS ROCKS   Logged

-Amy
[and Abbey, Bella, Natasha, Milo, Ferdie, Olive, Sophie-Mo, Laika and Winston]

I make snuggly things for snuggly beasts.
etsy: http://silverbeatshop.etsy.com
blog: http://tashastails.blogspot.com
HorrorCraft
« Reply #3 on: January 04, 2008 07:18:39 AM »

Hmmm. I forgot that you did say it was leaking.
Unfortunately I think any fabric you put don't there will eventually mildew.  So if you decided to go that route, you probably would want to hang a fabric you can bleach and wash every so often.

Sorry.  Hopefully someone else comes along with more ideas.
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