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    How To Build Indoor Rabbit Cages

    Articlepet advice guidesTuesday 27 November 2012
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    Many people choose to keep their rabbit in an indoor rabbitcage all year round so that they are warm, safe and can feel part of thefamily. A lot of indoor rabbit cages are simply single level cages that arelarge enough to provide the rabbit with somewhere to sleep, room for a littertray and areas to feed. There may be no need however to pay for a rabbit indoorhutch as with a bit of time and effort, it is very simple to build indoorrabbit hutches. Read on to find out more about how to build your own indoorrabbit cage.

     

    Building IndoorRabbit Hutches

     

    • The first step when building your own indoor rabbit hutches is to build two frames that will make the basic structure of the indoor rabbit cage. The two frames should be 30” by 24” and will form the roof and the floor of the indoor rabbit cage. Once the frames have been made with 1”x1” lengths of wood, nail plywood in place. The height of indoor rabbit cages should be between 12” and 24”. Consider what size rabbit for sale you are buying beforehand so you know how big to make the cage.

     

    • Use two plywood boards of 24” and the height you decide to make the end walls of the indoor rabbit cage and you will need a 30”x(height) of plywood to form the back of the indoor rabbit cage.

     

    • To make the door of the rabbit indoor hutch, build another frame that is 30” x (height). Use chicken wire or other such wire to finish off the door of the indoor rabbit cage and attach it with two hinges at one end of the rabbit indoor hutch and a latch at the other.

     

    • Your indoor rabbit cage should now look like a three sided box with an open door at the front. You may want to stand rabbit indoor hutches off the ground slightly and this can be done be taking a length of 3x3” wood and cutting it to 3” lengths so that you have a cube. These can be attached to each corner of the bottom of the indoor rabbit cage by nails.

     

    • Remember to place a litter tray inside all indoor rabbit hutches so that the rabbit will use it. Don’t keep this near where the rabbit likes to sleep.

     

    • It is best to use untreated or unpainted wood when making indoor rabbit hutches as rabbits to like to chew things. Make sure that all the wire on the indoor rabbit cage is held down securely to avoid escape and injury.
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