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    How to Build Rabbit Hutches

    Articlepet advice guidesTuesday 27 November 2012
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    If you are thinking of buying a rabbit but are not keen on the idea of spending hundreds of pounds on a hutch then you could make your own. This article will teach you how to make a rabbit cage with some simple materials. 


    Essentials for Building Rabbit Hutches


    • Wire rabbit cage or some wire and wire cutters. 

    • Nails.

    • Metal ties. 

    • Plywood. 

    • 2 x 4s. 

    • Hammer. 

    • Saw. 

    • Rubber gloves. 


    How to Build a Rabbit Hutch 


    If you are thinking about building rabbit hutches then you should stop off at your local pet shop and enquire where they bought their plywood and if they have any plans or layouts that might help you build your own rabbit hutch. If they have an illustrated guide on how to build a rabbit hutch then it will definitely make your life easier. 


    If you can then you should pick up a regular wire rabbit cage used for indoor rabbit housing. These can be bought easily at pet shops and it will save you the trouble of having to make your own wire cage (which can prove to be dangerous). 


    If you have to make your own wire cage for the rabbit hutch then the best way to do it is as follows. 


    • Nail 4 legs to the desired footage of plywood. Then wrap wire in a straight line around all four legs. 

    • Tie the wire down and cut off loose ends. 

    • Now you will need to get your 2 by 4s and construct a support frame around the wire cage. This is to make the hutch sturdier and better suited for the outdoors. 

    • Next you should build legs for the hutch using more 2 by 4s. 

    • You can then finish the hutch with a plywood roof. A hinged rood that is slightly sloped is the best. 

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