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We are always building and changing our rabbit cage setups, we have made some interesting cages out of unlikely things and I am sure we are not the only ones.  Show me your rabbit cages!
Here are our rabbit cages and some pictures of our rabbits too.

This is Buster our Siamese Satin Buck, His cage is an old Hospital Crib I got for free from a daycare I use to work at. We originally used it for chickens, but when we got rabbits we put wire on the bottom and tada a nice sized cage perfect for a large buck rabbit like Buster.
http://i856.photobucket.com/albums/ab126/melsmith2010/Buster2011.jpg
http://i856.photobucket.com/albums/ab126/melsmith2010/DSC03468.jpg

This is Eva one of our Mini lop does. She is the current occupant of our "brooder" cage. This is my favorite one for nursing does, there is no way for the little ones to escape. The three solid sides make sure no wind or rain get into it and it has a feeder so the little ones can't set in the food. This cage is used by which ever doe is due next. When the kits are about four weeks old we move them and mom to another cage, unless we don't have any other does due.
http://i856.photobucket.com/albums/ab126/melsmith2010/Evaafterfirstlitter.jpg
http://i856.photobucket.com/albums/ab126/melsmith2010/AlexNEvaskits5days.jpg
http://i856.photobucket.com/albums/ab126/melsmith2010/DSC03465.jpg

This is Alex one of our Mini lop bucks, his cage we got for free from a friend. It was used as a open bottomed "tractor" for their guinea pig. We turned it on its side, put a solid back and top on it, and used old oven grates for the doors. This cage works well for a buck rabbit or a doe without kits, the oven grate is to wide and young babies can walk right out.
http://i856.photobucket.com/albums/ab126/melsmith2010/Alexfront2011.jpg

This is Dew (Cedar Bluff's Dew) our Mini rex buck, his cage is nothing special just a large all wire cage with a feeder attached. Its a nice sized cage for one buck and even has urine guards. In the winter though it has to be moved inside as its to hard to keep protected from the elements.
http://i856.photobucket.com/albums/ab126/melsmith2010/CedarBluffsDew.jpg

This is Wall-E our other Mini lop buck. He is only four months old, and I just got him two weeks ago at the Maquoketa swap. He is in a small cage right now. The little giant kind you get from Thiesens. Ours was $5 at a swap last year.  Not my favorite cage, but we are working on making bigger ones. It has to go inside in the winter too.
http://i856.photobucket.com/albums/ab126/melsmith2010/DSC03459.jpg
http://i856.photobucket.com/albums/ab126/melsmith2010/WallEbrokenblackminilopbuck4months.jpg
http://i856.photobucket.com/albums/ab126/melsmith2010/WallE4months.jpg

These are our 8 week old mini lop kits. Alex is the dad, Ninja is the mom. Their cage is a big all wire cage I got at the Kalona Auction with 8 Rouen ducks in it. IT is a huge cage, it has seen better days but there are no holes and it gives them room to hop and jump around. Of course it also has to be moved inside during the winter.
http://i856.photobucket.com/albums/ab126/melsmith2010/alexNNinjaskits7wks3days.jpg
http://i856.photobucket.com/albums/ab126/melsmith2010/AlexNNinjasbrkagoutidoe7wks3days.jpg
http://i856.photobucket.com/albums/ab126/melsmith2010/AlexNninjabluehimibuck7wks3days.jpg
http://i856.photobucket.com/albums/ab126/melsmith2010/minilopkits7wks3dys.jpg

This is my newest cage $20 at Maquoketa, This thing is HUGE! It has three compartments each with a feeder and it is almost too big to maneuver. It will also have to be put inside this winter, but next year we plan to make it a base with removable back wooden panels and a top so that it will be able to stay outside all winter.
This cage is used for my does we have left to right Ninja our mini lop doe, Sage our Siamese satin doe, and Jane our Mini rex doe who has four little babies still in the nest box.
http://i856.photobucket.com/albums/ab126/melsmith2010/DSC03446.jpg
http://i856.photobucket.com/albums/ab126/melsmith2010/DSC03455.jpg
http://i856.photobucket.com/albums/ab126/melsmith2010/Ninja2011front2-Copy.jpg
http://i856.photobucket.com/albums/ab126/melsmith2010/DSC03451-Copy.jpg
http://i856.photobucket.com/albums/ab126/melsmith2010/Sage2011.jpg
http://i856.photobucket.com/albums/ab126/melsmith2010/DewNJanes2ndlitter2011tendays.jpg

Guess I need to get a couple more pictures of a couple of my cages, Looking forward to seeing all your cages !


Edited by bossynbella - 9/29/11 at 9:58am
4 dogs, 3 cats, 1 little banty hen, 15 ducks (anacona, muscovy, pekin, and Rouen ducks, Royal purple, coral blue, and Opaline Guinea fowl, lots of big rabbits, a miniature horse, a guinea pig , married to the only man who could put up with me and all my critters.
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4 dogs, 3 cats, 1 little banty hen, 15 ducks (anacona, muscovy, pekin, and Rouen ducks, Royal purple, coral blue, and Opaline Guinea fowl, lots of big rabbits, a miniature horse, a guinea pig , married to the only man who could put up with me and all my critters.
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http://www.backyardchickens.com/forum/viewtopic.php?id=567796 

Your rabbits are adorable!  love

post #3 of 9

beautiful bunnies and great set ups!
I'll try posting pics of our set ups soon smile

You only live once,,but if you work it right, once is enough

~Family of : 6 silkie hens( 1 being a rooster) 7 ducks (1 pekin,1 rouen ,1 swedish black,4 silver call ducks), 2 African pygmy goats,2 dogs, 4 cats, 2 rabbits, 1 crested gecko,2 mice, a herman's tortoise, 3 human children and 1 amazing husband who puts up with it all!~

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You only live once,,but if you work it right, once is enough

~Family of : 6 silkie hens( 1 being a rooster) 7 ducks (1 pekin,1 rouen ,1 swedish black,4 silver call ducks), 2 African pygmy goats,2 dogs, 4 cats, 2 rabbits, 1 crested gecko,2 mice, a herman's tortoise, 3 human children and 1 amazing husband who puts up with it all!~

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A little off topic. You might want to tape the mini lop babies ears

Official Leader of Kidnap Mike And Set Him Free group

Owner of TDB Rabbitry breeder of show quility American Sable and a surprise breed of rabbits I'll post which breed in July.
Breeder of Grand Champion Double B's Trent


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Official Leader of Kidnap Mike And Set Him Free group

Owner of TDB Rabbitry breeder of show quility American Sable and a surprise breed of rabbits I'll post which breed in July.
Breeder of Grand Champion Double B's Trent


I'm a full country boy.
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I was thinking of taping the ears but they did end up falling down on their own. All but one of them has both ears down all the time now. The one can still get one ear half up part of the time. Don't suppose you have any pictures of them taped down though do you? In case I need it in the future?

4 dogs, 3 cats, 1 little banty hen, 15 ducks (anacona, muscovy, pekin, and Rouen ducks, Royal purple, coral blue, and Opaline Guinea fowl, lots of big rabbits, a miniature horse, a guinea pig , married to the only man who could put up with me and all my critters.
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4 dogs, 3 cats, 1 little banty hen, 15 ducks (anacona, muscovy, pekin, and Rouen ducks, Royal purple, coral blue, and Opaline Guinea fowl, lots of big rabbits, a miniature horse, a guinea pig , married to the only man who could put up with me and all my critters.
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Onyx
http://www.backyardchickens.com/forum/uploads/75174_august_24th_096.jpg
http://www.backyardchickens.com/forum/uploads/75174_april_041.jpg

Onyx Brand NEW Cage $50 on Amazon:
He loves all the EXTRA room it is an Extra Large.
http://www.backyardchickens.com/forum/uploads/75174_august_2011_005.jpg
http://www.backyardchickens.com/forum/uploads/75174_august_2011_001.jpg
I have one outside he uses for summer that my cousin built. I kinda misunderstood sorry


Edited by ILuvMyPetChickens - 10/4/11 at 3:20pm
Everybody loves the cackle of the rooster, the colors, the long tail.
~ Keith Gilbertson
Ain't nobody here but us chickens" - Song lyrics, Louis Jordan
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Everybody loves the cackle of the rooster, the colors, the long tail.
~ Keith Gilbertson
Ain't nobody here but us chickens" - Song lyrics, Louis Jordan
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Originally Posted by bossynbella 

I was thinking of taping the ears but they did end up falling down on their own. All but one of them has both ears down all the time now. The one can still get one ear half up part of the time. Don't suppose you have any pictures of them taped down though do you? In case I need it in the future?


I don't do lops at all ( might do english lops one day). So i haven't had to tape but I know how too.
Let me see if anyone I know that has lops has pictures.

Official Leader of Kidnap Mike And Set Him Free group

Owner of TDB Rabbitry breeder of show quility American Sable and a surprise breed of rabbits I'll post which breed in July.
Breeder of Grand Champion Double B's Trent


I'm a full country boy.
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Official Leader of Kidnap Mike And Set Him Free group

Owner of TDB Rabbitry breeder of show quility American Sable and a surprise breed of rabbits I'll post which breed in July.
Breeder of Grand Champion Double B's Trent


I'm a full country boy.
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Built this yesterday as Five new backyard farm members showed up unexpectedly.
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my rabbits live on the balcony of my apartment in the city
 

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