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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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