DIY indoor rabbit hutch

Discussion in 'Other Pets & Livestock' started by Lexi01, Aug 5, 2014.

  1. Lexi01

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    So I got my newest rabbit a few days ago. My current doe is not a fan of the cute little girl just yet.... So I need to build a new hutch. [​IMG]
    I got this for $20 at a local thrift store, it gets delivered today! I'm thinking to take the wood out of the middle of the doors and replace it with wire . Then put a couple floors and ladders (maybe a bunny hammock?)
    What do you guys think?! Any ideas?
    It's for billy the half rex half lionhead bun[​IMG]
     
  2. chickenlover09

    chickenlover09 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I have bunnies too. I think you could rip the shelves of, build knew ones and put a few ramps in. I would attach an x-pen to it though, because it seems small. You should try bonding your bunnies so they take up less space. Are they spayed?
     
  3. Lexi01

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    Change of plans were going with the dresser idea... Will post pics soon
     
  4. Dutchgirl

    Dutchgirl Not Dutch!

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    WWWWWWWWWW! That bunny is SO cute! :)

    Anyway... idea sounds good! My mom always wanted to make a hutch out of a cabinet or dresser. Will be looking forward to photos! :)
     
  5. Lexi01

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    I forgot to take a before picture but imagine a $5 water damaged dresser

    I started tossing the useless drawers away [​IMG]
    (for future fire wood) and peeling the old lanoleum or some terrible top layer [​IMG]

    Then sanding!!!! Until the sander died... [​IMG]


    I shall finish sanding tomorrow!
     
  6. chickenlover09

    chickenlover09 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Looking good! You can attach linoleum to the flooring, in case of any accidents and easy clean up.
     
  7. Lexi01

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    I was thinking that or tile or something.. We 'll see!
     
  8. Dutchgirl

    Dutchgirl Not Dutch!

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    Looks great so far! Maybe you could put U-nails in the corner to attach a litterpan to?
     
  9. Lexi01

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    Today I finished sanding and painting! Make sure to use pet friendly paint in case your rabbit chews on stuff. [​IMG]
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  10. chickenlover09

    chickenlover09 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Looks good! My bunnies would chew that up in an instant:). Had to replace about $200 worth of T.V wires, and the entire base molding in "their" room. Naughty little buggers:)
     
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