Do you like bunnies? Regardless of whether you want to be a rabbit breeder or you want to lighten up your days with a cute furry animal, the most important step you have to take is to give your rabbits a safe place to live in. Of course, this means a comfortable shelter where they will be kept safe from predators. Build your own rabbit hutch or cage as it's not only easy but it's also very inexpensive! Read through as we have prepared some amazing DIY hutch concepts to ensure your rabbits are in safe and good hands.
Cube cages became popular as shelters for guinea pigs. However, their flexibility has made them excellent for rabbit housing as well. The grids can be used in building excellent rabbit cages as they can be easily combined with other packs. Now, you'll have very large cages to house as many rabbits as you want!
DIY Outdoor Rabbit Hutch
If you want to keep your rabbits outside, here’s an incredibly detailed step-by-step guide from Rogue Engineer. This is one of the most comprehensible guides I’ve ever seen! It lists out all the materials you need, has 3D renderings of the cuts needed and beautiful pictures of the finished product! If you want to give your rabbits an outdoor home they’ll love, check it out!
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The Bunny Condo
If you want a rabbit hutch that will match the IKEA furniture that you have inside your home, then this DIY project is for you!
The materials that you will need are the following:
- Wood board backing
- Sticky tile
- Rubber wall trim
- Birch moulding
- Tile edging
- Gorilla tape
- Cubes that have small holes
- Hot glue gun
To start off, put your Expedit together but don't include the shelves. You'll only need them if you have rabbits that need separating. If you want to make individual condos for your rabbits, then you may install the shelves. Next, nail the backing into your bookshelf. Using the gorilla tape, put in the tiles tightly. You need the tiles as you don’t want your bookcase or the wood to get damaged. Wipe the excess caulk after caulking between the tiles.
Using the gorilla tape again, add rubber edging. Make sure it's tight against the tiles. Don't forget to caulk the areas that don't meet together well. Then, the next thing you need to do is to hot glue your moulding at the edge of your rubber edging. Birch is perfectly ok for rabbits. However, rubber can make bunnies sick if ever they chew on it. Just add railings so cube panels will be able to slide right in. You may need help for this process as it involves nails.
Just a word of caution, make sure you use cube panels that don't have paint. Also, make sure the bunnies can't fit their heads through the holes as this can be dangerous for your little friends. Add tap lights so you can still see the rabbits even at night.
What did you think of these awesome DIY rabbit hutches? Which one are you going to build for your fluffy friends? Let us know in the comments below!