Rabbit cages and hutches can be purchased and may be a better option if you plan to keep only 1 or 2 rabbits. Or if you do not have the ability and tools needed to construct a hutch project. Wire cages are a good option if you live in mild climates, however if you live where your winters are very cold or summers get near 100 degrees keeping your rabbits warm in winter and cool in summer is an important consideration.
Source Bass Cages and Hutches Basic Rabbit Hutch Construction Instruction
What ever cage size you choose you will want to make the wooden rabbit hutch 1″ deeper and wider to allow the cage to easily slide inside.When cutting your ply wood sides you will need to angle them to give the roof a 4″ slope towards the back. Also be sure to cut your roof panel so that you will have 4″ of over hang in the front and roughly 1″ on the sides and back.
Use 2″x2″ boards for the legs and cage supports. Remember your back legs will also need to be 4″ shorter to allow the roof to slope towards the back. Screw the ply wood sides and back to the legs. Use a 2″x2″ board between the sides in the front opening. Attach 2″x2″ boards on the inside parallel to the bottom of the ply wood sides to slide the cage in on. Place the roof on and screw to top of four legs.Paint or stain with a non-toxic product to protect against weather. Add shingles, tin, plastic, or a type of water resistant material to the roof. Slide assembled cage inside and you have a low budget do it your self wooden rabbit hutch.
Cage can easily be removed and used anywhere. Also allows for easy cleaning and any maintenance that may need to be done over time.
The all-metal rabbit cage hutch that fits in your wooden rabbit hutch structure is available in 3 sizes, is specially designed to accept a dropping pan. Available with standard metal pans or our tough ABS plastic pans. Overall height is 18″, with actual cage inside height 16″.
A few things to consider ‘Before’ you build/buy a rabbit cage or hutch.
* Where will I locate my rabbit hutch? Even 1 rabbit makes a lot of manure.
* Will water in water bottles freeze in winter? Water trough may be better choice than a water bottle.
* Where and how will I store my rabbit feed and hay? Keeping mice/rats and insects out of your rabbit feed is ..important.
* Will my rabbits be safe from predators? Cats, dogs, snakes, coyotes, fox will all kill and eat your ..rabbits.
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