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Right now my bun has a store bought cage, it's pretty big and would be perfect for a dwarf, but she's about seven pounds now and needs a bigger cage.. And I feel so bad. So any Ideas about expanding or new cages? She'll be sharing her new cage with one or two other buns. So what can I do? Her cage measures : 32" long 20" wide, and 16" tall. So you can imagine how small it is for her.
I got my bunny cage idea from http://budgetbunny.ca/2011/01/18/bu...ep-how-to/ They also have a great video that shows how they made it. It was definitely a lot cheaper than buying a cage smaller or about the same size. I had done a bunch of research and found a company that sold cages roughly around the same size for $400! I'm a poor college student. There was no way I was paying that. So I bribed my boyfriend's brother-in-law to help my boyfriend and I make the cage. In Budget Bunny's video it said it took them about three days to make. It took me forever to zip tie the cubes together but we actually assembled it and cut the wood in a day. Skipper's cage is four cubes high and three cubes long with the sides being two cubes wide. I ending up buying four boxes of cubes.
We spent about $100 on everything for our buns -- we used 3 boxes of NIC cubes (from Target though so we had to buy more since there's seem to have both small and big NIC cubes and we could only use the small since our buns can escape through the larger sized holes) which were all $20 apiece -- then we bought a huge $30 piece of wood from Home Depot that they cut down for us instead all the sizes we needed (the piece of wood was a lot larger than we needed so I'm sure you could get a smaller piece) and then the dowels which were a couple dollars a piece and we bought a $15 piece of huge outdoor carpet that has worked awesome for our buns. They love trying to tear the carpet in our house to pieces but they haven't bothered this at all!
Posted By VioletMoon on 07/22/2012 12:58 PM
New here but I'd like to tell you what we did before for our daughters bunny. We took an old dresser of the kids and turned it on it's side. Took an old tall bird cage and cut out the four wire sides. We then took out all the drawers and stapled the bird cage sides to the front of the dresser where the drawers would go. We made a little upper level for the rabbit to sit up on and a ramp. It turned out great! I will upload a pic of it into my album so you can see what it looked like. It was a fun project and the bunny loved it! We had a dog pen that we had around it so the bunny would have a nice sized play yard as well.