Instead of paying over 150 euro's (+/-200 US dollar) (Here are some examples) for a double cage i decided to build one for my girlfriend.
We happen to have two exact the same rabbit cage's for indoor.
My girlfriend had placed them on top of each other just to see how it looked, and she gave me green light to build it!
So here we go!
Step 1: Materials Needed
A plan.You need a plan. Inside your head or on paper. I drew a simple picture of how i want it to look. Later i designed it in sketchup (love that program!) The file is attached! The dimensions used is from a standard Bunny cage. Feel free to fiddle with the dimensions. The sketchup is primarily to give you the rough idea of the dimensions i used.
You need to gather wooden bars. I used the following :
width 4,5cm, height 4,5 cm, Length 120cm
Also you need these tools
- Electric screwdriver with bit and drill bit
- A Crosscut Saw
- White Paint
Step 2: Saw Your Frame
Next we are going to create the frame.
I measured the outer dimensions of the cage, but keep in mind that you need the edge over the bars.
The lower part of the cage can be separated from the top and this needs to sit flush in the frame.
First begin with building the 2 windows for the 2 lower parts of the cages.
If they are identical you can start on the legs
Step 3: Holes and Steps
At this point, it is wise to cut a hole in the top cage so the bunny can hop from the bottom to the top.
Just to make sure he doesn't cut himself on the iron i covered it up with 2 small pieces of wood, bolted together.
Also a ramp is added for him to climb up for the bottom to the top.
Step 4: Paint
At this step the woodglue has dried, and it is time to paint!
After sanding it down, i applied a firm basic coat of paint.
Just painted it white, so it matches several furniture in the living room.
Step 5: Add Bunny
Assemble the cage's in the frame. Add the necessary ground cover ( we used scraps of beech or scraps of cardboard).
Also the bunny has a separate (black) bin for him to poop. If you train you're bunny well, all of his droppings will end up in that small "toilet".