Rabbit Run




About: I sit at my desk at the clinic for six hours a day; often, during the middle of the day, you can find me drawing a new idea on a scrap of paper. I enjoy making projects and fixing things around the house. ...

The green wire fencing goes from the chain link fence, under the sod and around in a half-circle to attach to the chain link fence above. The rabbits will be unable to dig out of the long, tubular cage, and they will have access to fresh grass. The enclosure I built is about 24” wide and 47’ long.

To make a fully-enclosed rabbit run:

1) Obtain some green wire fencing
2) Rent a sod kicker to remove at least a 2' wide section of grass from the yard.
3) Place the sod on a tarp for ease of transfer.
4) Put your wire fencing on the bare dirt, abutting the chain link fence.
5) Cut 5" lengths of wire to attach the green fencing to the chain link fence (at ground level) every foot or so
6) Attach a second length of green fencing to the first, forming the roof.
7) Cut 5" lengths of wire to attach the green fencing to the chain link fence (about 3' up) every foot or so
8) Block off the end of the run by overlapping the wire so it forms a 1/4 circle.
9) Use 5" lengths of wire to secure the end of the run.
10) Cut 5" lengths of aluminum wire to attach the entrance of the run to the cage.
11) Cut an opening to the run through the cage wall.
12) Make a door to separate the run from the cage.

The end of the run in my picture is bare dirt because I ran out of sod. Apparently there were thin spots in my weedy yard. :)



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    Phoenix Flare

    4 years ago

    My rabbit never even MOVES - but I know he's alive cause he is breathing! Having a run will provide him with exercise, so thanks! This is my rabbit:

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    5 years ago on Introduction

    Rabbits sure do run. Once I saw one outrunning a hawk trying to get it. The hawk was flying as fast as it could but the rabbit was faster. If I hadn't seen it I'd have never believed it myself. But let me tell you that rabbit was running!