We needed a new bunny space, since we are looking at adding two new French Angora does to our fold, and Jessy really wanted Velvet bunny back in her office with her. It just had some fabrics in it, that I wanted to change out anyway, to my new filing cabinet storage idea. Plus I am on this kick to use stuff, not store stuff, so getting rid of a big clutter collection point was a super cool thing for me!
And the two top drawers did not work well, the runners were bad and it was just a freebie, so it was the perfect victim for our project!!! We removed the top three drawers for another project. And then we took wood and wire rabbit hutch plans forth drawer and sealed it with some weatherproofing caulk. This drawer will become the litter drawer for the bunny hutch.
We will also put a plastic bag in there, taped to the sides, but we want to make sure there was no chance of bunny piddle or leaky water bottle would make a mess. We removed the little middle runners for the space from the top three drawers.
I suppose you could wood and wire rabbit hutch plans left them, but on our dresser, they were kind of nasty preparing an annual audit plan rough. Better to be gone! We had some of this neat and funky upholstery fabric I got at a garage sale for 50 cents. We cut the two shelves out of wood and wire rabbit hutch plans left over plywood from a project.
We stapled the fabric on the bottom of the resting platforms. I suppose we could have left it just plywood, but we thought it might be nice for the bunny to have something other than wood and wire to set on. And yes, she likes it! If it does get soiled or yucky, it would be easy to remove and replace the fabric now and then. I even thought carpet samples might be a nice texture for bunny!
We staggered the levels so anti coumadin there is no way for a clumsy bun bun to fall. Velvet is testing it out and so far, so good! We used a piece of hardware cloth that we stapled on over that bottom layer.
We had a few wire panels from a cube shelf that we bought at a garage sale and Wood and wire rabbit hutch plans using as little mini cages and outside grass grazing pens. We always keep an eye out for these cube shelves because the panels are so perfect for many building projects. We used a couple U shaped fence staples as hinges! And we had to add a piece of trim in the middle, since the dresser was a bit too wide. And all in all, we only spent about five bucks total on it. For the fabric, scrap of wood and a few panels from a garage sale.
Dresser was free, so, it was so neat! Velvet likes hopping from level to level. It took her a few hours to get comfy with it all. And in no time she was hopping up and down. And we lined wood and wire rabbit hutch plans potty drawer with a bit of absorbent kitty litter and then some pine shavings. Super easy to just pull the drawer, empty it out, refill and replace.
I think an old entertainment center would make a great hutch as well! Thinking outside the box is fun! Jessy plans on touching up the white paint, and then is thinking about decopaging the fronts of the bottom two doors and replacing the hardware to something a little more modern.
The bottom drawer she is keeping her supplies and hay bag, wood and wire rabbit hutch plans, stuff like that. Well, wood and wire rabbit hutch plans, they went out to the little coop to make three awesome nest boxes!!!
The ladies love them. Just drilled and screwed them into the walls in the corner to be able to get good support on two sides. Pierre is impressed with the new coop additions and has toradol and pancreatitis known to sit and chill in the boxes as well.
But even the little pullets can reach the lower one! Just love repurposing items that might have gone to the curb instead!!!
We got two super cool projects out of one old dresser! I think a nice cheery yellow would do. Do you have two hens that get in the drawer nest box at one time?
I can just see them sitting and chatting with one another while laying their eggs: That would be funny, to see two gals in there at once. I imagine they might, they are a little roomy! But with hay in there, they were busy making it all comfy for one! I started my bun hutch today. Found a good solid dresser at our local restore. I really like the idea of using u-shaped fence staples for hinges. I could actually see this as a rustic looking indoor storage unit just as you designed it.
Or does the bunny have access to tncare and cancer litter box? I really want to do something like this! The bunny actually goes on the wire, on the bottom that feeds into the first drawer on the bottom.
Does that make sense? We lined it with tough plastic and Jessy usually puts a little kitty litter down there to help with any liquid. Only occasionally does the bunny piddle up on the little ledges and they are easy to clean up if she does.
Hope this makes sense! Hi Moby mom, the idea for a bunny hutch is fantastic! Just a few things I would like to share with you and your readers: You can just put the litter box in the corner where the bunny potties, and it will go there.
They are very easy to train. Also, that hutch is a bit too small, even if you are letting it out a few times a day for exercise. Com is a wonderful resource for house rabbits. Good luck on all of your ventures, I really enjoy your blog! More people should consider your ideas and life philosophies. The wrong type of wire will hurt bunnies feet. I raise rabbits and they are all on wire, wood and wire rabbit hutch plans. Never had a problem. They just need a resting board to get off the wire occationally.
Looks like you love your bunny very much. She gets out all the time to run and jump and exercise. Nearly all rabbits cages are smallish. All commercial ones are for sure. She gets a lot of fun time going from level to level and all. Why would you do this? That rabbit does stimulus plan and jumbo mortgages look Happy.
Bunnies need a lot more room than that whether you let them out on a daily basis to exercise or not. Commercial cages are also bad ideas for rabbits. They need a decent amount of area to hop around. They are also very litter trainable, wood and wire rabbit hutch plans. Rabbits do not belong in small cages.
And immediately, this old dresser that we had came to mind! And those extra three drawers??? Velvet bunny loves it!