Make a cage with wheels for your rabbit!

Adopting a pet means adapting its environment so that cohabitation is successful. For a dwarf rabbit for example, in order to allow him to go outside without escaping, the best thing is to make him a cage where he will be safe. The cage on wheels is a solution that allows the cage to be moved to various places in the garden.

Start with the Rabbit Cage Plan

There are various kinds of cages for rabbits, such as wire cages, wooden hutches or pens. Generally speaking, the more space the rabbit has, the better it is for it to thrive. However, it is not easy to arrange a space for a pet in your apartment. It is therefore necessary to adapt its habitat with the means at hand. In the absence of a large space, the options are generally cages purchased from pet stores. Then just add wheels if you want to move it easily.

Before you start making the cage as such, you have to start by making a plan. It is important that the cage is spacious enough to allow the animal to evolve. It takes an average of 1.5 m² of space per rabbit. Allow a height of at least 60 centimeters to allow the rabbit to move without feeling suffocated. For the fences, preferably choose those whose meshes are a maximum of 1.3 cm apart, but it can be more. Regarding the materials, you need slats to make the edges, cleats, screws and wire mesh.

Assemble materials

Assemble the slats to make the base with two slats in length and two in width, fix two slats at an angle at each corner, with cleats. At their end on the upper part, fix the slats that will block these vertical slats. Add flat slats on top to make a frame. Then attach the mesh inside, on the sides and the top, taking care not to let any pieces of wire protrude which could injure the animal.

Once the cage is assembled, it remains only to pose the wheels. The simplest solution is to attach side wheels that raise the cage very little. Once you have identified very precisely the points where you will have to place the wheels, fix them.

For the choice of castors, it will be necessary to take a wheel whose quality will be adapted to the lawn and gravel if necessary. Finally, perhaps it will be better to choose castors with wheel locking systems to ensure the stability of the hutch and prevent the rabbit from pushing it forward itself.

Once the hutch is complete, you can set it up on the lawn with your rabbit inside, ready to give you the perfect mowing!

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