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Forum HABITATS AND TOYS Building a Cage

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    • Mr.FloppyLoppy
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      Hi! This is my first post and I have a ton of questions but I will be sure to make separate posts in the appropriate sections. I just have one rabbit right not but will be adding a little angora to our family soon.

      Anyways. I am wanting to build a cage for my rabbit. Well not  cage in the traditional sense, but like a fence with wire windows in each panel, a hinged door in the front and a structure in the back for him to sleep and play in. Similar to one I saw on google but I wont post a picture since I didn’t create it.

      What would would be best/safe to build this?

      What wire would be safe to use?

      What paint would be safe? Or should I just paint the outside and leave the inside unpainted? 

      Here is a picture of Mr. Bun Bun


    • sarabelle
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      Untreated wood would work just fine. If you want to paint it, I’d look up pet safe paints on Google! Hope this helps! And cute bunny by the way!!


    • Mr.FloppyLoppy
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      Thanks! Any untreated wood is ok or does it have to be a certain kind like plywood, poplar, pine, whitewood?


    • Azerane
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      Avoid plywood unless your bunny isn’t going to be able to chew the edges, you don’t want him eating the glue used to hold the ply together. Pine is fine to use

      You can use aviary style wire for the windows, and regarding painting i personally would only paint on the outside.

      Feel free to link to the image, we don’t mind if it’s not yours as long as you say so by the link


    • Mr.FloppyLoppy
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      Ok I will avoid plywood then!

      Here is the link to my inspiration:
      https://s-media-cache-ak0.pinimg.com/originals/5a/6e/f0/5a6ef0a7897b1cb7dbe41c448687bdf2.jpg

      Again this is NOT my image. I would prefer just a normal gate in the front so I can easily get in and out and also something different in the back instead of that castle since it seems like it would be hard to clean and is awfully small.

      I am not sure what aviary wire is, would hardware cloth work, like poultry wire?


    • Azerane
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      Oh how cute! That is a great inspiration

      Aviary wire is just like the wire mesh in the picture, except usually with smaller squares for smaller birds. But anything like that would work, I’m not sure what hardware cloth is. When you say poultry wire I think of what we call chicken mesh like this here: (google image search) http://image.made-in-china.com/2f0j00PMEaTUOsJCuv/Hex-Mesh-Hexagonal-Wire-Mesh.jpg which is usually not sturdy enough for bunnies and I have heard of some bunnies even chewing it open! However any other sort of sturdy wire mesh would be fine as long as the holes aren’t big enough for him to get his head stuck in. You could also do a couple of perspex windows on the front if you wanted an unobstructed view


    • Mr.FloppyLoppy
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      Oh no not that wire! I don’t actually own poultry so I may be calling the wire by the wrong name haha. It is very similar to the wire in the photo and very hard to bend straight since it comes in a big roll. I would lie to have a few plexiglass windows in front but plexiglass is so expensive here!

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