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Rabbit Housing Project - 7 Important And Simple Steps To Help You Build Your Own Rabbit House

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Posted By Sheldon H.

Are you planning on building a rabbit house for your pet rabbit or for a bunch of rabbits? You don't need to sweat on it too much if you are just starting out on keeping rabbits. The project itself takes about 2-4 hours to finish unless you are to make a bigger hutch. Just follow these simple steps and you'll have that rabbit housing ready for your little friend at the end of the day. Here are the things you need to have for your project:

- 2x2 lumber wood
- Plywood
- Mesh wire
- Hardware cloth
- Saw, hammer, ½-1 inch nails, deck screws
- Fencing staples
- Wood glue
- Hinges
- Paint (optional)

Before you start hammering away, take a look at the few steps you need to consider in making a rabbit housing. It's important that you follow these chronologically without hesitations.

Step 1: Illustrate or draw out a plan that you can follow. A plan is very helpful in minimizing work time and keeps you going. This plan will be your guide as to how and what the rabbit housing will look like. Write down the measurements of each side and corner. This will only take you a few minutes so pour out your idea on that piece of paper!

Step 2: Prepare your work space. It would be better if your work space is outside your home. All the materials must be around you so you can reach for them easily if you are working alone.

Step 3: Lay down the 2x2 lumber on the floor or the ground and mark it according to the measurement you prefer. Cut the 2x2 lumber for the rabbit housing frame. You can make a frame that's up to 8 feet if you have more than 2 rabbits. Lay the lumber down on the ground of your work area. Fasten the corners of the frame. You can use deck screws or nails and reinforce it with wood glue if you so wishes.

Step 4: If the base frame is already done, put hinges on the top frame. This will be the door for the rabbit or rabbits. Be sure that the measurement of the frame is deep enough and wide enough for the rabbit to run in.

Step 5: Enclose the frame. Cut the plywood according to the desired measurement you have. Be sure that you have enough to cover all area.

Step 6: Spread the mesh wire and hardware cloth and nail them together to the frame. Use fencing staples to keep them in place.

Step 7: Once the Hutch is finished you can paint it with any color you like. Let the rabbit housing dry with its door exposed.

So there you have it, a wide hutch for your pet rabbit. No need to worry about your little furry friend when it runs around the house. It can already enjoy and hop around its new rabbit housing safe from harm.

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