Wednesday, March 14, 2012
The Handmade Rabbit Cage
Jon is a crafty fellow. I think we've all come to the conclusion that when he builds, he builds it to last. This rabbit cage is no exception. It took two grown men to carry it 40 feet from the garage to the backyard. It is a behemoth.
The rabbits have lived for years in their own room in the house. Jon needed them out of the house, for his own peace of mind. I said, "Build it and we will move them." So he did.
The rabbits like their new digs. They have ramps, cubby holes, hay feeder and room to periscope. Not too much more they can ask for. All wood is reclaimed wood from our barn. Shingles are leftover from roofing our house. The only items purchased was the welded wire mesh flooring and chicken wire for the sides. Total monetary outlay was $30.
Upon critical assessment, apparently Jon isn't supposed to use chicken wire for the cage sides. Chicken wire is weaker than welded wire and rabbits can chew their way out and varmits can chew their way in. We have them in an enclosed privacy fenced in yard, so the only varmit that would be chewing their way in is Puppy. Which we are addressing that issue.
Jon did good. Rabbits are happy and my home has 3 less fur flying animals occupying the inside.