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MollyMillions
« on: September 01, 2008 02:30:52 PM »

Rabbits hide under everythingRoll Eyes
 So I made my bunny a little tent/house so he can start to use the shelf on the second floor of his cage. It's just a cube with no 'floor' or bottom panel, with an entryway cut out of one side. But voila, a bunny hiding place. I tied it to the top of his cage with shoelaces, which I still need to trim.


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Knowing him he'll look at it for a week and then start to use it  Grin
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« Reply #1 on: September 01, 2008 02:55:33 PM »

awww!!
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Ninja_Kiwi
« Reply #2 on: September 01, 2008 02:57:11 PM »

That is sooo cute! Your bunny is too! What's his name?
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bennysmom
« Reply #3 on: September 01, 2008 03:00:48 PM »

That is really cool.
What kind of a bunny cage do you have? I have never seen a second floor in a large cage before. I rescued an English Loop Rabbit (That is what the woman i talked to at the House Rabbit Society thought he was from my description over the phoneFrom a bicycle path that was a big grass strip with a few houses and bushes around it. Anyway, I was told to buy him a cage with a flat tray for the floor because the wire cage is very bad for their feet. I bought him a medium size dog cage. We finally gave him a small round thing with a hole in it that is carpeted ( I don't know what they are called) They are for cats. the inside is apparently cardboard . My rabbit eats everything wont your rabbit eat his tent? Mine would. I don't think i would be able to give him something like that.
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« Reply #4 on: September 01, 2008 03:26:27 PM »

Awwww such a cute bunny! Yes I know they hide a lot...mine hides on the fireplace behind the tv. This is a great idea! especially to get him to use the second floor. Great job!!
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« Reply #5 on: September 01, 2008 03:36:26 PM »

That is sooo cute! Your bunny is too! What's his name?

  His name is Panda, but I mostly call him Pan or BunBun.


That is really cool.
What kind of a bunny cage do you have? I have never seen a second floor in a large cage before. I rescued an English Loop Rabbit (That is what the woman i talked to at the House Rabbit Society thought he was from my description over the phoneFrom a bicycle path that was a big grass strip with a few houses and bushes around it. Anyway, I was told to buy him a cage with a flat tray for the floor because the wire cage is very bad for their feet. I bought him a medium size dog cage. We finally gave him a small round thing with a hole in it that is carpeted ( I don't know what they are called) They are for cats. the inside is apparently cardboard . My rabbit eats everything wont your rabbit eat his tent? Mine would. I don't think i would be able to give him something like that.

  I built the the cage from Neat Idea Storage Cubes, they're originally meant to be put together into stacking cubes for storage, but can easily be made into a rabbit cage to your liking. You get a lot more space for a lot less money. The flooring is a wooden platform to raise up the cage a little, with a foam 'sub-flooring', linoleum covering, and then mats on top of that because he's picky and can't walk on linoleum  Cheesy :



You can see some other examples here: http://princessblackie.homestead.com/ , http://www.michiganrabbitrescue.org/condo.htm
 
 I have one of those small round things too, the carpeted hideaways for cats? My bunny uses it as a step to get from the floor to his cage. Wire flooring gives bunnies sore hocks (the fur on their feet wears away leaving them red and inflamed) so that's why wire's a bad idea. Large dog crates are also great rabbit homes, I've seen those used a lot too. They're cheaper and more spacious than buying cages. 

My bunny's not a chewer or a digger, so I lucked out in not getting a Destructo-Bun. He has toys that keep him occupied (plastic key ring, hard plastic jingling toys, cardboard toilet paper roll) and he gets outside cage time. So I'm not worried about him eating it. Wires, that's another story. My entire house has been bunny-proofed against him getting his little teeth into those. Otherwise, he's been great with not eating everything in sight.  Grin

You could give him a little house made out of a plain cardboard box. He might chew it up but that's okay, they're replaceable. Bunnies like to rip apart things sometimes, cardboard's a safe option for them to go to town.
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« Reply #6 on: March 06, 2009 08:51:57 PM »

Thats awesome! I don't think my bunny would like it though. He's a clastraphobic/agoraphobic.
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« Reply #7 on: March 10, 2011 11:05:07 AM »

I really like this Smiley So ingenious!

If you have the time and motivation it would be good to post this to some rabbit forums too to inspire others -  I am on some and  people are always looking for new ideas for things to make for buns!
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« Reply #8 on: July 14, 2011 08:03:19 AM »

Hooray for bunny crafts!! Our bunny Andy likes to dig in dark places, so maybe if I made him a little tent with a carpeted piece on bottom, he would be (somewhat, temporarily) amused... Smiley I love the flooring on your bunny's house, too. We built Andy's from wire cubes too, we just put a sheet over the carpet to keep his little orange hairs out of it. :p
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