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post #1 of 13 (permalink) Old 09-04-2004, 04:48 PM Thread Starter
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Here is an alternative to those pricey pet store cages. I built mine and it was easy and cheap!

Also I found a great litter box that prevents a mess because its large enough for adult bunnies (No more peeing over the edge!) The size is 20" by 15" measuring from the outer edges. It even has that dip in the front so bunnies can get in easier. I found it at NJ Pets, it was actually made for toy size dogs It is in the third picture.

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post #2 of 13 (permalink) Old 09-04-2004, 07:36 PM
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Hey that's really cool for you to post that to let people see! I know Veggiegirl is looking for a cheap cage alternative that her rabbit can be happy in. I only wish we had those in Aus....cause then I'd make a play pen for my girls for when they are out of their expensive pet shop cages!

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That's a really cool idea!

BTW, Cheetara, where do you live, cuz I go to NJPets a lot!
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MIllimi, I live in Randolph but I go to the NJ Pets in East Hanover. How about you?

RSBunny, I would see how much the shipping is to Aus from Bed Bath and Beyond because Im sure its reasonable It was less then $10 for them to ship to NJ and I ordered 4 boxes so you can imagine how much that weighed!

The good thing about these grid cubes is that you can make cages and play pens just like you said. Also you can take it apart and re-ruild it if you want to make it a little different. I know that I paid $99.99 for my rabbit kit and the cage was tiny and one story. The other cage I built that was one story was much larger and I only needed two packed of the grid cubes at $14.99...SO MUCH CHEAPER!

SInce you cant buy from NJ Pets online here is a link to another toy size dog litter box if anyone was wondering what they look like. Petco has them and you can buy online.
http://www.petco.com/product_info.as...4&dept_id=%2D2
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Cool cage idea. I need to get one of those litter boxes because my bunnies always pee over the edge!


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first that is a very cute bunny. second I wouldn't mind a cage that big. My lousy pet store doesn't sell any that big(definitely not that big) and they're expensive. I won't even put him in his cage anymore because he doesn't have much room in there.


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The dementions for the cage in the third pic are: 29 high, by 58 wide, by 29 deep.

Most pet store cages are only 20 deep, 39 wide, 18 high! BIG DIFFERENCE!
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I really like the simple one level cage that you have now. How did you make a door for it? I couldn't tell in the pic...

I need to get a good size cage for my two bunnies after they are bonded and I'm considering making one like yours. I wanted to get one with a wire bottom because my girl bun is really messy, but my new bunny has bald spots on his heels so he must have been on wire for a long time (he came from a shelter) and I don't want to do that to him again.


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I made the door using zip ties (tied loose on one side to made a sort of hinge) and on the opposite side I used a key ring that screws to open and close. You can also use a lock, anything that will be strong, stay closed, but then open when you want to let them out.

My cage actually has a wire bottom but I put that piece of wood over the wire and covered it with grip tape. I actually have a piece of all weather carpet in there now but I will have to remove it if he starts eating it again.
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Here are some more home made cage building resources:

http://homepage.mac.com/mattocks/morfz/nic.html
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Wow, thanks!


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Thanks again for the links. I checked them out and I definitely think the Neat Idea Cubes are an awesome way to go.


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good luck! You can always email me with problems and/or questions.
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