Why not make the dwelling of rabbits not only functional, but also beautiful? An excellent solution to this issue was demonstrated by the interior designer from the Netherlands, Evelyn Lulofs, who made a cage from a cheap kitchen cabinet for her pets.
Let’s take a look at how to turn an IKEA kitchen cabinet into a beautiful room cage for rabbits. Follow our instructions, and you can easily make your own cage for a decorative rabbit.
Step 1. Find a suitable cabinet for rework.
The cage you see in the photos is made from an inexpensive IKEA Besta kitchen cabinet, but the same technology can be applied to any locker or buffeta suitable size. The main thing that he fit into the interior of your home.
If you want to save, look for discounted or used furniture.
Step 2. Assemble the parts locker
If there are compartments in the cabinet, between them you need to cut a hole that will serve as a doorway. Perhaps the locker will have to disassemble. See how you feel more comfortable. Seal the cut with furniture edge of the same color as the cabinet itself, or paint it.
Instead of one locker, you can take two small ones and connect them together.
Step 3. Stone the cage floor
Facing the cage floor is required. It is a defense in those cases if water spills into the cage, or some other unpleasant accident happens. Small mosaic tiles and practical, and looks beautiful. Moreover, it does not have to cut to fit the size.
If you are not sure about your tile laying skills, can replace it with linoleum. Cut the desired size of the piece, stick or attach with double-sided adhesive tape.
Along the edges, use the edge for linoleum:
- It will look neater.
- This will protect the edges from damage. It is difficult for rabbits to resist the temptation to chew something.
Step 4. Install the shelf
This cabinet already had a shelf. If your cupboard is without a shelf, install it. Cut a piece of chipboard of the desired size and attach it with brackets or other fastening for shelves.
Shelf provides additional space in the cage, and under it you can arrange a cozy place to sleep. Usually rabbits easily jump on a low shelf.
Step 5. Install the doors
The doors in this cage are made of a profile with longitudinal grooves on the hem. The metal mesh is inserted into the grooves, the frame parts are coated with glue and clamped until the glue dries.
Available one more grid fixing option – using cable clamps. If you decide to use this method, install the grid on the inside of the door so that the mount is not visible.
Best looks mesh with a polymer coating.
If you do not find the mesh of the desired size or color, buy a regular welded stainless steel mesh and paint it with spray paint. Paint in cans is available in a wide range of colors and is absolutely non-toxic when it dries. Apply paint to the mesh before attaching it. to the frame.
Please note that the right door is half deaf, which creates a closed space where rabbits can hide. They need privacy, so be sure to provide such a section.
You will also need hinges and a magnetic door lock or a small bolt so that the doors do not open.
Arrange the bed in the cage, put the bowls, toilet tray, toys. So, homemade cage for decorative rabbit is ready. We hope your pets will like it too.