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5 Free DIY Rabbit Playpens You Can Build Today (With Pictures)
Your bunny deserves the chance to frolic and play. What better way to make that happen then by building them their own rabbit playpen? In this article, we look at free DIY projects that will teach you how to build a rabbit playpen that will give your bunny an awesome play arena.
Some of the selections below are a little bit tricky, but most are going to be accessible to the average homeowner with a basic toolbox at their disposal.
1. PVC: Best for the Thrifty: By Bunny Approved
Bunny Approved came up with the idea for our first design. This PVC playpen is cool because it only costs a few dollars maximum for supplies, and if you regularly undertake do-it-yourself projects, there is a decent chance you will already have this stuff on hand.
PVC is a super flexible material in that you can expand it or work with it pretty much endlessly so long as you have the appropriate materials. This playpen gives your bunny a safe, ample place to play.
The barrier that serves as the “cage” is a gentle cable tie that won’t harm your bunny the same way other materials do.
2. Wire: Great for Dog Owners: From The Rabbit House
This option from Rabbit House requires basically no work if you already have a dog. This plan essentially warrants that you set up the same wire caging materials you use for your dog. The only adjustment is that you put down padding so that the sharp, pointed materials don’t scratch up your floors.
The reason this option is great is that it can be expanded pretty much effortlessly, and it can also be put together in a matter of minutes.
3. Cube Shelving: Great for People that Need Something Big: From Bunny Proof
From Bunny Proof we have an option that will be great for people with multiple bunnies. This option uses cube style shelving and some slip ties to bind the materials together. The actual layout is limited mostly just to your own imagination, and it can be expanded pretty much endlessly, assuming you have enough materials.
The flexibility factor means that you can expand the pen simply by linking up more grating. If you get a new rabbit, or you find out that the bunny you already have needs a bit more room, this is going to be an invaluable feature to have.
4. Not so Puzzling: Great for People with Kids: From Instructables
Instructables has put together an option that will be great for people with a lot of toys lying around their house. This playpen is made from a puzzle play mat that children use. If you have kids there is a pretty decent chance you have something like this in your house already. If not, the pieces can be acquired for a few dollars.
The pen can be set up in a matter of minutes and altered and expanded just as quickly if ever the need presents itself.
5. Cardboard Castle: Great for People that Want Something Creative and Free: From Pinterest
Pinterest has come up with a great idea for people that haven’t quite shed their childhood creativity. This cardboard castle can be built for free with boxes that you probably already have sitting around the house.
If you are looking how to build a rabbit playpen that is safe and fun for all ages, this project might be the perfect plan! It serves as a great opportunity for bonding and it is a relatively easy task, requiring just tape and scissors. Fair warning, though—bunnies with idle teeth may make short work of this option. Hey, that’s ok. It just gives you an excuse to make a new one, right?
Nicole is the proud mom of Baby, a Burmese cat and Rosa, a New Zealand Huntaway. A Canadian expat, Nicole now lives on a lush forest property with her Kiwi husband in New Zealand. She has a strong love for all animals of all shapes and sizes (and particularly loves a good interspecies friendship) and wants to share her animal knowledge and other experts’ knowledge with pet lovers across the globe.
- 1. PVC: Best for the Thrifty: By Bunny Approved
- 2. Wire: Great for Dog Owners: From The Rabbit House
- 3. Cube Shelving: Great for People that Need Something Big: From Bunny Proof
- 4. Not so Puzzling: Great for People with Kids: From Instructables
- 5. Cardboard Castle: Great for People that Want Something Creative and Free: From Pinterest