DIY Rabbit Enclosure

You want to a free roaming rabbit but also protect your baseboards and carpet? What a dilemma that is, I know it all too well.

Cooper was a free roaming rabbit in our previous house, and if you’ve lived with a rabbit you know they are natural chewers. They’ll tear out carpet and ruin your baseboards. I dealt with that issue before, patched up baseboards the best way possible and covered all corners where Cooper had torn out the carpet. But since we recently bought a brand new home I wanted to protect it and keep it looking new.

I went to my brother-in-law with photos and an idea. He came back with a master plan, with “floor plans” and all, a true architect. From what I shared with him he sketched out the floor plan and how the final product would turn out. It looked amazing on paper.

Needless to say that the final product is amazing too!

The back panel is made out of the following materials:

  • 2- 2×4 pieces of lumber each 7ft in length
  • 2- 2×4 pieces of lumber each 2ft 2 inches in height
  • 1- piece of wire mesh 7 ft x 2ft 2 inches
    • wire mesh is stapled on outside edge

The side panels are made out of the following materials:

  • 4- 2×4 pieces of lumber each 4ft  2 inches in length
  • 4- 2×4 pieces of lumber each 2ft 2 inches in height
  • 2- plexiglass panels (thickness is your preference)
    • length & height depends on deepness of grove made to insert plexiglass into lumber

The front panel is made out of three parts, two side panels and one door:

Panels:

  • 4- 2×4 pieces of lumber each 2ft 5 inches in length
  • 4- 2×4 pieces of lumber each 2ft 2 inches in height
  • 2 – plexiglass panels (thickness is your preference)
    • length & height depends on deepness of grove made to insert plexiglass into lumber

Door:

  • 4- 2×4 pieces of lumber each 2 ft in length
  • 1- plexiglass panel (thickness is your preference)
    • length & height depends on deepness of grove made to insert plexiglass into lumber
  • 2- door hinges

Additional materials: Nails and screws as needed

The interior is all up to you and how you decide to decorate your rabbit’s play area. In order to protect the carpet, I bought an area rug from ikea. Basically my brother in law built the enclosure around the measurements of the rug. So if you purchase a larger rug, make the measurement adjustments around it.

Good luck building yours and please share your final product with me, I would love to see everyone’s enclosures.

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