Do it Yourself Rabbit Cages for Rabbit Breeders Philippines:
We watched numerous youtube rabbit breeding videos before deciding on the size of the cages we wanted to build for our Rabbitry, and decided to go with the 2′x2′x1′ design so the rabbits would have space to grow. We found that smaller cages simply do not work as well for active breeding.
We begin by making a trip to the local hardware store and purchasing 16 gauge welded cage wire that is 4′ wide with 1/4″ square holes. We then setup a 4′x8′ piece of 3/4 marine plywood on top of a large table to use as a workplace to cut, bend and assemble the cage wire. We suggest shopping around before buying your cage wire because there are some poor quality wire imported from China that is best to avoid because the welds are not secure and the wire is poorly galvanized. While shopping for wire be sure to take a note pad and write down the prices being quoted by each merchant as well as the quality. We have been paying around 295 pesos per meter 4′ wide 16 gauge top quality! In US Dollars that is about $8 a cage, made from the best welded wire. Bending the wire is easy as measuring 1′ and laying the wire on the edge of the plywood table and pressing down till you get a good even bend, then take a hammer and strike the edges against the table top to form a clean square edge. Repeat this process on all pieces till you have formed the cage wire as shown above.
As you can see Angel has joined the 2 pieces together and is securing the top and bottom with small zip ties which we buy at Unitop for a good price. Having a large sturdy work table will make the process so much easier and stress free.
Once you have completed securing the cage with zip-ties all around, cut off the excess piece of the zip-ties to make a clean look for the cage.
You will now cut the holes in front of each cage the same size with a pair of side-cutters. We cut the cage door holes so that we can easily fit the Bunnie Boxes through the hole when it is time for the Doe to deliver her Kits. Save the wire you cut out for the hole because you will be using this for the cage door. It is good to make nice clean close cuts with your side-cutters so you will not have a problem inserting the Sliders over the edges. You will learn how to fit the Sliders making a door edges by practice.
This is a nice close-up view of how to place the Sliders over the opening and securing it with zip-ties. We use galvanized wire for the hinges because rabbits chew on the zip-ties and can possibly escaped from the cages. The Sliders look nice and make a clean edge which protects both you and the rabbits from being cut by the sharp edges left when cutting the cage opening. NOTE to be sure to make your cage doors large enough to add the Bunny Boxes when needed.
This photo shows the electrical conduit we previously used for the cage doors before we chanced over to the Sliders which were much easier to use and looked so much better. When you have completed the cage doors then add a bungee cord to the top of the cage and this will keep the door secure.
You can see from the above photo that even a full grown Doe can easily lay down and relax in a 2′ cage. Even when we add the Bunny Box to her cage there is still plenty of room for the Doe to stretch out.
Watch the video below on how to form the Wire for ALL Metal Cages.
Bending and Shaping ALL Metal Rabbit Cages
This video is where we learned how to work the welded wire to form the cages. (Must Watch)
NEVER USE THE LIGHTER GAUGE WELDED WIRE FOR RABBITRY CAGES BECAUSE IT WARPS AND LACKS THE STRENGTH TO HOLD IT’S SHAPE!
NEVER USE WOOD IN OR ON YOUR CAGES BECAUSE THE RABBITS WILL EAT THE WOOD, AND THE WOOD WILL SOAK UP URINE AND CAUSE A BAD SMELL IN YOUR RABBITRY!
We hope this information will inspire and help others in raising rabbits for pets, or for sale.
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