How to Make a Rabbit Condo

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How to Make a Rabbit Condo
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This was my inspiration but I couldn't find it for less than $40.00 (by the time i shipped it) so I decided to build my own.

This was my inspiration but I couldn't find it for less than $40.00 (by the time i shipped it) so I decided to build my own.

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I started with a large wardrobe box from U-Haul. For extra height and easy cleaning I didn't fold down the flaps, but left them making a large square open at the top and bottom.

I started with a large wardrobe box from U-Haul. For extra height and easy cleaning I didn't fold down the flaps, but left them making a large square open at the top and bottom.

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To give the box some support I zip tied a wooden dowel into each corner, with a zip tie at the top and bottom. (I used a knitting needle to poke holes in the box.)

To give the box some support I zip tied a wooden dowel into each corner, with a zip tie at the top and bottom. (I used a knitting needle to poke holes in the box.)

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For the first level I cut openings on two sides to make an open floor plan, and placed the boxes into opposite corners. I also cut a hole in the top of one to give access to the second floor.

For the first level I cut openings on two sides to make an open floor plan, and placed the boxes into opposite corners. I also cut a hole in the top of one to give access to the second floor.

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I wanted to have a way to keep the boxes from moving without using stuff like tape and staples that bunnies love to eat, so I cut an "x" into the corner and slide the boxes down the corner dowels.

I wanted to have a way to keep the boxes from moving without using stuff like tape and staples that bunnies love to eat, so I cut an "x" into the corner and slide the boxes down the corner dowels.

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Here's Nigel checking out the start of the second level.

Here's Nigel checking out the start of the second level.

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For his hay (or dining room) I took two boxes and placed them like so, I held the together with some zip ties.

For his hay (or dining room) I took two boxes and placed them like so, I held the together with some zip ties.

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For access inside the box I cut three holes on the sides.

For access inside the box I cut three holes on the sides.

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A close up of the zip ties holding the boxes together.

A close up of the zip ties holding the boxes together.

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Tip: try not to cut holes into the boxes until you are certain of placement, to give the chance to change your mind. I have holes cut out all ready as I had built the condo earlier.

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Placement of the dining room to create the second level as well as the creating the third level.

Placement of the dining room to create the second level as well as the creating the third level.

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A view through the the condo's second floor.

A view through the the condo's second floor.

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For the front entrance I placed another box and zipped tied it to the front (after cutting out an opening in the larger box). I also placed a second box on top to allow a second place for hay.

For the front entrance I placed another box and zipped tied it to the front (after cutting out an opening in the larger box). I also placed a second box on top to allow a second place for hay.

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I was planning on leaving the top open but the metal pan from the bottom of his old cage fit perfectly for the roof and the dowels easily support the weight.

I was planning on leaving the top open but the metal pan from the bottom of his old cage fit perfectly for the roof and the dowels easily support the weight.

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I placed a rug on the pan to keep Nigel from slipping, bunny paws don't like shinny surfaces. :(

I placed a rug on the pan to keep Nigel from slipping, bunny paws don't like shinny surfaces. :(

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I was able to hang his water dish from the side of the box.

I was able to hang his water dish from the side of the box.

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I took a narrow board and drilled some holes in the top for the zip ties, and covered it with carpet using some binder clips to make a ramp.

I took a narrow board and drilled some holes in the top for the zip ties, and covered it with carpet using some binder clips to make a ramp.

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The ramp attached to the side of the condo.

The ramp attached to the side of the condo.

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The finished product getting its home inspection.

The finished product getting its home inspection.

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A happy bunny!

A happy bunny!

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