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Make Your Own Bunny Mansion

Something came to mind this afternoon but I cannot seemed to recall what it was. I guess memory is failing me at the moment. I thought it was quite interesting to share.

Had an exhausting day building a few bunny mansions for the spoilt “BunBrats” and thought it will be good to share with those who are interested in building one. The problem with most pet cages in the market is that they are not built specifically for rabbits. Perhaps I should say that the problem lies in the rabbits – they like to relief themselves at a certain corner of the cage. The cages in the market do not offer protection against spills when bunnies lift their rear end towards the edge of the cages and “shooting” pee outwards. In order to solve this problem, most people use pee guards to be fixed around the internal edges of the cages but that further reduce the space in the cages. Instead, I prefer to build a “giant” pee guard that surrounds the cage itself. I have tried this method before and found that it is effective. Not sure why but today I was inspired to revamp the “bunny space” and wanted to give the bunnies larger roaming space. I found a large play pen with a bottom tray and realize that it will fit the vision I have on mind.

Here is a list of materials that you will need to build a bunny mansion:

1) General Clear Sealant

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2) Chloroplast boards

3) Duct Tape

4) Large Cage

5) Soft Litter Bedding

6) Toys & Wooden House

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7) Tools – Scissors/Measuring Tape/Long Ruler

8) Cable ties

Firstly, I had to combine two large chloroplast boards to be able to accommodate the cage dimension. In order to combine two or more boards together, I have to ensure that there will not be any leakage and this is why we need general sealant to be applied in between the two boards. I started off combining the two boards by sticking them together with the duct tape on one side, turn the boards around, applied the sealant and continue covering the gap with the duct tape. I left the sealant to dry while I clean cages.

After the sealant is dry, I placed the cage tray to measure the excessed board that I can fold to make a larger “tray”.

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Once I have done that, I cut and fold the excessive board and bind together with cable ties.

I place the cage on top of the chloroplast tray, added bedding, place the feeding bowls and water bottles in before releasing the bunnies into their new mansion.

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I believe I made a few bunnies really happy today.

20140705_173619Actually, now I remember what I wanted to share. It is pertaining to the word “motion”. Not passing motion as in “pooping” but when things seemed impossible, the most important is to take action. By taking action it will get things started. The reason why I had this thought was because, often times, we tend to put things on hold and procrastinate. And it feels harder to start the engine again when we finally find the time. No matter how small the effort, we should just take small steps.

I started off this morning with a little idea and I ended up spending 5 hours working for the bunnies. The first step was getting the cage and the rest as they say, is history – LOL!

 

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Tim “The Rabbit & Tool Man” Taylor stikes again!

Rabbits in TLR are let loose on rotation for their daily runs. As of late, I have been really lazy to clean up after every run. Sometimes they tend to be a little cheeky and leave a lot of pee and poop for me to clean up. I finally stopped procrastinating and went ahead with what I love to do over the weekend – Rabbit DIY. This time I built an indoor Rabbit Run – limited apartment space. It is good to have a run so that I do not need to worry too much about pee and poop. Also, I do not need to worry about having my electrical cords chewed by these rascals.

I must mention that this design is inspired by Alicia of Pet Epicure and all those NIC panel peeps! Thank you!

Ingredients for a perfect rabbit run:

1) 3 big chloroplast board

2) 1 roll of cloth tape

3) 1 tube of clear sealant

4) Lotsa cable tie

5) Binding rings (I think so)

Step 1:

Lay all Chloroplast board side by side, tape them together, turn them around and apply sealant at joins.

Measuring to fit the puppy playpen

Measuring to fit the puppy playpen

Taping the bottom

Taping the bottom

Step 2:

Fold up the sides

Folding the sides

Folding the sides

Step 3:

Secure with cable ties (the tool man’s favorite!)

Cable ties are the best human creation!

Cable ties are the best human creation!

Step 4:

Apply sealant where pee matters! Wait out to dry!

Apply sealant at the corner where the rascals love to point and shoot!

Apply sealant at the corner where the rascals love to point and shoot!

Step 5:

Place the big a** pan where you want the run to be.

That's a major pan with an attitude!

That's a major pan with an attitude!

Step 6:

Put in the puppy play pen.

Finally found good use for this puppy play pen

Finally found good use for this puppy play pen

I am quite eager to take a photo with a bunny in it but I just have to wait out for the sealant to dry.

Step 7:

Secure sides with binding rings.

Binding rings are my favorites too!

Binding rings are my favorites too!

Just admit it, that has got to be one of the best DIY in a rabbit owner’s history right!? Please drop a comment to appreciate and don’t be shy to copy this – it’s dedicated to all the copy cats in the world (LOL!)!

There you have it, another great DIY project from TLR! Have a nice weekend and stop protesting!

P/S: Please pray for Truffles. He’s going for his castration tomorrow. New owners are awaiting for his safe return home next week! All bunnies paws together now!

Rabbits in TLR are let loose on rotation for their daily runs. As of late, I have been really lazy to clean up after every run. Sometimes they tend to be a little cheeky and leave a lot of pee and poop for me to clean up. I finally stopped procrastinating and went ahead with what I love to do over the weekend – Rabbit DIY. This time I built an indoor Rabbit Run – limited apartment space. It is good to have a run so that I do not need to worry too much about pee and poop. Also, I do not need to worry about having my electrical cords chewed by these rascals.

I must mention that this design is inspired by Alicia of Pet Epicure and all those NIC panel peeps! Thank you!

Ingredients for a perfect rabbit run:

1) 3 big chloroplast board

2) 1 roll of cloth tape

3) 1 tube of clear sealant

4) Lotsa cable tie

5) Binding rings (I think so)

Step 1:

Lay all Chloroplast board side by side, tape them together, turn them around and apply sealant at joins.

Measuring to fit the puppy playpen

Measuring to fit the puppy playpen

Taping the bottom

Taping the bottom

Step 2:

Fold up the sides

Folding the sides

Folding the sides

Step 3:

Secure with cable ties (the tool man’s favorite!)

Cable ties are the best human creation!

Cable ties are the best human creation!

Step 4:

Apply sealant where pee matters! Wait out to dry!

Apply sealant at the corner where the rascals love to point and shoot!

Apply sealant at the corner where the rascals love to point and shoot!

Step 5:

Place the big a** pan where you want the run to be.

That's a major pan with an attitude!

That's a major pan with an attitude!

Step 6:Put in the puppy play pen.

Finally found good use for this puppy play pen

Finally found good use for this puppy play pen

I am quite eager to take a photo with a bunny in it but I just have to wait out for the sealant to dry.
Step 7:

Secure sides with binding rings.

Binding rings are my favorites too!

Binding rings are my favorites too!

Just admit it, that has got to be one of the best DIY in a rabbit owner’s history right!? Please drop a comment to appreciate and don’t be shy to copy this – it’s dedicated to all the copy cats in the world (LOL!)!
There you have it, another great DIY project from TLR! Have a nice weekend and stop protesting!

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