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5 Free DIY Rabbit Playpens You Can Build Today

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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 you can build today to equip your bunny with an awesome playpen.

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.

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1. PVC: Best for the Thrifty: By Bunny Approved

PVC- Best for the Thrifty- By Bunny Approved
Image: 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

Wire- Great for Dog Owners- From The Rabbit House
Image: 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

Cube Shelving- Great for People that Need Something Big- From Bunny Proof
Image: 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

Not so Puzzling- Great for People with Kids- From Instructables
Image: 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

Cardboard Castle- Great for People that Want Something Creative and Free- From Pinterest
Image: 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.

This may be an especially fun project to take on with your kids as 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?


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