Build an indoor house

To make the indoor enclosure below, you'll need:

50 NIC cubes

200 cable ties (always better to have too many, than not enough)

2-3 medium sized bulldog clips (that fit between the grids so they close properly)

cut to size flooring (we used external 6mm ply wood as it's thick enough to stay flat and doesn't matter if the bunny wees on it or chews it)
 
reinforcing rods (if the enclosure is 2 squares wide, reinforcing wooden rods help keep the enclosure stable - we used cheap pine)

 

Building an indoor house is really easy & the bonus is that you can make an enclosure in one day that suits a position in your house.

flooring cut to size
covers the squares and
ensures the floor is solid,
non slip & even
cable ties are used
to connect reinforcing rods& to connect squares
reinforced plywood flooring on top floor
bulldog clips to hold door shut
second door

This enclosure was made in an L shape which fits over the top of a set of drawers and an added extension.  The shape can be whatever you want it to be & wherever it fits best.  The location has one part in front of a window so the bunny can see out, get some fresh air and sunshine.  There is a blind over the window so it can be closed at night.  We have place lino under the enclosure to protect the furniture and catches any messes that may occur.

These indoor enclosures are really flexible in their uses.  If you have only one or a bonded pair of buns, you can either place them on ground level so you could leave the door open when you're home so the bunnies can come out for a run & go home when they want to. 

If you have other animals, children or your rooms are not bunny proofed... or you have a bad back & cannot reach down, placing the enclosure on a higher area (like the one above) will ensure that your buns are safe & secure.

The size of these enclosures ensure that there is enough room inside to fit a large litter tray, lots of clean towels, toys & a cardboard box to play & hide in.

The benefits of the NIC squares, is that you can make them into whatever shape or size that you need.

Flooring can also be whatever you choose but make sure you do cover up the flooring as your bunny will hurt their feet on the wire. 

We choose to use external ply cut to size for our flooring on the top & bottom floors, but thick cardboard, tiles or lino can also work (just make sure the flooring is non slip and safe).

We also cover the flooring in towels to ensure the bunnies are warm & comfortable.  The towels are also easy to clean if there are any "accidents".

 

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