How to make a frame kit for a rabbit cage – cheap and easy
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How to make a frame kit for a rabbit cage – cheap and easy

October 24, 2019


Normally when you use a wire rabbit cage you need some way of suspending it either above the ground or the dropping tray. The most common way to do that is to just buy what is called a frame kit which is basically four metal posts that attach to each corner of the cage and keep it suspended above the dropping pan. These frame kits typically sell for about 15 or 20 dollars but they’re good for just one cage. So if you want to add another cage on top you have to get another frame kit for that cage and so you can stack them up. So I decided to try to make my own save a little money and as it turns out, using 1x3s you can make a frame kit for about 1/3 or 1/4 of the cost of buying a metal one. In addition to 1x3s you’ll also need some angle brackets like this and that’s what you use to set the cages on so basically you measure 3 or 3 and a half inches above either the cage below or the floor however thick your dropping tray is and
then you put these on each of the posts and then set your cage on top of that. You also see that I drilled a couple
holes here two sets. one that would be near the top of the cage and one around the middle and that’s what we use to attach the frame onto the cage and I’ll show you that momentarily OK, now we have the cage in place so we can go ahead and secure it with wire ties. that’s all you have to do this is secure enough that you can take a cage out and clean it and put it back in as long as you have one cage in there that keeps those posts secure so they stay upright and that pretty much does it. If you have any questions leave those in the comments below. As always, thanks for watching and I’ll see you next time!

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  1. Hi what sizes are your cages and where did ya get the black trays. Im wanting to do a setup like this and all the help I could get would be appreciated!

  2. Can the rabbits chew on the wood? I'm too wanting to find a cheap way to frame the cages. It gets costly with the metal kits but I have always been told to say way from wood because if the rabbits chew on the wood it could cause breeding complications!

  3. how bloody cruel are those cages rabbits need room to jump and to dig ,sorry but those are just terrible 6 foot is the recommended size for a hutch , even if theyre not pets they still should have the chance to have space and to do what rabbits like to do .

  4. What is the gauge on that wire and what is the measurement ? I want to make sure it does not hurt there feet. Thank you. FR 23 Sept 16 22:24

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