Although the employee at your local pet store assures you that the largest-sized cage they have will be big enough for your guinea pig/bunny. They’ll be able to survive in that cage, but will they be happy? In this article, I will show you how to construct your own cage for your lovely little pal.
You Will Need
-Cube Shelving Storage Set (usually found at Staples, Target, Wal-mart, Home Depot, etc)
-CoroplastTM or corrugated plastic (usually found at sign stores, art supplies, Home Depot)
-Cable Ties (optional; to secure grids in place)
-Metrestick (to measure and mark straight lines)
-Box cutter or razor blade
- Plan where you want your cage to be and gather all your tools and materials to that area.
- Count how many cubes you have. If you have 12 grids you could make a 2×4, the ideal size.
- Connect and assemble your cage.
- Make sure cage is sturdy and secure. If needed, reinforce with cable ties
- Measure the inside; length and width.
- Add 12″ to the length and width to add a 6″ bordering wall around your cage.
- Mark it all out.
- Cut excess off with scissors.
- Measure mark and score 6″ off each side.
- Cut all the way out through the plastic 6″ to create a flap. Repeat on all corners.
- With heavy duty tape, tape it all together to bring the sides up.
- Pop the box into the cube cage
- Add bedding, pet/s and enjoy!
It should end up looking like this
DIY Cage Compared to Pet Store Cage
Did you know, not only will this be benefitting your bunny/guinea pig’s health, but it will benefit yours too. More room, less cleaning. You’ll still have to clean your pet’s cage at least once a week and sweeping up any poops ever day though.