Like most pets, rabbits need to exercise, and spending time outdoors is a great opportunity for your bunny to roam around freely or inside a dedicated enclosure. But when they're no longer supervised or it's time to tuck in for the night, rabbit hutches offer a safe and comfortable place for your rabbit to rest.
What Is a Bunny Hutch?
A bunny hutch, or rabbit hutch, is similar to a cage but intended for use outdoors. Comprised of wood frames built above ground on legs, bunny hutches have roofs and wire panels attached to each side that allow fresh air to flow through the open parts of the enclosure.
If you're interested in building your own bunny hutch, there are a variety of plans with step-by-step instructions to help you build a sturdy structure that will keep your pet rabbit safe and secure from the weather and out of reach of predators. Find the right style for your outside space with both one- and two-story designs that can suit one or multiple rabbits.
Here, discover DIY rabbit hutch ideas to create a new home for your pets.
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This adorable rabbit hutch has an upper and lower deck as well as space where the rabbit can keep warm.
A required tools list, materials list, diagrams, color photos, and in-depth written building directions will make this an easy building project for a beginner.
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Create a hotel for your bunnies with this free rabbit hutch plan that's created so your kids can interact with the rabbits as much as they like.
You'll find color photos, a supply list, a tool list, and building instructions so you can build this great rabbit hotel.
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This free plan at Instructables has you create a small rabbit hutch that's nearly five feet long that can hold three to six young rabbits.
There's a total of 12 steps with written instructions as well as lots of images, but this rabbit hutch plan doesn't list out the materials and tools you'll need like some of these other plans do.
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My Outdoor Plans' rabbit hutch plan is really easy to follow and is said to take less than a day to complete.
The materials list is labeled and corresponds to a diagram to easily see where each piece will fit within the entire rabbit hutch. There are also written instructions to guide you through building it. This plan keeps a list of the tools you need as well.Continue to 5 of 8 below.
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If you have more than one rabbit, you'll want to download this free plan for a sectional rabbit hutch, which can be made to hold up to five rabbits. There's an option for making the hutch sections either four or six feet.
Diagrams, a material and tool list, photos, and step-by-step building directions are all included.
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Simply Easy DIY has, as you'd guess, an easy-to-follow DIY plan for building a rabbit hutch.
Not only are there written instructions on how to build this particular rabbit hutch, but a video is included for visual help.
Simply Easy DIY also lists how you need to cut all the materials, such as the frame, roof, and door, to make them fit together.
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This is another free rabbit hutch plan offered by BuildEazy, but this one has wheels attached so it can be moved easily.
A complete materials list and cut list are shown in this plan, as well as a handful of diagrams with specific dimensions for all sides of the rabbit hutch. There are also step-by-step instructions to guide you through it.
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This rabbit hutch plan from Ana White will provide the perfect home if you have more that one rabbit. This plan has you build two stories but is still a pretty straightforward project.
Unfortunately, there aren't detailed plans here, just a few pictures and some general information about the rabbit hutch. If you're not a beginner, this project might be for you.