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Tally943
04-05-13, 06:18 am
I wanted to give him the same cage my guinea pig has Amazon.com: Midwest Interactive Guinea Habitat Plus: Pet Supplies (http://www.amazon.com/Midwest-Interactive-Guinea-Habitat-Plus/dp/B001NJ0DQ8/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1365164212&sr=8-1&keywords=midwest+plus) , will that be okay? If not what other cages are there? Thankyou for helping! :D

MochaAndMoo
04-05-13, 06:24 am
The sides aren't high enough on the midwest cages, the rabbit will be able to jump out. As for other cages, I can't suggest anything other then C&C type cages, they are the only cages large enough.

SophieBunny
04-05-13, 06:33 am
Yeah, I second MochaAndMoo, the Midwest isn't big enough or tall enough. Even if you put a lid on to stop him jumping out, he won't be able to stretch up or binky. There really isn't anything better than a c&c, other than being free range. :)

Inle_Rabbit
04-05-13, 06:53 am
X-pens work (http://www.petco.com/product/13904/Midwest-Black-E-Coat-Exercise-Pens.aspx?cm_mmc=CSEMGoogleAdExtProd-_-Dog-_-Midwest-_-243981&mr:trackingCode=AAFCEB15-8381-DE11-B7F3-0019B9C043EB&mr:referralID=NA&mr:adType=pla&mr:ad=26560809355&mr:keyword=&mr:match=&mr:filter=50015360579) well as an alternative to C&C's but really C&C's are the best. Rabbits need to be able to stand all the way up on their tippy toes and it is best to have a shelf they can jump up on to work those muscles.

This is one of my favorite cages for small rabbits. If you use 3/4" ply wood you will not need to add grid support underneath the shelves. The wood will be thick and strong enough to hold on its own.

How to Build a Rabbit Condo - YouTube (http://youtu.be/4bLUDLbZYr4)

Tally943
04-05-13, 07:15 am
Okay thankyou, its just I dont want to build a cage, I would rather buy one...
He also is only a 3-pound dutch rabbit

HannibalLecter
04-05-13, 07:23 am
Okay thankyou, its just I dont want to build a cage, I would rather buy one...
He also is only a 3-pound dutch rabbit

You can buy a base from the C&C cage store or from a sign shop that can score it for you, but you just pop the grids in place & I would hardly call it building. Trust me, I can hardly build a thing, but a C&C is the easiest thing ever.

The minimum size for small breeds is 180cm which is a 2x5, and I would recommend a 2x6 at least & 2-3 grids high depending on the rabbit.
The rabbit should be able to lie completely stretched out on the width, some will need a 3 grid wide cage. The rabbit also needs to be able to do at least 3-4 full jumps without bumping it's nose on the end, stand up completely on it's hind legs, as well as jump up on a shelf/ledge/house.

Inle_Rabbit
04-05-13, 07:32 am
I agree with Hanniballecter - C&C cages are not so much building as they are assembling. Like buying Ikea furniture or putting together legos. A couple of zip-ties and that's pretty much it.

Tally943
04-05-13, 08:31 am
okay, can you send me a link to the base of the C&C that would be best for him. I will start there.

HannibalLecter
04-05-13, 08:35 am
Here are the bases in the store: Coroplast Bases for C&C Cages (http://www.guineapigcagesstore.com/coroplast-bases)
But most sign shops will be able to score them as well.

Inle_Rabbit
04-05-13, 08:43 am
A sign shop might be cheaper too.

Tally943
04-05-13, 08:47 am
okay, and then 2x6 grids? So like this: Jumbo (2x6 Grids) Covered - Standard Covered Cages - C&C Cages for Guinea Pigs (http://www.guineapigcagesstore.com/candc-cage-covered-jumbo)

HannibalLecter
04-05-13, 08:50 am
okay, and then 2x6 grids? So like this: Jumbo (2x6 Grids) Covered - Standard Covered Cages - C&C Cages for Guinea Pigs (http://www.guineapigcagesstore.com/candc-cage-covered-jumbo)

Yes that's the one, but you'll need to raise it another grid to make it high enough for jumping.
If you can buy the grids locally it'll be much cheaper.

Tally943
04-05-13, 08:51 am
Alright! Thankyou, I will go to Lowes or Home Depot this weekend and start planning!

HannibalLecter
04-05-13, 08:53 am
Alright! Thankyou, I will go to Lowes or Home Depot this weekend and start planning!

Please take pictures when you're done! ^^

Tally943
04-05-13, 08:57 am
Okay!!! :D

HannibalLecter
04-05-13, 09:02 am
If you purchase a base from the cage store, you can request to have it made to fit the outside of the cage to avoid the rabbit biting it.