Is it really cost effective to build your own rabbit cages?
Lots of rabbit owners like to build their own cages. There’s a real sense of accomplishment in seeing the cage you built all finished and ready for your new pet. But, you might wonder, is it really cost-effective to build your own cages? Well, that depends.
A 100ft roll of galvanized wire can make about 6-8 rabbit cages, depending on their dimensions. If you price a roll of wire against the price of 6-8 pre-built rabbit cages, it looks pretty good. It definitely seems like you can save money by buying the wire, clips, and trays separately and assembling them yourself.
But there’s a hitch: You need more than one type of wire to build a rabbit cage. Most rabbit cages are built of 1” x 2” mesh wire on the sides and roof of the cage, but that’s not tight enough to support rabbits’ feet. The floor of the cage must be a much tighter mesh: ½” x ½”. That means, unfortunately, that to build even one rabbit cage, you need TWO types of wire. Add a second 100ft roll of floor wire to your shopping cart, and suddenly the bottom line doesn’t look so good anymore.
But don’t worry, there’s a way around.
Pre-cut Floors make All the Difference
At PremiumRabbits.com, you don’t have to spend over $150 on a roll of floor wire. The solution: pre-cut floors. Buy your roll of side-wire, and then order the floors you want separately. We’ll send you a piece of ½”x 1” wire cut to the right dimensions – and instead of $150, you’ll pay under $10! Now you can have fun designing your own cages and putting them together, while still keeping the costs down.
A Double Function – Replacement Floors
Our pre-cut floors can also replace rusted floors on older cages that you purchased.
Note: Other floor sizes may be available in addition to those listed on the PremiumRabbits.com website. If you need a size that you don’t see here, just ask if we have it!