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Between my family and i decided to make a roof to floor hutch ( good 6ft high and 2 by 3ft base ) and im wondering on any suggestions to prevent my rabbit from chewing on the wood from inside the hutch once we build it and implement it within my room, and any suggestions to put in the hutch would be great as we are braining storming on what to put in other then a couple layers of places for him to climb, hiding places and a pull out bin at the bottom to clean it out properly.
 

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2 by 3 base is rather small (just 6 sq feet). Floor space is more important than height. Can you go larger?
You might get lots of ideas by going through the following thread that shows the indoor homes of some of the rabbits here on RO. Wood can be used, but many of us have used cheaper, easier materials to work with. Take a browse and see what options are available from which to choose.
https://www.rabbitsonline.net/threads/2018-cages.88690/
 

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I cant go any larger in length thats why he will have plenty of platforms and such, my mother has limited eye sight to see below her without looking down and the size of my room is also included within it.
 

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I dont live in a 'house' its a mobile trailer and my mother would much rather prefer it to be built to make accommodations to room space and her problems let alone space to hold a large based cage.
 

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And i cant use anything feeble , i have a cat that likes to have her zoomies as well as a 70 pound dog that can get a bit wild in zoomies as well so wood is very much preferred which we have plmety of but knowing ways to prevent him from chewing it to pieces from the inside out would be helpful
 

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My suggestion would be to use Nic cubes on the inside and then reinforce it with wood so that even if your bunny did nibble a little bit it would still be okay. That's what I did for my bunny Kashmir.

My NIC see cubes were zip tied together and then attached to the wood afterwards
 

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I have no idea what those are-
Sorry canadian here guys , limited things with where i live
 

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Just look up wire shelving cubes on Google and you'll see what I'm talking about. Bed Bath & Beyond usually has them for $20 a pack and then if you use the $5 off coupon that you get in the mail or via email then you only pay fifteen a pack.

They usually come with little circular connectors but no honesty don't waste your time they never work just use zip ties.
 

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I'd suggest using rolled linoleum to line the floor (on top of the wood) to make it waterproof. Any long edges/corners of the wood, you can use plastic cornerbead (available at any hardware store). They have ones that are self-stick. Here's a photo:
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Thank you definitely great help there , and if i manage to draw it out ill post photos of it highly likely
 

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Bear in mind that with a cage with such a small floor space, bunny will need to be let out for exercise for several hours every day. That mean you'll need to bunny proof your room and be sure to be able to securely close your bedroom door to prevent the cats/dog from coming in during bunny's playtime (unless they are able to be trained to get along with the rabbit).
 

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He already gets hour 3 to 6 hours a day (unless my sibling decides to be lazy and not let him out which pisses me right off) and they get along but i just dont trust free roaming with his chewing going on. I have him limited out to the livingroom as my bedroom holds antique furniture that doesnt need anymore damage then the abuse it already has.
I would have expanded it but i do not have permission to remove a section of it. But with good chance of three to four layers for him to run up and down he should be okay for majority of the day as i have abserved with the various hours out of his cage.
 

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2'x3' is enough for a small-med size rabbit easily, that's 24"x36".
From my experience rabbits don't really use layers as much, floor space is more important when theres only one rabbit, since it determines how far they can run
If he can reach wood from the inside, he is likely to chew it, and theres no way of getting around that.
 

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I know most rabbits dont enjoy the layers but ive watched him for past month and all he does his climb or get the highest place thats is why we are doing tall.
 

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Quite ultimately we bought a ferret cage instead , the cost for building the pen to how it was to be was just getting to much with the basic calculation for the basic outline was 250 and increasing, she ultimately seems quite happy to beable to travel up to check out the whole room to just moving floors
 

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