Where can I buy extra x-pen panels?

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  1. Aug 17, 2019 #1

    Alyssa and Bugs♡

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    I'm looking into redoing my pen (stacked x-pens instead of just one pen) and I need more panels. Right now, I'm using the wall but I need to be able to open the pens to let the bunnies out. I have to pick the bunnies up to switch them out of the pen and doing that twice a day is hurting our bond. I'd like for them to have their own pens.

    The pens I'm using are these ones (I have 2 but I'm using the second as a lid to the pen). If it's needed, I could find a way to take a pen apart, but I don't want to do that unless I have to. I'm looking to redo the pen asap. The panels don't even have to be the same brand/style as the ones I have.

    Thank you!
     
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    I just look on amazon for my rabbit stuff and I came across this www.amazon.com If you just buy a bunch of these pannels and set up as big or as small as you want? I have never used these for long so I don't know how strong they are but I guess its worth a try
     
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    Could you show a photo of your current setup? I'm not understanding why the end of the pen can't be swung open as a door.
     
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    Sorry for not being clear.

    I'm using the wall to make the pen bigger. Without the wall, the pen is 4 foot by 4 foot. I perfer the 6 foot by 4 foot because they're both very energetic and the extra space means they can run around and binky. I'm going to add a picture of the stacked pens I had before (this one is the 4 foot by 4 foot).
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    (Last picture is of the corner of the current pen, showing where the wall is being used).
     

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    I didn't even think about that! I'd need two of those, meaning I'd have 4 pens total. Is it even realistic for me to think I could take apart a pen? That seems like a much easier and cheaper solution. There has to be some kind of tool that could do it, right?
     
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    You can take apart a pen! You can either use a Dremel or you can buy a set of really strong clippers at a hardware store. Think big clippers, like for cutting locks or fences. For the life of me I cannot think of the name of them at the moment.
     
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    You shouldnt need to cut anything to take apart a pen. That just leaves sharp edges.
    Most have little metal clamp bits that hold each panel to the next. Use some plyers and get someone strong and those can be taken apart.
    Theyre literally rusting off the xpen we leave out on the deck for the dogs.
     
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    Good point, Watermelons! My x-pens don't have clamps, just bars bent around each other. I had a similar thought to Alyssa's in that I'm considering building a frame and then cutting apart one of my x-pens to create the sides of a homemade cage. In that case, I would use the sanding tool on my Dremel to sand down any sharp edges. I think it would definitely be much easier to just remove those clamps though. I wish mine had those.
     
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    Taking a pen apart seems like the best option and I'm going to go with that. Thank you!
     
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    Taking apart a pen (or rather just taking off the connecters) was actually really easy. The hardest part was actually getting a good grip on the pliers. I'm for the most part liking how the cage turned out :) 20190828_211507.jpeg
     

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