Five Tips for Building Your Own Rabbit Cages
1. Make sure you have two essential tools: J-clip pliers and wire snips. Specially designed J-clip pliers are available from your local rabbit supply dealer and are a must-have for building rabbit cages. Those funny clips slide on easily with the right tool, but are hard to manage with any other type of pliers—trust me. The other essential tool is a sturdy pair of wire cutters. You have to make hundreds of wire snips to build a few cages, and without the right tool, this is the most tiring part of building rabbit cages. A pair of needle-nosed pliers can also come in handy for getting those J-clips off that landed in the wrong places.
2. Buy pre-cut floors. The dealer that sells you a roll of wire will probably also sell you floors pre-cut to your size specifications. It’s highly uneconomical and impractical to buy a roll ½ x 1” floor wire in addition to the 1 x 2” wire that is suitable for the sides and top of a cage. Plus, it saves you thousands of wire snips!