Oh my word, it has been a while since I have talked about or mentioned my little fury friends on this blog. I think the last time was when we built the homemade organic rabbit feed recipe, after the diy wood pallet rabbit hutch. Anywho, we are about to correct this with this post on the how to build a rabit nest box.
Nesting boxes are essential for when it comes time for the mother rabbit to give birth to the little ones. What I love about this particular one, is that again it is another simple and affordable project. There’s really only one component required this box, which can be found easily at any local hardware store.
Here’s What You’ll Need:
- 8′ 1×10 plank
- measuring tape
- 1 1/2″ drywall screws
- miter saw
- handheld drill
- small drill bit
- metal hooks
- hand saw
- wire mesh
Step By Step Instructions
Measure and cut off 6″ piece which will be
the front of the nest box.
Measure and cut off 7″ piece which will be
the top of the nest box.
Measure and cut off 9 1/4″ piece which will be
the back panel of the nest box.
Measure and cut off two 18″ pieces which will be
the side panel of the nest box.
Measure and cut off 16 1/2″ piece which will be
the bottom panel of the nest box. (This is optional)
On both the side panels, measure 6 inches from the
bottom and mark. Repeat lengthwise and measure 8″.
Draw a line between the two markers in the previous
step and then cut off the extra piece.
Assemble the box, using your drywall screws and drill.
You can pre-drill your holes with a small drill bit
to avoid splitting your pieces.
Sand down any sharp edges and fit in the two metal
hooks on the back of the box, to attach to the cage.
If you are not going to use a wooden bottom, you can use wire mesh with some cardboard on top instead. The wooden bottom however, allows for better insulation during the cold months hence it is recommended you use this instead. We opted for the wood bottom simply because of this.
You can watch the video below on how to build a rabbit nesting box…
You can watch the video below on how to prepare the rabbit nesting box…