Gorm

Published on October 23rd, 2010 | by Jules IKEAHacker

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Super Rabbit Condo





Materials: Gorm Shelving, wood trim, hook latches, hinges, staples, furniture tacks, steel mesh, galvanized wire


Description: After adopting our new English Lop, my husband decided to take on making a cage that would be functional with our space and give her as much room as possible.

We used The Gorm shelving system:
2 longer shelves (Width: 30 3/8 “Depth: 20 1/8 “)
3 shorter shelves (Width: 19 5/8 “Depth: 20 1/8 “)
3 corner shelves (Width: 29 7/8 ”
Depth: 20 1/8 “)
9 Posts (Height: 43 1/4 “)

We assembled the shelving, and then attached steel mesh to wood frames using industrial staples and furniture tacks. He then drilled these frames into the Gorm in sections. We made door frames and attached the galvanized wire via staples. We attached the doors with hinges and latches. They open and close with latches.

We added a long ramp so she could run up and down to the second and third level.

Finally we laid down rubber on the bottom and covered all shelves with carpet.
The best thing is we can continue to expand it as she grows in both length and height!

Total cost about $150.00

~ Elsa, New Jersey

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14 Responses to Super Rabbit Condo

  1. kitchen says:

    This is such a nice tutorial. I will repair my rabbit condo by my own.

  2. Anonymous says:

    That is a really nice cage. I myself have got a Gorm converted into a huge guinea pig cage. Very convenient and nice looking.
    But is the poor animal alone in there? Rabbits are group animals, I bet she’d be super happy if she had a partner to share her condo with!

  3. MyFuZZyButtZ says:

    Since this is just a starter home it’s okay for now, but it should be wider for more room. Also, as stated, your bunny needs a ‘friend’ so please adopt one – and be sure it’s either of the same sex or ‘fixed’ first!

  4. siteler says:

    nice post thank you

  5. I just like your site. I hope to share it with friends soonest

  6. Anonymous says:

    Hi, looks like great work! Be careful with what kind of carpet you are using — Rabbits tend to chew on carpet and synthetic fiber can cause serious digestive problems (my rabbit got into some and stopped eating, requiring a rush to the vet). The same goes with the rubber underlay — make sure the bun can’t get to it even after a good digging. You can get natural fiber rugs at Ikea too, check out the Tarnby (you might need to cut it up, though).

  7. IKEA Spotter says:

    Nice condo. Lots of levels to keep her busy. Good construction.

    OT:
    Don’t let people chastise you for only having one bun. Not all buns do well with others(seriously). Not all buns can be bonded later on in life. As long as your bun gets plenty of human time she can be content.

  8. Anonymous says:

    Add some fabric or a coat of paint to that condo!

  9. Anonymous says:

    Wow cool make sure no lead paint or paint added rabbits like to chew and they could injest and swallow the paint

    Source for that info:rabbit owner

  10. Anonymous says:

    “As long as your bun gets plenty of human time she can be content.”

    This is the stupidest thing I have ever heard. So, if you have no human interaction at all, will you be fine because you get out of a cage to play with a rabbit for a few hours a day? No, you won’t. Stop talking about things you don’t understand.

  11. The Mandrake says:

    That’s great! by the way, your rabbit looks like the Hulk. lol

  12. Anonymous says:

    There’s a giant rodent in your house.

  13. Anonymous says:

    holy crap people. it’s a hack by someone who obviously loves the old bunny. Jeez A little more focus on the hack and less going all PETA on the hacker.

  14. Anonymous says:

    for people bashing on her to adopt another rabbit: why don’t YOU go out of your way to adopt two rabbits then. Stop talking out of your ass.
    Christ, you haters are all talk and no action.

    For “MyFuZZyButtZ”- same sex rabbits who are not neutered/spayed are very difficult to get along. Especially females, they are very territorial. It is best to get two fixed rabbits of the different sex.

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