How to Build a Rabbit Nestbox

There are a variety of how-to's for building a rabbit nest box. But, I thought I'd put one together, since this is the nestbox size I use for Mini Lops. This design is what we use for all our nestboxes, but any bigger rabbits (such as the commercial breeds), we just use bigger dimensions.

The dimensions I use for my nestboxes for my Mini Lops are:

Sides & Bottom: 10"(wide)X15"(long)

Back: 10"x10"

Top: 10"(wide)x8"(long)

Front: 10"(wide)x6"(tall)

The dimensions I use for commercial breeds are:

Sides & Bottom: 12"(wide)X18"(long)

Back: 12"x12"

Top: 12"(wide)x10"(long)

Front: 12"(wide)x6"(tall)


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Supplies needed:

-1/2" sheet of plywood, measured and cut into the correct pieces.

-1 1/4" drywall screws (that's what I use, as it holds the boxes together better instead of nails)

-Battery powered drill

Line up the sides and bottom first. I line up one side and then use the other side to support the bottom while I screw it together.

Once the first side is screwed together, line the other side up.
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Place the top piece on the box, line it up correctly and screw it together.

Next piece is the front piece. Line it up and screw it together.
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Add the back on. The picture below is two smaller pieces put on the back. Normally it's just a solid 10x10 piece, but since I had smaller pieces to work with, this did the job.  
That's it! The nestbox is completed! I had two does who needed nestboxes the day I made these. So, once you need them, just add the shavings and place in the cage!