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parsnipbun
24-02-2008, 11:10 AM
Those of you with upper levels in your dog crates - how did you fix them on/up?

And are the shelves 'wood'/ply?

We have the largest size dog crate and would like to fit a shelf/upper level that stretches about a third of the way across.

I'd like to get it done today!! so any help would be much appreciated (have checked through old posts but can't quite see HOW these were done)

parsnipbun
24-02-2008, 12:21 PM
bumping myself uo here!

MaxiandScottandbuns
24-02-2008, 01:16 PM
Sorry no help but were wondering the same thing!

Fran
24-02-2008, 01:35 PM
http://forums.rabbitrehome.org.uk/showthread.php?t=52032

gil
24-02-2008, 04:32 PM
it's quite easy...........
get 2 strips of wood and put them through the bars of the dog crate then cut a shelf to fit and screw on to the strips of wood!.........:)

Wispa & Zola
24-02-2008, 04:34 PM
mine have a square piece of wood that is held on the bars by brass hooks

http://i218.photobucket.com/albums/cc54/wispa_86/Buns/CIMG0278-1.jpg

Liz1966
24-02-2008, 05:34 PM
I made a shelf for Storm & Mallow's crate using the instructions on the forum. It's quite easy. I made mine curved which looks nice especially when both doors on the crate are open. I carpeted the crate, gave them a little house which doubles as a step up to the shelf, gave them a ceramic tile for the times they want to lie on a cold surface, added water & a litter tray.
LOL I don't know why I bothered - look at where the buns prefered to sit:roll:
http://i221.photobucket.com/albums/dd48/Liz1966/DSC00219.jpg

Wispa & Zola
24-02-2008, 05:38 PM
we wanted to do a curved one so we could open both doors but our buns are too big!

IzzyTwig
24-02-2008, 05:48 PM
What I did with my cage (not a dog crate but it will work with a dog crate) is I cut a piece of 9mm exterior grade plywood to shape for a shelf. Got lengths of wood strips (30mm x 15mm sort of size) that are slightly longer than the crate. Put them through so they rest on the bars. Place the shelf on top and secure the shelf to the wood strips with wood glue and nails/screws. That way you don't have to touch the crate at all, but the shelf is secure and can't move and strong enough to cope with thumping bunnies.

Doncat5
24-02-2008, 06:29 PM
I made a shelf for Storm & Mallow's crate using the instructions on the forum. It's quite easy. I made mine curved which looks nice especially when both doors on the crate are open. I carpeted the crate, gave them a little house which doubles as a step up to the shelf, gave them a ceramic tile for the times they want to lie on a cold surface, added water & a litter tray.
LOL I don't know why I bothered - look at where the buns prefered to sit:roll:
http://i221.photobucket.com/albums/dd48/Liz1966/DSC00219.jpg

I had to laugh at that... the looks on their faces. :lol::lol:

parsnipbun
24-02-2008, 07:39 PM
Thanks everyone! Shrelf now in place (on wooden bars - but really liked the look of the hooks one so might add a second!).

Doubtless buns will still prefer to sit on top of crate!!!

thanks

ZakuraRabbit
24-02-2008, 07:46 PM
I made a shelf for Storm & Mallow's crate using the instructions on the forum. It's quite easy. I made mine curved which looks nice especially when both doors on the crate are open. I carpeted the crate, gave them a little house which doubles as a step up to the shelf, gave them a ceramic tile for the times they want to lie on a cold surface, added water & a litter tray.
LOL I don't know why I bothered - look at where the buns prefered to sit:roll:
http://i221.photobucket.com/albums/dd48/Liz1966/DSC00219.jpg

Did they jump up there themselves? :shock:

Liz1966
24-02-2008, 07:50 PM
Yes they can jump up on the bedside table very easily. They also jump on to the shelf in the crate from outside the crate.

If rabbits can enter the steeplechase event at the next Olympics - mine will win the gold medal!