Around the exposed egdes, we sealed them by putting a rabbit tunnel through each hole and securing it in place.
Next, we wanted to make the bottom waterproof in case of any bunny related accidents. So, we tiled the whole of the cabinet bottom, a couple of tiles up the sides and each of the two perches (small BESTÅ shelves).
We then took two sections of our rabbit’s old playpen and cut to size, sanded and painted them. These were fitted using additional BESTÅ shelf fittings, 8 on each side of the TV unit, 4 facing inward and 4 facing out.
This means that by removing the front fixings the cage bars lift off for easy cleaning.
Finally, we have magnetic baby locks on each door so that our rabbit cannot push the door open himself.
~ by Rebecca & Lee
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