Last night I found a wounded baby bunny by my garden gate. I didn't want to bring him indoors and have my dogs traumatize him more, so I used a metal colander and a planter to keep him safe until morning .
I figured out a safe structure for him after scrounging around the yard in my stash of windows, and came up with this....
Construction is simple by attaching 3 same size screens for the sides and attaching the same size as a door. The roof is 2 same size windows attached to the top and braces added for support.
I did have to visit the hardware store for hinges, braces and a lock. It can be dressed up any way you choose. I'm still working on my design at this point. I didn't want to paint anything until Mr.bunny can thrive on his own. I am sure he would not appreciate the fumes...
|braces screwed on all corners|
|added braces for support|
|Hinges on the front door screen|
|It is coming together...|
|A lock to keep critters safe|
|A good washing with the hose...|
|2 Windows for the roof with added hinges, as I want it to stay dry when it rains..|
|Last minute I found this....metal doo dad|
|Scrap wood with pilot holes drilled for the braces|
|I had some leftover fake grass, and a metal bucket for a shelter..some Timothy Hay, dandelion greens, clover and fresh water however I am bottle feeding him mother's replacement milk once a day also...|
See video here ...
|Mr. Bunny in his make shift shelter to keep him safe until I finished his house...I will have to go thrifting for a new colander...|
|Poor little guy....at least his legs were not broke, he should be good to go free in a week or so...|
|Here he is in his new house...so stinkin' cute! Nope not giving him a name...I do not want to get attached...ha who am I kidding I know I am going to cry when I set him free....|
|I can keep an eye on him from my dining room and kitchen...|