18 Awesome DIY Rabbit Playpens to Make for Your Bunnies

Are you looking to make a fun area for your rabbits? Well, we might be able to help you with that because today, we will be showing you not 1, not 2, but 18 DIY rabbit playpen plans!

Are you excited to see our little furry friends having the time of their lives? Well, without further ado, let us take a look at these rabbit playpens!

What is a Rabbit Playpen?

Before we take a look at the rabbit playpens we have prepared for you today, let us quickly discuss what it is in the first place. Simply put, a rabbit playpen is any enclosure that your rabbits could safely play around in.

It is pretty straightforward. However, we wanted to clear this because, as you will see later, many other rabbit spaces could also be called a playpen. Even a rabbit cage could be a rabbit playpen if it is large enough for some playtime!

With that out of the way, let us jump right into this rabbit hole.

Standard Playpens

We have divided the different playpens into three groups and first up, we have the standard playpens.

As the name suggests, this group will show you the standard playpens. So, if you are looking for something simple, easy to make, but something that gets the job done, the playpen you are looking for might be in this group!

1. Instructables

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First up, we have this cool-looking rabbit playpen from Instructables. They claim this playpen will get the bunnies next door jealous, and we might have to agree with that! Just look at it!

Do not let it fool you, though. This rabbit playpen might look grand, but it is not hard. With the right tools and supplies, you could bring this playpen to life in your yard!


2. Edmund Designs

Rabbits are adorable, and we understand if you cannot stop yourself from enlarging your rabbit family. In that case, you might want to look into this diving playpen.

This playpen is simple but sturdy and undoubtedly helpful in bonding your rabbits. However, it needs room, so make sure you consider that before starting with this pen.


3. Bunny Approved

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Do you want something you and your bunnies can use inside and outside? Well, you might want to look at this rabbit playpen by Bunny Approved then!

It is made out of PVC pipes. Not only does that make it easy to make, but this playpen is also easy to move around. It is ideal if you cannot pick an area for your playpen yet.


4. Bunny Obsessed

If you are not looking for anything fancy and you only want to find something simple and will do its job, you might want to give this rabbit playpen a shot. It is pretty easy to do, move, and disassemble when you no longer need it.

If your rabbits are sneaky little critters always trying to escape, you might have to make some adjustments, though.


5. Budget Bunny

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Are you looking for an economical way to make a rabbit playpen? Well, you might want to take a look at Budget Bunny’s playpen then!

This playpen mainly uses storage cubes and zip ties. So, if you are on a budget, you do not have to worry. You can still be a good rabbit mom or dad and give your bunny a playpen to play in!


6. Foodie Babies

Again, if you are looking for something simple and easy to make, you might want to check this playpen by Foodie Babies out then. This rabbit playpen is simple and easy to assemble.

It could make for an ideal temporary playpen if you cannot make up your mind yet. On the other hand, it will be great as a permanent playpen too.


Fun Playpens

Here, we have our quirky playpens!

The playpens in this group are not the usual way you would see a playpen set up. It is not that the other playpens are not fun! It is only that the playpens in this group are a little quirkier.


7. The Rabbit House

diy rabbit playpen

Do you not have that much of a space to spare for your rabbits? You might want to combine their house and playpen then.

In that case, you might want to consider this cube rabbit cage to be both their house and playpen. Depending on your area, you can even modify this one to you and your rabbits’ liking!


8. Lucas Rivera

Do you want something grand for your rabbits? Well, you might want to build a rabbit castle playpen then!

Not only will this playpen make your rabbits royals, but it is also a project we believe you will have fun making. To add, we also think it would be fun to see our furry friends use it! Do you not agree?


9. Project Pawsitivity

indoor rabbit playpen ideas

Yes, we have another rabbit castle playpen for you and your buns! This rabbit castle by Project Pawsitivity could be a fun playpen for your little rabbits.

They might not be able to hop around much in a bunny castle, but it could offer them a lot of places to explore. It is a good option if you do not have much space to offer.


10. Nethan Jabujab

On the other hand, you might want to try this low-cost rabbit playpen by Nethan Jabujab. It is an ideal way to recycle your cardboard boxes while also giving your bunnies a fun area they can play in.

However, as you might already know, this playpen is only advisable indoors. If you have an outdoor rabbit, you might want to look at the other options.


Flexible Playpens

Next up, we have the flexible playpens. Generally, the playpens in this group are not only playpens.

Do you remember when we said any enclosure that your rabbits could safely play in could be considered a playpen? Well, you will see runs, tractors, and even a hutch in this section that could also be a playpen!

Before we continue, though, it might be the best time to note that not every run, tractor, hutch, or any rabbit area at that could be a playpen.

There needs to be enough room for your rabbits to, well, play. As you will see later on, some of these playpens could only work for kits or small rabbits. Additionally, you might need to partner some of them with another play area.

11. How to Bunnyproof Your Home

cheap diy playpen

Do you have a lot of room to spare for your bunnies? In that case, you might want to take a look here. This rabbit enclosure can both be a rabbit cage and rabbit playpen. It can house their necessities as well as their toys.

However, one downside for this pen might be the challenge of finding a place to set it up.


12. Martin The Bunny

Do not have much space? You might want to check this rabbit playpen by Martin The Bunny. Not only does it save space while giving your bunny an area to play in, but it is also quite snazzy.

As you might have guessed, the downside of this playpen is that you cannot move it. If you need something movable, this might not be the best option.


13. Raising-Rabbits.com

small animal playpen diy

On the other hand, you might want to look into this playpen that could double as a rabbit tractor. If you plan on making an outdoor playpen for your rabbit, then this is one that you want to consider.

Not only is it easy to make and move around, but it is also an efficient choice. It will let your rabbit play and chow down too!


14. Blake Hicks – Fix Build Modify

Are you good with woodwork? Well, if you are, you might want to give this fancy playpen a shot.

It is a good choice if you do not have a lot of space to work with but still want to provide your rabbits a place where they could have fun. With this space though, this one is not ideal for big buns.


15. Eleven Gables

diy small animal playpen

Did you like the idea of a rabbit run doubling as a playpen? Well, you might be happy to know we have another run you can turn into a playpen!

This one is one you might want to consider if you are housing a few rabbits as it offers them a lot of room to roam around.


16. It’s Wandie

Are you looking for something that could easily be set up and taken down? You might want to look at this playpen then.

In addition to being easy to assemble, it is also a budget-friendly option. It could be an ideal temporary playpen if you have not yet decided how exactly you want your rabbit playpen to look like.


17. Ana White

rabbit x pen ideas

Maybe you do not have much space horizontally. In that case, why not give your rabbit more room vertically? This two-story hutch could also be a good playpen for kits and small rabbits.

Still, you might want to take them out sometime if you choose to make this one as your playpen. It might be a good idea to partner this with an outdoor playpen too.


18. Victoria Raechel

On the other hand, you might want this rabbit cage as a rabbit playpen. It offers a good amount of room, but as you might have noticed, you can enlarge this if needed.

It is a good option if you cannot take your rabbit out of the cage that often. This cage can double as a playpen. Your rabbits can live and play in this pen!


Things You Might Want to Consider in Making a Rabbit Playpen

We have shown you 18 playpens from which you can take your pick. However, allow us to give you a few tips before you go and make that rabbit playpen.

Rabbit Toys

Now, what is a playpen without some toys? In setting up a rabbit playpen, do not forget to put some toys in their area. The toys will not only keep your rabbits entertained but could also help them get the exercise that they need!

You do not have to worry. Rabbits are not picky creatures. You could put some cardboard in there, and they would happily play and chew on it.

On the other hand, there are so many rabbit toys from which you can take your pick. We do not think you would have a hard time picking. Additionally, you can even DIY some rabbit toys.


Whether you are making an indoor or outdoor playpen, you want to consider the flooring.

If it is an indoor playpen, you want to make sure you put something down so that your flooring will not get ruined.

On the other hand, if it is an outdoor playpen, you want to make sure it is dig-proof. You do not want your rabbits to get lost and hurt themselves, after all! To add, you also want to make sure that nothing could get in without your permission!

As a rule, though, if you are using wires, it would be best to put something above it to ensure our little furry friends will not hurt their paws.


As we have already said above, not all of these playpens would be perfect for your rabbits. Depending on how big and many your bunnies are, you might have to make a few adjustments to the dimensions.

You do not have to worry, though! Most of the playpens we have shown you today can easily be modified to match you and your rabbit’s needs!


There you have it, rabbit moms and dads! That is 18 DIY rabbit playpen plans from which you can take your pick. We hope we were able to help you find the best playpen for you and your rabbits.

Do you have any other rabbit questions and concerns? If so, do not hesitate to give our other talks a visit. We might have what you need here in our burrow! We will see you around then!

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