Rabbit cage instructions?

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  1. trinityoaks

    trinityoaks Budding homesteader

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    I got a HomeRigHouse rabbit cage from TSC (was told to stay away from another brand), but it came with no instructions! I searched their Web site, but the link under "Rabbit Care" just gives a blank page, and the item number isn't listed in the search function. Most of it looks pretty straight-forward, but I don't know how to keep the J-clips fastened. Do I need a special tool for that?

    I got this one mainly to see how to put one together, but I want to make the rest of ours (actually, my son is going to make them for a Scout project). I found most of the materials, but I don't know where to find the latches or the material to put around the edges of the doorway of the cage.
     
  2. MaggieJ

    MaggieJ Well-Known Member Supporter

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    Here's a link to some cage finishing products from Bass.

    http://www.bassequipment.com/Home/Cage+Components/default.aspx

    Bass Equipment is by no means the only supplier around, but they are a big one and it gives you someplace to start. I have never dealt with them so this is not an endorsement and I am offering it only to get the ball rolling.
     

  3. YuccaFlatsRanch

    YuccaFlatsRanch Well-Known Member Supporter

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    There are special J clip pliers. Almost impossible without them. Piece of cake with them. Don't buy the cheap ones.
     
  4. trinityoaks

    trinityoaks Budding homesteader

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    I went to Gebo's to look at the pliers. They also had packages of J clips, but they're MUCH smaller than the clips that came with the cage. The ones in the kit are about 2" long and about 3/4" wide. I think the pliers I saw would work, but I'm going to go to TSC and look at the pliers there, as well.
     
  5. trinityoaks

    trinityoaks Budding homesteader

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    Oooh, lotsa good stuff! Thanks for the link! I saw diagrams on putting the cage together, but I'll have to look some more to see whether they have details on fastening the clips.
     
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    Bernadette Enjoying Polish Rabbits

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    That material to go around the edge of the doors? Priceless stuff! Saves more scratches than imaginable!
     
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    luvzmybabz Well-Known Member

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    TSC _ customer service 1-877-872-7721 PS Keep every receipt from them. I know that manufature warranties through the company, I have a egg turner I bought 11 months ago went out TSC will exchange with receipt.