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A fleecy bed for rodents
I can't afford to keep buying hammocks for my 5 rats to chew, so I thought I'd try making my own....

Posted by Tracey M. from Darlington, England, United Kingdom • Published See Tracey M.'s 6 projects »
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  • How to make a pet bed. Rodent Hammock - Step 1
    Step 1

    Make a template (I folded a square of paper, on the point, into 4 - so I ended up with a triangle, then used a plate as a guide and cut a semi circle out of the triangle base, unfolded it and got the shape in the pic) Draw round it onto the fabric and the fleece.

  • How to make a pet bed. Rodent Hammock - Step 2
    Step 2

    Cut out adding a 1cm seam allowance.

  • How to make a pet bed. Rodent Hammock - Step 3
    Step 3

    Pin RS together and stitch approx 1cm in, leaving one of the flat ends open (which has been chopped off my pic!)

  • How to make a pet bed. Rodent Hammock - Step 4
    Step 4

    Turn RS out, fold hem in and stitch up the opening.

  • How to make a pet bed. Rodent Hammock - Step 5
    Step 5

    Get your 4 metal rings, I used keyring rings, but D rings are great too.

  • How to make a pet bed. Rodent Hammock - Step 6
    Step 6

    Find the centre of the flat 'point' and stitch a ring to each one.

  • How to make a pet bed. Rodent Hammock - Step 7
    Step 7

    Et Voila, a cosy ratty/mousey/chinchilla-y/etc-y hammock.

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chinchillafurbabies
chinchillafurbabies · 1 project
I printed off the instructions for the hammock! Thanks so much for this! I can't wait to sew my first hammock for my chinchilla's Happy
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Penny F.
Penny F. · North Bay, Ontario, CA · 19 projects
Question... Would this work for hamsters?
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Cat
Cat · Dover, Delaware, US · 20 projects
I love this tutorial. I cut my pattern out of a cereal box. With 8 rats making your own hammocks is the way to go!
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Tracey M.
Tracey M. · Darlington, England, GB · 6 projects
Hope your ratties like their new bed - I'd love to see a pic of them snuggled up in it. Happy <:3 )~~~
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emmilou w.
emmilou w. · Wallasey, England, GB · 12 projects
excellent...thanks for the tute, been meaning to make some beds for my ratties, they'll definitely love these Happy
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Tracey M.
Tracey M. · Darlington, England, GB · 6 projects
Well, you don't really, lol, but boil-washes help! I'm lucky, my girls are potty-trained and use poo-bowls - but the occasional poop can be found in bed..... gross! Happy
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RogueSister
RogueSister · Richmond, England, GB · 11 projects
so... how dyou stop them from pooping on it?
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CO + K User

I don't know much about rats but if they like sleeping in hammocks then I think I'm going to get some cos that is so cute!!!!
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Max
Max · Nederland, Colorado, US · 10 projects
That is sooo cute!
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Tracey M.
Tracey M. · Darlington, England, GB · 6 projects
New pic added with Remy preparing for a snooze..... Happy
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