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« on: January 02, 2007 04:17:22 PM »

I recently bought two adorable piggies and went looking for fun things they could play with but found that there wasn't much for sale around here.  So, after making really ugly cheap looking tubes out of plastic milk bottles, I decided they needed to look a bit better for all of our sakes.


Pig in a tube!


Yay tunnel!


Minnie modelling the tunnel


If anyone could help me think of a name for this cutie little girl it would be much appreciated! At the moment I'm calling her bear because I think she looks like a teddy bear with her big ears and brown nosie but bear sounds so boyish Sad.  She has a really playful tomboy personality too so girly girl names sound a bit funny.


I had to cut the long tube in half because Minnie would walk halfway in and plop down and stop bear from getting through!

I cut circular strips of plastic from the milk bottle and fed them through channels I made in the fabric to keep the tunnels rounded.  I got the idea from the craftster clothing section, where people were using plastic bottles to make cheap corset boning.  Also because its plastic, it is washable, but I'm not sure if my sewing would hold up well in the washing machine.  This could be used for other small animals too like ferrets, it's so cheap, in my case free because I used scrap fabric!
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« Reply #1 on: January 02, 2007 04:19:03 PM »

That is so cute....kind of made my night.
Who better to make something for a pet than it's human who knows what it likes best?
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« Reply #2 on: January 02, 2007 04:19:33 PM »

Aww, your guinea pigs are SOOO CUTE!  The tunnels look great - I had to read you post twice because they look so professional - I wasn't sure if you made them or not!
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« Reply #3 on: January 02, 2007 09:51:41 PM »

Aww, how cute!! My sister had guinea pigs and one of them came pregnant--when she had her babies, the girl had the big colored nose like that. I insisted she name her Sushi (I worked at a sushi bar and grill at the time) but my mom kept saying she reminded her of Jimmy Durante. Smiley
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« Reply #4 on: January 03, 2007 08:53:27 AM »

Name idea: Ursa
("Bear" in latin)

Too cute!
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« Reply #5 on: January 04, 2007 07:53:18 AM »

Your piggies rock!!!  Your spunky unknamed pig is the same breed as my spunky (but named) pig Cheesy Supposedly that breed is the spunkiest of guinea pig breeds Wink Saying spunky so many times has reminded me of the show Punky Brewster from when I was a kid... You could name her Punky Tongue

Well, I think your tunnels are awesome and I am going to go home and make one for my babies!! That and a sweet homie home. Thanks for the great Idea!!
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« Reply #6 on: January 04, 2007 05:34:18 PM »

Wow that's such a great idea!! You are a very resourceful crafter!! You should definetly think about joining the small pet swap! I bet lots of people would love neat little crafts like this!

If you're interested, here's the url for the swap!
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« Reply #7 on: January 06, 2007 03:24:45 PM »

Great!   Grin

i was only thinking today how i could make something similar for crunchie, who is fast growing into the world's largest pig - i think i will need long strips.

and i second naming her ursa, or even ursula
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« Reply #8 on: January 08, 2007 12:38:19 PM »

I think your little cavy looks like an Imelda.

And the tube is tube-a-licious. They really look pleased with it! Makes me miss a cavy I had once...
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« Reply #9 on: January 08, 2007 12:47:30 PM »

what a good idea! my cat would probably love one too, heh heh. (tube, I mean ).
as for the name, Ursa/Ursala sounds cool, but i gotta mention that i knew a girl named Lil, which was actually short for Little Bear.
I dunno, seems to go with the bear thing. Smiley
let us know what you decide to name her!
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