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Topic: Mushroom House for my Hedgehog :) Pictures out the Wazoo...  (Read 17299 times)
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« on: January 14, 2010 02:13:40 PM »

I'm getting a hedgehog this Sunday...(SO EXCITED)...and it just so happens that this gives me a perfect opportunity to let out my compulsive need to craft Smiley

Hedgies like to burrow and hide but the only retail brand small animal houses I cuold find were igloos...but I'm pretty sure there aren't any plastic igloos native to where hedgehogs are from...So without further ado..the Mushroom Hedgie Hut!



I just used an upside down butter tub, cut out a hole, and covered it in fleece. Hopefully Algernon (my hedgehog ^.^) will fit in the doorway!



Better view of the top and the spots Smiley



Then my inability to leave anything I make alone for five minutes compelled me to add a door...for privacy? lol

I think Algy likes it Smiley



And while I am on my happy binge about things Ive made for my hedgehog...



Algys cage...made out of storage cubes and lined with Coroplast (that stuff they make campaign signs out of)

After staring at all the whiteness of the coroplast clashing with the otherwise colorful cage, again, my need for change took over and I added...



GRASS.
Well. Paper grass. *giggle* it made me feel ten times better about the color scheme Smiley



Also made the ramp up to the loft; just bent some run of the mill polyester boning and pulled fabric over it covered wagon style.

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So everyone will know its Algys home Smiley

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And I cut up a lunchbox and made a hedgehog carrying case...lol sewing machines + bulky lunchboxes = bad. It was originally just a solid purple lunchbox, I just cut out the front and added some mesh for ventilation.



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« Reply #1 on: January 14, 2010 02:28:02 PM »

absolutely love!!!!  Whats the ramp made out of I have a guinea pig and I want to make his cage two stories, but I'm not sure what to make the ramp out of.
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« Reply #2 on: January 14, 2010 02:38:06 PM »

absolutely love!!!!  Whats the ramp made out of I have a guinea pig and I want to make his cage two stories, but I'm not sure what to make the ramp out of.

I took one of the grid pieces used for the cage walls, and cut (wire cutters make it sooooo much easier lol) it down to the width I wanted. Then I hot glued plastic boning in arc shapes to the sides of the cut up grid piece, and just stretched some fabric over them, gluing it to the first and last boning loop. For the floor of the ramp, so little hedgehog (or guinea pig!) feet don't fall through, I folded a strip of fleece in half and velcroed it to the loft floor and then the ground floor of the cage. That way, it doesn't slide arond, but if it gets dirty you can remove it and wash it ^.^ If that was super vague, tell me, lol I'm not a very precise person Smiley
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« Reply #3 on: January 14, 2010 02:41:17 PM »

that is really cute, especially with the door!
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« Reply #4 on: January 14, 2010 02:44:49 PM »

I first thought that it was a hat (would be a fun one!), but also as a hedgehog house it looks cute!  Grin
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« Reply #5 on: January 14, 2010 03:40:15 PM »

Congratulations on the hedgehog! Is this your first? I have one too and they are wonderful:) You made such cute stuff for it!!!! My hedgehog, Finley, is definitely jealous! Love how you used a lunchbox to make the carrying cage, thats a great idea. Finley had grass decorating her cage walls too, but I just painted a little outdoors scene with a tree, sun, etc. and taped it to the back. I really like how yours goes all the way around.

Have fun with your hedgie!!!
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« Reply #6 on: January 14, 2010 03:45:42 PM »

 That's super cute... You know, I've never seen a hedgehog. How big is it?
Sounds like a fun pet. Do you think he might be able to climb up the grid and escape? If I was him, I'd sure like that mushroom! All it needs now is a little round pillow.??
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« Reply #7 on: January 14, 2010 04:07:43 PM »

Oh, so cute! I'm sure he'll love it. I love the grass idea too, it really does look much better than the plain white. Good job. You're so lucky to be getting a hedgehog, they are so darn cute! We don't have them over here in Australia Sad
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« Reply #8 on: January 14, 2010 05:46:29 PM »

Very clever, great job!
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« Reply #9 on: January 16, 2010 03:26:53 AM »

This is just too cute for words. Algernon is a lucky little fellow.
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