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Topic: Christmas Gifts for Rats - Hammocks & Covered Cuddle Cup!  (Read 5070 times)
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frecklesinoureyes
« on: December 14, 2010 12:45:44 PM »

I know I'm not the only person who gives Christmas gifts to my pets Tongue So I made two new hammocks for my rats, Ludo and Pokey. I also made them a cuddle cup, but altered the pattern to make in enclosed, since they like to be covered and all cozy Smiley

I based my cuddle cup off of this pattern (which I have used before, and my rats loved it!):

http://www.guineapigcages.com/forum/accessories/17507-how-make-cuddle-cup-requires-sewing.html

The hammocks I just used a rectangle and triangle shape! Pretty simple.


The cuddle cup! It can either sit on its side like this, or it can be stood up. It looks so cozy and cushy in there I wish I could fit! haha


And the top. Sorry for the fluffies and threads and blurry picture Tongue


Here's the rectangle hammock. Boyish skulls for my boys Tongue


Cozy green fleece on the inside. It attaches to the bars of the cage by use of the ties.


Close-up of the fabrics.


Triangle hammock


Bright blue on the inside


Close-up


Thanks for looking! Smiley
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« Reply #1 on: December 14, 2010 01:47:23 PM »

These are great! The cuddle cup is especially cool.
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« Reply #2 on: December 14, 2010 01:51:05 PM »

These are great! The cuddle cup is especially cool.

thankyou Smiley
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« Reply #3 on: December 14, 2010 01:51:45 PM »

How big is the covered cuddle cup?  My gerbils would love one for Christmas. It would have to be half the size. it would also be perfect for hammies.
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« Reply #4 on: December 14, 2010 01:56:33 PM »

How big is the covered cuddle cup?  My gerbils would love one for Christmas. It would have to be half the size. it would also be perfect for hammies.

the circles (the top and bottom) are 11" in diameter, and the whole thing is probably 12" tall/wide (depending on which way it sits). all of the measurements are in the tutorial in the link i posted, which you could look at and scale down to the size you would like. all i did to make it covered was basically make the cuddle cup twice, and sewed them together!
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« Reply #5 on: December 14, 2010 05:43:11 PM »

How cool!  I hope you'll share action shots - I mean after Christmas.  I'm sure they'll want to wait and open the gifts on the day!  Smiley
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« Reply #6 on: December 14, 2010 05:44:40 PM »

How cool!  I hope you'll share action shots - I mean after Christmas.  I'm sure they'll want to wait and open the gifts on the day!  Smiley

yes of course! i was planning on that Smiley
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« Reply #7 on: December 22, 2010 08:44:56 PM »

Oh I love that cuddle cup! I have 2 ratties, who are very spoiled and have multiple hammocks but that little cup is so cute, they would just love it. I will have to put it on my list. Thanks for sharing Smiley
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« Reply #8 on: December 22, 2010 08:47:27 PM »

Oh I love that cuddle cup! I have 2 ratties, who are very spoiled and have multiple hammocks but that little cup is so cute, they would just love it. I will have to put it on my list. Thanks for sharing Smiley

thats awesome, spoiling your pets is the best!
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« Reply #9 on: January 05, 2011 05:52:13 PM »

I make all kinds of bedding for my ratties too! Cheesy

I think we need some action shots lady!!!  Grin Grin Grin

and I LOVE that you have a rat named Ludo!
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