Buying a pet, you need to build his house.This bed increases the useful area of the cell, forming a second floor. Bassinet different form animals can use for the game, moving from one to another. The warm air of the bed serve as a cosy warmer in the winter and closed houses, where the animal can retreat from prying eyes.
Types of hammocks
Air bed for rats differ in the shape, size, and material. There are simple models in the form of cloth, is more complex – in the form of a tube with inputs and outputs, and some resemble tunnels with transitions. The latter is even difficult to call the hammocks. However, whatever you come up with, each rat will decide what she needs a hammock:
- some will rest in the cradle;
- others will start to chew on it;
- third, use as a toilet.
In any case, this accessory gets dirty and wears out as you use. It will have to regularly wash and refresh.
What should be hammocks for rats
Suspended beds should match the season and the temperature in the apartment.
In the heat the rat will be well on thin cotton fabric, and winter felt or fleece. In a cool room pet will appreciate the indoor knitted hammock.
If the room temperature is stable, you should give preference to cotton fabrics that absorb moisture well.
Sometimes pet rat doesn't want to use a hammock. In this case, the animal should be gradually accustomed to unfamiliar enhancement. Put a favorite treat on a cloth and put on it a rat.
Simple hammocks with their hands
Elegant bassinet you can buy at the pet store, but cheaper to make them myself. It is not difficult and allows you to show imagination.
A hammock made of jeans
The easiest option is to use old jeans as a hammock. If the cell is large, you can hang them as a whole, but it's easier to cut off part of the leg:
- Cut a piece of "leg";
- Cut on the top 2 holes for the entrance of the animal;
- Attach the 4 large clips at the corners of the top.
Using these clips you can connect the pipe from the leg to the ceiling of the cell. Usually need a few staples on each corner, which are connected in a chain. To connect the hammock to the cage, you can not only staples. To the corners of the jeans, you can sew a sturdy ribbon or chain.
Hammock made of fabric
The convenience of this option is that you can take any old sheet or towel to be suspended from the bench. Tie a cotton cloth angles to the edges of the cell and get the bassinet for rats.
For beauty you can buy special material, such as fleece. The pattern can be square or triangular in shape. Latest perfect for the corner of the cell.
For creating a decorative cradle you must:
- Together two colored piece of fabric and hold them together with pins at the corners.
- Cut out the fabric square.
- Draw on each side of a square of the same arc. It is possible to make a mold or just make the saucer. Of the arc to reach the corner.
- Cut the fabric along the drawn lines.
- Remove the pins and pin between the pieces of cloth bent in half tape. Belt length is about 30 cm. Loose ends need to tie the hammock to the cage.
- Sew between the colored patches.
The hammock is ready. He has different colors, bright strips at the corners and unusual form.
The hammock out the hood
The hood might be hanging a hammock in a tube. Will need scissors, a sewing machine, thick wire to the frame:
- Cut the zipper from the hood.
- Fold the cut by 1 cm and sew around the perimeter.
- In the formed pleat insert the wire-frame. This is the entrance of the burrow.
- Will astrocyte the former hole for the face. You now have a sack of "exit through the neck."
- Use the straps for hammock-mink to the ceiling of the cell. Because the laces were on the one hand, cut them section and secure at the opposite end of the tunnel.
Pets love the closed cradles in the form of cocoons or tubes. This gives them the opportunity to hide.
How to knit a hammock
For those who love and know how to use the hook, suitable knitted variant of the hammock. It can be manufactured from the wool of 3-4 thread or acrylic yarn. Easiest option is to bind the canvas 15x20 cm columns without nakida. To fix the hammock in the cage you need to make rope. To do this, knit into the fabric in a circle to 1 corner. At this point you want to make a chain of 20 loops, and knit into her column without nakida. Then you have to move to the next corner where all I can say it. So should all the angles. The result is a 4 rope.
Another option is a hammock-hole hand-knit. You can use improvised material. Cut strips of old sheets. Better to cut in a circle to get 1 long strip. Enter a circular chain of air loops 30-40 pieces and bind the column with stitches or without nakida. In the first row you need to add for one loop every 5 second – 8, third – 15, etc. to the desired width. Several rows should be purl unchanged, and then, in reverse order to diminish the loop.
What else can you do a cradle for decorative rats
Most likely, the pet will be glad for almost any suspension design of the clothes. The course will hats, thick tights, scarves. You can make a hammock out of old washcloths, tying her frame of wire. Several hammocks placed one after the other, will allow the rat to run across the hanging bridge. To strengthen the hammocks can be ropes, belts, hooks, clips. You can put eyelets in the corners of the cloth, and prodelyvat decorative cords. Everything depends on desire and opportunities.
Hammock for rat – a universal thing. It is possible to sleep and to play and also to make yourself a dining room. Animals love to dwell near the ceiling, so I prefer a suspension design to stay on the floor. Removable hammocks are easier to clean, than to shovel it out of the corners of the cell.
If you like tinkering you might be interested in our material about how to make a house for rats.