Some people prefer pets that they can keep in a cage. They only take up as much room as their cages so animals like hamsters, mice, rabbits, rats, guinea pigs, gerbils, chinchillas and ferrets are just what an apartment dweller or someone with space restrictions needs. We have a guinea pig that resides with us. His name is Hundley and he moved in just around Easter this year. My sons named him and help take care of him as much as they can but sometimes he still gets bored. These projects are great for your small animal. It does not matter if it says guinea pig or ferret most small animals will love these project ideas.
This grouping consists of tunnels, shelters, and tubes for your small animal. . Most small animals like having privacy and having a place they can get away from eyes for a bit.
- Cuddle Cup
- Cuddle Sack
- Play Tunnel
- Denim Play Tube
- Beehive Hidey House
- Present Hidey House
If you have a ferret then you must have a hammock for that little guy. A hammock can be made form just about anything you can even recycled leftover scraps from past projects just make sure it’s secure and roomy enough for you ferret. Other small animals love hammocks too not just ferrets, if you have a sugar glider or even a rat they too would love to hang out.
- Hammock 1
- Sleepy Ferret Hammock
- Rodent Hammock
- Hammock with pouch
Many people like to take their small animal out and about when the weather is nice. Here are is a cute Pet Sling that can help you accomplish this easier. I also saw where someone made a hobo bag and it was the perfect carrier for her small pet.
In all my searching I even came across some sites that have tutorials for clothes fir your small animal. I would not make Hundley wear anything and cannot see my boys gently putting it on him but here are those links just incase you are interested.
- Guinea pig
I love having a small animal in our house. We always know where he is and his cage is relatively easy to clean. I am off to make him a hidey house of some kind. I just hope he squawks with delight after its finished.
Making a few of these projects for your small animal will help save money. Here are some local websites that can help you save in other ways as well as give you information about your breed of small animal.
Massachusetts Ferret Friends, Gerbil Parade, J and Em Chinchillas, Wind Swept Bunnies