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Ferret Bedding Patterns - Wednesday, May 09, 2007 4:16 PM
Please feel free to post your patterns here.

Bedding Pattern Links

Hammock Pattern

 
http://www.angelfire.com/poetry/namachar2/images/Hammock_pattern.pdf
 
http://homepage.ntlworld.com/angela.cutler/fuzz/hammocks.htm

Sleep Sack

http://familycrafts.about.com/od/fleeceforthehome/ss/flsnugglebag.htm

Bunny Egg Cozy
 
http://www.crochetforkids.com/PDF/Bunny%20Egg%20Cozy.pdf

Crochet Patterns:

Crochet Patterns -  Egg Snuggie
http://www.craftown.com/cropat22.htm


Pet Blanket
http://web.archive.org/web/20010329194036/http://www.thefamily.com/countrycottage/charity/petblanket.html

Corner Ferret Hammock
http://www.angelfire.com/oh/crochethook/patts/ferret2.html

 Ferret Hammock
http://www.angelfire.com/oh/crochethook/patts/ferret.html

Cuddle Bed
http://www.crochetkitten.com/files/Cuddle_Bed.pdf

http://www.moonarts.com/blog/free_patterns/pages/kitty-cozy-print.htm

http://www.crochetville.org/forum/showthread.php?t=30923

How to make a round bed

http://prettylittlethings.typepad.com/lori_marie/2007/08/doggie-or-kitty.html

http://sewing.about.com/library/weekly/n010606c.htm
 
http://www.guineapigcages.com/forum/accessories/17507-how-make-cuddle-cup-requires-sewing.html


Cuddle Mat
http://www.crochetkitten.com/files/Cuddle_Mat.pdf

Toy
http://www.craftkitten.com/patterns/HereFishy.pdf
http://www.crochetville.org/forum/showthread.php?t=12224
http://yarnchronicles.blogspot.com/2006/10/kitty-squid.html
http://designpatternpage.blogspot.com/2005/12/muffins-cat-ball.html
http://www.simplicitysewing.com/projects/pdf/Proj35-Pampered_Pets.pdf

Easter Egg Toy
http://ilea.ileasdreams.com/easteregg.html

Crochet Your Own Ferret Toys
http://www.smallanimalchannel.com/ferrets/ferret-interaction/crochet-pattern-for-eggs.aspx

Tunnel
http://www.geocities.com/febmommy/cattunnel.html
http://designpatternpage.blogspot.com/2005/12/muffins-cat-tunnel.html
http://www.canadianliving.com/crafts/sewing/easy_to_sew_kitty_tunnel.php
http://www.dapper.com.au/toys.htm#softtunnel
http://www.fancyratagility.com/?id=144


No Sew Bedding for Sugar Gliders (will need to enlarge them a bit for ferrets)
http://www.suzsugargliders.com/nosewaccessories.htm
http://boomtinks.blogspot.com/
 
Sweatshirt Cat Bed (word document)

http://network.bestfriends.org/Library/Default.aspx?g=4efb45f7fdec42758ecd4c5d4d82bafe

Tote Bed. (word document)

http://network.bestfriends.org/Library/Default.aspx?g=4efb45f7fdec42758ecd4c5d4d82bafe

Cube
 
http://www.freewebs.com/heavenly_rats/makinghammocks.htm

http://boomtinks.blogspot.com/

http://www.quakerparrots.com/forum/index.php?
 
Tents/Huts

http://www.ihanna.nu/blog/?p=411&#entry92
 
http://www.fabricaffair.com/showtell2/jrk16.htm641

Pet Pillow
http://www.craftandfabriclinks.com/chair_cushion/pet_chair_pillow.html

Harness
http://www.make-and-build-dog-stuff.com/make-a-custom-dog-harness.html
http://www.hgtv.com/hgtv/ah_pets_other/article/0,1801,HGTV_3153_5508605,00.html

Small pet Coat Pattern
http://www.billybear4kids.com/Yorkie/MakeACoat.shtml
http://www.barlowscientific.com/technotes/home/sweater.htm
http://sewing.circleofcrafters.com/freepetvestpattern.html

Stuffed Ferret Pattern

http://nuno-runo.blogspot.com/2009/01/ferret-pattern.html 

Crafty Weasels

http://www.craftyweasels.com/sewing101.html
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RE: Ferret Bedding Patterns - Wednesday, May 09, 2007 5:11 PM
Ferret Vest(from another thread):
 
http://forum.ferret.com/tm.asp?m=17219
 
 
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RE: Ferret Bedding Patterns - Friday, May 11, 2007 10:02 AM
PVC Hammock:
 
http://www.sleepyferret.net/hammock.html
 
As a club project, we made these standing hammocks for our ferrets.  They are very easy to do and put together.  (3rd picture down from the web site)
 
PVC pipes
4 – elbow joints
4 -  three connection elbow joints
 
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RE: Ferret Bedding Patterns - Saturday, May 12, 2007 6:20 PM
Wenmister - i love the links - thank you so much for posting them! Gave me great ideas!!!
 
 
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RE: Ferret Bedding Patterns - Monday, May 21, 2007 11:20 AM
Here's a cool pattern I found in another forum. It shows how to make a Pumpkin hidey hole:

http://thelazyhammock.proboards101.com/index.cgi?board=tutorials&action=display&thread=1167771821
 
*Edit: oops, I just realised that you have to join the forum to see the pattern. Well, it's worth it to see the pattern.
 
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RE: Ferret Bedding Patterns - Monday, May 21, 2007 3:35 PM

ORIGINAL: TortieBaby

Here's a cool pattern I found in another forum. It shows how to make a Pumpkin hidey hole:

http://thelazyhammock.proboards101.com/index.cgi?board=tutorials&action=display&thread=1167771821

*Edit: oops, I just realised that you have to join the forum to see the pattern. Well, it's worth it to see the pattern.


there are many tutorials with step-by-step pictures.
 
did you join???
 
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RE: Ferret Bedding Patterns - Monday, May 21, 2007 3:44 PM
Yeah. I saw an ad for the forum on Craigslist and in the description it said they had a sewing section in the forum so I joined so I could see what they had. I'm spy, lol.
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RE: Ferret Bedding Patterns - Monday, May 21, 2007 6:19 PM
Another thing I might add.
 
Where to buy super inexpensive shower hooks for your bedding:
 
www.mcmaster.com
 
It's $7.99 for 100 hooks! If that's all you order then, with shipping, the total cost is $12.24!
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RE: Ferret Bedding Patterns - Monday, May 21, 2007 7:45 PM
Check out this site, where you can purchased bulk material.
 
Malden Mills Retail Store
 
http://www.maldenmillsstore.com/
 
I hope this helps
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RE: Ferret Bedding Patterns - Monday, November 05, 2007 1:39 PM
Today I was deep-cleaning the ferrets' cage and decided that it's about time to toss them together some covers(tray, ramp, shelf). There have been one too many times of ferrets screeching when they get their tootsies caught in the shelves and I'm sick of having to scrub poo off trays.
 
Well, I'm too lazy to sew a set(go figure), so I grabbed a fleece I figured no one would order and got to work.
 
In 30 minutes and using less them $10 of fleece I managed to make them a beautiful FN cover set. :D Now I will share it will ya'll!
 
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What you need:
 
*2 yards( 2 1/2 yards if you are making ramp covers too) of your anti-pill fleece of choice
*scissors
*Some kitties nearby to help you tie the knots. ;)
 
Here are the instructions on how to make a Shelf cover:
 
Cut out 2 pieces of fleece measuring approx 28 x 27.

 
Place shelf cover over top of piece of fleece(have the "furry" side of the fleece facing AWAY from the shelf). Then fold the fleece over the front end of the shelf so it reaches approx. 2 inches past the second row of loops. You don't have to make it go this far under the shelf, but I did it as an extra precaution to prtect the ferret's toes. ;)

 
Then make a cut that reaches back to each loop. Then make 2 equal cuts on each side of the first cut. That will give you the 2 strands that you will be tieing together.

 
Next, tie the strips around each loop,

 
After that you will need to cut a slip where each bar crosses under the fleece. Here's a pic to show you what it should look like so far:

 
Once the slits are cut you should be able to slip the extra flaps underneath the bars that run parallel to the fleece.

 
Cut any excess fleece off the ends and turn to the side of the shelf. Here you will do the same as with the loops: cut 3 slits(creating 2 strips) in front of each bar.

 
Tie each set of strips to the coordinating bar.

After that's done you can either let the extra flaps hang loosly, cut them off, or, as I did, tuck them under.

 
Now you should be working on the back part of the shelf. Here you will do pretty much the same as with the front.


 
Lastly, you will do the other side the same as the previous one. All done!


 
For the tray covers simply cut a piece of fleece that is slightly larger then the tray. Then fold the ends underneath the tray.
 
Lastly, for the ramp covers(sorry, no pics, I ran out of fleece) you will need to cut out a piece of fleece that is approx. 22 x 16. Place the ramp in the middle of the fleece. Then cut coordinating strips on both sides. Tie together snuggly.  To keep the covers from slipping I recommend cutting a couple strips on each end and eitehr tieing them together or tieing them to the ramp.
 
***NOTE:
 
*when tieing knots(with the exception of the ramp covers) do NOT double tie the knots. Just make one snug knot. Otherwise, you won't be able to take the cover off, lol.
 
All the covers are reversible, so you can flip them over when they get too icky, but you're too lazy too wash, lol. ;)
 
I hope this helps ya'll out. By the way, if you wanted to buy the "fancy" FN covers it would cost about $50! This is definately the better way to go!
 
Here's a pic of my finished product:

 
Please do not copy this tutorial or post it elsewhere without my permission first. Thanks. :)
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RE: Ferret Bedding Patterns - Monday, November 05, 2007 11:25 PM
awsome thats great!
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RE: Ferret Bedding Patterns - Tuesday, November 06, 2007 12:06 AM
I've notices alot of people just stick a piece of fleece around the plastic sheet on the shelves and tuck it under the bars, but that does nothing for the ferret's tootsies so I figured it was time to come up with something relatively simple. If anyone adjusts it and finds a better/easier way to do it, please share. :) The easier and cheaper the better, lol. Plus, I'm lazy.
 
Oh yeah, and don't forget the most important part: you MUST show your "helpers"(cats are preferred, but you can substitute them with ferrets, lol). Ya'll can see my 2 helpers. Binx helped by laying on top of the shelf I was working on and Wicky(my foster kitten) was desperately trying to claw at the little strands, heehee.
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RE: Ferret Bedding Patterns - Saturday, November 10, 2007 8:31 PM
Thanks for the idea TortieBaby!!! :-D I went to wal mart and they had a bunch of king sized fleece blankets on sale for $8.88, so I got one, and just did this with my cage!! It looks nice! :-D  The poor ferrets were wondering what I had done to their cage *took all bedding out and washed it, then washed the cage then was putting this stuff together! lol*  I left my flappy edges hanging down on the side because I liked how it looked lol. 

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RE: Ferret Bedding Patterns - Saturday, November 10, 2007 9:44 PM
Great job!
 
Isn't it amazing what a big difference shelf and tray covers make in the appearance of a cage? It just makes it look so much "spiffier".
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RE: Ferret Bedding Patterns - Saturday, November 10, 2007 10:48 PM
Thanks :-D It makes a huge difference!! Much more spiffy indeed!! I love it <3  It makes it look "home-y", and the ferrets can't get underneath this stuff YEY haha.  
 
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RE: Ferret Bedding Patterns - Sunday, January 20, 2008 9:25 PM
I just bought a sewing machine for this exact reason!!!
 
lol! Can't wait til I have some spare cash to buy materials...
 
I'll trial and post!
 
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RE: Ferret Bedding Patterns - Sunday, January 20, 2008 9:47 PM
For an easy bed that my ferret ADORES especially in the winter make these.
 
Take an old pair of sweatpants and cut the legs off to the lengh you want it to be.
take the end of it that is the scrunchie bottom part the end you cut and sew it all around.
 
TADA! You have a cozy ferret bed. Feel free to alter it to make pouches in stuff.
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RE: Ferret Bedding Patterns - Monday, January 21, 2008 12:41 AM

ORIGINAL: Dani

For an easy bed that my ferret ADORES especially in the winter make these.
 
Take an old pair of sweatpants and cut the legs off to the lengh you want it to be.
take the end of it that is the scrunchie bottom part the end you cut and sew it all around.
 
TADA! You have a cozy ferret bed. Feel free to alter it to make pouches in stuff.


I have TOTALLY made these!  My boy loves them.  I find him sleeping inside one of the legs and I pull the whole thing out of the cage and there's a ferret tucked inside like some sort of filling in a donut! Haahaa! 
Plus, it's a great use for old sweatpants that you have no use for.
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RE: Ferret Bedding Patterns - Monday, January 21, 2008 6:17 AM
BUT......
 
I don't sew!!!!!
 
Thank GOD for those that do..... cuz I have 2 sets of Ferret Nations being made... God.. I love her!  (YOU know who you are!!!!!)
 
Come to think of it.. I do have 4 new pair of pants I need to run to Mom's house to hem....
 
 
 
 
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RE: Ferret Bedding Patterns - Monday, January 21, 2008 1:34 PM

ORIGINAL: TJ.Tropea

BUT......
 
I don't sew!!!!!
 
Thank GOD for those that do..... cuz I have 2 sets of Ferret Nations being made... God.. I love her!  (YOU know who you are!!!!!)
 
Come to think of it.. I do have 4 new pair of pants I need to run to Mom's house to hem.... 
 

 
Lol.
 
Hey, not sewing isn't an excuse(that's why they created the internet!)! My hubby had NO sewing experience, but he made an entire bedding set all on his own and it sold for $65 on Ebay! :D
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