Guinea pig cozies

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celestescavies

Post   » Mon Dec 04, 2017 9:22 pm


I've been sewing my guinea pigs a few fleece item's recently, and they really really love them. Does anybody know of different cozies I can make them? I've already done a tunnel, a sack, and a cuddle cup. I haven't been able to find any other ideas. thoughts?

Celeste

CavyGirl04

Post   » Mon Dec 04, 2017 11:20 pm


Something I've always thought would be an interesting idea is a nail trimming sack or something. Like, a fleece sack that they can go into, with little leg holes for the feet and a little flap/slit in the front that can be used to give treats. Right now, piggy manicures is a two-person job, since one needs to cover the pig's eyes/head so they don't get scared. I have no idea if something like that would work, but it might be interesting.

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Kimera

Post   » Tue Dec 05, 2017 2:25 am


You can sew houses for piggies, like those for cats, only smaller. They can be in various fancy shapes or very simple cubes, like houses made for rats. Remember only that the door openings need to be either quite big or there must be two of them, to prevent potentially dangerous situations, where one or more pigs are stuck inside if the house falls down. Guinea pigs are extremely nervous and can get overheated easily when trapped.
Piggies will also be grateful for various cushions and beds.

Sprout27

Post   » Tue Dec 05, 2017 9:34 pm


Your piggies are very lucky to have a sewing mum! How about a fleece pillow or lap pad? (to prevent accidents during lap time.)
My piggies have a fleece curtain that they love, it hangs over a single c&c grid. (That's if you have a c&c cage.)
You could also make them a hay holder bag. Some other ideas: a tent, a hammock, or a double tunnel that can fit two guinea pigs (Some that are shaped like a V to go in the corner of a cage,  or an X shape.)

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Kimera

Post   » Wed Dec 06, 2017 4:23 am


A hammock combined with tunnels underneath. Very easy to sew and piggies love them. This will give you idea how it looks: https://naforum.zapodaj.net/images/2c621f80aea0.jpg
https://naforum.zapodaj.net/images/92d50767f179.jpg

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Lynx
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Post   » Wed Dec 06, 2017 8:42 am


Oh, those are very cute and creative! I'll add some image tags so they display on the thread (I hope zapodaj.net does not mind):

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Kimera

Post   » Thu Dec 07, 2017 4:10 am


Here is a whole gallery of the lady from our Caviarnia forum, who sews guinea pig "furniture":
http://www.swinkimorskie.eu/nowe_forum/viewtopic.php?f=57&t=376
Her nick is "pastuszek" which means "little shepherd" :). I also sew, but lately I have much less time for this hobby, since I started working full time, nine to five.

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Kimera

Post   » Thu Dec 07, 2017 12:08 pm


Oh, and "zapodaj.net" is simply the address of the hosting website. I'm sure that pastuszek wouldn't mind. Imitation is, after all, the highest form of flattery :).

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