Rat Cage Accessory Roundup #2

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Hi! In this post, I’m listing seven accessory ideas for your pet rats to enjoy. These ideas are inexpensive, easy to clean, and basic enough for crafting beginners to complete.
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Tutorial: Double Layer Shelf Liners

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This isn’t truly a full-blown tutorial, but rather a modification of my previous tutorial on how to create no-sew liners. Since that earlier blog post, I’ve heard from several sources that an even better type of fleece liner is one that is a double layer – fleece on top and towels on the bottom. The fleece layer wicks any moisture (urine or spilt water), and the towel layer absorbs it.
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Tutorial: Reinforced Tunnel

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This tutorial will explain how to create a hand-sewn tunnel for your rats to hide in (and chew up) that is reinforced on the ends.

I’ve made a lot of cozy fleece tunnels, but it bothers me how the ends flop down and lie flat.  I tried using plastic to keep the ends standing up, but really wanted a material that would be durable in the washing machine.  Well, apparently, there’s a material that’s meant to do exactly that – reinforce flopping sewing projects and completely machine washable!  It’s called “boning” and is sold at any decent fabric supply store.
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