Homemade Rat Tent in 6 Easy Steps

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RatChatter Homemade Rat Tent by Mrs. Rattitude

Supplies Needed:

  • A Round Clothes Hanger (purchased at the dollar store for $1).
  • Metal or Plastic Shower Curtain hooks (purchased at the dollar store – 12 in a pack for $1).
  • Material (a Double Sided Flannel Baby Blanket, purchased at Value Village for $0.69 – you can also purchase these at Goodwill or Salvation Army).
  • The Rat or Rats of your choice to help make the tent (Priceless), just remember your Rat Tent has to pass Rat Inspection!

Instructions:

  • Step 1: Lay Material out on a flat surface.
  • Step 2: Take the Round Clothes Hanger and lay it in the middle of the material, it does not have to be perfect, just close to the center.
  • Step 3: Start attaching the material to the Clothes hanger, it works best if you pull the clips to the inside of the hanger, so the middle material is tight; so there is no drooping in the center.
  • Step 4: Attach as many Metal or Plastic Shower Hooks to the cage as needed, so when you hang the tent, you will have excess material on the floor of the cage.
  • Step 5: Hang the Tent onto the Metal/Plastic Shower Hook.
  • Step 6: Await the Famous Rat Inspection!

Step 1: The Clothes Hanger – made of all plastic parts.

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Step 2: The Clothes Hanger, Material and Rat of your Choice
(Inky Inspecting the Clothes Hanger to make sure it will do).

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Step 3: Inky Helping to attach the clothes hanger to the Material.

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Step 4: The finished Tent – laying flat.

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Step 5: The Finished Tent – being held up.

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Step 6: The Tent Awaiting the famous Rat Inspection!

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Your Babies will love you for this, they now have another place to go and hide, drag their favorite bedding into, or stash their food.

These tents also work well if you have a female about to give birth. You can put it over her birthing area of the cage (a well you have helped her to make) and put in some pot holders for her to lay up against the sides of the tent.

I have been making these tents for a long time now and the one interesting thing about them is, my rats don’t chew on them. They chew on any other material that is put into their cages, but they do not chew on the tent material. I have also used fleece material for the tents.

Happy Tent Making and don’t forget to have your rats help, mine love to help.


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