DIY Small Animal "Curtains" Cage Accessory

DIY Small Animal 'Curtains' Cage Accessory

No sew, DIY, cheap, small pet cage accessory!

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Buying your pet accessories for their cage can be very expensive. Here is a cage accessory that my guinea pig loves to run through and hide inside! I call them his "curtains."

Before creating the curtains.

Before you create this cage accessory, make sure your cage is large and your pet has plenty of room to maneuver their cage if they do not like the curtains. Most cages bought at the pet store are NOT big enough for your small furry friend. For example, the guinea pig cages at my local pet stores (image above) are way too small for my guinea pig, Gus. Their largest bunny cages in store are close to the size that a guinea pig needs.

Next, make sure you have a wire top, or part of your cage has a wire top, similar to the cages above (but much bigger cages!). The wire top is where the curtains will hang from!

Step 1: Choose how wide you want the curtains.

Find some leftover material, preferably fleece, and decide how wide you want the curtains to be, and cut!

Step 2: Cut your material into strips

Make sure your strips are TALLER than the distance from the floor of the cage, to the wire of the cage.

Step 3: Make small 1/2 inch wide cuts into the strip.

Have you ever done a "no sew" fleece project before? Then this step is a piece of cake! Make inch long cuts no more than 1/2 inch wide.

Step 4: Select and stagger where you tie the curtains.

Make sure there is enough room for your critter to run through! When tying the curtains to the wire, be sure to double knot to make sure they do not fall off!

Step 5: Cut the curtains to the length you desire.

When you first tie the curtains, they will most likely be dragging on the cage floor. Personally, I do not like this, so I cut the curtains bit by bit until they are the length I prefer.

I recommend a half an inch off of the floor of the cage so your furry friend doesn't trip over the curtains, and the material isn't laying in their poop.

Step 6: Help your furry friend explore the new part of their cage!

Look at my guinea pig running through his curtains in the blink of an eye! He loves to run through them and hide in the curtains.

Gus was unsure of the curtains in the beginning. When I was first tying the pieces of material to the wire in his cage he was chattering his teeth at me. I thought I made a mistake.

After securing the fleece, I sat on the opposite side of the room to make him think I wasn't there. He still completely avoided the curtains in his cage.

So I went into my fridge and grabbed some lettuce leaves for him. I placed one near the curtains, and he ate it no problem. Then placed the next lettuce closer and closer until finally, he had to reach his head in to get the food. Once he realized he could walk through the curtains, he was running through them and inspecting them.

Gus has loved his homemade curtains ever since.

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Netflix recently released a movie in May called "Extremely Wicked, Shockingly Evil, and Vile" (2019), based on the life of Ted Bundy from his girlfriend's viewpoint.

In 1980, an author and former Seattle police officer, Ann Rule, published a book about her experience and personal, close friendship with Ted Bundy, called "The Stranger Beside Me."

These two sources together create an explosion of important information we either skim over or ignore about Ted Bundy. Watching this movie and reading this book can really open your eyes to who Ted Bundy really was. Yeah, there are the confession tapes on Netflix, too, but these other things can really tie it all into one big masterpiece of destruction.

I swear, it will blow your mind in different ways you never thought possible.

In the movie, "Extremely Wicked", Zac Efron stars as the infamous Ted Bundy, America's most notorious serial killer. He portrayed the murderer who kidnapped, killed, and raped 30 women or more. Personally, he made a great Ted Bundy, mannerisms and all. Lily Collins stars as Ted's girlfriend who was easily manipulated by Ted and believed that he was innocent for years.

The movie is told in the order that Liz, Ted's girlfriend, remembers.

In the book, "The Stranger Beside Me", Ann Rule writes about Ted Bundy, who used to be her old friend. They met while working at a crisis center in the state of Washington and were close ever since. Like Liz, Ann believed he was innocent and that he was incapable of these horrific crimes.

Ted Bundy had made both Liz and Ann fools. He easily manipulated and lied to both women about many things for years, his murders being "one" of them.

Okay, so we all know that Ted Bundy was absolutely guilty as hell and totally murdered those women. 30 women or more. He literally confessed to that, but researchers and authorities believe that number to be way higher.

But... you must know that the movie and the book tell two different stories that lead to the same ending. That's why it's so intriguing.

At one point, I couldn't stop watching the movie. Then, I bought Ann Rule's book and was completely attached to it. I couldn't put it down.

For me, Ted Bundy is interesting to me. Unlike most young girls today, I don't have a thing for him nor do I think he's cute or hot. I know that he used his charm and looks to lure women into his murderous trap. That's why it's so hard to understand why this movie and book created a new generation of women "falling in love" with Ted Bundy.

GROSS: He sodomized women with objects. He bludgeoned women with objects or his own hands. He was a necrophile. Look those up if you have not a clue of what they mean. That could change your mind about your own feelings for Ted Bundy.

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