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    Exclamation How to make a happy hut?

    OK so i have fabric but ho do you get the triangle shape? Would you put cardboard in three pieces and then so them together or what? Step by Step directions on any of you "happy huts" or any ither kind of hut would be greatly appreciated so thanks in advance.

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    Re: How to make a happy hut?

    i took mine and just put three pieces of cardboard in and added buttons on the edge so it became a toy.

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    Re: How to make a happy hut?

    For the one I made, I used plastic canvas from an old tent (you can get it at a craft store) to keep the bottom stiff, but not the sides. Basically, make a rectangle as wide as the tent will be and 3 times as long as you want the base to be wide (so like, 10 inches wide and 24 inches long or whatever).

    Cut two and sew up long edges.

    Insert 1-2 layers of canvas (this way you can wash the tent) and put in the middle of the tube. Sew up each side, then sew the ends together with one small loop at each end for hanging.

    I have a removable pad in Cricket's tent from his old tent, but you could just sew one of those too.

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    Re: How to make a happy hut?

    hmmm thanks i'll try both i deas because i have 2 birds haha

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    Re: How to make a happy hut?

    LC instructions are perfect .. def use some sort of plastic.. and not cardboard unless you enjoy having to reattach the cardboard every time.. i didnt.. so i ended up buying one. lol!!

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    Re: How to make a happy hut?

    Oh, I forgot. If you're going to use a fabric that frays, you'll want to hem the short edges before hand, so that when you sew the top together there aren't any loose threads that will be coming out. If you use fleece you don't need to though.

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    Re: How to make a happy hut?

    i made mine to have a perch in the bottom, rather than a solid bottom.

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    Re: How to make a happy hut?

    ooo a erch sounds like agood idea 2. So many choices.

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    Re: How to make a happy hut?

    For those of you that posted instructions - can you please post photo's of the huts you've made? Would be neat to see them!
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    Re: How to make a happy hut?

    ooo yea definetly PLEASE...... ha

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    Re: How to make a happy hut?

    Here is a Happy hut/snuggle hut I made for sellie, its still in its 'testing' stages







    Ok, so its a little shorter than I'd like but it works!
    Instructions:
    Cut a rectange 17" by 9" make the short side on the fold. (so one 9" side is a fold instead of a cut or raw edge) then with the right sides (printed side) together sew along the long sides leaving the 9" side open.

    Then flip the right sides out. take what ever your using for the base, i used this felt stuff but 2 pieces. cut to size (about 5" long by 8" long can't remember for exact, but you can measure, a good way to measure is to divide the total length (long way) by 3.) then put base inside in the middle. cut 2 strips for hanging, about 4-6" then fold in half. place them with the 2 ends of the fabric together and sew completing the hut. attach quick links and apply in cage.

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    Re: How to make a happy hut?

    thats very very good i like it

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    Re: How to make a happy hut?

    I am too nervous to make a bed because I have heard many a horror story where a bird died that got caught up in a loose thread. I have tried many sleep huts in the last year and the winner for beauty, washability, durability and comfort are the ones I found by an ebay seller. Here is a link to one of the small beds they have in their ebay store.

    http://cgi.ebay.com/SoFuN-Bird-Toys-...1%7C240%3A1318

    Endless choices for fabric and sizes and I even got a couple free toys in the last order!

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    Re: How to make a happy hut?

    Laura ... I didn't see your post before I ordered from a different manufacturer.

    I am trying this one - we'll se how it holds up ...
    http://cgi.ebay.com/Parrot-Bird-Slee...3A1%7C294%3A50

    My original Bird tent was ordered from Beakapoo and I loved it - just wanted to try some where else to get a comparison. Dakota (Sun Conure) has chewed through the sides and it's time for a new one!

    The one I ordered this time cost a total of $9.00 with shipping.
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    Re: How to make a happy hut?

    Tiely, Is that about the right size for a Green cheek? I think I'll give it a go (by that i mean I'll get my mum to LOL)

    They all sound great!

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    Re: How to make a happy hut?

    oh awesome work!

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    Re: How to make a happy hut?

    Does this have a back in it or is it open on both ends. Pickles needs something to cuddle in at night and I would love to make it. My DH thinks that she needs something enclosed and I think she doesn't since she would have to turn around inside.

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    Re: How to make a happy hut?

    http://cgi.ebay.com/6x9-PEEK-A-BOO-B...%3D5%26ps%3D63

    This is the link to the hut that I bought for my Zodi girl. Cute design and constructed very nicely. This woman also constructs the tent/huts with the perches as some of you were talking about. This hut is a little bigger than Zodi requires, but she doesn't mind the spaciousness lol

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    Re: How to make a happy hut?

    i make them like this:


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    Re: How to make a happy hut?

    Quote Originally Posted by crouton View Post
    i make them like this:

    I really like this!!!

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    Re: How to make a happy hut?

    i need to get a perch hut. mine wont touch the happy hut version with the flat floor i got them.


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    Re: How to make a happy hut?

    Quote Originally Posted by sammit View Post
    i need to get a perch hut. mine wont touch the happy hut version with the flat floor i got them.

    i made it for indie, with others waiting to complete in the wings. indie sleeps draped on top of it.

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    Re: How to make a happy hut?

    yeah thats where nym slept too.. i wonder if they dont know how to use it or if its just more comfortable up there? lol


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    Re: How to make a happy hut?

    I go to a peetshop that sells REALLY CUTE tents for birds, so im gonna get my lovvie Misa a brown one with white flower prints ^^

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