Anyone know how to make a homemade Hammock?

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Anyone know how to make a homemade Hammock?

Postby jjh1 » Tue Mar 01, 2011 12:27 pm

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My Beardies are getting bigger and well the hammocks are not holding enough anymore.
So what I want to know is has anyone ever made on if so what did you use. How did you make it say stuck up
on the glass or did you hang it.

Thanks for helping
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Re: Anyone know how to make a homemade Hammock?

Postby jodyberry » Thu Mar 03, 2011 12:20 pm

Since I have some attaching points (logs, etc.) I was able to use pieces of the carpet I use for the floor. I just let it hang and they LOVE laying on them!

You'll see one of them in the background of this pic:

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Re: Anyone know how to make a homemade Hammock?

Postby jjh1 » Thu Mar 03, 2011 12:47 pm

Thank you so much I think I will be able to come up with something along those lines
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Re: Anyone know how to make a homemade Hammock?

Postby PuffPuff11 » Fri Mar 04, 2011 12:00 am

I made one out of a old towel... cut it to whatever size you want, for extra support you can double it up and sew them together or you could probably use fabric glue. Then just cut holes in each corner.
I had suction cups to hold it up, but it fell often. I bought the 3M hooks that stick with some sort of sticky stuff and it hasn't fallen once.
I personally used 1 layer of towel, not doubled up for a full grown bearded dragon. It is getting ragged but it was cheap to make and will be easy to replace.

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Thats an old photo, don't use those suction cups... buy the stick on 3M hooks
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Re: Anyone know how to make a homemade Hammock?

Postby jodyberry » Fri Mar 04, 2011 7:08 am

@puffpuff Love the arm hanging over the edge!!!
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Re: Anyone know how to make a homemade Hammock?

Postby jjh1 » Fri Mar 04, 2011 2:13 pm

Thank you for that I have old towels and blankets I am so going to try that since I hate the hammocks that they have now they fall and this way it can be big enough for them to have a nice sleep in and be comfy
Thanks I will do this never thought of 3m !!!
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Re: Anyone know how to make a homemade Hammock?

Postby PuffPuff11 » Sat Mar 05, 2011 12:44 am

The hammock I made large enough for him, he can fit entirely on it with extra room and can even turn around to get off. Sometimes he falls off... but the hammock has never fallen down with the 3M command hooks.
I know exactly what you mean about the other hammocks premade with suction cups... they always fall down. The one im my leopard geckos cage hasn't but I think its just because they don't weigh anything.
He is a cutie.... he loves his hammock and often sleeps with his arm hanging off!
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Re: Anyone know how to make a homemade Hammock?

Postby Bradleyv1714 » Thu Mar 10, 2011 7:57 pm

Wow! this was a great idea... I love the way that bd's look on top of their hammocks and I had to buy one when I first got my first beardie but $10 ea. is a bit expenive when I can just do the towel thing and they will probably like that much better! oh and this hammocks falls off ALL the time!
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Re: Anyone know how to make a homemade Hammock?

Postby moongypsy » Sat Mar 19, 2011 11:24 am

PuffPuff11 wrote:I made one out of a old towel... cut it to whatever size you want, for extra support you can double it up and sew them together or you could probably use fabric glue. Then just cut holes in each corner.
I had suction cups to hold it up, but it fell often. I bought the 3M hooks that stick with some sort of sticky stuff and it hasn't fallen once.
I personally used 1 layer of towel, not doubled up for a full grown bearded dragon. It is getting ragged but it was cheap to make and will be easy to replace.

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