Sugar Glider Community Calendar

Please click here to see larger view
More coming soon!!
Today's Birthdays
Featured Member
Registered: 09/03/12
Posts: 103
Last 10 Posts
by Terry
09:08 AM
New everything
by Terry
08:16 PM
Pearler beads?
by Avarie
08:10 PM
Cage material
by Feather
05:19 PM
Golden harvest raw unfiltered honey
by Terry
03:44 PM
Vendor Temp Closings Due to Hurricanes
by KarenE
11:11 AM
it never fails does it
by mechnut450
09:46 AM
Spoke to Glider Vet today
by Claralice
01/19/18 06:51 PM
Gave new glider 3 crickets, should i be worried
by Feather
01/19/18 01:48 PM
New Noise: MUFFLED CRABBING SOUND... what does it mean? HELP
by Feather
01/19/18 01:41 PM

Join Us On Facebook
Topic Options
#47929 - 06/01/05 09:15 PM sewing a tunnel

Ok I want to make a tunnel for the new cage im makeing and not sure how you close the bottom up and I would also like to know how to make a fleece boa thank you for any help <img src="/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/thanx.gif" alt="" />

#47930 - 06/02/05 10:32 AM Re: sewing a tunnel [Re: ]

if by fleece boa you mean what I think you do.. you take 2 even rectangles, lay one on top of the other, and sew up the center longways, then cut strips down each side... (DH cuts them better then I do)

I'm not sure on the tunnels- I was planning on just making a long flat tube, but I've been trying to think of ways to make it stay open instead and coming up empty... I have the long rectangle and can sew the top shut.. but then it just hangs down... was debating putting something in the ends and maybe in the middle as well to hold it open...

#47931 - 06/02/05 11:15 AM Re: sewing a tunnel [Re: ]

Okay, I'll tell you what I did. For the boa, I took three pieces of fleece, say 36 x 4 inches (approx guess) I laid them on top of each other, and sewed two lines down the middle (I figured two was stronger than one) Then I attached a small piece of rope (got at Walmart in the sewing section, they have a ton of colors) and sewed it to the end. I enclosed the end of the rope with a few tight stitches, I didn't want it to start fraying. Also, when you cut the rope, I put a small piece of clear tape in it to hold it together until I could sew it, or it will unwind. I then cut small strips, say maybe an inch long down the entire length, being careful not to get too close to the center stitches.

When I made the tunnel, I already had the fleece. I cut out what size I wanted, and used some thick canvas that I got at JoAnn's Fabrics. It was like $2-3 a yard. It's fairly stiff, but you can still sew through it. I took two squares of fleece, sewed up three sides (right sides together) and then flipped it right side out. I cut a piece of the canvas a bit smaller than my seams, slid it into place, and sewed the last side shut. Then I connected the top to the bottom (I used two pieces of the rope so I could secure it to the cage) and sewed it shut. It stays open by itself, but is still flexible enough for the gliders to lay confortably in there. I'll post a couple pics so you can see. There might be eaiser ways, but it worked for me.




Hope this helps! I got the clips in the craft section at Walmart, they are lanyard clips.


Moderator:  Feather, KarenE, Ladymagyver, Philwojo 
Sugar Glider Help Page

Please click above to see how you can help!!

Who's Online
0 registered (), 24 Guests and 18 Spiders online.
Key: Owner, Admin, Mod
Newest Members
TXglider2, sofiedigital, skwilson, TXSuggieSlave, Jakeysmom
6489 Registered Users
Forum Stats
11 posts in the last 24hrs
6489 Members
134 Forums
9086 Topics
149603 Posts

Max Online: 478 @ 07/15/07 01:24 AM
Last 10 New Topics
Pearler beads?
by Avarie
03:10 AM
New Noise: MUFFLED CRABBING SOUND... what does it mean? HELP
by sofiedigital
01/19/18 11:04 AM
by billytense aka Lisa11
01/19/18 02:24 AM
Golden harvest raw unfiltered honey
by AceM
01/18/18 11:38 PM
Emergency? Urgent? Neither?? But my girl is dying and needs help
by Anonymous
01/18/18 02:17 PM
Best clear plastic tubing option?
by AceM
01/17/18 05:26 AM
Overgrooming whiskers?
by kidqwik
01/16/18 07:40 PM
Gave new glider 3 crickets, should i be worried
by AceM
01/16/18 01:55 AM
New everything
by billytense aka Lisa11
01/15/18 03:47 PM
Would these wood or rope toys be safe
by AceM
01/15/18 03:25 AM
(Views)Popular Topics
I just found a lump on Timmy's chest--HELP! 20206602
Spencer needs your prayers/good thoughts 12470774
TEXAS 671142
Pitbull biter needs advice/help 623334
OHIO 533778
Member Titles 469579
URGENT - Genetic Flaw discovered 362654
Supported Browser
This site was tested and is best viewed in Google Chrome & Mozilla FireFox

Firefox 3

Download your copy today!!!