This is a custom ferret bed for my boys!  They love to cuddle, climb and curl up wherever they get the chance.  Now that the weather is getting cooler, I needed a warmer-bed-solution for them.  (Reason being - I like to keep them right next to an open window for fresh air for them...and us hahaha.)  This is the perfect way to keep them even cozier and a fun, stylish way for them to poke and play around in their room.

It all started with a stuffed gorilla from the thrift store!

Step 1: The Gorilla

Materials - a big enough stuffed animal for your babies. A fabric liner if you want, some hooks to hang it.  Sewing machine or hand sewing to put it all together!

My boys (Damien and Jigsaw, named after the Omen and Saw!), they used to have a store-bought monkey hammock and they REALLY killed it.  So I cut the final straps off of the old monkey so that I could use them to secure their new gorilla.

First steps:  Just wash the stuffed animal gently in your washing machine and when that is done, toss it in your dryer and put it on low heat or air dry/line dry for a long time.  

Next, decide where you want the entrance point to be, cut it open and take out all the stuffing.  Save it for another project!
What COOL idea! I gotta do this for my Sneakers!
love this..gonna make one of these for my minx
SOOO cute it looks like there the tounges of the gorilla!!! i want one of those things sooooo bad!!
Absolutely adorable! Almost makes me wish I had a ferret. Almost . . . :)
What a lovely idea! I like the concept of using an old toy from a thrift shop, and it is so simple that even I might be able to make something like it with my elementary hand-sewing abilities! Might just have to make one for my ferrets, they currently have a bog standard hammock covered in an old furry cushion cover, plus a pile of blankets in their sleep box.
Ohhhhhh this is killing me with cuteness. :D
thank you! it's very entertaining for us too lol
So, I had no idea what this would be when I clicked on it. I think using a closer picture of your ferret in the intro is going to garner more clicks, cause that shiz is adorbs, but I couldn't make it out from the thumbnail. What a genius idea.
thank you for your advice! it was so hard to choose an image because it's so hard for them to stay still haha. :D hopefully this one will work!

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