Hello! I would do anything for my little precious 9 year old and her Guinea Pig LUCY. YES, Honestly....I made this the day before I found Instructables <NOT INTENDED FOR HERE> so i can now build her a Treehouse.  Amazingly so, I noticed the PET contest and entered it in immediately! I converted her Barbie 3 story dollhouse into an amazing home for Lucy! Best Part: I found all materials around the house. Didn't purchase a thing! Santa brought the Dollhouse 2 years ago!

Step 1: Supplies & Tools Needed

  1.  Dollhouse NOT used for "primary purpose" anymore (she is done playing dolls)
  2.  Plastic Outdoor/Lawn & Garden Fencing/Netting~I needed 3' x 4' (substitute with anything that works )
  3.  You must measure your dollhouse for accurate dimensions
  4.  Hot Glue Gun & 6- 8 long glue sticks
  5.  Spray Paint (Optional)
  6.  Paper Clips 12-20
  7.  Electric Staple Gun 
  8.  Wood 2 inches in height and cut to fit dollhouse dimensions. Razor Knife (easier) or scissors to trim netting
  9.  Your "already available" basic guinea pig or hampster supplies
<p>Hi, your dolls house cage is very pretty and a clever idea, but it is way way too small for a guinea pig and also too small for hamsters (especially Syrian). Guinea pigs need large open spaces and are not good at climbing and can not run in wheels. The plastic would be chewed through very quickly and the spray paint is probably toxic. If you want a cheap easy to make cage for a guinea pig make a C&amp;C cage. Bin cages are cheap and easy to make cages for hamster.</p>
It is to small for a guinea pig but not a hamster so I would get your facts straight. Guinea pigs will eat anything and everything they even eat the coraplast on c&amp;c cages so it impossible to keep them from eating bad things. After the spray paint drys your fine so I don't know why you said it's toxic. I'm surprised you didn't comment on how she only has 1 guinea pig because cavys get very lonely.
<p>The RSPCA's minimum size cage guidelines for a Syrian hamster is 100cm by 60cm and that's on one level, extra levels count as additional space, not part of the minimum size.</p><p>Yes guinea pigs will eat anything, my 6 are forever trying to eat the coroplast on their cages and I am forever trying to stop them, but coroplast is not toxic! (Though large amounts of it may cause a blockage in their intestines). Toxic substances will kill even if only a small quantity is ingested. Non pet safe paint is not safe even if it is completely dry, if you don't believe me, go any guinea pig forum and ask!</p>
Hamsters don't like to really move but if you put it on a tank like a tank topper you'd be fine. I never said it was but paint and coraplast are just as toxic as each outher because coraplast has a sealant which has the same ingrediants as paint
<p>truly amazing, I adore that there are so many people like me who give their pets a life the deserve!!</p><p>One question however, did u use safe spray paint?!? As cute as it is in pink, they WILL ABSOLUTELY chew on it!! Just fyi...</p><p> GREAT job!! It's beautiful:) Hope your kiddo enjoys </p>
OH MY GOSH my hamster would LOVE this!!!! So cute!&lt;3
Lol my hamster would luv this!!
This makes me (almost) regret I sold my Barbie house. Maybe my Barbie van could be a good home for them?
Also, I've just noticed the plastic mesh. Two seconds of chewing and the guinea is out into unknown dangers! |: please, if anyone has a proper outdoor wendy house or something of suitable size that they are considering converting then use METAL mesh!
Oh my god, this looks like an awful set-up. Guineas need long, flat spaces where they can popcorn and run around like the excitable little animals they are. There is NO space for that in this! Nonononono. It is terrible. RSPCA minimum guidelines for accommodation for guineas is 120cm x 60cm (4ft x 2ft) and that means of unbroken, level space. To put guineas into this and deny them the space to exhibit their natural instincts such as running, popcorning and having the space to dig around in a lot of hay is neglect and animal cruelty. <br> <br>A proper home for any animal should not be created around what we believe looks visually appealing but instead should focus on the needs of the animal, in this case the guinea pig. The single greatest thing you could do for this animal is go out and spend relatively little money on a suitable cage (say, &pound;40 for a 4ft cage) and seek out a local rescue to find a friend for Lucy as guineas really are social animals who should have company of their own kind.
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cool i think we have the same hobby instead i make around 25 floors on my hamster cage between you and me i am only 12 and have been in so many pets inventions i love mKING THINGS FOR PETS DONT YOU V!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!1
Well aren't you just fabulous with your pets with 25 floors so they can commit suicide by jumping off the 25 Floors
Wow that is cool! Is it a pain to clean though?
Awesome job ! .Good luck on the contest :p<br>
Looks like the GRAND PRIZE to me. Very creative your daughter and hamster must loLOVE the Mansion.Wishing you the best of luck on the contest. P.S. i hope you win :)!
Thank YOU SO much! I will get bac with ya on your COOL Gecko! Gotta get back to work. Much Respect
Good luck on the Pets Challenge.
Than You So Much! I NEVER imagined to become a finalist. Did not even do it on &quot;purpose&quot;....I love this site! I am VERY excited and just GRATEFUL to be a part of the site! Much Respect! PS......What's taking so long???
By the way i have a gecko cage that i think needs a little more POP to his new enviroment..Maybe you could give me a few pointers or thaughts on how to make my gecko cage awesome like your hamster mansion lol.. Thanks <br>
excellent job even an elevator id like to see that in action!
Thanks so much! I'm new here, but VERY willing to take a video of Lucy &quot;loving life&quot; on the elevator. The knob to turn it is on the side (pink) near the water bottle. Be cool if I could add a video to my &quot;already posted&quot; instructable???? Possible?
Yes, very possible (I did the same with my <a href="http://www.instructables.com/id/Make-a-whistle-from-bottle-tops/">bottle-top whistle</a>) - post the video to YouTube, then use the embed code to add it to the Instructable (just click &quot;edit&quot;).
<strong>Alrighty then, although the contest is over now, WOW...I did make it into the Finalists. NEVER expected that! Anyway.....Project for this afternoon! Gotta do it! THX for the kik in the but! Be here soon, Fortunately I have knowledge of &quot;embedded codes&quot; an OLD MySpace thing! LOL.....Have awesome day! MUCH RESPECT &quot;PRO KITEMAN&quot;</strong>
That is a brilliant idea! :D
Thanks So Much! Yes, My 42 year old Imagination is that of a 5 year old! I'm okay with it though! LOL, Keep's Me Going on those &quot;Overwhelming~Big People&quot; days!

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