Weaving Cage for My Squirrel 🐿️: My Handy Work, Created Not Learnt
Creativity is one thing that I love. I remember in my childhood memory, I used to make cages for keeping birds like dove 🕊️ and weaver birds. That was in those days when I was living in my village, use to trap 🪤 birds to keep for fan. Due to schooling and busy studies I don't get time to weave cages and keep for birds. I thought such skill or talent has evaporated, but this is certainly not, since something you have been talented with would not vanished.
I realized that the skill in my childhood memories is still within me when I decided to weave a cage to keep my squirrel 🐿️. Well, I didn't struggle weaving this. I quickly went to shop and bought wire mesh and wire benders. The shape came to my memory through creativity. I choose to weave it in cylindrical form
The process of my handy work:
The first step was to cut all the shapes using cutter and scissors. This was similar to what I used to cut palm 🌴 branches, remove the epicarp and use the endocarp to mold the cage. The only difference is that while the palm branches is from wood, wire mesh is from metal 🪙. And the joining is the use of metal binders.
forming the cylindrical shape & binding
I had join the parts to form cylindrical shape. This was done by using the wire binders to fix the edges together as shown:
Closing the top & bottom
At this stage, I closed the bottom and top. But it was the same wire mesh that were used. Squirrels are so fast that was why I decided to close the top too. But I used some ot the wire mesh to make some small gate.
All edges were finally closed making sure that the squirrel would not be able to escape. At first I used to keep it in a covered half way. But, now this is so nice and ventilated to make the squirrel feel comfortable.
I put my squirrel 🐿️ in its new cage. This would be put in a bigger wooden cage during night with cold weathers. During the day, the squirrel would be brought out in his new wire mesh cage. That's so beautiful.
Thanks for your attention!!