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Underwear makes a great sling! UPDATED with Pics added

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by Kharmel, Sep 29, 2010.

  1. Kharmel

    Kharmel In the Brooder

    May 24, 2010
    I posted yesterday about my RIR, Ruby with the broken leg. After seeing her laying on her side all of the time, I decided to rig a sling for her.

    After cutting up a couple of t-shirts and not liking the results, I was thinking what else I could use. Then it hit me, underwear [​IMG] The crotch part is the perfect shape and size to support the chest and belly and the leg holes have lots of room for the legs and wings. I only had to modify the back by cutting a hole in the butt part of the underwear for her tail and cut away the elastic at the neck so she had more freedom of her head and neck. Then suspend by the top of the leg holes and hang from the top of the rabbit cage she's being kept in.

    It works perfectly and the only time she's not panting is when she's in the sling. Maybe others have already come up with this idea but I thought it was pretty ingenious and thought I'd pass it on:)

    Bless her heart, I let her out yesterday in the yard so she could peck around and mingle with her buddies while supervised. She made a hopping beeline for the coop so I locked her in there alone for awhile and came back to take her inside about an hour later and she had layed an egg! I wasn't expecting that because of all the trauma she's gone through.



    The underwear will stretch so to compensate, if in a wire cage, you can keep pulling it further through the top. I secure the leg holes to the top of the cage with 6 inch bungie cords.
    Last edited: Sep 30, 2010

  2. animalover

    animalover Chirping

    Jul 30, 2010
    Harrisburg, PA
    I'd love to see a picture.
  3. Muggsmagee

    Muggsmagee Menagerie Mama

    Dec 15, 2009
    Central NY
    Sounds hopeful and hilarious! Post a pic.
  4. Kharmel

    Kharmel In the Brooder

    May 24, 2010
    I'll take a picture tonight when I get home and post it tomorrow morning. I don't have internet at home.[​IMG]
  5. Country4ever

    Country4ever Songster

    Oct 26, 2007
    Great thinking Kharmel! I look forward to a picture too!
  6. blueraspberry

    blueraspberry In the Brooder

    Aug 4, 2010
    wow that sounds so cool![​IMG]
  7. If you can sew, make a pattern, and call it the Panty Patch Sling. You could make a million!!!!! [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG]

  8. denim deb

    denim deb Chirping

    Sep 15, 2010
    I was thinking of a sling like you use to throw rocks. Couldn't figure out quite how it would work.
  9. WingingIt

    WingingIt Songster

    Apr 16, 2009
    Great idea! I can't wait to see a picture. Way to go, Ruby, for laying an egg. Quite a lady, she is.
  10. kla37

    kla37 Songster

    Apr 18, 2010
    Hillsborough, NC USA
    Pure genius! I have come across the most inventive people here! [​IMG]

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