Is your rat cage a little boring lately? Want to spruce it up with new toys and accessories, but don't have the budget for it? There are a number of sites on the web that can help.
On Squidoo is a page with a variety of projects you can make yourself with no sewing or special skills required: http://www.squidoo.com/simple-and-easy-ways-to-accessorize-a-rat-cage.
This site shares some no-sew hammock ideas, along with projects like a paper mache dome hideout, rope ladders, beds made from hats, and hideouts made from baskets, flower pots, and ice-cream tubs.
Dapper Rat (http://www.dapper.com.au/toys.htm) also has a page with innovative toy and activity ideas for your rat. This page is full of ideas, including instructions for a rat dig box, a rattie clubhouse, and a rattie wading pool.
And if you are looking to deck out your cage with new hammocks, but you don't have a sewing machine - don't sweat it. Suz' Sugar Gliders (http://www.suzsugargliders.com/nosewaccessories.htm) has instructions for a variety of no-sew hammock projects that will work just as well for rats.
And for those who do sew, don't forget our rat hammock tutorials at Ratropolis.com (http://www.ratropolis.com/Rat%20Tutorials/RatTutorials.htm).