I’m always looking for new ideas related to primate enrichment and was pretty excited when I bumped into a trapeze monkey swing that David created for Sammy, his capuchin. All materials (including the trapeze styled pvc pipe) were purchase at home depot. The total project cost was around $9 (cost of chain not included). Chain itself was around $12 but since he only used about 10% of the total chain link, the actual cost of the chain for this project would be around $1-$2. Once you have all the materials it’s a 10 minute project so let’s get started!
Materials used in this project: pvc pipe, 2 pipe caps, 2 eye bolts (with nuts), 2 links, 2 washers, and pipe glue.
Step 1: drill a hole in both pipe caps
Step 2: put a washer at the inside of the cap and lock in place with bolt nut (lock nuts preferred)
Step 3: use pipe glue to glue caps on to the pipe
Step 4: use 2 metal links to attach the chain link to the eye bolt
Below is a picture of the finished product!
Thanks Dave for pictures and info!