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post #1 of 6 (permalink) Old 08-18-2009, 05:32 PM Thread Starter
 
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Gus's tank setup- any ideas?

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I got Gus all set up in a nice 10G tank this wknd- I think that he likes all the extra room lol


Anyway, I think he has a pretty good setup going but I'm not sure if it is a little bare and would like some advice on what good toys might be for him. He has a couple but I want to make sure he doesn't get bored.


This is what he currently has in his tank:

-wooden house
-hanging gerbil house (he seems to love going in here and watching you if you are in the room lol )
-flying saucer exercise wheel (both Petco and Petsmart were out of the regular wheels and this was all I could find! I am going back this wknd to see if I find anything better- for now though he seems to like this one)
-chewie wood ball w/ nut inside
-rattle ball (he climbs on it and pushes it)
-2 mouse cat toys (no real company but he likes to drag these around )
-2 food dishes (one for dry food, one for veggies)
-water bottle (should I get a big bottle, this is a small one?)


I think that is all. I snapped some pics last night but haven't had a chance to upload them so I am going to tonight Please let me know if you have any suggestions, thanks!!!


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post #2 of 6 (permalink) Old 08-18-2009, 05:39 PM
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Sounds like a fun home, Gus is a very lucky little boy! (: I don't have experience with the saucer wheel, but I have heard good reviews. The only thing is Gus might get more exercise with a regular wheel. This is the wheel that I have and it is great, but very loud!

You could add a toilet paper tube, they really like to hide in those and chew up to use for bedding, Also it is a very cheap toy! Can't wait to see pictures, but it sounds like you have plenty of toys (:

I will have to see how big the water bottle is but it should be fine.


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You should hang alot of toliet rolls tubes to the side of the tank for him to climb into & to use as a climbing frame! I wanna see pics ! Good luck

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I have that wheel and it it's well lubricated it isnt loud at all, I can't even hear mine


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post #5 of 6 (permalink) Old 08-19-2009, 12:15 PM Thread Starter
 
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Ok, sorry for the delays, but here are the pics of Gus that I promised


These ones are from this wknd, so they are slightly outdated lol...














And these are from night before last (first couple are before I cleaned his tank):
































Thanks for having a look, please let me know any suggestions you might have- thanks!!!

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post #6 of 6 (permalink) Old 01-06-2010, 06:36 PM
 
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i gave mine just a stick of wood and they seem to love dragging that around or I put it standing up against the side and they climb up it and chew on it
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