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Reusing old items is now becoming the “in” thing to do. I have a 55 gallon aquarium that has a crack on one corner. It is no longer able to be water tight but for the last 6 years it has been home to our parakeet. Now I see that companies are cashing in on the idea of fish tank recycling.
Just look at the little photo above. It is called a Tank Topper . It seems to be a pretty neat idea. It converts a 10 gallon tank into a home for hamsters or mice. For just a make shift home it is not bad, except for the price. Where I found it online it was for sale for $30, not including shipping. For that price I could get a cage with a wheel so the little rodents could get some exercise too.
When we had hamsters, we had those tubes that you connect together. Ours was a big set up for just one hamster. She had 3 tanks and lots of tubes to explore – pretty much like the photo below, except ours was larger.
Since we added on to ours a piece at a time it probably cost more than the $30 tank topper but the hamster sure looked like she was having fun, almost as much fun as we had watching her. I even remember getting her one of those balls that you put the hamster in and put them on the floor. They could explore the livingroom without getting hurt or lost.
remember to give your pets a hug
Till next time......
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