Pet Mouse Fanciers
Would you like to react to this message? Create an account in a few clicks or log in to continue.

DIY tank ideas

Go down

DIY tank ideas  Empty DIY tank ideas

Post by Dreamergirl37 on Mon 10 Feb 2020, 4:08 am

Hi! I want to make some things for my 20g long tank like platforms and hideouts but I would like them to last and not be eaten and be easy to clean. I have a bearded dragon and have seen people make their own decor out of styrofoam covered in grout and then sealed it, would this be safe for mice? Or any other recommendations? I have seen people use popsicle sticks but I’d rather not have to make new stuff every few weeks.

Thanks you any ideas!

New Member
New Member

Join date : 2020-02-10
Posts : 1
Likes : 0

Back to top Go down

DIY tank ideas  Empty Re: DIY tank ideas

Post by Robin~ on Mon 10 Feb 2020, 10:28 am


I wouldn’t recommend styrofoam just in case it happens to get eaten—plastic isn’t best when ingested.

In all honesty, boxes/cardboard are a really great option. It doesn’t require any DIY (you can just plop the boxes in), and even off it starts to smell in a week replacing it should be too difficult Smile┬áThis could be cereal boxes, shoe boxes, snack food boxes, and postage boxes (as long as they look relatively clean).

Mugs, cups, and other ceramics are great, easy-to-clean options.

Mice: Raven and Moo
Other: Hermes (robo hamster), Prism (betta), Max (dog--profile pic)
Rainbow Kids: Pepper, Nugget, Dove, Artemis (hamsters), Leaf, and Oak (mice)

Sr Member
Sr Member

Join date : 2019-06-05
Posts : 426
Likes : 172

Sagittarius Bookworm

Back to top Go down

DIY tank ideas  Empty Re: DIY tank ideas

Post by chiroptera on Tue 11 Feb 2020, 2:45 am

I second no styrofoam, it can't be digested and breaks apart pretty easily which can be dusty and damaging to their lungs.

Toilet paper rolls, boxes, ceramics are all great - if you have a Dollar Tree or something similar near you, you can get a LOT of little cardboard hides and ceramic stuff for just a dollar each, the dollar store is my go-to for new mouse hides!

Bat tabby | she/her | 24 | tx, usa Bat
★Mouse Dossier★
my mouse gallery

Cool mouse mom to: Pronto, Nellie, Frankie, + Zinnia
Love remembering: Trouble, Yahtzee, Checkers, Mahjong, Clue, Pumpkin, Spider, Beetle, Peebee, Jay, Sid, Zola, Caramel, Hazelnut, Bonny, Thyme, Olive, Popcorn, Shelley, Frida, Lovey, Dragon + Pancake
Sr Member
Sr Member

Join date : 2017-11-23
Posts : 461
Likes : 139

Sagittarius Batty

Back to top Go down

Back to top

- Similar topics

Permissions in this forum:
You cannot reply to topics in this forum