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Post by MouseLover on Sat Jul 09, 2016 9:38 am

I think in future I might plastikote wooden houses... My girls just pee everywhere, which is why recently I prefer plastic houses.

You can't beat a nice little cardboard box though.

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Post by River on Sat Jul 09, 2016 9:42 am

I think I definitely prefer plastic/ceramic houses. From my experience, the wooden ones start stinking in a few months time and no amount of cleaning can drag the smell out of them.
Plus, if it gets hot, you can put ceramic/plastic houses into the freezer for a bit, let them cool down so they aren't icy cold, just cool, and set them in the tank so the girls have a nice cool spot to lay on.

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Post by CAPSLOCK on Sat Jul 09, 2016 9:59 am

^ That's a great idea!

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Re: What types of dens do you guys use?

Post by CallaLily on Sat Jul 09, 2016 10:12 am

I scrub off my wooden items, soak for a while in diluted vinegar, rinse, then allow to dry. I do the same with the coconut. I feel like this prolongs their use but yeah, eventually they need to be tossed.

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Post by MesaMouse on Sat Jul 09, 2016 12:25 pm

Well, Photobucket isn't cooperating with me today Sigh so I can't post pics of the variety of cute ceramic hides I use (cheese house, mushroom, acorn, gourd). The Petco Hamster House has always been a fave; likewise the resin tree stump and the bendable log tunnel. Right now, Cordelia really likes the purple ceramic gourd (nice size for a single fat mouse Haha ) and the half-egg carton.

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Post by MouseLover on Sat Jul 09, 2016 12:54 pm

MesaMouse if you click on "Host an image" (left of insert image) you don't have to use photobucket Smile your houses sound cute!

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Re: What types of dens do you guys use?

Post by CinnamonPearl on Sat Jul 09, 2016 2:13 pm

A great thing to do is make a flat-ish, long cardboard house, about 1.5" tall, cut a hole only in the top, and then bury it in the bedding during a tank cleaning. My girls absolutely love it when they're excitedly running around in a new tank and stumble across a hidden cave, and it saves a lot of floor space in smaller tanks.

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Re: What types of dens do you guys use?

Post by MesaMouse on Sat Jul 09, 2016 2:25 pm

CinnamonPearl wrote:A great thing to do is make a flat-ish, long cardboard house, about 1.5" tall, cut a hole only in the top, and then bury it in the bedding during a tank cleaning. My girls absolutely love it when they're excitedly running around in a new tank and stumble across a hidden cave, and it saves a lot of floor space in smaller tanks.

That's a very good idea!

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Re: What types of dens do you guys use?

Post by CallaLily on Sat Jul 09, 2016 3:16 pm

MesaMouse wrote:cute ceramic hides I use (cheese house, mushroom, acorn, gourd).

I have that gourd too. My group of girls before really loved it. This group ignored it. No idea why. I also had the cheese and cracker house but I dropped it and of course it shattered. Shame they don't sell them anymore. I'd love to replace the cheese house and pick up that cute mushroom one! Was the acorn made by the same company? The only other one I remember was the barn.

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Post by River on Sat Jul 09, 2016 6:01 pm

I really need to get more ceramic houses. There's a little hedgehog soap dish I've been eyeing at the store - they'd love it.

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Re: What types of dens do you guys use?

Post by CallaLily on Sat Jul 09, 2016 6:11 pm

I really, really, really want this hide http://m.ebay.com/itm/221886986683 - but I can't justify the cost. It's sooo cute. @mesamouse

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Re: What types of dens do you guys use?

Post by CAPSLOCK on Sat Jul 09, 2016 7:18 pm

CallaLily that little tiny hide is adorable! And ridiculously expensive - what is it, Tiffany ceramic? Shocked

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Re: What types of dens do you guys use?

Post by MesaMouse on Sat Jul 09, 2016 7:27 pm

CallaLily wrote:I really, really, really want this hide http://m.ebay.com/itm/221886986683 - but I can't justify the cost. It's sooo cute. @mesamouse

OMG! It's beyond adorable (especially to us crabbers) but the price!!!! We could all almost furnish a complete tank for the asking price of that hide.

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Post by CallaLily on Sat Jul 09, 2016 7:32 pm

I know! I tried searching around to see if there were any others at a more reasonable price but they seem to be the only ones selling it. Sad

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Re: What types of dens do you guys use?

Post by AnonONIagent on Sat Jul 09, 2016 7:39 pm

I've spent more money on less, personally. My keyboard cost $110.

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