Post by gerrynbill on Oct 24, 2011 10:44:34 GMT -8
My Gerbilarium, bought it from a local pet store. It measures 24in x 12in x 12in (sorry don't know gallons) it is all glass, has a special deep section for digging, a large section for toys and things and a platform for food bowl and sand bath. The lid is wooden frame with wire mesh, plenty of ventilation and chew proof, it has a secure twist lock.
Here is my Rosie and Daisy's tank. 10 gallons (I plan on getting a bigger one when I can afford it), a mix of Carefresh and shredded paper, silent spinner, wooden toy car to chew on, water bottle, scattered food and lots of cardboard including an egg carton.
Last Edit: Apr 10, 2012 18:47:28 GMT -8 by KittyBear
Post by hazelanddan on Jun 20, 2012 9:07:48 GMT -8
We finally have our IKEA DETOLF gerbil paradise set up!!! 160 x 37 x 42 cm glass on three sides. We've put a wooden divide in on the right hand side to create a sand pit area!!! haha! The bedding is a mix of kiln dried dust extracted pine shavings, aspen and hay. There are loads of cardboard tubes and boxes under the bedding which they're tunnelling through... right now our two girlies are passed out in a tea-bag box, exhausted from all the exploring
There's a lot more toys than are pictured. They're all underneath. There's around 3 tubes, 1 or 2 pieces of cardboard, a wooden plank (half chewed, lol), and a few scattered food pellets/seeds on the bottom. One can sort of see the bendable logs house.
They like to sit under the wheel to go to the bathroom, so I have a paper towel under the wheel. I change the towel/spot clean daily and it keeps the cage nice for a few weeks.
The topper only took 3 hours to build. It has no sides for maximum visibility. None of the kiln dried pine is accessible for chewing. It uses the same lid that came with the tank; one can remove the topper and replace the black mesh lid on the tank. The support planks act as a lip, making it cat proof and very difficult to topple.
Thought i'd add Boppit's tank. It's 90x40cm, and she lives in it alone. Not that there's much to see though, as she spends a lot of time underground digging! A handful of toys have disappeared down those tunnels over the days, but i'll have to wait till her next cleanout to retrieve them
Post by lalaleylee on Aug 14, 2012 13:21:02 GMT -8
My gerbil's home.
So Luna and Bellatrix are now done with having the split tank and with the help of my father I have twenty gallon tank and attached to the lid is a wire cage so they can burrow in the tank and run up to the top if they want to. Here are pictures....
Metal cage turned into topper. They pulled the house over the hole that leads from the tank to the cage.
Side view where you can see Bellatrix in a little tunnel.
Other side where you can see their makeshift hut from a tissue box.
This is my 3 shelf tank and a topper. I bought the tank for £10 and then took the top from my old P&H Gerbilarium. Cut a hole big enough for rotastak tubes to fit perfectly, put a little one in to protect from spikes, put chew guards on them and cabled tied the topper down. I LOVE IT!! NO MESS!!!
Last Edit: Aug 21, 2012 14:05:41 GMT -8 by jinky212