View Full Version : My tank/cage plans

08-17-2010, 05:11 AM
I have my 2 hamsters in a split fish tank at the moment, but because it's split into 2, they don't have as much room as I'd like, so I'm planning on building an extension to go on top of it so they have more room to play.

The wooden areas will have a thin metal around the edges to stop them destroying it through chewing and will be treated to make them waterproof so they don't soak up urine :)

These are my plans so far, let me know what you think :)

08-17-2010, 06:11 AM
nice drawing :D
I'm assuming the circles are for tubes?
i think its gonna be ace x

08-17-2010, 06:34 AM

I'm not sure if I'm cutting circles or just the corners out yet, don't really like cleaning tubes so I'm thinking the second option and putting ladders up :)

08-17-2010, 06:37 AM
Thats a nice design. Hope it works out.

08-17-2010, 07:22 AM
brilliant plan :) cant wait to see pics of it finished xx

08-17-2010, 07:38 AM
gonna take a while :p

need to see if anyone I know has any of the stuff I need spare and lying around before I go out and spend money

08-20-2010, 06:19 PM
I've made the extension :D

didn't use any wood to save money so made the whole thing out of cage mesh... my arms and hands are REALLY cut up from it now but it's worth it to see them happy :D

and don't worry about the mesh floor... it's now covered since taking the photo ^_^

08-20-2010, 06:49 PM
good job!!

08-21-2010, 03:28 AM
omg why is everyne so good at diy?? i'm a fail lol and cant even HOLD a piece of mesh without cutting myself :( lol
impressive, can't beleve you made that out of mesh!!

08-21-2010, 04:06 AM
I have my fair share of cuts lol, and I'm feeling it this morning... it hurts to type

but thanks :D

08-21-2010, 04:13 AM
thats brilliant hun, bet the hammies are happy with the extra space and lots of new climbing experience x

08-21-2010, 04:36 AM
yeah they seemed 10 times happier :) the second I put it on the tank they were up inside it exploring ^_^

08-21-2010, 04:10 PM
so jealous :L lol well anyway - my hamsters will have to live with their cagee!! lol!

08-21-2010, 04:12 PM
i must join a diy class thats a must XD

08-21-2010, 10:50 PM
I've NEVER tried building anything in my life, this was my first attempt :) probably why it took me 8 hours :p

08-22-2010, 05:30 AM
Well done!
They must love it :D

08-22-2010, 05:38 AM
wow! 8 hours!! you have very very very luckyhamsters !!

08-24-2010, 01:08 PM
here's an updated pic of the extension :)

added new ladders and hammocks ^_^


08-24-2010, 02:53 PM
thats amazing close up :)

08-24-2010, 02:57 PM
Wow, it looks great!

08-24-2010, 03:17 PM
thanks ^_^

had to put some mesh on the new ladders because even after cutting grooves into the wood they still couldn't climb it :p

08-24-2010, 04:12 PM
They look amazing now sweety :) bet the love all the shavings to dig in too :)

oooh you should upload some pic of dart in the memorial section to show everyone how beautiful he was too :) xx

08-25-2010, 12:33 AM
aww yeah I will do after work :)