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Has anyone tried this one yet. I was looking at getting one of the gerbil exercise balls. Its basically a clear ball about 4-6" in diameter. It has a trap door about 2" across that turns to open it. It also has numerous slits for air. I thought maybe my octo would find this amusing in general and for feeding. Any thoughts or experience?

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I wanted to use a little gerbil home thingy to provide hiding space for my octo at first, was to lazy to buy one. Sounds like a fun little toy!
 

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You'd have to make sure it has no metal parts. It sound more like a toy for a slightly older octo, not a baby.

As to an octo liking it, I don't know. They have such individual personalities. A lot of what they like involves interaction with you. You could try it and see. My bimac rejected a lot of my toy efforts, and I finally realized it was me she wanted to play with!

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world 4 Octo

question... what toys can I put in with my Octo? I'm put crabs in a jar for him to get but we haven't gone so far as putting the lid on for him to take off.. (he's still fairly new to the tank) but I have heard of leggo etc... anything else?
 

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best bet is either stuff that is labeled as of being 'food grade' quality or as being safe for babies :)
 

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Someone here has an octo who likes simpsons figures so it might work. JUst try an assortment of things and see what the octo likes best :heee:
 

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Hiya, I'd go with Joel and try heaps of different things it will vary with different octi's. we had one who liked a shape sorter, which is not the usual sort of toy we use. We're an educational facility so try to keep things natural but.................we were having a teacher free day and we decided it would be fun to have a competition between the octis and the teachers to see who could get a toy crab out of the sealed shape sorter full of shapes the fastest. Mr Henry could do it in 10 sec flat! Only 1 teacher could do it faster!

Another octi fell in love with the helping hand (a tool for the disabled to pick stuff up off the floor, we use it to lift things from the bottom of our meadium sized tanks). He used to pinch it all the time. Unfortuately his affection got a little rough and he bit through the stainless steel shaft :shock: (It was hollow but still............. :shock: )


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joel_ang said:
Someone here has an octo who likes simpsons figures so it might work.
That was Pudge, but he looked like he was sucking on it so I took it away from him.
Also, feeding sticks are fun to play tug of war with, it depends on your octos personality. :)
 



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