lol this post got lost in my stream thanks for the responses i hope you guys are are still out there.
When I had cats and tanks, I did not like the glass tops because the cat would sit on the glass, and it would bow under his weight, all the while he remained totally unconcerned.
I don't know how much weight a glass top can support, but the weight of a cat appeared to push it to the limit and I am surprised it never snapped.
I think the warm glass on his bum was appealing.
None of my cats ever actually put paws in the tank though, so my solution was to go open top, as none of them wanted to get wet.
your lucky i've woken up to splash as my kitten almost falls in.
Open tanks are an invitation to cats. I think it's the sound of water movement that draws them. We have eight indoor cats and five large open tanks. They loved the water movement created by the filtration and drank repeatedly from the water as it fell from the HOBs.
Some time ago, my wife bought one of those water holding gizmos that you plug in and the water circulates and creates a little waterfall. The thing makes a little splashing noise like the HOBs and within a day or two, all the cats were drinking from their fancy, new water dish. I haven't seen them near the tanks in some time.
Just a thought for your little guy.
thats a good thought. i have have bucket of water (i'm not sure why i haven't dumped it out, probably something to do with me being lazy) that my kitten has been playing in, instead of my tanks which is nice.
i'm gonna look into those waterfalls i have wondered about getting them before. thanks
time to get the water gun out or super soaker!
it doesn't even phase him, he knows that it means he is doing something bad but the gun only causes him to stop long enough for me to look away.
I have found cats don't like things that are small enough to push up into the paws. How about eggcrate across the top?
i've tried to stay away from egg crate because i feel like it would mess with my lighting?