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Old 11-27-2010, 12:40 PM   #1 
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Question Tips to discourage jumpers?

First it was a somewhat frightening habit...and now it's gone too far. I've already had two girls jump out of my sorority, and that's two too many. Zippity landed on the floor.

They just get so excited at feeding time. Does anyone have any advice on how to discourage this? I don't want it to happen again.
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Old 11-27-2010, 12:43 PM   #2 
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Does your tank have a lid? Also, when feeding feed them in tye middle of the tank.
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Old 11-27-2010, 01:05 PM   #3 
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Yes, it does have a lid. This only a problem at feeding time, lol. Sometimes when I drop from the lid opening they don't respond, and to get them to notice the food I then have to open the lid, which causes them to jump.

Grr. It seems circular to me..
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Old 11-27-2010, 04:26 PM   #4 
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Get some plastic canvas or mesh from the craft store and make sure the holes are wide enough to fit pellets through. Just fit it over the entrance and presto-- feeding grate.
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Old 11-27-2010, 04:35 PM   #5 
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I had the same problem, well sort of. In my divided tank the dividers go right to the top of the hood -- except for when you lift the hinged front to feed them. Than they have space to jump.

In my wisdom, I would stand in front of the guy in the middle divider and just plop food to the guys on the left and right. In doing this they were getting food right beside the divider. The guy on the left gets SOOO excited for food and would jump. One day he jumped over the divider into the middle.

I did just what the last poster said. I went and bought that plastic needle point stuff and cut it to fit over his section. When I open the hinged lid, put it over his section and feed his food through it. To scary and I don't want a repeat! Sp glad that they never noticed each other the one time he did it!
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