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Amazing DIY Pet Fountain – A Miniature Indoor Oasis

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Does your pet have their own DIY Pet Fountain?

I actually made this for my cat (I know the dogs won’t drink from it). She is always moving the dogs water bowl around the kitchen or wanting us to turn on the faucet in the bathroom or kitchen.

I was looking up alternatives to the water bowl or faucets when I came across some videos on YouTube about making DIY pet fountains and I thought, “what a brilliant idea”. As I was going through the videos, I picked out the one that would work best in my home.

Amazing DIY Pet Fountain

Materials – DIY Pet Fountain

Here is a list of materials that I used or the ones that the person was using the video I found. I just grabbed what I could find while out shopping one day and it works well.

Amazing DIY Pet Fountain
Amazing DIY Pet Fountain
Amazing DIY Pet Fountain

Instructions – DIY Pet Fountain

  • Take your 10 inch bowl and place the filter pump inside, towards the back.
  • Add a few pebbles of your choice to cover the bottom and around the pump.
  • You can start adding in a few pet safe plants (with roots) and fill the bowl with pebbles around them to hold them in place.
  • Place the 4 inch bowl on top in front of pump.
  • Make sure everything is where you want it and the small bowl is not touching the larger bowl (to keep water from getting out).
  • Start adding water and little at a time and then plug in pump. Keep adding water until if starts flowing freely.
Amazing DIY Pet Fountain
Amazing DIY Pet Fountain

Pet Safe Plants

Plants to make it look so much better but if you decide to add some, make sure that they are pet safe. Here is a list of ones that you can use. I only had the spider plant on hand at this time but will add some of the others later on.

  • Peperomia
  • Chlorophytum Comosum (Spider plant)
  • Pilea (Money Plant)
  • Nephrolepis Exaltata (Boston fern)
  • Calathea (Rattlesnake plant)
  • Hypoestes
  • Dwarf Neanthe Bella (Parlor Palm)

Disclaimer: Your pet’s safety is your responsibility. I will only use non-toxic pet safe plants in this fountain. It is your responsibility to make sure any plants you use in a pet fountain are correctly identified and non-toxic.

Amazing DIY Pet Fountain

How to get your cat to drink from a DIY Pet Fountain

When I first turned the pet fountain on, my cat was scared of it and didn’t want to have anything to do with it. So I did some research and here is what worked for my cat and just might work for yours.

If not, then just research some tips and do what works well for your cat.

  • Leave the fountain off once you are doing making it, with water added and there is some water in the small bowl.
  • Let your cat find the fountain themselves to get use to it being there, they might even start drinking it.
  • Once you feel that they are use to it, turn it on for a bit to see how they react.
  • Once your cat has gotten use to it being on and is drinking from it, then you have succeeded with giving your cat their own DIY pet fountain to drink from.

If you found this post helpful or you have questions, please comment below or reach out to me on my Facebook page.

xo,

Amazing DIY Pet Fountain
DIY Pet Fountain

Amazing DIY Pet Fountain - A Miniature Indoor Oasis

Make your pet their very own DIY Pet Fountain

Materials

  • Tetra Whisper Internal Filter or Tetra ReptoFilter
  • 10 Inch Bowl – Not the same as I used but this one will work just as well.
  • 4 inch pet dish – my is a little different
  • Pebbles/Rocks as I used or these Expanded Clay Pebbles as used in the video I watched. I will be getting these later on.

Instructions

  1. Take your 10 inch bowl and place the filter pump inside, towards the back.
  2. Add a few pebbles of your choice to cover the bottom and around the pump.
  3. You can start adding in a few pet safe plants (with roots) and fill the bowl with pebbles around them to hold them in place.
  4. Place the 4 inch bowl on top in front of pump.
  5. Make sure everything is where you want it and the small bowl is not touching the larger bowl (to keep water from getting out).
  6. Start adding water a little at a time and then plug in pump. Keep adding water until if starts flowing freely.

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