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Brush Gate

Fiber Grating

Hula Hoop

Ice Float

Kale Feeder

People Watching

Texture Mat

Vacuum Hose

You can design a toy for our manatees too!

Back Scratcher

So just what do the manatees do with this?

The back scratcher is designed to sink to the bottom so that the manatees can rub various parts of their body on the bristles. They have also been seen carrying the entire device around the tank with their pectoral flippers.


1 8-foot length of 8-inch diameter PVC pipe

2 8-inch PVC "T's"

4 8-inch PVC end caps

4 industrial strength shop brooms