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Dripping water bottle

Discussion in 'Guinea Pig Chat' started by piggylips102, Dec 17, 2010.

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  1. piggylips102

    piggylips102 New Member

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    Can anyone give me any tips to stop my piggys water bottle from leaking? I have a large plastic bottle but it just wont stop dripping mallethead its so annoying as I need the large size because I have 25 piggys. It drips till its empty and my poor piggys are walking in wet patches. Any advice will be great thanks. :)
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    makeeachdaycount Junior Guinea Pig

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    when i fill my bottles, they drip at first, I've found if i stick my finger up to the tube a little so i push the ball back and then let go that usually helps it create a suction and stops it dripping.
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    Wiebke Moderator Staff Member

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    You need to fill the bottle right to the very top so that there is no air left! When the piggies drink, they will create a vacuum inside the bottle that keeps the water from dripping (after the initial very small bit of leaking when you turn the bottle over).
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    Drippy bottles are a nightmare. You could put a brick underneath it, this soaks up drips and piggies climb on it with their front feet and can help nails. xx
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