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  1. GeorgiaHarris

    Cleaning bottles

    I recently switched my water bottles to the living world glass eco+ bottles. With my old plastic bottles I used a bottle brush and warm water to clean them which worked fine however I’m struggling to clean my glass ones with this method. Every time I clean them there’s still little particles...
  2. SDRB_TP

    Syringing Water - Help!

    Hey everyone, Quick Q so my piggy unfortunately has an inner ear infection and can’t walk properly so she hasn’t left her bedroom area in the shed for the past day. Her water bottle is at the other end of the shed and I have a very strong feeling she won’t have walked herself over too it as her...
  3. walnutandpeanut

    Water

    Why does my guinea pigs not drink water? I dont put anything extra in the water. They only drink very tiny in bits.
  4. Kallasia

    Amount Of Water Being Drunk

    Hi all, So my two piggies drink very different amounts of water. I've been monitoring them for a couple of weeks now to get some averages. Binky, 4 years old, drinks 150ml of water every day. Errol, nearly 1 year old, drinks 10ml of water every day. Given that Binky drinks 140ml more than...
  5. Jade&co

    Not Drinking As Usual

    My pig Bradley has always been a big drinker and super animated and happy in his cage (and out). Recently he had a behaviour change and is more subdued. I don't know what happened but this post is more regarding his lack of water consumption... Any tips to increase the likelihood of his...
  6. PeggyandNancy

    New Baby Guineas Not Drinking Water

    Hi everyone I've had two new piggies (about 9 weeks old) for a week now and they don't appear to be drinking water. I've tried giving them a bowl but they just throw stuff in it (including poops) and even changing that every chance I could didn't seem to help. I've given them as watery...
  7. Piggiesxoxo

    Not Eating Hay Or Drinking Water?

    Hi! I'm a New Guinea pig owner. He's about two months and his name is Pumpkin. He was doing well the first month I had him (got him when he was 1 month old) and was popcorning, wheeking, and exploring. But now going into the second month I noticed he's not being so active. Is he bored? Should I...
  8. clawsboo

    Loud Bottle

    hi. i love my guinea pig. but, at night all she does is drink her water bottle! it's so annoying! it's just tap. tap. tap. oh? did she stop? tap. never mind. when i try to take it out she'll start chirping like crazy, and that's even louder. help please.
  9. X

    Is My Guinea Pig Drinking Too Much?

    My guinea pig drinks about 1000ml every day. He often has puddles on the bottom of his cage when I clean it. He is also not as interested in fresh vegetables as my other guinea pig. What could cause this? Does it sound like diabetes?
  10. Betsy

    Water Bottles

    I am changing water in the bottles every couple of days and cleaning them with a bottle brush and the spouts with cotton buds once a week to help stop the build up of algae. I have the bottles in covers but it still doesn't stop the bottom (where the spout is) or the spout from getting...
  11. pnwgranny

    Concerned About Eli

    He tilts his head when he drinks water and gets his chest all soak and wet. I remember someone else said their pig tilts his head also. Is this normal? Our Vet rechecked his teeth and they look good and he is eating just fine.
  12. Alexandra West

    Piggy Water Changing.

    How often do you recommend filling the piggie's water bottle? Only when it's empty, or do you like to change it every day? I like to change Finnian's water daily, but I wanna know what everyone else does!
  13. G

    Why Does My Piggy Dip His Paws In Water?

    my male Guinea pig he is still somewhat a baby. He recently just started dipping his front paws in his water dish but he'll stay there for a good few minutes and his hind legs will be down like he's resting lol it's so cute i thought maybe he's just hot?
  14. Beans&Toast

    Water Filters

    I'm looking at getting a water filter for the pigs as Toast has recurring bladder problems, cystitis, UTI, bladder crystals etc.. I noticed some are over £100, some at £20 and some are cheap, around £5.99... I've also read that some filters do different things and filter out more/less...
  15. Solspiggies

    2 Month Old Outdoor Born Piggies Nervous In New Indoor Home.

    Hi, I'm a new Piggie owner, adopted two sisters yesterday born to a friend of mine. So far they have been born and lived outdoors in a chicken coop, surrounded by chickens, lots of piggies and in very dusty wildlife conditions being fed only fesh grass and veg. Also I will mention I live in the...
  16. katiejanerevill

    Drinking Issues

    Hi everyone, not sure if this thread is in the right section or not, sorry if it's not! I got a new piggie on Sunday, (it's now Tuesdayn) my piggie is very shy and timid, the previous owner said he was extremely friendly and likes to bury himself, at the minute he barely comes out of his...
  17. kitkat1

    Fixing Water Bottle With Sticky Tack?

    Hi guys. My guinea pigs' water bottle has been leaking, and I realized that the problem was that the inside of the cap was all messed up. So i experiemented and put sticky tack under the black thing, (I think it's called the seal) and it stopped leaking. Would this be safe for them? Please reply...
  18. kitkat1

    Filtered Water

    Lately I have been hearing that filtered water is better for pigs because it doesn't have as much calcium as tap. I've been using tap water ever since I got the pigs, and they are now 8-10 months old. Now that they are older than six months, I think it would be better if I gave them filtered...
  19. piggie.slave

    Living World Glass Water Bottle

    so i was on viovet as i want to get a few things for the pigs and dogs, and also wanted to get the living world glass water bottle (will attach image) and i read the reviews, this person said it was great but also said "of corse i took the carrot out" is there anything i don't know about it, and...
  20. PiggyOinkOink

    Emergency Rebecca Might Have Bloat Or Water Retention?

    I was giving Rebecca a cut and blow dry earlier and I noticed that when I would hold her up in my palm (she is a runner!), I heard what sounded like water does when it's inside a bottle and rushing to one side and making a 'plop' sound. I thought it was her squeaking to not be held but I tilted...
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