Algea?

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The guinea pig bottles have got green spots in the bottles. I don't know if i should try and clean them or just replace them?

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clean them if you can, put some uncooked rice and cold water in the bottle and shake vigourously the rice cleans the algae off:))
 

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Or lentils! Remember to use cold water as stated above or it can all go horribly wrong!
 

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All my bottles get green gunk in them as well. I use a bottle scrubber.
 

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I'm using 6 bottle's (all the time) for 6month's some of them and none have had it what causes it?
we also have two bottle's for the hamsters and they've been used for 20 month's and never had it
 

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It depends how much light the bottles get.
 

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That rice trick sounds good as we replace ours every few months so I'm going to try this, ruby's bottle looks a bit green at the moment. Would you say rice is better than a bottle brush? xx
 

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Soak in 2% bleach or Milton for at least 15 minutes.
Use a thin bottle brush to scrub out - not forgetting the spout. (An old toothbursh is good for the latter)
Rinse thoroughly at least 5x.
Job done.

You can cut down algal growth by keeping the bottles wrapped in paper/cardboard...however this will not stop bacterial growth so better to just disinfect the water bottles on a weekly/fortnightly basis.

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