Any Advice On Getting Skinnies To Drink From Water Bottle?

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Helen Michelle

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IMG_0719.JPG IMG_0724.JPG Skinnies are settling in nicely. Need some advice on getting them to drink from bottle rather than bowl?
Never had this issue before with my other piggies - not sure if it's just a skinny pig thing....
 

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Sorry I dont really have any advice but my skinnies moved to a bottle with no problem ,I just took the water dish away taking care to check they were using the bottle of course .
I love you skinnies and had to check I still
had mine as they are the image of them x
 

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Sorry I dont really have any advice but my skinnies moved to a bottle with no problem ,I just took the water dish away taking care to check they were using the bottle of course .
I love you skinnies and had to check I still
had mine as they are the image of them x
Ha ha - Thanks - yes I have tried a couple of times to remove the bowl but they didn't seem to be drinking from the bottle (or at least I didn't see them)
I will keep trying, I'm sure they will get the hang of it eventually xx
 

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It's hard to judge from the photo, but might the bottle be sitting too high? My two have their bottles as low as possible - they have to turn their heads slightly to drink as a result, but they have steadfastly refused to drink if the bottle is higher.
 

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Right - good idea, I will put it lower & see how it goes. They are drinking so it's not a major problem, I just know that bottles are cleaner.
Thanks for the tip - will let you know how I get on.
 
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