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Cleaning water bottle tops (going green)

Florrieberry

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Hi,
We have 3 glass water bottles, 2 living world, 1 Trixie, the white inners of the caps keep turning green even though the water is changed 2 x day. I can't get them clean properly.
Does anyone have any ideas please? Or can you buy spare tops anywhere? The bottles themselves are perfect. Thanks
 

Guineautopia

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Try this....Put some uncooked rice in the bottle, add a bit of water and then shake vigorously.
Don’t forget to rinse throughly after :nod:
 

Betsy

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Every 2 weeks I soak the bottles in a solution of Milton (baby bottle steriliser) to get everything nice and clean.
 

Tiamolly123

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I clean inside & outside the spout with a cotton bud, the bottle with a brush & the inside of the lid eiether a small toothbrush or cotton bud. Hope this helps!
 

Florrieberry

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Thanks all, I'll try the Milton's on the tops. The bottles I have a good brush for... Just the pesky tops! 😀
 

Florrieberry

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Tried them but they don't get between the thread to clean out the green bits! Use them for spout tho. Thnx 😁
 

Florrieberry

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They look good. I'll see if ebay have an economy version 😉 The bottle brush i have has a tiny pull out brush in the handle but the bristles don't quite di the job properly,
 

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Don't forget if you are using glass bottles and your piggies are outside, keep the bottles covered, saves the water from going green, keeps the water cooler.
 
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