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I read somewhere that guinea pigs prefer to drink from glass water bottles rather than the plastic ones.

I have a guinea pig that has uti problems and I never used to see him drink much so I needed to see if this theory worked so I bought a superpet glass water bottle yesterday and it's true!

They have drunk way more water than usual, so I'm off soon to buy another one for my sows:))
 
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Seriously? i've never heard that, mind you I haven't been a guineamum for long now... I would have thought that they would have chewed them. :| xx
 

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I read it on a rescue site, apparently they don't like the taste that the plastic bottles leach?

The superpet ones are chew proof and they have a wider longer spout ( could also be why they drink more) so ideal for deep sided cages:))

My boars have drunk much more than they usually would today:))
 
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This might be a stupid question.......but if they fall off the cage do they smash? Am I just being stupid rolleyes lol.

My previous piggie only used to drink from water bottles with the long spouts, he wouldn't drink from the normal ones too.
 

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Ive brought glass ones from P@H, I find the bottle seems to stay cleaner. Not sure if they would smash mine are quite low to the ground so I wouldn't expect it to but the glass is quite thick. It also has a cute little duck as a bottle float.
 

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My boys seem to prefer the glass bottles though they do drink from both. I have one superpet bottle and the other is plastic. I stood the glass bottle on a table not that long ago and I knocked it onto the carpet. It smashed into bits. I had to go and buy a new one.
 

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my guineas have them and they do drink loads more, they are fab and brill for guineas with stones problems and other bladder problems I'm getting a big one for my bladder stone rabbit :)
 

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They can fix on the inside or the outside,

The superpet one does have the duck that floats:)) and it comes with a hanging bracket and a spring tye which clips securely onto the cage so the bottle doesn't fall:))

Here is a pic

http://www.superpetusa.com/product-list/chew-proof-water-bottle-12-oz.htm

It cost me around £5 from p@h but the way I see it if it helps flush out any build up in my gp's bladder to help prevent stones all the better:))
 
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Thanks, I'll try that :) two of my boys don't drink much at the moment, perhaps this will encourage them
 

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if guinea pigs get persistent bladder problems cystease can be brought and started at a dose of half a capsule diluted in 1ml water and given each day for life x
 

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I bought one yesterday too! As i have Gizmo who isnt a very good drinker, so i desperately wanted him to drink more. Not sure if its a mad a huge difference yet as i only put in yesterday and i have been syringing alot of water too.

Hopefully he will drink more too. :)

They have a safe thing on them so if the spring clasp does break, it prevents it from falling. But the spring clasp is very secure so i cant see that it would fall, unless you didnt secure it properly.
 

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I brought some glass bottles for my guineas, and I have also left a plastic one next to the glass one, and it appears that they all but one prefer the glass one.
 

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I have bought my second glass water bottle today this time for my sows who were not drinking much from the pastic one and they love it!:))

Both have been drinking alot more today so it does prove the theory slightly:))
 

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well, I think the glass one has a longer thicker spout than the plastic ones I have had, so they get more water out.

Plus glass doesn't leach out any taste perhaps the plastic ones do? I know normal plastic bottles we use start to break down and leach chemicals I heard so maybe thas what they taste?

Think the water tends to stay fresher too
 
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Hmmm the spout on their old bottle was longer I think, you could be onto something about the leaching of chemicals or it staying fresher for longer.

Maybe they like watching the duck move down as they drink hehe
 
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