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Non-drip water bottles?

Discussion in 'Housing and Enrichment' started by ukheather, Feb 2, 2010.

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  1. ukheather

    ukheather Junior Guinea Pig

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    My water bottle just drips and drips and it is driving me crazy.

    Does anyone know any non drip water bottles that actually work?

    I would prefer one with a long spout.
     
  2. nutmeg

    nutmeg New Member

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    Sorry can't really recommend one, however, check the angle yours is at. If they are not straight up, the little ball doesn't press fully down and they can drip like mad. You could also try putting a brick under it. This can soak up a few drips and help with piggy nails when they put their feet on to drink. x
     
  3. KimberleysWheekers

    KimberleysWheekers New Member

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  4. 4Pigs

    4Pigs New Member

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    These are the ones I use, have several for the piggys, ferrets and gerbils and they all seem to work well. Just make sure they are atatched up right or only on a slight angle or the little ball bearing in the spout (like Nutmeg said) won't do it's job and will leak a little.
    What drinker do you currently have?:)
     
  5. ukheather

    ukheather Junior Guinea Pig

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    I am currently using a large red and white one (pet shop own brand I think)
     
  6. Modwyn

    Modwyn New Member

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    I use the Ferplast Sippy ones have done for a few years, very happy with them. But they aren't cheap.
     
  7. 4Pigs

    4Pigs New Member

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    I think the one I suggested s what you meant, they also have yellow, blue and green that I've found (I like the blue ones)
     
  8. ukheather

    ukheather Junior Guinea Pig

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    I read some reviews about the sippy saying it just leaks all the time?

    I really liked the look of the sippy
     
  9. Modwyn

    Modwyn New Member

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    Mine doesn't but that's not to say others don't, I just like the way it works and Roger seems happy using it.
     
  10. ajb

    ajb Junior Guinea Pig

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    I have found that cheap Tesco ones work fine, with one catch: If one wears out, I have found it best to throw away all my bottles and buy new. This is because an old bottle with a new cap will leak (and the other way round). Since I can't tell which bottles came with which caps, I make sure all my bottles are from the same batch.

    With any brand, you must fill any bottle all the way up. Otherwise the air inside it expands when it gets warmer, forcing out the water.
     
  11. 4Pigs

    4Pigs New Member

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    How often does the water need changing? My ferrets (I have four and they have the same drinkers as piggys) have 2 drinkers in and will nearly empty them both n a couple of days so I swap one one day and replace it and the other one the next day and replace it. Since the piggies don't drink that much how ofte does it need emptying?/?/?/
     
  12. happysaz133

    happysaz133 Teenage Guinea Pig

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    I have found everyone of those I have bought has leaked badly. I tried to GP and the hamster size and they all leaked.

    I have only just discovered the Tesco ones, after my sister asked me to get some but the pet shop had closed. They are fantastic! :D Not had a leak at all.
     
  13. happysaz133

    happysaz133 Teenage Guinea Pig

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    Everyday. Would you like to drink day old water? All my animals get fresh water every day.
     
  14. KimberleysWheekers

    KimberleysWheekers New Member

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    Ooooo I've never had a **** with the 6 I bought, maybe different batches act differently?
     
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