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How often do you guys change the water in a water bottle? I do it every 2 days. Is that ok?
 

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Hi,

I change their water every day and give it a proper wash (with a bottle brush and washing up liquid) every two days.

The point with piggies is, the way their mouths work, they naturally spit back into the bottle. This, added to the fact that they eat their own soft droppings, means the water can get dirty very quickly.
 
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I think fresh water is as nice for piggies as for people so I change my piggies water every day. Because you have a lonely pig the water bottle doesn't get as heavily used so every second day is probably ok if you have a reason for not being able to do it every day.
 

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Ok so can i use soap in it to wash it out?
 

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Heyoo I was mine everyday and give mine a clean every two days, using a baby bottle brush (or you can get a pet bottle brush from most pet stores) and animal disinfectant spray and lots of water! :)
 
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I put fresh water in every day, giving it a rinse with clean water first as well. Then once a week I clean it throughly using a bottle brush and baby sterilising fluid, of course rinsing thoroughly before giving it back to them:)
 

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This raises a huge concern for me my boys hardly ever drink water

Ive tried bottles even dishes of water but they never touch it

their poo looks fine to me but I'm worried, will they be getting enough liquid from fresh veg and salad i give them 1 lot in the morning and 1 lot at night? x
 
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This raises a huge concern for me my boys hardly ever drink water

Ive tried bottles even dishes of water but they never touch it

their poo looks fine to me but I'm worried, will they be getting enough liquid from fresh veg and salad i give them 1 lot in the morning and 1 lot at night? x

Mine didn't either but then my BF broke my bunnies water bottle, so I gave the bunnis the GPs water bottle and got them this one http://www.petsupplies.com/item/super-pet-chew-proof-water-bottle/650878/

Since then they drink a lot more than they used too :{ Strange animals!

Do they eat much cucumber? That has lots of water content.
 

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Do they eat much cucumber? That has lots of water content.[/QUOTE]

yeah they eat loads of that and other watery salad/veg x
 

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This raises a huge concern for me my boys hardly ever drink water

Ive tried bottles even dishes of water but they never touch it

their poo looks fine to me but I'm worried, will they be getting enough liquid from fresh veg and salad i give them 1 lot in the morning and 1 lot at night? x


My girls are the same. I've tried glass and plastic bottles and a bowl. I've only ever seen them have a tiny drink once or twice and the levels never go down. I've tried tap and filtered water and there's no difference. They get fresh veg twice a day, and cucumber/ parsley sometimes during the day (I rinse and don't shake off too much water).
Interestingly, we have a piggy house guest, Joe from Crawley Guinea Pig Rescue, and I know that he drinks plenty/ well from a bottle at the rescue. However, since being here he has barely touched the water after the first night, so I think that they must be getting all the fluids they need from my veg routine.
I still put fresh water in the bottles every day just in case they fancy a drink. :)
 

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mine have the glass water bottles and now drink loads all 10 of them@) when they just had the normal plastic ones they didnt drink that much but sometimes i have to refil it 2 times a day now. I'm sure they just like to see the floating duck in it move:))
 

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i only wash mine out about every 2 days is that ok?


I would refresh the water every day even if you only give it a good clean every couple of days. I tend to think that I wouldn't want to drink water that had been sitting there from the previous day, so I wouldn't want my guinea pig to either.

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mine have the glass water bottles and now drink loads all 10 of them@) when they just had the normal plastic ones they didnt drink that much but sometimes i have to refil it 2 times a day now. I'm sure they just like to see the floating duck in it move:))

Is it wrong I only bought the bottle for the floating duck")

I thought mine was leaking the water goes down that quick now they have this one. I'm wondering if it's do with the spout? Or maybe like you say they just like seeing the ducky move :))
 

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Is it wrong I only bought the bottle for the floating duck")

I thought mine was leaking the water goes down that quick now they have this one. I'm wondering if it's do with the spout? Or maybe like you say they just like seeing the ducky move :))

I think you are right, Bailey, it is the spout. Bunny has the ducky bottle and another (different) glass bottle next to it. She only drinks form the ducky bottle (whether or not the duck is in it - so it is not the duck for her but she is not a guinea pig). If you run your finger on the ball in the spout, the ducky bottle dispenses water much more quickly.

P.S. I was influenced by the duck in my decision to buy too.
 
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when i was younger my friend had a rabbit who never drank water for yrs, he always had loads of grass and fresh veg so never drank at all...

think i would still kept a water bottle though just incase :)
 
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My bunsters had two bottles, but only ever drank from one - that's of course the one BF broke :<> I switched the other unused bottle to it's place but they still refused to drink from it inbreeding
So they got the piggies Savic bottle which they love, again I think it's the spout reaches a lot further into the hutch than the old one did.

All water bottle should have duckies in them :))

No! I totally want them for the duck too!

Can you get them in Sweden?
 

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My bunsters had two bottles, but only ever drank from one - that's of course the one BF broke :<> I switched the other unused bottle to it's place but they still refused to drink from it inbreeding
So they got the piggies Savic bottle which they love, again I think it's the spout reaches a lot further into the hutch than the old one did.

All water bottle should have duckies in them :))



Can you get them in Sweden?

If you still have the spout for the one you broke, it fits on a Tesco or sainsbury vinegar bottle perfectly (and ducky fits in too). DD broke ours but we use the spout on a vinegar bottle. That's the only thing I don't like about it: it is very heavy and slippy when wet.

Also, my whole bottle is in the cage so the length of the spout doesn't make any difference for my bunny.
 
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