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Jan. 16th, 2014

Any ideas for an alternative way to give your bunnies water?

I can't use a water bottle because for some reason my Bunny drinks from it super fast to wear you hear the bottle actually bubbling and then he starts coughing cause he is essentially drowning himself. I put in there a ceramic bowl but it is hard to keep it full as he goes through it pretty fast and when it is empty he throws it around the cage which makes a lot of noise plus I am afraid it will break. Right now I have one of those gravity waterers for cats but now he keeps throwing his toys in there and making a big mess.

I was looking for maybe something like those gravity feeders that you attach to the side of the cage but one for water not food. Do those exist? Or does anyone have any other ideas.


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Jan. 16th, 2014 07:44 pm (UTC)
I give my bunny water in a crock but it's a large heavy crock meant for dogs to use. Works great though. He can't lift or toss it around despite being a big bunny. But I wash and refill it daily because bunnies like to put stuff in their water. Just part of life with bunnies. <3
Jan. 16th, 2014 08:21 pm (UTC)
My pair have a heavy ceramic / stoneware bowl, which is big and heavy enough that they've never managed to lift it up or tip it over. It's similar to this one on Amazon; I just got it at the local PetSmart. http://www.amazon.com/Ethical-2-Inch-Stoneware-Crock-Dish/dp/B0002AS5QY/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1389903543&sr=8-1&keywords=stoneware+water+dish
Jan. 16th, 2014 08:34 pm (UTC)
Ya I have one just like that and he still picks it up. Maybe I just need a heavier one. He isn't a huge bunny but he does love to throw things.

I should be happy it's not the 15lb Flemish Giant I wanted then I would be in real trouble. Haha
Jan. 17th, 2014 04:48 am (UTC)
Try getting a bigger / heavier one; mine is 6 inches across, and probably weighs as much as one of my little mini rex bunnies. They've never manged to move it.
Jan. 16th, 2014 10:18 pm (UTC)
They're made for dogs but you can get anti-spill water bowls for use in cars. They have a floaty bit on top of the water so they only let out a dribble at a time and, if flipped, they stop up completely so don't spill. Maybe something like that would help?

I tried to post this with a link but it got marked as spam! But if you search "anti spill dog bowl" on amazon you'll see what I'm talking about.
Jan. 17th, 2014 12:30 am (UTC)
I use heavy ass crock style water bowls for my buns. They can't pick them up.
Jan. 17th, 2014 01:18 am (UTC)
I have no idea why my post was marked as spam, but...

Parrot water holders. :)

Search for Lixit Quick Lock Bird Crock on petsmart.

They twist on and off and can be easily mounted on just about any cage side, but can't be thrown around, and can be put a little off the floor to minimize putting toys in them.
Jan. 17th, 2014 02:25 pm (UTC)
Did you put a link in? Mine was marked as spam too.
Jan. 18th, 2014 01:37 am (UTC)
Heavy gravity water hopper.
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