View Full Version : Water bottle dilemma

02-08-07, 11:20 pm
What kind of water bottles do you use and do they leak?! I'm having a heck of a time. I use Edstrom water buddies for my rabbits, now all of a sudden - they're all leaking! I even have some of the Critter Canteens (blue bottle with spring loaded ball bearing) and they're leaking too! Hubby has gone over them and made sure there's no build up or anything - so I just cant figure out what's going on!?

Anyhow, anyone have any suggestions on a GREAT water bottle? I'd appreciate it!


02-09-07, 03:41 am
Well you can use your regular water bottle but I personally use Ferplast Sippy which from my experience is a lot better:


I wrote my experiences with it on the photo galleries:


02-09-07, 11:33 am
I use the critter canteens. They don't leak, but some pigs may have a hard time with the spring loaded tip.

02-09-07, 12:10 pm
Yes, I have that problem, too. Have tried a couple different kinds, but... oh well!!!

02-09-07, 07:37 pm
We really liked being able to fill the bottles from the outside of the cage, without having to remove the whole bottle, you know? I know you can replace the orings in the water buddies, so maybe we'll try doing that before we chuck them. LOL!

02-11-07, 02:14 am
I use the Farnam Flip n Fill
Amazon.com: Farnam Flip & Fill 32 oz Water Bottle (plastic bottle): Kitchen & Housewares (http://www.amazon.com/Farnam-Water-Bottle-plastic-bottle/dp/B0001RTKRQ)

I found it at my local tractor supply store.
The nozzle has a little lever in it that the animal has to move to the side to get water out. My pigs took to it with no problems, and since nothing has to reseal or get airtight, I haven't had any leak problems.
It doesn't have to be removed to be filled either, which is a headache saver!

02-11-07, 05:20 pm
Where do you get the Ferplast Sippy that Fay posted?? Does anyone know? And how much is it?

02-11-07, 06:12 pm
I use the critter canteens. They don't leak, but some pigs may have a hard time with the spring loaded tip.
I don't like those. We bought some for the rescue rabbits but had to stop using them as they weren't drinking so much water. The ones I use are made by Classic Pet Products. I always make a couple of the hamster size bottles available as the piggies seem to prefer them to the bigger ones.