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Peggy IL
01-07-03, 03:37 pm
Can you recommend a water bottle that doesn't drip so much? We have had 2 and they both drip constantly.

Briana D
01-07-03, 03:47 pm
I use the 16oz Oasis water bottle - it has never leaked. I've also used Lix-it which work great most of the time.

AngelicumCavy
01-08-03, 07:49 am
sometimes a too narrow one will make the bottle constantly leak,

phone50
01-17-03, 01:06 pm
WHAT IS LIX-IT ???

Briana D
01-17-03, 01:41 pm
Lixit is a water bottle company.

www.lixit.com/ (http://www.lixit.com/)

tggdan3b
04-03-03, 02:04 pm
I have a bottle that leaks, too. It's the way the watter pressure hits the ball at the bottom. It onces leaked all over the cage in 10 minutes. What I found is after you fill it, and point it down (so it will leak) tap the ball with your finger and turn it a little, that will re-adjust the weight, and it hasn't leaked for me since.

-Dan III

Keeperoflilpig
02-12-04, 04:25 pm
I use a Farnam flip top water bottle. This by far has been the best bottle I have seen or used. Click on the link below to go to there website and see the bottle I used. Oh ya, Mine is a short and wide type not the one shown.

http://www.buyfarnam.com/cgi-bin/buyfarnam.cgi/3000375.html
Pete

cbrsarah
02-21-04, 05:48 pm
Hi,

We have this problem also. We have 3 cavies. We have tried 3 different types of bottles---ball, ball with spring and valve which is also a flip top. We have placed a brick under the bottle as was recommended, which the cavies love, but the bottle leaks more water than the brick can handle. My husband is getting a little frustrated as he doesn't like to see his cavies running around in wet bedding which is starting to cost us because of the constant replacement of wet bedidng. Is there another way to give them water without a bottle?

Any ideas would be appreciated.
Thanks

Treen
02-23-04, 05:05 pm
You could try using a water bowl - many people prefer them to bottles anyway. It needs to be a heavy ceramic bowl that they can't tip over. The negatives of this method are that you often end up changing it several times a day because bedding/ poops get in it (often intentionally!). If you're not around much to check they always have fresh clean water in the bowl, it could be an issue.

rufio1969
05-16-04, 10:45 pm
Hi,

We have this problem also. We have 3 cavies. We have tried 3 different types of bottles---ball, ball with spring and valve which is also a flip top. We have placed a brick under the bottle as was recommended, which the cavies love, but the bottle leaks more water than the brick can handle. My husband is getting a little frustrated as he doesn't like to see his cavies running around in wet bedding which is starting to cost us because of the constant replacement of wet bedidng. Is there another way to give them water without a bottle?

Any ideas would be appreciated.
Thanks
Why is the brick recommended? What advantages does it have? Won't they try to chew it?

alessa
05-22-04, 02:13 pm
Why is the brick recommended? What advantages does it have? Won't they try to chew it?
If you put it under the water bottle it will soak up the water that's leaking... and it can also kinda "file" their nails at the same time. I forgot where I read this...

GuineaTV
05-23-04, 12:53 am
After you've done all those things, put newspaper under the water bottle to soak up inevitable piggy spills - they like to "chew" the bottle and let water drip down their faces.

MommaCavy3160
05-28-04, 09:27 am
Placing a brick underneath the waterbottle is recomended to catch any of the water that drips out, keeping the bedding dry.

And it also cuts down on trimming the nails on the front paws as well (from the constant stepping up onto the brick to get a drink).



edited after reading previous response:
i just noticed a member answered the question about placing a brick underneath a waterbottle already.

cavylover
05-28-04, 02:45 pm
Usually the reason that the water bottles drip is because the holders r to small for the bottle so it press's against it.Every water bottle i have ive had that problem so i made my own holders out of hangers.But sometimes with the waterbottle tops that cover the whole top bottle(not the ones like pop lids) the creases warp and let water just fall through continiuosly.No way to fix that :s.

stelly
06-02-04, 10:34 am
I am now on my 3rd water bottle and I've only had the piggies for 4 days!

The first one leaked constantly (it was one of those flat sided ones by LixIt that screws onto the cage). The second one I noticed was constantly getting stuck so no water would come out. I now have the cheapest bottle PetCo had to offer as it seemed the most simple.

I have left them today with a bowl of water and am sure it will be a mess by the time I get home!!

cornhill
06-02-04, 01:52 pm
Why is the brick recommended? What advantages does it have? Won't they try to chew it?
I have 2 flat cinderblocks in both my cages. Pickles & Rosie like to lay on them and they are good for their nails.

cavylover
06-02-04, 03:44 pm
ive never had a problem after making my own thing to hold it on the cage.

cornhill
06-02-04, 09:03 pm
water
Can you recommend a water bottle that doesn't drip so much? We have had 2 and they both drip constantly.
I can't recommend a water that dosen't leak, but I don't have a problem with mine. And I use a small bungie cord to hold it in place using my grids.

cornhill
06-02-04, 09:09 pm
Can you recommend a water bottle that doesn't drip so much? We have had 2 and they both drip constantly.
I want my water bottle to leak. That lets me know that the water is flowing like it"s supposed to do.

cornhill
06-02-04, 09:18 pm
Can you recommend a water bottle that doesn't drip so much? We have had 2 and they both drip constantly.
For some reason, my water bottles don't drip like you say yours do.
I also, have a glass ashtray I use for a water dish. I fill it with water and put vit. c drops in it and put it in their cage. I also put a baking pan (8x13") pan of water in the pen and Rosie likes to sit in it. Why, I don't know.

messymarvinsmom
06-07-04, 03:51 pm
Messy Marvin's water bottle leaks--especially when I just refill it and hook it back onto the cage. It has a constant, even-timed drip until I roll the metal ball around with my finger for a few seconds and then the dripping stops. Then, after he starts drinking from the bottle, it starts dripping again!!! This is really irritating!!! His bedding gets wet and sometimes he scoots his food bowl around the cage and, of course, it ends up right underneath the water bottle!!! I like the brick/flat cinderblock idea. I'll have to give it a try, because I am running out of options. Thanks, everyone!!!

KmKrazy9
06-21-04, 12:49 pm
I agree with one of the first responses. My Lixit water bottle works really good. I have used it for 3 years now. It drips a little but not enough to get the bedding very wet!

Dinochick
09-15-04, 10:57 pm
I am also having a problem witha leaky bottle, same complains as above, mostly. I have just stuck an extra food dish under the leak and empty it everyday, but Teboo seems to like drinking outof the bowl anyway. Is that ok? He lays with his head on it allt he time and I would hate for him to drown himself!

loves2travel
09-16-04, 04:50 pm
you could put a brick under it. this will catch any leaks, and it will file the pigsters nails. double purpose

mncavylover
09-16-04, 06:23 pm
You can replace the washer if there is one there. Just rubber, that's all. It prevents the leaks. If there aren't any washers in your bottles, find one at the store that has one. They've never dripped for me unless the washer was out. I got All Living Things water bottles, though.

Dinochick
09-16-04, 11:11 pm
You can replace the washer if there is one there. Just rubber, that's all. It prevents the leaks. If there aren't any washers in your bottles, find one at the store that has one. They've never dripped for me unless the washer was out. I got All Living Things water bottles, though.
That is the same brand of bottle I have. The washer still looks good, I have only had it a few months. ahhh confusions and gravity

loves2travel
09-18-04, 08:39 pm
I want my water bottle to leak. That lets me know that the water is flowing like it"s supposed to do.
lol. never heard that one before

loves2travel
09-18-04, 08:40 pm
I just got a water bottle yesterday and it is lixit with a ball, but it still drips as soon as i fill it up. then, after a couple drips, it just stops, but its kind of annoying to keep having to do that. I'll try the ball rolling technique.

loves2travel
09-18-04, 08:46 pm
i just got back from trying the ball rolling re adjust weight/pressure technique, and it didnt seem to work. maybe i am doing it wrong? well, the water bottle is on a brick patio 1x1 big, so the brick might absorb all the water. i guess my problem isnt such a big deal.

loves2travel
09-18-04, 08:48 pm
I have a bottle that leaks, too. It's the way the watter pressure hits the ball at the bottom. It onces leaked all over the cage in 10 minutes. What I found is after you fill it, and point it down (so it will leak) tap the ball with your finger and turn it a little, that will re-adjust the weight, and it hasn't leaked for me since.

-Dan III
could you please re explain this tactic? i have tried it, but it doesn't work, and i think I may be doing it wrong. what exactly do you do to readjust the weight?

Starbucks
09-19-04, 04:23 am
i use oasis brand water bottles and dont have any problems (except the occasional piggie who wants to play with the water rather than drink it).

loves2travel
09-19-04, 10:05 am
how big is your oasis?

Starbucks
09-19-04, 02:11 pm
the oasis water bottle is 16 onces and i use two of them for a 2x4 cage.

My Baby Mu
09-19-04, 03:10 pm
I washed my pigs water bottle and had a soda bottle in there when I went in the his bedding was soaked the top floor was soaked-it was a mess. The soda bottle was 20 ounces and about 10-15 ounces leaked out.

Starbucks
09-20-04, 02:05 am
what is the soda bottle for? the pigs drink out of it?

NoVeil
09-20-04, 06:12 am
I had a problem with leaky waterbottles, I tried several that people recommended and all of them leaked. I was so irked at spending $12 on water bottles that immediately leaked out all over the cage.

I am currently using Critter Canteens and I don't have a problem with leaking. I also put a brick under the water bottles and a handful of Woody Pet around the brick just to be sure in case there is any leaking. I have been using the Critter Canteens since May and really like them.

My Baby Mu
09-21-04, 06:42 pm
I do use Critter Canteen too. The soda bottle I put the spout of the regular water bottle on it so I could wash the regular bottle's water holder. I didn't want to go to the store and spend a lot of money on a water bottle I didn't need (well, at least THINK I didn't need).

cinn&sprinslave
09-21-04, 08:25 pm
My critter canteens always leak...............

kebboli
09-21-04, 08:31 pm
Mine was dripping but I make sure I fill it completely to the top then screw on the lid and that is suppose to cause a vaccuum seal then I turn it over and it has now been working ok.......I also have a square patio brick in my cage in one corner that i put there food bowl on and the water bottle over, so they have to climb up and walk on it to eat and drink. I heard it helps with keeping there nails filed down.