Results 1 to 4 of 4

Thread: Guinea Pig struggling to drink from water bottle. Nozzle is too big?

  1. #1
    Cavy Newbie
    Joined
    Jan 13, 2021
    Posts
    1
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Quoted
    0 Post(s)
    Thanks
    0
    Thanks
    0 Rec'd/0 Posts

    Guinea Pig struggling to drink from water bottle. Nozzle is too big?

    I have a Guinea Pig that seems to struggle with getting water from his water bottle. It seems he has a problem with fitting his mouth around the nozzle. I do not know his age but according to the vet he is probably a little under 6 months old. I have been trying to find a water bottle that has a smaller nozzle but no pet stores around me carry any and I cannot find any online (everything I search just shows me normal sized water bottles).

    I was also wondering is it normal/okay if I just give water in a little dish?

    But yeah, if anyone can link to good water bottles with small nozzles that would be great! Thanks

  2. #2
    Cavy Champion Guinea Pig Papa's Avatar
    Joined
    May 12, 2015
    Location
    Ontario, Canada
    Posts
    2,937
    Mentioned
    121 Post(s)
    Quoted
    531 Post(s)
    Thanks
    678
    Thanks
    878 Rec'd/675 Posts

    Re: Guinea Pig struggling to drink from water bottle. Nozzle is too big?

    Whereabouts are you located? Country, City or state. Not your actual address

  3. #3
    Cavy Champion Guinea Pig Papa's Avatar
    Joined
    May 12, 2015
    Location
    Ontario, Canada
    Posts
    2,937
    Mentioned
    121 Post(s)
    Quoted
    531 Post(s)
    Thanks
    678
    Thanks
    878 Rec'd/675 Posts

    Re: Guinea Pig struggling to drink from water bottle. Nozzle is too big?

    I use something just like this as a travel water bottle for my pigs when they have to go to the vet. It's more geared for hamsters and may be just what you need.


    https://www.amazon.com/Lixit-Clear-W...084874&sr=8-23

  4. #4
    Cavy Slave ItsaZoo's Avatar
    Joined
    Sep 08, 2018
    Location
    Central MN
    Posts
    480
    Mentioned
    24 Post(s)
    Quoted
    73 Post(s)
    Thanks
    13
    Thanks
    121 Rec'd/117 Posts

    Re: Guinea Pig struggling to drink from water bottle. Nozzle is too big?

    You might try hanging a shallow coffee cup on the side of the cage for water. I do this for pellets. It stays clean, can’t be tipped, and is easily reached.
    Click image for larger version. 

Name:	B2F0DC77-D7D9-456E-A08A-91F75EAC58B8.jpg 
Views:	7 
Size:	131.1 KB 
ID:	87553

User Tag List

Tags for this Thread

Bookmarks

Bookmarks

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •