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BINKYBUNNY FORUMS > DIET & CARE > Questions about water bottle for my bun
Last Post by Memarie at 9/23/2012 7:37 PM (6 Replies)
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User is Offline Kayle
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9/23/2012 2:09 AM
So Felix used to poop and pee in his food and water and make it a mess and I'd have to change it a million times a day. Thankfully I got him to keep using his litter box so he's stopped. BUT now he gets food inside of the water and it gets all icky and gross again :[ I tried to get him to upgrade to a water bottle but he doesn't seem to drink from it yet. I don't think he's ever had anything but a water dish so how do I go about teaching him? I pushed him up to it and he just sniffs it and hops away lol. Anyway to get him to drink from it?
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User is Offline TH004
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9/23/2012 3:38 AM
We put a syringe of pineapple juice in our first water bottle to teach my buns how to drink from it. We adopted him at 2 years old, so he was set in his bowl ways. We didn't mind the bowl, but the vet recommended he at least learn how to use a bottle for when we have to have bunny sitters (they never change the water as much as us).

I hit the ball to get some drops of water out, so he would smell the water and the juice. It worked for us. Two years later, he is still loving his bottle!

User is Offline LittlePuffyTail
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9/23/2012 4:21 AM
Try putting some apple sauce on the little ball.
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User is Offline Kayle
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9/23/2012 7:29 AM
Thanks for the tips ^_^
I hope this works! I'm changing water like crazy throughout the day lol
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User is Offline TH004
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9/23/2012 11:32 AM
Have you taken the water bowl away? You have to do that too. Otherwise, he will choose what is familiar.

User is Offline Kayle
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9/23/2012 1:02 PM
I used a little bit of homemade applesauce on the end and I took his bowl away and now he's starting to use it more c: I'm happy he figured it out!
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User is Offline Memarie
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9/23/2012 7:37 PM
I was about to make a post asking the same question. Good thing I checked. Those are great suggestions! I'm going to try the applesauce thing tomorrow. Thanks!
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