Forum

OUR FORUM IS UP BUT WE ARE STILL IN THE MIDDLE OF UPDATING AND FIXING THINGS.  SOME THINGS WILL LOOK WEIRD AND/OR NOT BE CORRECT. YOUR PATIENCE IS APPRECIATED.  We are not fully ready to answer questions in a timely manner as we are not officially open, but we will do our best. 

You may have received a 2-factor authentication (2FA) email from us on 4/21/2020. That was from us, but was premature as the login was not working at that time. 

BUNNY 911 – If your rabbit hasn’t eaten or pooped in 12-24 hours, call a vet immediately! Don’t have a vet? Check out VET RESOURCES

The subject of intentional breeding or meat rabbits is prohibited. The answers provided on this board are for general guideline purposes only. The information is not intended to diagnose or treat your pet. It is your responsibility to assess the information being given and seek professional advice/second opinion from your veterinarian and/or qualified behaviorist.

What are we about?  Please read about our Forum Culture and check out the Rules

BUNNY 911 – If your rabbit hasn’t eaten or pooped in 12-24 hours, call a vet immediately!  Don’t have a vet? Check out VET RESOURCES 

The subject of intentional breeding or meat rabbits is prohibited. The answers provided on this board are for general guideline purposes only. The information is not intended to diagnose or treat your pet.  It is your responsibility to assess the information being given and seek professional advice/second opinion from your veterinarian and/or qualified behaviorist.

BINKYBUNNY FORUMS

Forum DIET & CARE Plastic or metal water bowl

Viewing 7 reply threads
  • Author
    Messages

    • BunnyMunchkin
      Participant
      106 posts Send Private Message

        Right now I have a ceramic bowl I am using for his water but when he starts to run around the fleece I use under the xpen moves and the water bowl is usually knocked over. I am wanting to switch to one of the lock on crock type bowls that I can attach to the side of the xpen. Would it be best to get a plastic bowl or a stainless steel bowl? 

        He is only 9 weeks old so right now he is not litter trained and needs the fleece flooring. 


      • Muchelle
        Participant
        1141 posts Send Private Message

          Uhm… I vote neither I have found the perfect solution to my own problem (bun throwing the bowl around) by buying a 3 kgs heavy marble hashtray. It weights more than the bun and impossible to move. Even if the bun could move it, he can’t grab it or push it because the hashtray is bulky and rounded

          Like this: http://www.dittaspinettialdo.it/images/tornitura/07.jpg


        • Bam
          Moderator
          16873 posts Send Private Message

            I too say neither steel nor plastic, but if those were my only options, I’d chose steel because steal is more hygienic and a bunny won’t eat steel.

            I use heavy, glazed stoneware bowls. My buns need heavy bowls or they throw their bowls around for fun.


          • Azerane
            Moderator
            4688 posts Send Private Message

              I also use ceramic, however out of those two, definitely stainless steel. Plastic once it gets even small scratches that you can’t see tends to harbour bacteria and can be tricky to clean completely. Stainless steel doesn’t have that problem. It also can’t be chewed as mentioned by bam.


            • BunnyMunchkin
              Participant
              106 posts Send Private Message

                The bowl I have now is a very heavy ceramic but I have coroplast underneath the pen I built with fleece on top and when he gets to running around at 90mph it moves the fleece and water bowl and occasionally he will find a way to get under the fleece and knock everything on top of the fleece around including the litter box ?


              • LittlePuffyTail
                Moderator
                18092 posts Send Private Message

                  I also use a heavy ceramic crock.

                  Plastic is a bad choice because it can get scratches which can trap bacteria.


                • HazelEyes22
                  Participant
                  9 posts Send Private Message

                    How about one that attaches to the cage?


                  • BunnyMunchkin
                    Participant
                    106 posts Send Private Message

                      Posted By HazelEyedGemini on 9/06/2016 10:09 AM

                      How about one that attaches to the cage?

                      Thats exactly what I ended up getting and its working out great! Its a plastic bowl that locks onto the cage and the stainless steel bowl sits inside so you can easily remove it to clean it everyday and put fresh water in. 

                  Viewing 7 reply threads
                  • You must be logged in to reply to this topic.

                  Forum DIET & CARE Plastic or metal water bowl