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Nipple Drinkers for Rabbits

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Rabbits should receive a lot of fresh and clean water per day. Nipple drinkers for rabbits provide such an opportunity. They are not expensive, but if you want, you can make them yourself - it is not at all difficult. The advantages and features of the installation of nipple drinkers will be discussed in the article.

What are the advantages of nipple drinkers?

Drinking containers for rabbits come in many forms. The most common vacuum and nipple. The first ones are convenient, but the water in them is quickly polluted, which can cause stomach diseases in the animal.

Nipple drinkers for rabbits have a number of advantages that distinguish them favorably from the rest of the variety.

Advantages of a nipple drinking bowl

  • The water in them is not polluted by debris from the cage, rabbit fur or its feces due to the fact that it is in a closed tank.
  • Water is supplied through a stainless steel tube. This metal is reliable and durable, easy to clean.
  • The rabbit will not be able to spill water, as well as its owner, during removal for water replacement or cleaning. Therefore, water consumption is reduced. It needs to be replaced and refilled less often.
  • Although rabbits love to gnaw everything, they will not be able to harm such a drinking bowl. The plastic or glass tank is located on the outside of the cage. Only the tip of the stainless steel drinker goes into the cage itself. A metal animal can not gnaw, even if it tries hard.
  • Depending on the size of the rabbit, its species and breed, it will consume a lot or a little of water. Nipple drinkers for rabbits are designed for different quantities. There are large, medium and small tanks - you can pick up what you need. If the drinking bowl is done on its own, again, you can choose the correct size yourself.
  • In this design, you can easily add any minerals and vitamins, even the most expensive. Ordinary drinkers cannot give guarantees, if water is poured, then vitamins along with it. Here the water flows only on the "demand" of the rabbit, so you can not worry about the safety of useful substances.
  • The described type practically does not take place in the cage. It is actually located outside, and a small spout leads inside, so there is a lot of space and there is an opportunity to put toys, a house or something like that.

How best to install a nipple drinker?

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Installation of a nipple drinker

Installing a nipple drinker for a rabbit needs a certain way. From the floor of the cage, the spout should be at a height of 10 cm or more (so that the dirt does not clog the outer part of the tube). For each rabbit there is one nipple tube. The animal should be comfortable coming to the tube and drinking from it. To do this, you need to trace how the rabbit drinks, whether it bends its head strongly for this, how well it feeds it.

The container or container with water is installed so that water under pressure can flow into the nipple or tube with it.

How to make a nipple drinker with your own hands?

To construct a nipple drinker for a rabbit is not difficult. The principle of its operation is extremely simple - while pressing the ball in the tube, water flows from it. The water container can be anything: bottle, barrel, keg, special containers, plastic box, and so on. The only thing that is desirable to consider when choosing - the volume. Rabbits drink a lot, so taking a capacity of less than 0.5 liters is impractical - you have to fill up with fresh water all the time.

Nippelnaya drinking bowl do it yourself

Nipple is better to buy, so as not to waste time and effort on its assembly. It is very cheap and is sold at any hardware store or pet store. The second important element is the water tank. This can be, as mentioned above anything. The main thing that it was possible to store water. Sometimes you need a tube and sealant.

Depending on how many animals you need to water, you can attach the spout with the ball directly to the container with water or to the hose in several places.

If the rabbit is one, you can attach the nipple directly to the bottle by making a hole in the lid and sealing the joint with sealant. If there are several rabbits, then a hose sealant is attached to and fixed to the bottle, and then nipples are fastened to the hose in several places, which lead into the cage. Place each joint several times checked for leaks. Before giving the rabbit, it is advisable to check the health of the system.

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