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How do you keep your Rabbits water from freezing in the winter???

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How do you keep your Rabbits water from freezing in the winter???

I have heaters for the chicken waterers but not sure what to do about the Rabbit.......

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i use heated dog bowls for them.

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Alot of places sell those heated water bowls, I have one for my chickens, under 20 bucks..probably even walmart, mie came from Petsmart...from everything I read on this forum last winter..that was the best option. good luck wink

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Should say though that you will sure need to get one with themetal coiling around the cord since rabbits chew so much!!

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I actually keep hard plastic water bowls in the hutches and change the water two to three times a day. I didn't really have too much of a problem with the water freezing quickly last year and they will break through a very thin layer of ice to get at the water.

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I saw some rabbit water bottles at my feed store the last time I went that were heated, they hang like all the other water bottles but have an electrical cord on them to plug in.

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Originally Posted by Chickerdoodle13 

I actually keep hard plastic water bowls in the hutches and change the water two to three times a day. I didn't really have too much of a problem with the water freezing quickly last year and they will break through a very thin layer of ice to get at the water.


I do the same.

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Originally Posted by Smoky73 

I saw some rabbit water bottles at my feed store the last time I went that were heated, they hang like all the other water bottles but have an electrical cord on them to plug in.


That was what I was wondering if they have.  He is use to the bottle waterer not a bowl.

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Originally Posted by Smoky73 

I saw some rabbit water bottles at my feed store the last time I went that were heated, they hang like all the other water bottles but have an electrical cord on them to plug in.


That was what I was wondering if they have.  He is use to the bottle waterer not a bowl.


Just a note on the water bottles, if your rabbit suddenly isn't drinking as much as normal or what the weather calls for (i.e. if it's hot out=more water) then give them a dish. At our local fair this year there were some rabbits that weren't drinking. The owners were told to give them a dish and they drank. I guess it's comon for this to happen.

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Thanks Farmer Kitty.  smile

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