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Can a rabbit drink out of a bowl?

Discussion in 'Other Pets & Livestock' started by Chicken_Addict, Apr 23, 2007.

  1. Chicken_Addict

    Chicken_Addict Chillin' With My Peeps

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    can a rabbit drink out of a bowl i bought a bottle for him or whatever u call it but wont be able to put it up til tommorow think he would drink out of a bowl till tommorow?
     
  2. fowlweatherfriends

    fowlweatherfriends Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Yes, bunny will drink from bowl-but, it will be easy to knock over. So make sure it had a wide, flat surface so bunny doesn't get a dunking. I have 2 and they will push the bowls around when the mood strikes them [​IMG]

    water bottle is best.
     
  3. Chicken_Addict

    Chicken_Addict Chillin' With My Peeps

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    thank you sooo much thats what i wanted to hear its late here and i dont have materials in house to attach his bottle to the tub he is currently in lol too dark to go to barn and get them! [​IMG]
     
  4. Picco

    Picco Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Bowls work fine, they just get a little messy. They can be dangerous if used with lop eared rabbits in the winter though because their ears can get wet and chilll, but in warm weather it shoudl be fine.
     
  5. chickbea

    chickbea Chillin' With My Peeps

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    My bunny prefers a bowl to a bottle. Make sure the bowl is VERY heavy, and a wide, shallow one is better. Bunnies don't like to stick their noses into a tight area.
     
  6. missrubysmom

    missrubysmom New Egg

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    I used to use a ceramic bowl hot glued to a brick for my rats and rabbits. Kept it from being knocked over, and out of the litter.
     
  7. chiklee

    chiklee Chillin' With My Peeps

    Great Idea !

    I use three sauce cans wired together and they don't dump it but your idea is better.
     
  8. jak2002003

    jak2002003 Overrun With Chickens

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    Of course it can..........they don't drink for bottles in the wild do they?

    But a bottle is much better when you get one.... as it keeps the water clean. A rabbit will kick lots of bedding, poop, and food into an open bowl.
     

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