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Rabbit bottle

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by BeautifulBlue, May 2, 2009.

  1. BeautifulBlue

    BeautifulBlue Chillin' With My Peeps

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    So I use these with my 2 adult silkies and jap quail. Is it safe to use one for a newly hatched baby (just the one, due on the 7th). I'm worried that too much water will drip out and go up its nostrils! Anybody have any ideas? I brought a mini bottle for mice, only 75ml.
    If it's not suitable from hatch...when would it be safe to start using one?

    Picture - http://www.bunnybasics.net/images/230306 007.jpg
     
  2. Judy

    Judy Moderator Staff Member

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    Should work fine.
     
  3. aidenbaby

    aidenbaby Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I hate to highjack your thread but how do you teach them to use it? I've been contemplating getting a couple for my girls.
     
  4. BeautifulBlue

    BeautifulBlue Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Because it's shiny and something new, I found that they just pecked it out of curiosity. Failing that, my birds peck at whatever I tap, so I'd just tap it to get their attention.
     
  5. Tala

    Tala Flock Mistress

    Mine are addicted!! I gave them a big one that I had leftover from a rabbit that is no longer with us, and it was a BIG HIT.
    It's like recreational drinking!! And if one goes over and pecks it, they all crowd around, so I feel like they're getting good and hydrated that way even though it just puts out a drop at a time.

    Also I had them dump a gallon chicken waterer in their bedding, so I bought them a small hampster bottle to put in their house. It's quite small, like 8oz or something, so even if they manage to spill the entire thing their house won't be soaked.
     

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