Good Lord after containers, after kiddie pools, water dishes, ect, I have NOT been able to find an idea to lessen the mess of the ducklings, they can go into their dish and the water channel they just empty so fast, I can fill a 3gal waterer and it will be empty in 1hr of splashing, sipping, running into it, you name it, very frustrating after I cleaned the cage. I've done the horse wood stall pellets to absorb, still nothing worked. So, I had an idea I had extra Organize it cubes that you can get in Housewares in the organization isle, I use those as my bunny cages too. So I had a set with bigger openings then the others and I did this! I'm so happy, so proud of myself, and so relieved!! I love my babies, but wow am I looking forward to getting them outside!! Also, I wish they would not be so skittish!! But if anyone wants to try this I would highly recommend this. Plus they are recyclable. I'm suppose to go to Vegas sometime end of January and need someone to come into the house to care for my animals and I'm trying to come up with ways so all they have to do is refill the water every other day instead of daily or hourly! LOL!! So far, they still have plenty of water left, yes it's a bit dirty but nothing like it was before I did this.