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Super Strength?

Discussion in 'Rabbits' started by Corneal, Apr 20, 2019.


  1. Corneal

    Corneal PetForums Member

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    People say that small pets shuld have ceramic food bowls so they cant tip the over and spill their food everywhere, yet my boy Barnaby usues his bowl like a toy and loves through it around like a ball. I thought this was just coz he's super strong, then I saw my elderly frail boy Kevin doing the same thing... do i have super rabbits or is this normal?
     
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    ForestWomble PetForums VIP

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    How big are the bowls?

    A ceramic bowl is only non tip-able if it's big enough and heavy enough for the pet in question :)
     
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    lullabydream PetForums VIP

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    When I had rabbits I had non-tip bowls rather than ceramic...after one of my first rabbits I ever owned threw her ceramic bowl out of the front opening hutch. I actually think that was lucky as it could have been thrown down the ramp to the concrete area and smashed and hurt itself. So I personally would never recommend ceramic, as they can't half hurl them. Only needs it to have a slight fault in the ceramic to break which you may not notice.

    Am sure others will disagree but if you have multilevels it's not something I would risk personally. As long as the food is able to stay in an area that is dry I don't see the problem.
     
  4. Corneal

    Corneal PetForums Member

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    The food bowl is about the size of a human cereal bowl, and they live in a shed that is single story
     
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    lullabydream PetForums VIP

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    Sounds the same size of most bowls marketed for rabbits.

    It's your risk assessment and you think there is no risk then it's up to you. I know ceramic doesn't shatter like glass but when the bowls break they can still have sharp edges. Saying that am sure other rabbit owners cope fine; however do all their rabbits pick up the bowls?
     
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