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Yucky Bottles?

Discussion in 'Rabbits' started by SammyJo, Sep 2, 2013.


  1. SammyJo

    SammyJo PetForums VIP

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    I didn't have this problem at my previous house but I have moved the rabbits to my parents for now (until we find a house to buy) and their bottles are all going green inside.

    They are in a shaded position (same as my old house) and I have always rinsed them out twice a day and filled them up.

    Anyone know what the problem/solution could be? I don't want them drinking manky water :001_unsure:

    I have noticed they are hardly drinking the water from the bottles and are all drinking from their bowls instead
     
  2. Lil Miss

    Lil Miss PetForums VIP

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    it will be algea, you can buy a bottle brush and scrub it out
     
  3. SammyJo

    SammyJo PetForums VIP

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    I have been scrubbing it out everyday but want to stop it forming really if I can - as I didn't used to get it at all in any of the bottles. :huh:
     
  4. Lil Miss

    Lil Miss PetForums VIP

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    its probably down to a change in water quality and the way the hutches face
     
  5. SammyJo

    SammyJo PetForums VIP

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    Good thinking - I will have a move around and maybe try bottled water. Thanks :)
     
  6. floppy and sophie

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    Try bottle rinse - its on eBay listed as animal bottle cleaner or something like that
     
  7. sskmick

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    I use a tinted bottle and a bottle cover which protects it from getting algae.

    Bottle brushes are not sufficient as the algae gets into the top not sure about the spout, I simply throw the bottle and get another, large water bottles here are about £2.00 and will last longer with a cover, you can get them online or at Pets at Home.
     
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