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    Gerbil Water Bottle

    My 18 year old son has two Gerbil's which keep on chewing through their water bottle's, not sure how many they have got through now, but he put one in the cage last night and they have already chewed three hole in it, Does anyone know if you can get metal drink bottles for them? He's tried bowls but they just cover them up with the wood chips!

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    They are just being ungrateful, if you manage to find a metal water bottle wire it up to the mains ..... that should stop them]http://www.freesmileys.org/smileys/smiley-devil10.gif

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    MikeL;6028837

    They are just being ungrateful, if you manage to find a metal water … They are just being ungrateful, if you manage to find a metal water bottle wire it up to the mains ..... that should stop them]



    :w00t:+1

    Not got a gerbil but got a hamster.....little critters chew cos they are bored silly. Can they actually get water out of the bottle ?is it at the right angle and height?

    I asked this exact question at the pet shop this week - but because the rabbits keep doing the same thing

    YES you can get metal ties!

    I went into Pets at home

    The pet store said about the rabbits that they may be attention seeking lol - I thought only men and kids did that

    why are the bottles inside the cage?? i have guinea pigs and the bottle is attatched to the outside of the cage

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    micoo;6028958

    why are the bottles inside the cage?? i have guinea pigs and the bottle … why are the bottles inside the cage?? i have guinea pigs and the bottle is attatched to the outside of the cage



    Bottles should be outside for all pets in cages:thumbsup: +100000000000000000:whistling::santa:

    Oops didn't realise they chew through the bottles and not the ties - sorry - note to self - must read thread properly!

    micoo;6028958

    why are the bottles inside the cage?? i have guinea pigs and the bottle … why are the bottles inside the cage?? i have guinea pigs and the bottle is attatched to the outside of the cage



    oh yeah....... duh lol ...how can they get to the plasticy bit? ...well done sunshine

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    queenlush;6028930

    Not got a gerbil but got a hamster.....little critters chew cos they are … Not got a gerbil but got a hamster.....little critters chew cos they are bored silly. Can they actually get water out of the bottle ?is it at the right angle and height?



    They can get to the water if they don't chew holes in the bottle's, but honest they are nutter's:w00t: doesn't matter what you put in there they go nut's with it, the amount of loo, kitchen towel, and gift wrap tubes that get put in there! just chew! chew!

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    MikeL;6028837

    They are just being ungrateful, if you manage to find a metal water … They are just being ungrateful, if you manage to find a metal water bottle wire it up to the mains ..... that should stop them]



    :w00t:LOL

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    queenlush;6028971

    oh yeah....... duh lol ...how can they get to the plasticy bit? ...well … oh yeah....... duh lol ...how can they get to the plasticy bit? ...well done sunshine


    tube :thumbsup:

    adp;6028982

    They can get to the water if they don't chew holes in the bottle's, but … They can get to the water if they don't chew holes in the bottle's, but honest they are nutter's:w00t: doesn't matter what you put in there they go nut's with it, the amount of loo, kitchen towel, and gift wrap tubes that get put in there! just chew! chew!



    micoo has a good point tho ...how are they chewing the actual bottle if it is outside the cage ?the metal bit with the ball bearing goes through the bar and the other bit is way out of reach normally

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    micoo;6028958

    why are the bottles inside the cage?? i have guinea pigs and the bottle … why are the bottles inside the cage?? i have guinea pigs and the bottle is attatched to the outside of the cage



    Yes, bottles are in the cage! they either chew the plastic bit that holds the nossle or the bottle itself, he built them a long cage out of MDF, with a glass front to it, and MDF and wire top, It looks realy good. But after about 8 months, he had to tile the floor as they we digging there way out the bottom:w00t: LOL

    RUDOLF;6029009

    tube :thumbsup:



    tube is solid tho.....?

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    Butterflies;6028931

    I asked this exact question at the pet shop this week - but because the … I asked this exact question at the pet shop this week - but because the rabbits keep doing the same thingYES you can get metal ties!I went into Pets at home



    Just tile it with normal tiles, that's what my son did:roll: nutty creature's

    adp;6029036

    Yes, bottles are in the cage! they either chew the plastic bit that holds … Yes, bottles are in the cage! they either chew the plastic bit that holds the nossle or the bottle itself, he built them a long cage out of MDF, with a glass front to it, and MDF and wire top, It looks realy good. But after about 8 months, he had to tile the floor as they we digging there way out the bottom:w00t: LOL



    there is the solution then lol..they also need a tall cage that they can climb rather than long

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    Butterflies;6028938

    The pet store said about the rabbits that they may be attention seeking … The pet store said about the rabbits that they may be attention seeking lol - I thought only men and kids did that



    LOL How true!:roll:

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    Butterflies;6028965

    Oops didn't realise they chew through the bottles and not the ties - … Oops didn't realise they chew through the bottles and not the ties - sorry - note to self - must read thread properly!



    They do both!:x

    My sister said her bottle is glass, and that her rabbit chews through the ties - that's why I asked! The Pet shop said to buy metal ties.

    She's been giving her rabbit a bowl of water - but it gets pretty messed up

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    I just found one on a gm.tv website and have ordered that, but cant find the page again now was going to put the web page on here for others, if I can find it again I will, Ha, found it! I know it's plastic, but as it's rounded they might not be able to chew it, but they might get the top bit, Not sure about if you can get metal tiles though

    edirectory.co.uk/gmt…894

    Don't know if you can get it any bigger for rabbits!

    adp;6029156

    I just found one on a gm.tv website and have ordered that, but cant find … I just found one on a gm.tv website and have ordered that, but cant find the page again now was going to put the web page on here for others, if I can find it again I will, Ha, found it!http://www.edirectory.co.uk/gmtv/4688/mib/d/crittertrail+water+bottle/pid/8503894Don't know if you can get it any bigger for rabbits!



    ...remember brown is 'Live', blue is 'Negative' and green/yellow is 'Earth':w00t:

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    MikeL;6029194

    ...remember brown is 'Live', blue is 'Negative' and green/yellow is … ...remember brown is 'Live', blue is 'Negative' and green/yellow is 'Earth':w00t:



    :w00t: LOL

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    queenlush;6029040

    tube is solid tho.....?



    hows water get out then:thumbsup::oops::w00t:

    WTF A SOLID TUBE

    tube (tb, tyb)
    n.
    1.
    a. A hollow cylinder, especially one that conveys a fluid or functions as a passage.
    b. An organic structure having the shape or function of a tube; a duct: a bronchial tube.
    2. A small flexible cylindrical container sealed at one end and having a screw cap at the other, for pigments, toothpaste, or other pastelike substances.

    Hang on, your 18 year old son keeps gerbils! Bet thats a hit with the ladies!

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    Goonieman;6030612

    Hang on, your 18 year old son keeps gerbils! Bet thats a hit with the … Hang on, your 18 year old son keeps gerbils! Bet thats a hit with the ladies!



    :w00t::whistling: +1

    RUDOLF;6030519

    hows water get out then:thumbsup::oops::w00t:WTF A SOLID TUBEtube (tb, … hows water get out then:thumbsup::oops::w00t:WTF A SOLID TUBEtube (tb, tyb)n.1. a. A hollow cylinder, especially one that conveys a fluid or functions as a passage.b. An organic structure having the shape or function of a tube; a duct: a bronchial tube.2. A small flexible cylindrical container sealed at one end and having a screw cap at the other, for pigments, toothpaste, or other pastelike substances.



    Very funny santa ! tube goes out of cage , around the cage and back into the cage otherwise they would escape i meant the plastic was solid so how could they chew through the tube :-D
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