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Old 03-16-2014, 03:44 AM   #21
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Default Re: Bin cages - water bottle ideas!

Thanks for all the great ideas! Glad it's of help for some people!
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Old 04-10-2014, 08:35 AM   #22
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Hello, I have 4 young robos in a bin cage and i quickly found out that they aren't strong enough to get sufficient water out of the traditional spout and metal ball water bottles. After going through 3 different kinds of bottles I found a way that allows em to drink all the fresh water they want in a much more natural drinking position. I used a bird water bottle with a narrow trough and a metal water bottle hanger to securely hook it to the side of the cage. It's silent too so there's no noise at night and they aren't struggling to get water anymore. Plus their tiny baby tongues lapping up water is so cute!
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Old 06-02-2014, 09:16 PM   #23
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[QUOTE=Munchalot;587957]I use those little sticky-back DIY hook things, that you use for hanging stuff on. They're really sticky, and when you peal off the back it will stay stuck to the side of the bin for months. Then I just tape the piece of wire that comes with the bottle to the bottle itself, and hang it off the hook. Means I don't have do anything to the bin, or faff around when i need to change the water.

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Old 06-03-2014, 12:36 AM   #24
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Not sure if anyone has seen these but Living World Green do bottle holders for their glass bottles -
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Old 08-01-2014, 01:36 PM   #25
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What ingenious solutions to a pain of a problem!

I've got a roll of sticky backed velcro tape somewhere. I'll fit it into the next tank-type cage I buy.

Thanks to all.
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Old 02-04-2015, 12:40 PM   #26
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saw all the posts about how to attach water bottles. we buy ones that have hook to go over tank but we just save those if we need them. we use the metal hanger that comes with them all. i just drill 2 holes in side and attach the hook. no matter if our syrians try to climb they cant make it. though our cambells male is a huge chewer and chews bottles so he got the oasis bottle that is kid friendly. only bottle he dont destroy yes i mean destroy... plus its vaccume powered.... no leak love it. hers link to it same as before drill hole for holder but use the metal holder or suctions... under $5 at petco in us
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Old 02-07-2015, 10:00 AM   #27
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This is what I use for my boys; An old 500ml Powerade bottle (or any with a wide stable base). Cut the top off and make a hole in the side for the spout, then put a couple of pebbles in the bottom for ballast. The smallest 75ml bottle is fine for them. Wouldn't work for a Syrian as they would be strong enough to knock it over but it's fine for dwarfies.
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Old 02-07-2015, 01:55 PM   #28
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For humfry's bin cage I used a plastic parmesan cheese tub. Remove the lid, cut a vertical slot down the tub the width of the bottle spout so the water bottle can be slid in & out of the tub. Then drilled a hole in the back of the tub & one through the side of the bin at a suitable height. Fastened the holder to the inside of the bin with a bolt through the tub & bin wall & a washer & nut on the outside. Slide in the water bottle & all systems go!
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Old 02-20-2015, 03:43 AM   #29
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I'm new here and thought I could get some help from you guys. I currently have a bin cage for my syrian hamster scrabble. She was new last week, and he has a water bowl and I'm not sure if she's drinking enough. It the pet shop adoption where I got her she had a bottle and I'm not sure if she has worked out how to drink from a bowl. Do you think that I should give her a botlle as well?
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Old 02-20-2015, 05:38 AM   #30
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Yes definitely a bottle - they can get the water polluted in a dish easily or fall in it and get wet which is bad for them. Having said that, if she's tiny she'll have to get the hang of using a bottle so a dish of water at the same time would be good until she gets the hang of using the bottle, but I think they prefer a bottle anyway. Charlie used his almost straight away. I have one of these (thanks to Cypher) they come in two sizes a higher one for syrians and a lower one for dwarfs. They're not as cheap as a home made stand obviously but not a bad price and postage is reasonable (from Germany). They are also ideal for the small mouse bottles which I prefer to use and are cheap to buy.

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If you don't want to faff about with google translate there is also this one on Amazon which i bought first and it's fine too - also comes from Germany but came quite quickly. I half fill these, and leave the caps fastened quite loosely so the water comes out easily - if you tap your finger over the spout it should get wet easily. I change the water every two days and it never runs out. You should change the water in a dish every day at least.

I wish i had spent the money on one of these at the start! I wasted a lot trying different water bottles!
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