Rabbits, as in principle and all other mammals, need water. In the summer, they can get moisture directly from ponds or succulent grass. But if the rabbit is in “greenhouse” conditions, then without drinking it can not do.
In fact, a large number of different drinking bowls and other accessories for rabbits are being sold, but because of their (sometimes) unjustified price, every now and then a thought arises about a watered hand made by oneself. Moreover, it is worth noting that at the moment there is a large assortment of drinkers, which even a woman can do.
Making a choice between drinkers for rabbits, it is necessary to be guided, first of all, by your mind, because the assortment of different drinkers is truly amazing. If we take plastic drinkers as an example, they can not last long enough, because rabbits can easily gnaw through them in a hole. And very soon. If you use ordinary ceramic, metal or dishes from under conservation, then we can say with confidence that such dishes will serve a very short time. This is due to the fact that the water in the water bowls made of such materials, quickly becomes dirty and becomes unusable.
Varieties of drinkers
On farms for rabbits often use very complex structures in the system, automatic type. The work of such drinkers is approximately the same, initially water is poured into a special tank (naturally stainless steel) after, by means of a hose (plastic or brass), the water flows directly into the distribution tank, from where it comes into the drinking bowl itself.
As for the private sector, only nipple drinkers are often used. It should be noted that the drinkers of such a plan are quite convenient, because they can not be turned upside down or spilled. Thus, water always remains clean, and there is no need to change it, despite the fact that such a volume of the drinker is very small. It is also worth noting that the nipple drinker has one, quite a serious minus – it freezes in the winter.
A drinker with his own hands
In fact, it’s very easy to make a drink with your own hands. The pros of such a shelf is very much. It can be done relatively quickly, and you can save very well. The only thing you need to know is the longevity of a homemade drinker, which directly depends on the temperament and age of the rabbits.
A drinking bowl made from a bottle is very easy to clean and if there are algae or moss in it, it can be replaced very quickly.
In order to make a homemade drinker for rabbits, it is necessary to fix vertically down to the wall of the cage, best of all with the help of wire. Directly under the bottle, you need to install a bowl, and it is very important to put the bottle neck close to the bowl. After this, it is necessary to unscrew the lid a little, so that the water will go to the drinking bowl as necessary.
In the event that the owner has a lot of rabbits in one cage, then it is worth making a large drinker. To do this, you need to take a tin can (large), where you need to install a pair of wooden bars in such a way that they fill themselves with not more than two-thirds of the entire height of the tin can. Next, a three-liter jar is taken, which in turn is firmly attached to the bars and sharply overturned. This is the most primitive installation, which can be performed very quickly and practically in any conditions. In order to make the drinker more complex, more tools and materials are needed.
Drinking machine for rabbits