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#351114 - 07/31/07 12:50 PM CONTROVERSY!!! Water bottle? Water bowl? :)
KittyKatRynn
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Alright people, what's the deal...bottle or bowl? How do you keep your gliders hydrated?

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#351129 - 07/31/07 12:57 PM Re: CONTROVERSY!!! Water bottle? Water bowl? :) [Re: ]
CD_Hanratty Offline
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Registered: 06/14/05
Posts: 1874
Loc: St. Charles, IL
I've been using a bowl for years with no problems.

I think bottles are just too unreliable.
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#351130 - 07/31/07 12:57 PM Re: CONTROVERSY!!! Water bottle? Water bowl? :) [Re: ]
glidergrl1513 Offline
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Registered: 12/21/03
Posts: 5725
Loc: Upstate NY
Both. I have a water bottle and water dish in the cage at all times.

I might try a watering tube if I can figure out how to hang it in the reptariums.

I keep the dish under the kitchen so there is less of a chance of it getting soiled. The water is also kept very shallow.

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#351133 - 07/31/07 12:58 PM Re: CONTROVERSY!!! Water bottle? Water bowl? :) [Re: ]
Kali_Goddess
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I use the test-tube type water bottle. Works fine for us. Some of the kind with the ball bearing don't work well - too hard to get the water to come out.

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#351136 - 07/31/07 12:59 PM Re: CONTROVERSY!!! Water bottle? Water bowl? :) [Re: glidergrl1513]
CritterHill Offline
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Registered: 04/11/03
Posts: 4236
Loc: Illinois, USA
We have been using Oasis bottles for years and never had a problem! (<knock on wood> because I don't want to jynx myself)! smile
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#351139 - 07/31/07 01:00 PM Re: CONTROVERSY!!! Water bottle? Water bowl? :) [Re: ]
bbiscuitsmommy
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I have the regular water bottle and a test tube looking one that the water is released into a shallow well, and they love it. It's made for small birds, and very safe for gliders.

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#351154 - 07/31/07 01:14 PM Re: CONTROVERSY!!! Water bottle? Water bowl? :) [Re: ]
Rhapsody
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I tried a water bowl, but my sugar gliders would have nothing to with it - so we have a Water Bottle now.

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#351161 - 07/31/07 01:25 PM Re: CONTROVERSY!!! Water bottle? Water bowl? :) [Re: ]
susansdaisy
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I use both bowls and bottles always afraid that if they knock the bowl over they have the bottle and if something happens to the bottle then they have the bowl.

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#351169 - 07/31/07 01:37 PM Re: CONTROVERSY!!! Water bottle? Water bowl? :) [Re: ]
7glider7
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I have a water bottle for each glider (so 2 in one cage, 1 in the other). I've seen them all drink from it at one point or another and they all seem to do fine with it.

One disadvantage with the water dishes is the tendency for them to get soiled, or, if you have a glider who likes to play in its food a lot, might get wet and catch a chill...then again my gliders are just silly so this might not be as much of a problem for others smile

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#351173 - 07/31/07 01:39 PM Re: CONTROVERSY!!! Water bottle? Water bowl? :) [Re: ]
macwood6
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I have one of each in every cage.

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#351182 - 07/31/07 01:46 PM Re: CONTROVERSY!!! Water bottle? Water bowl? :) [Re: ]
37creekview
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we have one of both in each cage and honestly they seem to prefer their bottle....we use the test tube type mentioned above...plus we too have someone who just loves playing with their food...water included......so Jen it's not just yours....lol

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#351194 - 07/31/07 01:59 PM Re: CONTROVERSY!!! Water bottle? Water bowl? :) [Re: ]
LindsayAnnG
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I ALWAYS make sure to have two water bottles in every cage.. for every animal becaus eyou never know when a ball might stick, or it could get knocked off..

I did just start buying the LIXIT water bottles that have a clip that attaches to the bars of the cage and then the bottle attaches to that.. is makes refilling it SOOO much easier AND its a LOT less likely to fall off.. i HATE those darn metal things.. my fiance even said to me last night, "why arent these types of bottles the standard, i dont get the point of buying anything other than this"

And theyre the same price as a normal water bottle.

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#351235 - 07/31/07 02:51 PM Re: CONTROVERSY!!! Water bottle? Water bowl? :) [Re: ]
rwilson
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I use a watering bowl. It is like a dog water bowl but for small animals. I use it for two reasons. The first one is because sometime they like to soak there food in water before they eat it and it is realy easy to clean. I change it once a day. I put a water bottle in with them but they did not use it.
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#351238 - 07/31/07 02:55 PM Re: CONTROVERSY!!! Water bottle? Water bowl? :) [Re: ]
LindsayAnnG
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what kinds of food are the soaking in water before eating!!! I have never seen that happen, how CUTE!!! I've heard of other animals doing that!

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#351248 - 07/31/07 03:15 PM Re: CONTROVERSY!!! Water bottle? Water bowl? :) [Re: ]
sugarlope Offline
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I use small reservoir bowls. But they are only available in the UK now, I think.
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#351270 - 07/31/07 03:34 PM Re: CONTROVERSY!!! Water bottle? Water bowl? :) [Re: sugarlope]
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#351288 - 07/31/07 03:48 PM Re: CONTROVERSY!!! Water bottle? Water bowl? :) [Re: jannee66]
Cora Offline
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Registered: 04/16/05
Posts: 6573
Loc: Kilgore, Texas
water bowl
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#351341 - 07/31/07 04:28 PM Re: CONTROVERSY!!! Water bottle? Water bowl? :) [Re: Cora]
Megz0116
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I use a water bowl. I bought a lixit glass water bottle.. and it has like a spring holder that clips to the cage and u slip the bottle in side it but the bottle is to heavy and wont stay and plus even if it did stay i would be afriad the girls would try to sit on top of it and it would fall. I found one of those metal holders and stuck the bottle inside of that but the girls still wont touch it.. maybe they dont know what it is lol.

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#351344 - 07/31/07 04:32 PM Re: CONTROVERSY!!! Water bottle? Water bowl? :) [Re: ]
KittyKatRynn
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I tried the whole water bowl thing and my gliders jumped in it almost immediately. I got scared. I didn't have but just a little bit of water in there but I still had to dry them off. Crazy little suggies! crazy

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#351352 - 07/31/07 04:38 PM Re: CONTROVERSY!!! Water bottle? Water bowl? :) [Re: ]
vampyrinia
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I had both at first but they liked the bottle better and it works for them. smile

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#351354 - 07/31/07 04:41 PM Re: CONTROVERSY!!! Water bottle? Water bowl? :) [Re: ]
Kitkatt1216 Offline
Glider Slave

Registered: 10/28/06
Posts: 1763
Loc: Connecticut
I used a bowl until Kieko starting pooping in it daily. Now we use bottles, and they all actually seem to drink more, but it's funny because they all fight over one bottle no matter how many are in the cage, and it's a different one every time so it's not like there is a "favorite"
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#351364 - 07/31/07 04:46 PM Re: CONTROVERSY!!! Water bottle? Water bowl? :) [Re: Kitkatt1216]
Zoeberry
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I use a water dish and a water bottle. I've read too many story's about water bottles jamming up and gliders dying of dehydration. I change the water every day but just in case I get busy and forget....

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#351369 - 07/31/07 04:49 PM Re: CONTROVERSY!!! Water bottle? Water bowl? :) [Re: Kitkatt1216]
skeetersmommy
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I am so paranoid about my boys getting dehydrated from not drinking because they don't like one or the other that I have 2 bottles and 2 bowls and just deal with washing the bowls everyday. They prefer the bowls over the bottles.

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#351379 - 07/31/07 05:00 PM Re: CONTROVERSY!!! Water bottle? Water bowl? :) [Re: ]
TheGliderPouch
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I use bottles - the water is kept cleaner. Bottles MUST be checked nightly to ensure that they are working properly, or your glider could get dehydrated.

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#351389 - 07/31/07 05:11 PM Re: CONTROVERSY!!! Water bottle? Water bowl? :) [Re: ]
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Registered: 01/18/05
Posts: 11157
Loc: Tampa, FL
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#351413 - 07/31/07 05:59 PM Re: CONTROVERSY!!! Water bottle? Water bowl? :) [Re: ]
scraptilldawn Offline
Glider Guardian

Registered: 11/13/06
Posts: 803
Loc: Ontario, Canada
I have used bowls and bottles. Now I found a great mix with the bird water reservoir thing mentioned by bbiscuitsmommy. I find the bottles too hard to get really clean and I'm always paranoid that the water might stop. And my crew likes to mess in their bowl so I am replacing both cages with the bird waterers. The drinking part is too small for them to really mess in or fear of drowning, and the water is sitting freely so there is no fear of dehydrating. Plus they are great for Glideraid and Booster Milk as they are so easy to clean! Yay for bird supplies!
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#351422 - 07/31/07 06:27 PM Re: CONTROVERSY!!! Water bottle? Water bowl? :) [Re: scraptilldawn]
rwilson
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When I give them papaya they soak it in the water. Sun Flower seeds and there glider food.

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#351427 - 07/31/07 06:36 PM Re: CONTROVERSY!!! Water bottle? Water bowl? :) [Re: ]
SuggieLuver4941
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Bottle!! Never tried a bowl, so I don't know if it's better . . . oh well, they like the bottle, so I stick to the bottle!! dance Dancin' for no reason!!

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#351452 - 07/31/07 07:31 PM Re: CONTROVERSY!!! Water bottle? Water bowl? :) [Re: ]
Laurens_Babies Offline
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Registered: 03/04/07
Posts: 3570
Loc: Kansas City, MO
bottle bottle bottle bottle.. LOL I sound like a little baby
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#352004 - 08/01/07 01:30 PM Re: CONTROVERSY!!! Water bottle? Water bowl? :) [Re: Laurens_Babies]
WannaBeMom
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Just to build on this...do any of you have reptariums and if so, do you put the water bowl just on the floor? I've read previously of someone building a "shelf" or zip tying a ferret litter box or something to a corner pole ... The bottle we can sock pretty much anywhere in the rept's...I'm just looking for more suggestions on the bowl...

Feel free to PM me if this strays to much from the original post!

Thanks everyone!

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