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#914543 - 03/03/10 10:53 PM Water bottle or water dish?
adriennedela1
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Sorry if this seems like a stupid question, but I'm trying to get ready for bringing my sugar babies home at the end of the month. Any benefits to using a water bottle over a dish?

Thanks!

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#914547 - 03/03/10 10:58 PM Re: Water bottle or water dish? [Re: ]
Merissa Offline
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Registered: 11/29/09
Posts: 652
Loc: Kentucky
Mine like water bottles better.
Water dishes can become messy.
I have a water dish and a water bottle in each cage so they will have a choice.
Sometimes mine accidentally knock over the water bowl.
I would go for either both or a water bottle.
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#914553 - 03/03/10 11:11 PM Re: Water bottle or water dish? [Re: Merissa]
Xglider Offline
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Registered: 01/18/05
Posts: 11157
Loc: Tampa, FL
If the gliders are new to you .. then i would recomend that you start out with Both a bottle and a dish .. so that you have all you bases covered .. some gliders like one over the other ... and i would also say .. ask the breader/ person you are getting the gliders from as to what they use ... then you will know what the gliders are used to ... smile
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#914566 - 03/03/10 11:40 PM Re: Water bottle or water dish? [Re: Xglider]
heidi Offline
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Registered: 10/08/09
Posts: 1661
Loc: conway south carolina/ us
i use a water dish and a silo in all my cages...the silo can not be tipped and safe to use if my glider needs to use an e coller
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#914594 - 03/04/10 02:09 AM Re: Water bottle or water dish? [Re: heidi]
JillMarie Offline
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Registered: 01/03/09
Posts: 7748
Loc: New Jersey
I am an avid fan of the water silo also. They drink from it like a dish, but since the "dish" area is so small they dont foul it up. There are no parts that can fail or get stuck like in a water bottle with a ball. or the ball gets stuck and all the water leaks out. or drips on weird weather days from the pressure...and it is sooooo much easier to clean than a ball type water bottle. I also dont like the ball type bottles as I worry about silly things like them banging their teeth on the metal tube continuously and wearing down their teeth or getting their tongue stuck in it...you know...silly stuff like that.
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#914775 - 03/04/10 12:53 PM Re: Water bottle or water dish? [Re: JillMarie]
Donnarae Offline
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Registered: 03/18/08
Posts: 907
Loc: NE Ohio
Silo? something new? something I don't have for my gliders? Yet?

Pictures please, if you can.

Thanks,
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#914794 - 03/04/10 01:49 PM Re: Water bottle or water dish? [Re: Donnarae]
JillMarie Offline
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Loc: New Jersey
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#915014 - 03/05/10 12:01 AM Re: Water bottle or water dish? [Re: JillMarie]
Donnarae Offline
Glider Guardian

Registered: 03/18/08
Posts: 907
Loc: NE Ohio
Oh geez....! Now I've got to make another trip to PetSmart!!!

I will do without milk/bread/eggs, ect, but my gliders have to have the latest toys. They aren't spoiled or anything.

Thanks for posting that picture...now I'm gonna have to try it!
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#915062 - 03/05/10 06:39 AM Re: Water bottle or water dish? [Re: Donnarae]
sgroism
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oh my i think tuckers gonna love that silo- so am i -

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#915076 - 03/05/10 08:03 AM Re: Water bottle or water dish? [Re: ]
kelii Offline
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Registered: 01/21/07
Posts: 801
Loc: North Georgia
I use a dish, but I'm liking this silo idea.
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#915090 - 03/05/10 08:52 AM Re: Water bottle or water dish? [Re: kelii]
GeorgiaandDonald
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Oh boy gonna have a mad rush at the local pet stores! Ill make sure they thank you! LOL Im off to check it out today too~ think I may end up comming home with it..hubbys gonna kill me I keep picking up all kinda stuff!

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#915115 - 03/05/10 10:35 AM Re: Water bottle or water dish? [Re: JillMarie]
melek007 Offline
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Registered: 01/03/07
Posts: 3874
Loc: Eastern NC


Cool! How much water does it hold?

I use a water bottle with mine. My crew are way too messy/dirty for a dish. wink
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#915120 - 03/05/10 10:40 AM Re: Water bottle or water dish? [Re: melek007]
Merissa Offline
Glider Guardian

Registered: 11/29/09
Posts: 652
Loc: Kentucky
The silo works great.
I call it a water bottle LOL.
Its not messy and you dont really have to worry about the ball getting stuck because there is no ball.
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#915330 - 03/05/10 07:31 PM Re: Water bottle or water dish? [Re: Merissa]
Sabarika Offline
Glider Slave

Registered: 09/05/07
Posts: 1712
Loc: nKY
I always used 2-3 water bottles for my gliders per cage. One hung near the top and one was either near the bottom or placed so there was a shelf or hammock underneath it. When my water bottles leaked I would keep a dish under them that was changed daily as well.
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#915351 - 03/05/10 08:38 PM Re: Water bottle or water dish? [Re: Sabarika]
Heathr6913 Offline
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Registered: 10/05/09
Posts: 668
Loc: Indiana
I use a water bottle and a water dish. I'm afraid they won't drink from the water bottle so they always have both, just in case.
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#915392 - 03/05/10 10:43 PM Re: Water bottle or water dish? [Re: Heathr6913]
Decoy Offline
Glider Lover

Registered: 11/23/08
Posts: 355
Loc: Central Florida
I have both a water bottle and a water silo in my cages. I'm in the process of "weaning them" from the water bottle. I plan to give them a couple days (possibly a week or so) to get used to having the silo to drink from. Then, I will take the water bottles out. To me, it's just seems safer. I don't there is any way the silos can harm your gliders so it's an A+ in my book.
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