Rabbits have been raised for centuries to get hides and meat, but recently these creatures appear in apartments as pets. Clean and fresh water. the need for keeping a rabbit. One pet can drink a liter of water per day, so you need to choose a convenient drinker.
One of the most important activities for rabbit breeders has always been to develop the right water supply system. After all, the quality indicators of the animal for the farmer, and the health of your pet depends on proper feeding. You need to know what types of drinkers exist. Therefore, you need to study what kind of pet is needed and whether it is possible to make it with your own hands.
Types of drinkers
Baby is comfortable drinking from her
There are different types of drinking bowls. On farms, they often use the complex design of automated drinkers (automatic). A stainless tank draws water, then it goes to a dispensing tank based on a float flushing system. From the distributing tank, a trunk is drawn from tubes that fit into any cell.
Wells in tubes are welded to brass tubes. At the other end of the branch is a thread to which the nuts of the aluminum cups are attached. From these glasses, the kids will drink water. The float system allows you to fill the water yourself when it ends in them.
We list the main types of drinkers:
- Nipple drinkers for rabbits. the liquid is released when the tongue touches the ball.
- “Under the bottle”. the liquid enters the bowl from the bottle.
- Cup. attached to the water supply system.
Can do it yourself
For the house, it is quite possible to use a bowl, but then it will not be possible to keep track of the fact that the liquid does not spill, and it is hardly possible to attach the bowl to the wall. Of materials, a bottle, wire, and other little things that can be adapted for manufacturing can come in handy.
Do it yourself
How to make a drinker for rabbits
For starters, you can try to make it out of a plastic bottle with a volume of one and a half liters. To do this, cut a hole in the middle of the bottle (about the size of the pet’s head). You can fix it with wire. The main thing is that the animals freely reach the water.
It can be done quickly and without unnecessary costs. But this kind is not long-term. Young pets can gnaw this look in a few weeks, but adults almost do not gnaw a bottle, so it can last for a couple of months. Made from a bottle, easy to clean. If in the summer algae are noticeable in it, then it is necessary to replace it.
The vacuum drinker also does not require much effort. A plastic bottle is filled with water and is attached down the neck to the hay of the cage with wire. A bowl is placed under the bottle from which they will drink. The neck of the bottle is flush against the bowl, but should not touch the bottom. The lid gently opens to fill with water.
Both options allow you to fill it with fresh water without intervention, as pets consume.
You can also make a metal bottle with your own hands. To do this, you need stainless steel sheets. The seams are soldered, and the sharp edges are filed. A water bottle is easily fixed in the bowl. A well-made bottle will allow you to spend less and will serve for a long time, providing the animals with clean water daily.
The animal looks at us from behind the bars, as if to say: do not bother to drink!
From what you read, it becomes clear that you can make a drinker for a rabbit with your own hands. This skill is especially useful when farming large breeds of rabbits. The tools available can be different, here you can already connect imagination. The main thing is that the quality of reproduction justifies itself.