DIY drinking bowls for rabbits come in various designs and modifications. Often, various bowls, ceramic drinkers, and tin cans are used to drink rabbits. Their common drawback is that the water in them is quickly polluted by food, sewage, urine, and often it spills out.
DIY drinking bowls for rabbits (photo)
To prevent the do-it-yourself drinking bowl for rabbits, the rabbit breeder VV Kuzminov from Tashkent in the side wall of the cage at a distance of 10-15 cm from each other vertically fastens two loops with a diameter of 5-10 mm. A metal pin passes through these loops, the lower end of which, resting against the bottom of the rabbit bowl, fixes it, preventing it from tipping over.
Photo: fastening a drinking bowl for rabbits on a side wall cage with a pin
Rabbit breeder A. A. Zhashkov successfully fixes a tin drinker on a metal grid or a wooden wall cages for rabbits.
To do this, he makes two eyes on a drinker for rabbits with his own hands. one strictly under the other. To fasten the drinkers on a metal mesh, the eye lugs between the mesh cells and inserts a pin into them from the outside.
The rabbit breeder P.V. Kuchmenok from the Bryansk region originally solves the problem of animal watering. To make a drinker for rabbits, he uses an asbestos-cement pipe with a diameter of 12.5 cm (arbitrary length).
The ends of the pipe are covered with cans (with insufficient tightness, it recommends the use of adhesives). Further on one side of the workpiece at a distance of 25-30 cm marks the windows, after which a punch and a hammer breaks a hole along the corresponding contours and cleans the edges of the windows with a rasp.
The rabbit drinker is ready to use. It can be fixed in the right place with the help of wire staples.
Photo: a drinking bowl for rabbits from an asbestos-cement pipe (1. a tin can. a cap, 2. a window for drinking, 3. a wire bracket fastening)
An effective watering system is used, mainly used in public rabbit farms. It is also used by individual amateur rabbit breeders in their nurseries with a stock of 10 or more rabbits.
An amateur rabbit breeder A.S. Monashov from the Moscow Region manufactured an automatic rabbit watering system: water is poured into a stainless steel tank with a capacity of 40 l, from where it enters a distribution tank with a rubber hose of 380x170x180 mm in size.
Photo: automatic rabbit watering scheme (1. tank, 2. filter, 3. hose, 4. float system, 5. distribution tank, 6. trunk, 7. cage, 8. nozzle with a glass, 9. drain plug)
The trunk is assembled from brass or plastic tubes with a diameter of 16 mm, fastened together by threaded couplings. In the main, the end of which is plugged with a drain plug, holes are drilled at regular intervals (475 mm), to which pipes from a brass tube 100 mm long and 12 mm in diameter are welded.
At the free end of the pipe, M12 thread is cut for installation and fastening with two nuts of aluminum glasses, of which rabbits drink water.
As glasses, aerosol cans can be used, cutting them to a height of 50 mm. The system works on the principle of communicating vessels, over a bowl for rabbits (a ceramic bowl, a tin can) filled with water; they strengthen the bottle with a capacity of 0.75–1 l with drinking water upside down.
Photo: installation diagram of the nozzle with a glass (10. rubber gasket)
The bottle is firmly fixed with special ring holders to one of the cell walls. After that, it is slightly lifted, the cork is carefully removed and the cup drinking bowl is again lowered into the water.
Photo: do-it-yourself vacuum drinking bowl for rabbits (1. a hoop for attaching a bottle, 2. a bottle, 3. a cork, 4. an elastic band (tube), 5. a drinking bowl for rabbits)
The water in the drinker for rabbits is set at the edge of the neck of the bottle and as it is consumed by animals, this level will not change until the bottle is empty.