Varieties of drinking bowls
On large farms, automated systems are often used, consisting of a metal tank, from which highways are launched, carrying water to all cells. In these tubes there are holes with pairs welded to them, on which glasses for rabbits are mounted. Such a system is very convenient due to its automation and the absence of the need to monitor the fullness of the cup. At home, it can be made, but it will take a lot of work, so we will consider alternative options.
So, bunnies for rabbits are:
Its disadvantages are the possibility of getting into the bowl for drinking garbage, turning the vessel with water and freezing at low temperatures. Of the advantages, it can be distinguished that the water always comes fresh from a full vessel, it is not difficult to complete the construction with your own hands in the shortest possible time.
It has a sufficient number of advantages in comparison with analogues. First of all, water always remains clean, as there is simply no way to pollute it. The level of remaining water is always visible, which allows you to change it if necessary. In nipple drinkers for rabbits, it is easy to add medicine or vitamins for pets. Rabbits can use water sparingly, without spilling it due to the flow of liquid directly into the mouth. In addition, the manufacture of such a design will not cause difficulties. But at freezing temperatures, the freezing of the nipple is possible, which makes it impossible for rabbits to drink.
Self-made nipple drinker
The assembly mechanism is very simple. To do this, fill the bottle with water, and install a nipple on its neck. After that, the finished drinker is simply attached to the cage.
You can also remove the hose from the bottle, hang it higher so that water can drain through the hose, and install a nipple at its end, which is discharged into the cage.
You can not buy a nipple, but make it yourself. To do this, take two tubes made of stainless steel, but of different diameters and lengths, as well as a valve.
As it becomes clear, making do-it-yourself nipple drinkers for rabbits is quite simple and the costs of its arrangement are not large.
If there are a lot of cells with rabbits, then installing on each such drinker is not always convenient. In this case, you can make a drinker with a hose that will supply water to each animal. To do this, a large vessel or canister is installed, for example, on the wall of the shed. One or more tubes for supplying water are withdrawn from it. The container, as well as in the previous case, is installed a little higher so that water flows into the tubes. The advantage of this design is that it can be insulated so that the water does not freeze during the winter months. Also, to improve the drinking bowl, you can choose special hoses with insulation, which will also prevent freezing of water. But these hose models are not cheap, which is suitable only in a large economy.
Do-it-yourself case for making a drinker
Drinkers can freeze during the winter months, which will limit fluid intake. Therefore, it is necessary to warm the drinking bowl so that this does not happen. To do this, you can warm the drinkers with a cloth or equip an aquarium thermostat for them.