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Chewproof for my "superpets"!.
Super Pet Chew Proof Water Bottle
Member Name: kaitlinsmummy
Super Pet Chew Proof Water Bottle
Advantages: Chewproof, reasonably priced, with a fun element.
After starting to clean out the cage of the newest additions to our family (Fudge and Alvin the guinea pigs!), I was annoyed to find that the little monsters had finally managed to chew through the rubber seal that held the nozzle end onto the plastic water bottle, not only this, but the second it fell apart they both started crying as they were suddenly desperately thirsty........so much like kids it's unreal!
After a quick bolt to my local "Pets at home" store, and after perusing the many different sizes of plastic water bottles the product that I will now review caught my eye.
The product I will now review is - "Chew proof water bottle".
Have to say surprisingly the fact that this is supposed to be chew proof was not the thing that initially attracted me, but rather the tiny rubber floating duck inside the bottle that sold me on this product!
The bottle itself is different from many others due to the fact it is heavy duty glass. The bottle is also flat on one side, meaning it fits much more snuggly against the cage bars, and also means that it moves around much less when being pulled on by an over zealous guinea pig, or even hamster or rabbit.....whatever furry little creature you may be buying it for in fact!
The nozzle end of the bottle is of course the real selling point (for any normal person anyway!). With there being no join on the end, but rather it being a solid curvature of metal that affixes to a threaded lid that fixes straight onto the bottle.
Within the nozzle there are two small ball bearings that once drank from, causes a vacuum within the tube stopping the water from constantly dripping out, only releasing it when sucked on, though it does take a few hours for this to happen, so don't be surprised if the water goes down quite quickly initially.
To use you unscrew the lid and nozzle, fill entirely with water, screw the lid back on and make sure the nozzle is facing the way that you require.
Once this is done you flip the bottle back over and affix to the bars of the cage with the securing clip and the hanging hook, both of which are supplied with the bottle.
The rubber duck I mentioned earlier is a simple device that is eye catching and fun for children to look at (my kids have spent more time looking at this than the actual pets themselves!), and also functional for me, I don't always notice straight away if the water has run out before the obligatory check in the morning and at night for replenishing, this seems to catch my eye enough to alert me to this fact.
Price wise this is of course going to cost more than the bog standard plastic bottle, but in fairness should last a vast amount of time longer.
For the entire set this cost me £5.49, and holds enough water to supply two guinea pigs for at least a days supply.
For more information visit - www.petsathome.co.uk or www.supapetusa.com
And the big question, is this chew proof, well it hasn't stopped Fudge and Alvin having a good go, but yes this is chew proof, so good times all round!
Thanks for reading x
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