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Q: Cleaning.

June 10, 2009 | By ashley | 4 answers | Expired: 1980 days ago

ashley

My rabbits water bottles get allgey all in them. I scrub them out but it takes like all day with 19 rabbits. Does any body know any other way to clean them besides usin bleach?

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JerZgirl
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Jun 11, 2009

I put a teensy amount of dish soap in the bottle with warm water shake it up, scrub it out and rinse it...it usually does the trick.

I have a pet hamster at work and just being under the desk light can grow algae in the bottle.

Good Luck!

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jessie
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Jun 11, 2009

I use to put a few drops of vinager in the bottle, this did help mine alot, not to much though or they may not drink it, I also do it for my birds so their water bowls dont get slimmy.

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Michele Z.
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Jun 10, 2009

Maybe you could try using bottled/distilled water--a gallon (which should last a while) costs only around $1.00. I know I've had algae growing in a glass on the bathroom sink that my cats use--and it is water from the spigot. Maybe your tap water is similar (?)

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Kavykeeper
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Jun 10, 2009

Do you have a dishwasher? You can run them in there so it's easier to clean them. I clean mine out every second day by hand with a bottle brush. Algae forms in sunlight so keep the bottles where they don't get a lot of light. Tap and bottled water contains spores so it's unavoidable unless you change the water more frequently. You can keep an extra supply of bottles on hand and rotate them more often, too.

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