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Q: How do you clean small pet water bottles?

January 4, 2010 | By Kavykeeper | 6 answers | Expired: 1705 days ago

Kavykeeper

I use a baby bottle brush to clean out my guinea pig bottles. It still hard to clean out the spout thoroughly. Do you know any tricks or shortcuts to clean them?

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Kiko53
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Jan 10, 2010

Add a splash of Clorox to the soak water to disinfect them too.

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Ashley
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Jan 08, 2010

q-tip.....also, put uncooked rice in the bottle, then really hot water about 1/2 way full, then put the cover back on, shake it hard for like 30 secons, and rince! Fun, effective, safe!

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Tracy
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Jan 06, 2010

Have you tried using a Q-tip to get inside the spout part? Tip it upside down so the 'ball' goes up to the back and then with a moist Q-tip reach inside and twist to get any residue and then pull out and rinse more water in the opening tipping it back upright to push the water back out. I do this for Lilly (our hamster)'s water bottle and it works. I also make sure I take off the black rubber seal inside the spout part and rinse that area as well before putting it back.

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Percysmom
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Jan 05, 2010

I only use glass water bottles and I put them in the diswasher. I figure the heat from that will kill any germs. Then I rinse them again with soap and hot water to make sure there's no diswasher residue from the dishwasher detergent.

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lorraine B.
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Jan 05, 2010

Hi kathy,I use rice, the opening on the waters bottle I have is to small for a bottle brush, put about a 1/2tsp of rice, a squirt of dish soap and water,shake ,rinse,it works great

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MICHELLE G.
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Jan 04, 2010

I used the baby bottle bottle brush to clean them too when I had Guinea pigs. I also had extra bottles so when I would switch them out i could leave them to soak a bit.

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