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Q: I'm having a problem with my guinea pig

October 16, 2008 | By Pattypetlover | 5 answers | Expired: 2149 days ago

Since she was a baby, she's always had this one particular water bottle, to drink from. The tube was glass as well as the part that held the water. It recently broke. We went to the pet store to get another, but all they had was the plastic bottles with the stainless steel tube. We've tried those, she will not drink from them. We've tried bowl of water, but we're not sure, she's drinking from them either. What should we do?

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Sheltervt
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Oct 16, 2008

I think the Lixit company still makes an all glass water bottle with a no-leak rubber stopper and a glass straw/tube. Might be worth googling for Lixit products.

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Pam K.
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Oct 16, 2008

I bought one a few months ago for my hamster. I got it at PetCo. I'm sure they still carry them. It's like a testtube with a rubber stopper and glass straw. It's kind of small for a guinea pig, though.

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Jessica P.
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Oct 19, 2008

If you have no luck finding the exact replacement, you can try to train your guinea pig to the knew bottle....fill it with diluted juice, and/or dip the tip into yogurt (or something else that your guinea pig) to help her learn that the metal is a good thing. you will have to do this several times a day,but eventually it will learn, no healthy animal will go starve or thirst it self.

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