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urgent. water bottles

Post by Aliso » Fri, 25 Aug 2000 15:46:51



Hi
pru has recovered from her op. They're both in the spare room in a wire
crate with the top open as i've fractured my ankle and knee. i'm hoping my
friend can have them when shes back from holiday.
I can't bend down  far enough to reach their water bowl. It's renewed once a
day but it gets hay in it etc.
If I add a waterbottle do you think they would know how to use it?. they've
never had one before.it's a silly question but i don't want them going
thirsty.
         alison
 
 
 

urgent. water bottles

Post by Leslie-Trapper-Bos » Fri, 25 Aug 2000 04:00:00


Funny, and I've never used a water bowl and have often wondered if they
would know how to drink from that. Although, I don't think I'd ever use
one since I've seen what happens with some food bowls, vegetable plates,
and it's not pretty so I would like the water to be at least, debry
free.

Getting back to your question however, animal instincts will direct
'pru' towards the water. If not immediately, than I'd put the water
bottle to his lip and let the water come out a little to show him what
it does. He'll get it!

P.S. Hope you are recuperating in fine order too!

Leslie

Quote:

> Hi
> pru has recovered from her op. They're both in the spare room in a wire
> crate with the top open as i've fractured my ankle and knee. i'm hoping my
> friend can have them when shes back from holiday.
> I can't bend down  far enough to reach their water bowl. It's renewed once a
> day but it gets hay in it etc.
> If I add a waterbottle do you think they would know how to use it?. they've
> never had one before.it's a silly question but i don't want them going
> thirsty.
>          alison

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Post by Jens-Eike Jesa » Fri, 25 Aug 2000 04:00:00


 wrote at  Thu, 24 Aug 2000 07:46:51 +0100:

Ali> Hi
Ali> pru has recovered from her op. They're both in the spare room in a wire
Ali> crate with the top open as i've fractured my ankle and knee.

Oh no !

:-(

Ali> I can't bend down  far enough to reach their water bowl.

Sigh..

Ali> If I add a waterbottle do you think they would know how to use
Ali> it?. they've never had one before.it's a silly question but i
Ali> don't want them going thirsty.

Give them cucumber and tomatoes, just to be sure.

Good luck for all you injured piggies..

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Post by Lori Coate » Fri, 25 Aug 2000 04:00:00



Quote:
> Funny, and I've never used a water bowl and have often wondered if they
> would know how to drink from that. Although, I don't think I'd ever use
> one since I've seen what happens with some food bowls, vegetable plates,
> and it's not pretty so I would like the water to be at least, debry
> free.

My girls all use a bowl and they are fine with it.  I find it is much more
natural then drinking from bottles.  Sometimes they do get stuff in the bowl
but I immediately wash it out.  Everyone is happy and healthy
 
 
 

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Post by Joann » Fri, 25 Aug 2000 04:00:00


I'm sure your piggy will learn fast--just like baby piggies.  Get their
attention by offering a small parsley treat right next to the bottle...then tap
on the end of it a little until water comes out.  They'll be curious about what
the hand is doing!  How about holding the parsley (or whatever) right over the
spout so they touch it a little while nibbling and discover that water comes out
of the spout--during the feeding frenzy.
Just an idea.
Waterbottles are much more sanitary, anyway.
BTW, Good luck healing those broken bones.  :-(  (ouch!)
Joanne
Quote:

> Hi
> pru has recovered from her op. They're both in the spare room in a wire
> crate with the top open as i've fractured my ankle and knee. i'm hoping my
> friend can have them when shes back from holiday.
> I can't bend down  far enough to reach their water bowl. It's renewed once a
> day but it gets hay in it etc.
> If I add a waterbottle do you think they would know how to use it?. they've
> never had one before.it's a silly question but i don't want them going
> thirsty.
>          alison

 
 
 

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Post by Aliso » Fri, 25 Aug 2000 04:00:00


Hi,
thanks for your ideas. They dont like parsly but I'll try cucumber.
I never got the hang of the water bottles . they always leaked or got air
bubbles. because the piggies run loose in the shed and garden in the day I
found a couple of bowls better.
My nephew let them run in the garden today. Prues first time out in two
weeks and she loved it.
        Ally


Quote:
> Hi
> pru has recovered from her op. They're both in the spare room in a wire
> crate with the top open as i've fractured my ankle and knee. i'm hoping my
> friend can have them when shes back from holiday.
> I can't bend down  far enough to reach their water bowl. It's renewed once
a
> day but it gets hay in it etc.
> If I add a waterbottle do you think they would know how to use it?.
they've
> never had one before.it's a silly question but i don't want them going
> thirsty.
>          alison