Glass Water Bottle
2 for $10.27
Product ID # 4034
This water bottle has an 8 ounce capacity.
to pure fresh clean water is important to the health and survival of
all animals, especially small animals like sugar gliders. This
Lixit water bottle is engineered for superior performance.
What's so important about a water bottle? First off, many people are
afraid their gliders are not drinking enough water from the bottle, so
they will put a dish of water in the cage to satisfy the glider's need
for water. This practice is extremely unsanitary! Sugar gliders
are indiscriminate about where they go "potty", and it's only a matter
of time before urine or feces will end up in an open dish of water and
the gliders will drink it. So the first thing you do is to
convert any water dish gliders from the open dish to a water bottle.
If your glider is not used to drinking out of a water bottle, you can
teach it to use the water bottle by putting something sweet on the tip,
like honey. You must remove the water dish first, however, or the
glider will not even try the bottle. It's important during this
training period that you monitor the glider's ability to use the
bottle. When we have adult gliders that need water bottle
training, we feed watery fruits on the first night of training to
ensure that they are getting enough hydration.
Water bottles will keep the water fresh clean and sanitary, all vital
elements to your glider's good health. And glass water bottles
are clearly superior to the plastic type bottles sold in most pet
stores. This glass water bottle is made of durable, thick wall
glass making it dishwater safe. Every component part of the Lixit
bottle is able to be sterilized completely. Plastic water bottles are
more difficult to clean and sterilize, and if any growth starts inside
of a plastic bottle, the walls of the bottle will become somewhat
pitted encouraging new growth to take hold quickly.
Some plastic water bottles will even have a "taste" to them and that doesn't sound too refreshing, does it?
The Lixit water bottle comes with a one-piece tube cap with ultra
vacuum seal. To prevent leakiness in water bottles, it's
important to fill them completely and tighten the cap securely. The
stainless steel tube part of the cap has a double ball point tip which
allows water to flow when the sugar glider licks the end of the
tube. The Lixit bottle attaches with a spring and nickel-plated
(safe!) quick connect clips. Always attach this bottle from the
outside of the cage going in. You do not want your suggies coming
into direct contact with the spring.
Here's how the Lixit bottle works. Vacuum pressure keeps water
in. The control ball works as a piston pump and displaces water
out the tube when nudged inwardly by licking. The Lixit water
bottle should be mounted in a convenient location with the tube tip
easily accessible to your glider. You may want to put a shelf,
perch or rope toy near the bottle to make critter access easier.
The spring is designed so that it can be stretched over the top of the
bottle for easy removal. Mount the bottle with the retainer
spring near the top of the bottle and the tube resting on a cage
Important Notice: Always fill the bottle completely full! After
cleaning and refilling, make sure the sealing gasket is in place.
Tighten the cap securely. If the gasket is missing or the cap is
loose, air entry can cause non-stop dripping.
Consider having two water bottles available so that you can run one through the dishwasher occasionally for maximum
sterilization while the other is in use.
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