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belgian2
07-08-2012, 08:55 PM
as above really, i have a 10ish week lop rabbit that uses only a bottle and I would like her to learn that water can come in a bowl too. any tips on how to encourage her to learn?

nessar
07-08-2012, 09:01 PM
I just gave mine a bowl, showed them it, splashed my fingers in it a bit to show them it was water, and they drank from it later.

Kavanne
07-08-2012, 09:04 PM
I just added a bowl (as well as their bottle) and they went to it. I have now completely removed the bottle :)

triggerandoreo
07-08-2012, 09:04 PM
I put water in a bowl, set in in there hutch and seen what they would do. Trigger took to it right away but it took Oreo awhile to learn how to use one. I would say twoish days.

megansmummy
07-08-2012, 09:06 PM
I just added a bowl (as well as their bottle) and they went to it. I have now completely removed the bottle :)

That's what I did too but to be honist mine all went straight for the bowl :)

Kavanne
07-08-2012, 09:15 PM
That's what I did too but to be honist mine all went straight for the bowl :)

Yeah mine didn't bother with the bottle at all after about the first day and they drink more now which can only be a good thing.

Justine
07-08-2012, 09:52 PM
I just gave mine a bowl, showed them it, splashed my fingers in it a bit to show them it was water, and they drank from it later.

Exactly how Nessar said.

Lucy1666
08-08-2012, 08:21 PM
ant hasnt used a bowl in 3 years but he took to it straight away amy showed him ;)

Babsie
08-08-2012, 08:25 PM
Mine love a good slurp from a bowl.

belgian2
09-08-2012, 08:15 AM
thank you folks. well she has a bowl..I've dipped fingers in it- laid treats by it/in it, touched a wet finger to her mouth from it. she ignores it! I do not have nerve to remove her bottle for fear she wouldn't get any water without it.

Kavanne
09-08-2012, 11:39 AM
thank you folks. well she has a bowl..I've dipped fingers in it- laid treats by it/in it, touched a wet finger to her mouth from it. she ignores it! I do not have nerve to remove her bottle for fear she wouldn't get any water without it.

Just give it some time. Make sure you put fresh water in every day, I am sure you will soon see her use it!