Home made water bottles for gerbils by Eli Wolfmayr

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A common complaint from gerbils keepers is the amount of water bottles their gerbils manage to go through, Eli has solved this problem by making her own water bottles, again a simple but effective idea.

You will need:

1 glass bottle with screw lid, a rubber stopper, a drinking spout (one from an old water bottle is ok to use) and some silicone.


image showing materials needed for making water bottles

Firstly, drill a small hole in the lid of the jar, just large enough to take the drinking spout.

image showing bottle lid after drilling

Use the silicone to fix the rubber stopper to the inside of the lid, making sure the hole through the stopper and the hole in the lid match up. (Allow the silicone to dry and cure for a couple of days)

gluing the rubber stopper

Push the drinking spout through the hole in the lid and into the rubber stopper.

image showing the lid fitted with water spout

Fill the bottle with water, screw the lid back on and hang in the tank !

image showing the finished water bottle for gerbils

These bottles really are indestructable.

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