Urgent - can guinea pigs lap water?

(7 Posts)
StripeyKnickersSpottySocks Sun 13-Apr-08 19:05:39

Am pet sitting for neighbours and dd has managed to snap the waterbottle spout thing.

I've tried sellotaping it but its very wobbly and not watertight. Ahhhhhh.

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jillsgymkhana Sun 13-Apr-08 19:18:55

Yes - put water in small, heavy container in corner of cage and they'll drink from that. They'll probably spill some and knock it over so get ready for more cleaning out! They don't drink much if you're feeding grass/carrots/apples etc.

StripeyKnickersSpottySocks Sun 13-Apr-08 19:30:22

Thanks.

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stuffitllama Sun 13-Apr-08 19:32:40

i think they must have lapped water before sucky bottles were invented

just a possibility

grin

oiFoiF Sun 13-Apr-08 19:36:31

yes I used to keep them as a child and they used to have a saucer in my daywink

londoner20 Tue 22-Apr-08 21:45:07

i have had g pigs for about 35 years. they will drink water from a bowl (any thickness) but it may take a day or two for them to realise what to do if they've been drinking water from the bottle - but thirst will prevail!!

rachaelsara Tue 22-Apr-08 21:52:09

pmsl!!! What do wild guinea pigs do?

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