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Water for Guinea Pigs

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To help your guinea pig remain healthy ensure that it always has a supply of fresh and most importantly clean water. The best way to provide this is with a bottle attached to the side of the cage or enclosure. It is recommeneded that you remove the bottle from the enclosure and completely clean it on a daily basis when you fill it with fresh water. This will reduce the risk of bacteria collecting on it which could cause disease or infection in your guinea pig.

A leaky bottle is not desirable in the habitat of your guinea pig so it is recommended to use a bottle with a ball-bearing inside the mouthpiece to stop the flow of water unless the guinea pig is drinking from it.

If per chance you happen to house your guinea pig outside and live in a climate where it gets cold in the winter, be sure to check the bottle daily for signs of freezing. It is best not to fill the bottle to the top as freezing could cause the bottle to crack.


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