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bunny question *pic* piog

Posted by on Oct. 12, 2012 at 3:16 PM
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so we got a bunny for my neice for her birthday so im bunny sitting and my husband says we cant give a bunny a bowl of water she needs th little bottle

my question if they cant drink water out of a bowl how do they drink water in the wild? 

heres a pic of the bunny lol

its a siamese dwarf bunny

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Holycropmom
by New Member on Nov. 19, 2012 at 10:11 PM
Most pet stores have already trained rabbits to drink from the bottle but it wouldn't hurt to try the bowl.
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jenesis915
by on Nov. 20, 2012 at 4:22 PM
It came from a farmer

Quoting Holycropmom:

Most pet stores have already trained rabbits to drink from the bottle but it wouldn't hurt to try the bowl.
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grey7399
by Member on Nov. 21, 2012 at 10:51 AM

They can do either/or.  They don't have bowls in the wild.  Generally they lick dew off plants.

jenesis915
by on Nov. 21, 2012 at 10:55 AM
Oh ok I thought they would drink out of streams or something lol

Quoting grey7399:

They can do either/or.  They don't have bowls in the wild.  Generally they lick dew off plants.

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grey7399
by Member on Nov. 21, 2012 at 11:18 AM

Not unless they were desperate.  To many large predators go to streams and ponds to drink.  Its safer to just sit in a clump of grass and lick dew off.  Plus they get a bit of moisture from the things they eat.


I live in AZ, not a lot of streams out here, lol.  But we've got tons of wild bunnies.

Quoting jenesis915:

Oh ok I thought they would drink out of streams or something lol

Quoting grey7399:

They can do either/or.  They don't have bowls in the wild.  Generally they lick dew off plants.


jenesis915
by on Nov. 21, 2012 at 11:58 AM
Lol thank you I was just curious because someone said they can't drink out of a bowl they will drown but I thought in the wild they drank from bodies of water so what was the difference but now I know

Quoting grey7399:

Not unless they were desperate.  To many large predators go to streams and ponds to drink.  Its safer to just sit in a clump of grass and lick dew off.  Plus they get a bit of moisture from the things they eat.


I live in AZ, not a lot of streams out here, lol.  But we've got tons of wild bunnies.

Quoting jenesis915:

Oh ok I thought they would drink out of streams or something lol



Quoting grey7399:

They can do either/or.  They don't have bowls in the wild.  Generally they lick dew off plants.


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grey7399
by Member on Nov. 21, 2012 at 12:01 PM

lol well they can drink out of a bowl.  1.  we have some plants out here that form "cups" at their bases and I've seen rabbits drinking out of them.


2.  My friend got a rescue bunny who prefers to drink out of a bowl - then play in the water and make a huge mess versus the water bottle he was trained to drink out of.


Its just not necessary.

Quoting jenesis915:

Lol thank you I was just curious because someone said they can't drink out of a bowl they will drown but I thought in the wild they drank from bodies of water so what was the difference but now I know

Quoting grey7399:

Not unless they were desperate.  To many large predators go to streams and ponds to drink.  Its safer to just sit in a clump of grass and lick dew off.  Plus they get a bit of moisture from the things they eat.


I live in AZ, not a lot of streams out here, lol.  But we've got tons of wild bunnies.

Quoting jenesis915:

Oh ok I thought they would drink out of streams or something lol



Quoting grey7399:

They can do either/or.  They don't have bowls in the wild.  Generally they lick dew off plants.



jenesis915
by on Nov. 21, 2012 at 12:02 PM
Haha that's cool thank you I learned something today :)

Quoting grey7399:

lol well they can drink out of a bowl.  1.  we have some plants out here that form "cups" at their bases and I've seen rabbits drinking out of them.


2.  My friend got a rescue bunny who prefers to drink out of a bowl - then play in the water and make a huge mess versus the water bottle he was trained to drink out of.


Its just not necessary.

Quoting jenesis915:

Lol thank you I was just curious because someone said they can't drink out of a bowl they will drown but I thought in the wild they drank from bodies of water so what was the difference but now I know



Quoting grey7399:

Not unless they were desperate.  To many large predators go to streams and ponds to drink.  Its safer to just sit in a clump of grass and lick dew off.  Plus they get a bit of moisture from the things they eat.


I live in AZ, not a lot of streams out here, lol.  But we've got tons of wild bunnies.

Quoting jenesis915:

Oh ok I thought they would drink out of streams or something lol





Quoting grey7399:

They can do either/or.  They don't have bowls in the wild.  Generally they lick dew off plants.



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stargazerwolf
by Member on Mar. 14, 2013 at 12:29 AM

Adorable!!! I not only love dwarf rabbits but love the simease coloration! Rabbits can easily drink from bowls just like dogs. Some do prefer it, but if its not a heavy bowl they will likely tip it, rabbits love to play and throw things around if they can. Rabbits can also get the water dirty easily if in a bowl. I used to have a Polish (about 3 lbs) and she was a sweetheart! I sure miss having a rabbit. Have fun bunny sitting!

PrideMums
by on Apr. 5, 2013 at 7:04 AM

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We got our lop eared bunny yesterday and she drinks out of the bowl :-)
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