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So Cleo is about 8 weeks now, the breeder we got her off said she knew how to use a water bottle, but she wont drink from the one I have in her hutch, I have tried putting honey on it, didn't work, and I've showed her that water comes out of it but she just drinks from her dish, which is right underneath the bottle and I dont want to take the dish out because then she wont have any water at all
Does anyone know how I can get her to use it?
(she's VERY stubborn lol)
It's very likely that your bun knows water comes out of the bottle, but it might be that she just prefers a dish. I know Rex will always choose a dish over a bottle any day. I agree with peppypoo, why not let Cleo have a dish? They are much easier to clean, and if you get a good sturdy ceramic one they usually don't spill or get debris in them. (Plus they come in lots of cool designs!)
Does she bite at the nozzle of the bottle when she drinks from it? That usually means that a bun (or other pet) would like a good gulp but can't get one. I know for some people it seems weird to let a rabbit drink from a dish, but it's more natural and easier for most buns.