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Drinkers for rabbits: varieties, how to do it yourself?


Every breeder knows that finding a good drinker for rabbits is quite difficult. It is important that pets have constant free access to drinking, and the drinkers for rabbits are reliable and comfortable, are easily filled with water and do not allow it to become dirty. Clean water is one of the main conditions for growing healthy individuals.

What are the types of drinkers?

To choose the most convenient drinking container, consider what drinkers most often used by farmers today:

  • cup,
  • nipple,
  • vacuum,
  • automatic,
  • from the bottle.

Each type of drinker for rabbits has its pros and cons. Comparing them, you can choose the most suitable option.

Cup capacity for water

The most common way of the past century is to get your pets drunk - just put a cup of water in a cage (bowl, tin can, mug, and so on). Today, this method is used less and less, as it has more drawbacks than advantages.

  • To find a suitable cup in the household is quite easy, therefore this method is completely inexpensive.


Use nipple drinkers for rabbits conveniently. The principle of their operation is based on the fact that touching the nipple ball with the tongue, the pet receives water, which enters the tube from the tank.

  • in winter, the nipple freezes, and water access becomes impossible,
  • purchasing a fixture will require some cost.

  • animals cannot pollute or pour water, it always remains clean,
  • you see the level of the liquid and if necessary you can change it,
  • it is convenient to add drugs or soluble vitamins in the container,
  • rabbits save water, as it does not spill out, but enters them directly in the mouth,
  • such drinking bowls for rabbits with your own hands can be made from scrap materials.

This type of breeders do their own. To do this, put a bottle of water open neck down on the container. In this case, part of the liquid is poured out, and pets can drink it from the cup. As you drink, some water is poured into the container.

  • food or garbage can get into the bowl
  • the bottle may turn over and water will flow out
  • in winter, there is the likelihood of freezing of the vacuum drinker.

  • this watering can be done independently
  • the liquid in the bottle remains clean, easily added if necessary,
  • the manufacture of vacuum equipment does not take much time.


In large farms most often used avtopilok for rabbits. With their help, provide dozens of individuals with water around the clock. The principle of operation is based on the fact that from a large central reservoir the content is fed through pipes to bowls located in cells. The system is equipped with a float, which is lowered together and the level of liquid in the tank, which allows you to replenish the bowls in the cells with fresh water.

  • Manufacturing of an auto-drinker for rabbits requires some skills and financial costs.

  • By setting up an automatic water supply system, you can feed a whole population at the same time, and this significantly saves time on animal care,
  • fresh and clean water enters the cells.

From the bottle

This option is suggested to be used by craftsmen who keep decorative rabbit houses. By the principle of action, the design of the bottle resembles a nipple. Such drinking bowls for rabbits with your own hands on the photos and drawings make it easy.

  • expensive purchase of materials for the manufacture of one design,
  • if you do nipple drinkers for rabbits with your own hands out of a bottle for ten or more individuals, the costs and time for manufacturing increase several times.

  • the equipment provides the home decorative beast with a clean drink at any time.

Several ways to make drinkers with their own hands

When you have decided on the type of drinker that is most suitable for your pets, you may have a question - how to make a drinker for rabbits yourself? Let us turn to the advice of experienced rabbit breeders.

If the cup method is right for you, then you will not have to do anything with your own hands. It is enough to put in a cage a plastic or metal container that will fit in size.

For one individual, it is better to pick up a smaller bowl, and if there are several rabbits living in a cage, then the capacity will need to be larger in diameter.

To make a nipple drinker, you need to prepare a small plastic container, buy a nipple in the pet shop, prepare fixtures for the drinker. Then a liquid is poured into the bottle, a nipple is screwed onto the neck, after which the drinking bowl is fixed on the cage. Master class on making your attention.