Sunday, January 27, 2013

No more.... (Water Bowls)

Apparently I have become a bit doom and gloom, and that is no fun to read!

So I am going to kick it up a notch and see what I can come up with that is interesting.

And this is what I came up with.

Water Bowls !!!

I have recently been inundated with cleaning the entire rooms water bowls in an effort to keep things sanitary. I do it often, but not the entire room at once. This time, that was the case.

It was HARD WORK, my friends.

But now, I realize that some of my bowls are also rather flimsy and weak.

I use water dishes from various sources, with small animals getting small ramekins, and larger animals getting dog bowls.

I did, however, manage to procure a large amount of these water dishes (dog bowls) from Ikea back when they were producing them.

They were significantly cheaper than the ceramic ones, so I bought a large amount.

They function well, and are at a diameter of around 6 inches.

And yes, they are made of plastic. They are also hollow underneath, so some snakes enjoy using it as a hide as well.

They are great for the price and great for the function, although light weight and can be spilled. Rats can also chew on them and leave jagged edges, as it is rather thin plastic.

But the worst part about all of this is that Ikea has stopped making them!!

Devastating news, indeed...

So I looked into getting some more dishes recently, and came up with these. These are 7.5 diameter dishes from Ethical Pet Products.

They are rather thin around the edges as well, but they are ceramic, so ceramic thin versus plastic thin are two different animals completely.

I look forward to putting them to good use with the largest animals in my collection. Should be a better time keeping them clean and functional, but in all honesty, as long as the animals have fresh clean water and a safe environment, whats wrong with using the "cheap" stuff?

And here we have a random photo of a Lavender Albino.


Also, I just watched the Hunger Games movie this weekend. I have to say, it was not completely the same as the book, but it did not do it wrong. I was pleased, and I look forward to seeing the next two soon!

May the odds be ever in your favor...


Anonymous said...

do u find that your bps tend to flip over the plastic water bowls? i use pvc pipes from homedepot for 77-99cent each with disposable plastic deli cups that are mere pennies

Jackie said...

Yeah, that's what I use. And as long as everyone is healthy, I actually even recycle the plastic deli cups by washing them with bleach solution and letting them dry overnight.

Amanda said...

So far my BPs have left their water bowls (heavy, large-rodent ramekin-style food bowls) alone. But they're still babies. They've got time to create a veritable tsunami in their tubs...