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So far, my guinea pigs have wrecked four standard bottles. The bash their teeth against the ball so hard they dent it and then it is no good anymore. So far, I believe this is leak proof, however I am still getting really wet bedding where the water bottle is located. I’m not sure if it’s my guinea pigs just slobbering the water, or laying under it and when they get up they hit the nipple and water leaks. It’s hard as well to place it since I have one guinea pig that is a lot smaller then his companion, so perhaps the bigger guy is drinking “sideways” and some is spilling out.
Fantastic product, support this small business. Took forever to find a reliable water dispenser that the guineas pigs actually knew how to use. It holds so much water too! Which I had of bought it sooner.
I am pretty unhappy with the crappy wire cage attachment, if I keep it I'll have to purchase some wire to stabilize it and keep it from falling down. It was difficult to get onto the cage. The other thing I was disappointed in was that the bottle is so small. It seems little for 32 oz, I previously had a 32oz Lixit water bottle and it is comparatively much larger. I'm not totally sold on it yet... I may end up returning it and getting another Lixit since that one attaches better to the cage and seems to be a true 32 oz. The only reason I decided to get something else was because the Lixit started leaking from somewhere, but it lasted a solid 2 years or so. Aside from the size and attachment issues, my rabbits figured out how to drink from it pretty quickly and it didn't seem like it leaked at all. I'll try to attach photos later if I can.
**UPDATE** So after I wrote my review I was contacted by the company wanting to make things right. They ended up sending me a prototype cage attachment, which was moderately better, and then shortly after sent another bottle with two more different attachments. I'm very happy with one of the wire attachments they sent, it is a better fit that actually holds the bottle up well and didn't require much effort to put on. I was very impressed with their customer service and dedication to making sure I was happy with the product I received. I would definitely buy from these people again, and am at last happy with the water bottle! It does exactly what it should do and has yet to drip. My only minor complaint is that the spigot is about half an inch from the bottom, so it can appear like your bunnies still have a bit of water left but actually cannot get any out. But otherwise I am very happy with my RentACoop water bottle, and so are my bunnies.
I can't begin to tell you how many "leak-proof" small animal water bottles I've bought over the course of 7 years. They all leak, some a lot more than others, but they always make a huge mess.
This bottle DOES NOT LEAK. I'm so excited, I'm thinking about getting a second one, just in case the first one breaks. The company says they'll replace, but what would my guinea pigs drink from in the mean time???
I'm very impressed so far. I truly hope they've finally solved the water bottle problem.
I searched for a year to find a bottle that doesn’t leak, then I found this one. It leaks a teeny tiny bit, but not enough to leave the bedding in the cage wet. It’s like a drop of water just hangs out on it. It’s super east to fill up and my guinea pigs seem to like it. The only dislike I have is that it is difficult to attach to the cage. The extra effort was worth it though.
Well this product clearly drips, and I think even more than my $2 water bottle from the pet store. I had this filled up all the way and you can see where the water line is now. That’s roughly 12 hours worth of dripping over night. The only reason I’m giving this two stars is because the concept is great and I like how you can fill it while still attached to the cage. Take away that and this is a zero star product if you want something that doesn’t drip.
**UPDATE** Their customer service had reached out to me and got me a new bottle. I have no idea what was different with this one but it was true to the description. No leaks at all. I love it. Now I would have been even more ecstatic if the first bottle I purchased would have been the same. So maybe you’ll get an amazing one or one that pours water... is it worth the risk? I say yes, because the ease of this and getting one that really doesn’t even leak is amazing. Before I soaked my cage again I left this one at the sink overnight with a line. You can see how essentially nothing was dripped out. They do have great customer service and we’re on top of it.